Villa Sirgole, a family house, opens for the first time to international guests.
It is perfect for writers / artists / musicians.
We provide hospitality and an inspiring atmosphere.
Concerts and literary seminars take place here, including by #Comm4Peace
Families are welcome. Couples and individual travelers as well.
We will introduce you to the century-old culture of Salento, in the South-East of Italy. It has been the gateway to Europe for thousands of years.
Villa Sirgole - Liberty Place in Salento - is a family holiday villa built by our great-grandfather in 1897. Its moresque style was fashionable at the turn of the century, with many fantastic variations seen in similar beautiful holiday villas in nearby Nardò and Santa Maria di Leuca. "Liberty" is the Italian variation of the "Floral Style" or "Art nouveau" architecture, as built at the same time in "Modernist" Barcelona and "Art nouveau" Paris.
Villa Sirgole - 1987 features a square perimeter above ground-level, with three spacious and high-vaulted bed-rooms, plus a large kitchen with fireplace.
A staircase at the entrance leads to a central living-room with an ornate mosaic floor, while the dining-room opens up towards a closeted garden, with orange / lemon / mandarine evergreen trees.
"Il Giardino degli aranci" leads to a vaulted green room which we consider a meditation open-air room, with view of century-old vineyards.
The house offers modern comfort at any season. It is fresh in the summer and pleasantly warm in the middle seasons. It has heating in every room for the winter months.
Salento offers 317 days of sunshine every year.
Its palaces, traditional villages present such a variety of cultural riches that you will be surprised!
You will choose whether to explore:
- Pre-historic neolithic art in grottoes such as the Grotta Zinzulusa and the Grotta Romanelli (where our aunt discovered neolithic artefacts in the '50s)
- The remnants of Messapia ("Mess-apia" in Greek - land between two seas) of the Bronze Ages
- Villages where old Greek is still spoken today
- Illyric / Albanian villages, where Albanian music is revived today; see "Skanderband"
- Salento was the path the Templars and the Crusaders
- Find the early Medieval Castles of the Anjevin:
- or those of Alfonso, King of Aragon, who married Lucrezia Borgia
- then the Castle of Lecce, by Charles the V of Spain, who ordered construction of the most perfect castle, the Castle of Lecce
or admire the towers he ordered to be built along the whole coast of Salento, allowing light signals to defend the territory against the Moors (still called the "Turks") along 250 kilometers of the Salento coastline.
Recently the Jewish history of Salento has been uncovered and a new museum has opened its doors.
Lecce, with its light, its aristocratic, baroque, limestone XVIIIth century buildings, is an amazing city. And it is close to Villa Sirgole - 1897. It is now famous for its elegance and special lifestyle
Read Salento's history!
A synthesis is here:
Visit the villages near Villa Sirgole:
Galatina, Corigliano, Cutrofiano and Sogliano.
Discover the history and the stories by yourself, while enjoying its amazing quality of life.
Our visitors will be allowed full access to the property, which we are happy to share.
We are used to friends and visitors from all over the world. Used to offer hospitality and care.
We will provide practical and cultural advice. Please ask!
We are ready to answer your questions.
Profits from our rentals will finance a better production and distribution of the biological products from our land.
Umgänge med gäster
We live on the property all year round. Or near it.
We are ready to provide practical and cultural advice at any time.
Annat att notera
Profits from our rentals will contribute to finance our organic production and distribution of our products - traditional and exotic fruit such as kiwis, pecan nuts, feijoas, plums, figs - from our land, at the Azienda Agricola Sirgole.
I am writer - producer, an explorer.
I love to share / offer hospitality and advice as I received hospitality and advice during my journeys.
I love to exchange with people from all over the world and create an atmosphere of harmony and creativity.
With my brother Andrea, who is Property Manager, we are ready to answer your queries and organize your stay. Offering best quality and care.
A percentage of our profits is invested in Cultural and Social projects - in Communication for Peace and Sustainable Development.
Thank you for choosing us.
Isabella & Andrea