- Condition: To be restored
- Habitable surface: 1000 m²
- Energy efficiency class: C
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 7
- Garden: 200 m²
- Brindisi BDS: 79 Km
- Crotone CRV: 161 Km
- Bari BRI: 184 Km
- Lamezia Terme SUF: 223 Km
Ortelle (Le) Salento - Puglia
Palace in 1760 in the historical center, facing the central square.
Palace in the historical center, the main square of Ortelle, St. George's Square, dates back to 1760, part of a well-known noble family, who built the palace. This is on two levels with a covered surface of 400 square meters, between the ground floor and first floor, in addition to cellars dug into the tuff, where even today you have all the equipment for crushing and processing of grapes, and Parmentu Press, having a surface area of 120 square meters. Palace consists of an entrance on the square, and a secondary side street, both flowing into a central atrium partially covered and soon after discovered, various rooms with frescoes and mosaics of the time, on the ground floor, kitchens, and rooms for the servants. The atrium, part of a stairway to the first floor, which serves the servants, for these supplies and preparing meals of the nobles. The first floor is composed of several rooms, many of which are painted with tile mosaics and original. The whole structure is in perfect condition, even while maintaining the proper functioning of the internal fixtures and someone outside.
Ortelle is located about 40 Km from Lecce and the Airport of Salento (Brindisi) km.93
Ortelle is a small town of Salento, and is part of the 'Union of Municipalities of the East Coast along with the municipalities of Castro Marina, Santa Cesarea Terme and Minervino di Lecce.
Ortelle and Vignacastrisi fraction, sees its territory spread around the ancient Messapian town of Vaste and the Adriatic coast of Salento. The architecture that characterizes Ortelle is typical of the Salento rural villages centered around the mole, "out of scale" urban, the Church matrix and served by a road network that is the natural continuation of ancient pre-existing rural roads.
To visit in Ortelle: the ancient crypt "Madonna della Grotta" testimony to the wide bizantinizzazione process that affected southern Italy between the seventh and eleventh centuries; the Chapel of Saints Vito and Marina built in 1776 on an ancient rock church. A Vignacastrisi instead is of considerable interest: the church - fortress of the XVI century., In the Romanesque style; Behind him, a beautiful natural site, called "Channels or Lame" is part of the Parco di Leuca Otranto-Santa Maria.
Among the various events to remember: the famous Fair of San Vito making use of qualifying regional trade fair in the fourth Sunday of October. In St. Vito Festival so many people visit Ortelle to experience the ancestral rite of the consummation of pork meat produced by local farmers.