La Corte

Nardò, Apulia, Italy

"Are we here in Italy at all?" One might ask when looking at all these whitewashed houses with flat roofs full of terraces. But still: this is Italy too. Namely at the very bottom of the heel of the boot in Salento, part of Puglia.

This actually has little in common with the Adriatic and Tuscany. Here there are houses in the Greek style, here there are even people who speak an ancient Greek-influenced recognized minority language and here there is a sea as turquoise and clear as in Greece. But the “dolce far niente” and the food, of course, is the incomparable Italian!

And the holiday home La Corte is incomparably beautiful. It is located in a building that used to belong to a monastery complex and the sacredness of these halls with their often high vaulted ceilings and stucco-decorated columns can still be felt today in the newly renovated rooms. Not least probably because there is one or the other antique church furniture among the modern furnishings.

Apart from that, you have the freedom to choose between several different lounge areas on different levels surrounded by light walls and original stone floors, old doors and the blue sky over the shady courtyard, the secret citrus garden and the flat roof terraces. The Ionian Sea is only 6 km away and many very interesting sights are also nearby.

Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom245 €


ArchitectureThe buildings around the 17th century Piazetta La Rosa are nested and La Corte is also nested with the various rooms, terraces and courtyards. Everything has been lovingly renovated, with special attention to the preservation of existing materials and details. In some cases, the original Coccio pesto floor could be given a new shine and many doors and windows are from long gone times. Some new furnishing elements have been made from regional wood by local artisans and result in a harmonious mixture with various flea market furniture and many natural textiles and other natural materials.

EnvironmentThere is hot water from the solar panel to which the washing machines are also connected. The frugal succulels in the courtyard are poured with rainwater and cleaned with vinegar and other natural means. Employees and guests are required to separate waste and will be informed about energy savings in air conditioning and lighting upon arrival.


  • Holiday house with vaulted ceiling in an ancient monastery building from the 17th century
  • Simple, high quality design
  • Courtyard with a citrus garden
  • In the middle of the Italian old town
  • Ionian Sea 6 km away
  • Natural park with pine forest 6 km
  • Lecce and Galipolli about 20 km

Holiday home4 bedroomsFully equipped kitchenno childrenWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Holiday house "La Corte" for up to 7 people
  • Own kitchen
  • Several common areas
  • Several terraces
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach chairs, lounge area
  • Dining areas inside and out
  • Free choice of parking space outside the old town about 350 meters
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Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom245 €

Location + Directions

By plane

The nearest airports are in Bari (192 km away) and Brindisi (71 km away). There are buses from the airports to Lecce or trains to Nardó. A shuttle can be organized from Brindisi airport or Lecce train station (approx. 60 euros or 30 euros). Otherwise a rental car is recommended. You will receive the exact address and route description when booking.