Palazzo Guglielmo

  • Piazza Umberto I, 8 Vignacastrisi, Ortelle, LE 73030 Italy

Set on the main piazza of the pretty town of Vignacastrisi, the beautifully restored Palazzo Guglielmo is a very lovely boutique hotel indeed. Entering through the huge doors, you are immediately enveloped by the blissful tranquility of the place and, after a very warm welcome from the friendly owners and staff, you’ll quickly feel right at home. The vibe here is one of understated elegance whilst managing to remain cosy and informal. There are plenty of sweet little nooks to tuck yourself away with a good book – of which there are hundreds dotted about the place. There is no such thing as a bad room here – all are lovely and spacious, filled with antiques, big beds and cool stone floors. Whilst the Standard Doubles are perfectly great, the Suites are roomier still and there are also self-catering ‘Condos’ that are great if you fancy self-catering. The swimming pool here is something pretty special – tucked away in a quiet corner of the garden and surrounded by orange trees and lavender, we think you may struggle to leave.

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Palazzo Guglielmo

A few details

Facilities There is a lovely pool, a hot tub on the roof and a small spa down in the cellar with a range of massages available (entry charged at extra). There are free bikes available for use by guests and the Palazzo will lend you umbrellas and mats for your trip to the beach. Wine tasting, boat trips, diving and cooking classes can also be arranged through the hotel. Worth noting that the hotel is only open seasonally - usually from late March through to mid-November
Food + Drink A lovely breakfast is served, featuring delicious homemade cakes and plenty of fresh, seasonal produce. The hotel restaurant, La Casa dell'Angelo, offers lunch and dinner with a BBQ held out in the garden twice a week. There is a sweet little honesty bar
Neighbourhood The small, pretty town of Vignacastrisi is right down in the heel of Italy’s boot and charmingly off the tourist trail. Whilst just 3km from the sea, the coastline here is quite rocky but head around 18km up the coast to Otranto for sandy beaches. Lecce is about a 45-minute drive away
Location Brindisi - Salento Airport is 95km away and Bari Airport is 215km away

Weather (monthly averages)

Average high temperature in

Average rainfall in mm

Average hours of sunshine

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12 13 15 18 22 26 28 28 25 21 17 14
62 57 50 69 35 14 24 30 50 66 99 92
3 4 5 6 8 9 10 9 7 6 4 3

Best time to go

Our favourite time visit Puglia is just outside the peak summer months – June offers long, sun-filled days and by September the sea has warmed and temperatures cooled to a very agreeable mid to late 20’s

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Children age

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Property Amenities

Airport transportation (surcharge)

Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Coffee/tea in common areas

Dry cleaning/laundry service

Free WiFi

Free breakfast

Free newspapers in lobby

Free parking nearby

Free self parking

Front desk (limited hours)



Meeting rooms

Multilingual staff

Number of meeting rooms - 3

Outdoor pool

Picnic area

Pool sun loungers

Pool umbrellas


Rooftop terrace

Safe-deposit box at front desk

Smoke-free property

Spa tub

Total number of rooms - 13

Wedding services

  • Room Amenities

    Access via exterior corridors

    Air conditioning


    Blackout drapes/curtains

    Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)

    Daily housekeeping

    Egyptian-cotton sheets

    Free WiFi

    Free newspaper

    Free wired Internet

    Hair dryer (on request)

    Individually decorated

    Individually furnished

    Iron/ironing board (on request)



    Pillowtop mattress

    Premium bedding

    Private bathroom

    Private pool

    Private spa tub

    Separate dining area

    Separate living room

    Separate sitting area

    Shower/tub combination

    Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

    Sofa bed

    Sofa bed size twin

    Turndown service

  • Hotel information and policies

    Check in / out:

    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 12:00 PM

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.