Villa Elena Historic Tower
- SQM 250
What we like most about Salento is its deep link with history and traditions. Each village in the hinterland and the coast has a story to tell to the most attentive visitors.
One of these is Galatone, 25 km from Lecce. It is mainly known for its proximity to the wonderful beach of Santa Maria al Bagno, but there is more to that and it should be discovered thoroughly.
Galatone has ancient origins, even dating back to the Neolithic period, even if the maximum splendor dates back to the Middle Ages, when the Castle of Fulcignano was built, an imposing Norman fortress.
There are many festivals and feasts that animate the small town of Salento, but the most important is the "Carru ti Sant'Elina", the re-enactment of the return to Rome of Queen Elena, mother of Emperor Constantine, from the Holy Land.
The importance that the inhabitants of Galatone reserve to this event and the love that binds them to Saint Helena, have brought to our mind memories of this tradition as soon as we have crossed the threshold of Villa Elena, a tower that dates back to the middle of Six hundred.
Originally it belonged to a large fortified farm, of which, however, today the only trace is the arcadian atmosphere that you breathe walking through the garden surrounding Villa Elena.
The characteristic military traits are mitigated by the elegance of the interiors of this villa, creating a refined blend of sour and sweet, between strong and tender that will amaze you pleasantly.
The interiors are fully air-conditioned and perfect even in winter, given the presence of a fireplace that will warm up your winter vacation.
And, for lovers of beautiful Apulian life, Villa Elena is only 10 kilometers from Gallipoli, an important center in Salento known throughout the world for its nightlife, as well as for its architectural beauties.
In short, as always we at BeeYond Travel are looking for structures that tell an important story; a story which will make you feel part of this wonderful land.
Here, at Villa Elena, you can admire the land from the tall windows of the tower, perhaps imagining princes and princesses, because as we always say, dreaming never hurts and in Puglia it is possible.
2 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
Sleeping1 Loft bed, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed, Crib available upon request for kids up to 3 y.o.
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Electric heating, Fireplace
OutsidePrivate Terrace, Barbecue
EntertainmentTV (Antenna), Wi-Fi (not broadband)
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden