Salento town villa with pool near the coast — Tucked in a residential area on the edge of corn fields, just 150 metres from Diso's main piazza, this hidden gem offers an oasis of tranquility and exotic charm right at the heart of Salento. Dramatic cliffs and rocky outcrops on the Adriatic coast are only a few miles away, as is the pretty Belle Epoque seaside town of Castro Marina.
Oasi dei Santi consists of two separate buildings; the original village house which has been beautifully restored and decorated in shades of light blue and white, and an annex built recently but in keeping with the original style. Both buildings are set within a pretty walled garden and face each other across the pool. The use of pale limestone, blue shutters, whitewashed walls and flat roofs creates a perfect blend of Mediterranean and Moorish style so typical of this sunny region of southern Italy. Make the most of this idyllic setting as you dine under the covered terrace, sunbathe by the pool or relax with a good book on the hammock under the old fig tree.
A short stroll will take you to the sleepy village of Diso, where you can start the day with a cappuccino and a pastry from one of the coffee shops. In just a five-minute drive and you are by the sea, to enjoy the striking view of the Adriatic and its dramatic coastline. Follow the scenic coastal route north and you will come across Santa Cesarea Terme, an elegant seaside town, featuring Moorish buildings and a famous historic spa. Boat tours are available from many ports along the coast and are the best way to discover hidden coves and sea caves and spot rare birds and colourful aquatic life.
Nearest shops/ restaurants Diso 150 metres. Castro 2.5 miles. Spongano 2.5 miles. Grotta Zinzulusa 3.5 miles. Poggiardo 4.5 miles. Tricase 6 miles. La Cutura Botanic Garden 7 miles. Nearest rocky beach Castro Marina 2.5 miles. Sandy beach Otranto 12 miles. Brindisi airport 60 miles. Acaya Golf club 35 miles. Tennis court Diso 5 mins' drive.