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17 reviews
Entrance to Apartment Verde.
Spacious living room
Fully equipped kitchen
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on your private terrace
Bedroom with large double bed
Private stairs to Apartment Verde (Private courtyard of Studio Violetta below)
Our nearest beach
Safe bathing at our nearest beach
Another view of beach
Beach a short drive away
Seasonal balcony plants
Welcome to Salento
Historic Centre of Sogliano Cavour
Porto Cesareo
Celebration night
Santa Maria di Leuca
Local San Lorenzo church at night
Spacious shower room
Gallipoli beach
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Sogliano Cavour, Province of Lecce, Puglia

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Sam M
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Excellent stay. Great location. Lovely apartment. Nice people.”
Reviewed 27 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed in Apartment Verde for 5 days or so having travelled over to Puglia from Croatia.

The apartment was excellent, an old restored building with all amenities. For us the location in Sogliano Cavour was perfect as Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, and most beaches are about a half-hour drive away. We didn't explore much of Sogliano Cavour itself mainly due to time but the locals that we met were very friendly and an operatic performance in the square was fun. I think it's fair to say that the town is pleasant but not picture postcard pretty.

The hosts Ray and Kathy could not have been more helpful- they are excellent hosts, eager to please and very enthusiastic about the area. They provided some basic provisions (including a bottle of Primotivo), lots of directions, some fruit from their country place, advice where to buy olive oil etc and generally were really friendly people who could not do enough to help.

As a final point, the beaches we liked best were Baia verde on the west coast and Spiaggia del Pescoluse on the south coast. Lecce is also a beautiful place with some excellent architecture.

In summary, I would highly recommend Apartment Verde as a base from which to explore southern Puglia.

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Liked best: The service and the finish of the apartment- excellent.
Liked least: Genuinely nothing to add here.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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jamar1
Oregon
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5 reviews
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“Fabulous stay in Sogliano Cavour”
Reviewed 1 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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A lovely stay. Very clean and well equiped apartment, with helpful and friendly hosts Kathy and Ray. They advise well for restaurants, towns to visit, etc and Ray excells in map drawing. The town is small and VERY Italian, not touristy at all, so fun to see the rural Italy lifestyle. 30 miles either direction to the coast and Galipoli and Otranto are well worth a visit. We drove from Otranto to the bottom, or 'lands end', which was a fabulous drive and sights. The town of Galatina, 5 minutes away, was great for the churches, old part of town, food and people watching. The church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria is a must, with the most amazing frescos I have ever seen. Going to a part of Italy I had never heard of before was worrying at first, but it made me come away wanting to go back to the same place. Would highly reccomend staying here. Worth noting though, a car is a must to make the most of the area.

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Liked best: The comfort of the apartment, lovley patio (with sun) and seeing unspoilt Italy
Liked least: Liked all of it. Maybe a bit too much bell ringing, caling us all to church!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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ptrcb
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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“Unique studio in unspoilt traditional Italian town”
Reviewed 24 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

The studio is a unique conversion of an ancient Italian outbuilding. The facilities are of a high standard and spotlessly clean and well cared for. The location is ideal for a quiet relaxing holiday. The weather was not kind to us in April but the central heating kept the studio very cosy.
The hosts went out of their way to cater to our every need and were very welcoming without being intrusive.

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Liked best: The lovely unspopilt countryside
Liked least: The regional restaurant menus without translation
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
26 Apr 2012
It was our pleasure to have you staying with us at our Studio Violetta and to meet you.

If you choose to visit us again we will offer you our usual discount as returning guests.
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London
Reviewed 20 January 2012 for a stay in November 2011

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Liked best: Fab condition of flat
Liked least: No sunbeds for terrace altho was Nov
Travelling group: With Friends
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Management Response
15 Mar 2012
We are very happy that you loved the area and enjoyed your stay in our Apartment Verde in October. We are sure your Top Tip about Siesta closing will be very handy for other guests. Thank you very much for taking the time to review our apartment.
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Lavinia P
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in August 2018
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Management Response
22 Aug 2018
Thank you for your review. It was great to have you to stay.
Grazie per la tua opinione. E 'stato bello averti fatto restare
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