Appreciate the character and style of this luxury hotel offering healthy, inventive and authentic cuisine for the well-being of its guests

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Luxury small Minervino di Lecce - Ref: DUC

The luxury small hotel housed in a Ducal Palace dated from the 15th century is located in the old town of Minervino di Lecce, right in the heart of Salento. Thanks to the fresco paintings, antique furniture, ashlar worked gate with the Venturi emblem and ancient ovens, the Palazzo Ducale Venturi welcomes guests in five centuries of history, art and culture.
The Palazzo is classified as Historic Mansion and has been entirely renovated in respect of its original structure. This is a splendid and charming historic house combining perfectly antiques with an elegant contemporary style. Enjoy the lovely courtyard garden hosting an intimate orange grove also called agrumeto and relax in the beautiful salt water pool featuring a hydro-massage. You will appreciate the hotel for its distinctive and romantic atmosphere, its beautiful outdoor spaces, its comfortable and stylish rooms. A unique and restful stay in a historic mansion of Salento ideally located to visit the cities of Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli and relax on the beautiful beaches of the coast.
The delicious breakfast consisting of fresh fruit cocktails, focaccia, homemade tarts and jams, traditional bread, yoghurt, cold cuts and regional cheeses is served in the breakfast room or on the terrace in season.
Guests can enjoy complete relaxation in the private SPA of the hotel, an underground heated pool with hydro-massage converted from an antique oil mill or revitalize their body and mind in the fully equipped fitness room after a session of cryotherapy. Light lunch can be served by the pool.
You will appreciate the hotel for its distinctive and romantic atmosphere, its beautiful outdoor spaces, its comfortable and stylish rooms.

The 20 rooms, all different in size and typology, are luxuriously decorated with period furniture carefully restored, fine art and antique items. The Ducal Suite is located on the ground floor and enjoys a direct access to the garden. The bedroom of the suite features a characteristic ceiling adorned with frescoes depicting the legend of St Georges. There are 4 other beautiful suite located in the old armurory room of the palazzo. Most of them have a view on a small street except one that enjoys a private terrace and a view on the garden. All rooms are equipped with TV, air conditioning/heating, safe, mini-bar, wi-fi connection, tea or coffee machine.

Key facts

Classified historic building • Comfort • Elegant and refined decoration • SPA • Swimming pool • Beaches at less than 10km •
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Brindisi - 90km
Lecce - 42km
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bathroom TV air conditioning - heating safe bix Wi-Fi swimming pool fitness room historic centre car park SPA bicycles animals welcome Hote Italia exclusivity: Free bootle of wine upon arrival disable access
table d'hote massage laundry service bar cooking classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Cryotherapy
  • Wine tasting
  • Gastronomic and wellness experiences
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8km Santa Cesarea Terme • 9km Otranto • 12km Grotte di Zinzulusa • 24km Specchia • 29km Ruffano • 30km Galatina • 34km Leuca • 41km Lecce • 45km Nardò • 62km Gallipoli •


Healthy, inventive and authentic cuisine

The restaurant is exclusively for guests. The dinner can be booked on request. The menu changes daily depending on the chef's mood and the arrival of fresh produce. A careful, traditional, 100% homemade cuisine where fresh products and local producers are in the spotlight.


OPEN FROM 01/04/2021 TO 15/11/2021

Double Classic


245€ to 454€/per night

breakfast included

Double deluxe

minimum 22m²

286€ to 496€/per night

breakfast included

Junior suite


328€ to 538€/per night

breakfast included

Abbess's double room


328€ to 538€/per night

breakfast included



370€ to 580€/per night

breakfast included

General information

Half-board on request

Gourmet dinner to be booked in advance

Car Park space to book in advance

Swimming-pool 19mx6m

3 nights minimum stay in high season

Prepaid and non refundable fares available on request

Indicative prices calculated on a 2 person basis unless otherwise stated

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