Historical Residence of the XVII Century
For our guests, Palazzo Muro Leccese is "the heart of Salento ," not so much for its geographical position - halfway between the Adriatic and the Ionian sea, between the beautiful Baroque of Lecce and the magic of S. Maria di Leuca -, as for the emotions that this ancient Palace of the seventeenth century arouses in visitors and guests.
The honey-colored local stone, the solid white light that creeps powerfully into the "courtyard" and wraps up The Palace until sunset, the open spaces that encourage conviviality and relaxation, the scents that spread from the kitchen and take the memory back in time, to other moments, other emotions. Everything invites you to a magical escapism in a " timeless dimension", with a so wrap-around and nice service, although wonderfully discreet, that it is not difficult to understand why guests come from so far away and do not want to leave this Relais de charme and well-being.
In the rooms, all differently decorated with refinement and elegance, the arches are joined in beautiful vaulted ceilings, solid, protective and unattainable, like everything that is majestic, that is history. That is there to preserve an innate beauty, a precious treasure.
Fabrics and antique, precious furniture from England coexist with traditional flooring, furniture and laces from Salento and with luxurious, modern facilities, creating a regal and charming mood, eclectic like this land is. But even the food is regal and cherished, prepared with love and passion and served in a lovely dining room with wonderful vaulted ceilings and romantic niches for moments of great intimacy.
Located a few meters far from Piazza del Popolo - surely the most beautiful square of Salento for that typical stone, so warm and compliant with artists' mastery - the building dates back to the seventeenth century and was refurbished for the first time in the '20s, acquiring numerous delightful architectural details in Art deco style, and then recently, under the supervision of the Cultural Wealth Ministry to preserve its authenticity and style. Like all the ancient houses, The Palace is built around its “corte” (courtyard). Today all rooms overlook on this space, but in the past it housed the stables, the well and the “pila” (stone laundry) with its grooves (li stricaturi ), confirming the remote intent to make it a common living space, a kind of popular lounge where families spent their days working and helping each other and in the evening they huddled round to listen to the stories of the wise old men which captured the imagination and the attention of the younger ones.
Beyond the courtyard, a delightful garden and a wellness area, an oasis of peace originated from love for well-being and relaxation, where you can rediscover the joy of well-spent time. Naturally, with such elegant surroundings to enjoy you may not wish to leave this residence of charm, preferring instead to relax in the reading room, find a quiet corner in the garden where try your hands at crochet, sipping tea in the Aubergine room or enjoying - in the shade of the orange and tangerine trees - the flavors of authentic cooking, refined, driven by love for the good things. Sublime.
Elegant and luxurious en suite bathroom with large shower, hairdryer, welcome kit, wardrobe, mini fridge, flat screen TV, satellite channels, DVD player, safe, air conditioning, heating, vaulted ceiling, marble floor or tile vintage, mosquito net, hypoallergenic bedding, blankets and duvets available, fluffy pillows, armchairs, antique and precious furniture from England, bedding made with precious tissues from Wiltshire (England) or finely finished with typical laces from Salento.
Daily Room Cleaning
Breakfast (hot and cold dishes)
Coffee and light snacks all day
English Afternoon Tea, served daily in the courtyard or in the garden from 4.30 PM - 5. 30 PM
Free car parking
Air conditioning in all bedrooms
Fully central heating
Courtyard and private garden equipped with beach chairs, tables and parasol
Many outdoor smoking areas (smoking is not allowed inside The Palace)
10% discount at Calzedonia Store in Maglie
SERVICES ON DEMAND (extra cost)
Shuttle to/from Brindisi airport and Lecce railway station
Scooter, Bike and Car Rental
Customized "Pic nic Basket"
“Happy hour” served in the courtyard or in the garden from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Possibility to watch Anna Maria prepare and serve you whatever you want from the fresh food that is just come in (for a limited number of participants)
Anna Maria’s Cookery School: With a mix of demonstrations and practical sessions, Anna Maria will teach you the secrets of impressive, seasonal cuisine, allowing you to create and enjoy two dishes with the best ingredients of the surrounding area (for a limited number of participants)
Planning and organization of tours to discover the Salento: traditions, art and culture
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