LA VECCHIA CORTE
CAPRARICA DEL CAPO
District of TRICASE
In the historical center of Cape Caprarica, ancient hamlet of Tricase, and renowned for the Caprarica Castle, dating back to 1524 (”CASTLE MADE FOR MASTRO ANTONIO RENNE DE TRICASE Year 1524“), it is a B & B set in an old house in Corte, inhabited at the time by various families. One for each room. Just off the whole front of the building you can see today the stone rings, which were tied knights horses and travelers, passing along this land, to go to the Holy Land. In the heart of this ancient little town, it is set a historic property in court, from the end of 1600. Renovated in full respect of the local architecture and using original materials, preserving the original structure of the local tufa stone, with exposed face. The charming B & B, which can become easily a private residence, is called ”LA VECCHIA CORTE“, close to the main roads, and the railway station linking the town with the most beautiful places of Salento (Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca, Santa Cesarea Terme, Otranto, Lecce, Brindisi, Melpignano, where every summer there is the most characteristic of the cultural manifestations of Salento, THE NIGHT OF TARANTA). It'a good starting point for unforgettable excursions, on the rocky coasts of the Adriatic Sea, or on the sand of beaches of Salento on the Ionian sea. The B & B is composed of, in beautiful courtyard entrance, with a central well, 5 bedrooms all triple, 5 bathrooms, laundry room and storage on the terrace, lounge-dining-restaurant with restored antique fireplace, office-hallway room, bathroom, storage compartment laundry and dishes, bay water well, water pump, gas, electricity, boiler. Air conditioners in all the rooms, as well as fridge in the rooms, TV and various accessories toilet. LA VECCHIA CORTE, lends itself to be used, even as a historical dwelling for private use, being located on an easily accessible square, and easy parking for cars. The covered area is 335 square meters, while the central courtyard measuring an area of approx 75. There is the possibility of building on the first floor.
CAPRARICA CAPE is 55 km from the city of LECCE and 105 km from Airport of Salento (BRINDISI).
Tricase is one of many sunny centers of so-called ”Land of Salento greenhouses“ in the Cape of Santa Maria di Leuca. It is just 4 km from the sea and from the sea of Tricase Porto and Marina Serra, which extend along the Adriatic side with eight kilometers of coastline.
Caprarica Cape. The first settlement of Caprarica was probably built around the twelfth century, according to a certain period the fortunes of the County of Alessano, where feudal lords were the Della Ratta. Subsequently Alessano and his county passed under the control of the Del Balzo, of Capua and Gonzaga. In 1585 Andrea Gonzaga Caprarica donated the estate to the nephew Ferrante II, then was property of Mellacqua, of Ventura, of Raho and Vernaleone. In recent years, with the Tricase urban growth, the town was almost completely incorporated into the main center; since 1992, no longer enjoys the status of village and together with Marina Serra centers, Sant'Eufemia, Tutino and Tricase Porto is considered a ward.