€75 per night
€75 per night
Bed and Breakfast Il Gelso, Monteroni di Lecce, Italy

Bed and Breakfast Il Gelso

Monteroni di Lecce, Italy - Strada Comunale Sant' Oronzo N. 1, University Campus - Nanotechnology National Laboratory Nnl
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Nice experience ... friendly owners, warm welcome and BeB surrounded by nature!!! very good

Description - Bed and breakfast

The B&B Il Gelso is located in the nice and quite countryside of Salento, in Monteroni di Lecce, just 5 km from Lecce, a few kilometers from the city of Copertino, and 15 km from the wonderful beach of Porto Cesareo.

Not far from the Campus of the Università del Salento (Departments of Law, Engineering (ECOTEKNE pole), Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Business) and from the Institutes of the National Council for Research, from the Città di Lecce ''Hospital'', from the Nanotechnology National Laboratory - NNL, the Technological District, the B&B Il Gelso is the ideal place for those, tourists, teachers, students, visiting researchers, travellers, who are willing to spend short or long periods of time in the peace and relax ot the countryside of Salento, being able, at any time, to reach both the wonderful Lecce, and the most famous beaches on the Ionic or Adriatic see, such as Gallipoli, Porto Selvaggio, Castro, Otranto, the spa resorts of Santa Cesarea, Santa Maria di Leuca, but remaining far from crowdy and noisy places.

31 km from Melpignano, where the famous La Notte della Taranta takes place in August, every year, the B&B Il Gelso is the pefect choice for both families and groups of friends willing to spend their stay in a friendly environment. The B&B owners welcomes bikers, people riding bicycles, trekking admirers and any other categories of tourists, and have estabilished contacts with all theese communities, both in Italy and abroad, offering special offers to travelling groups.

The informal attitude of the owners and their open mind, differentiate the B&B Il Gelso from the more traditional hotels and/or B&B of the area, allowing anyone to find a comfortable and friendly welcome and a warm interaction for the entire stay. The authentic principles of the B&B hospitality are offered to the guests, providing a family-like atmospere but allowing privacy and relax.

The essential, clean and comfortable style, allows the visitor to feel at home, to use the house to read, to listen to music, to watch tv, and, if he wants to, to interact with the other guests and with the owners.

The breakfast with typical and often home made products, allows to sample the real atmosphere and ''flavours'' of Salento, and the hospitality of its people.

Due to its characteristics our property can also accomodate your pet friends. Please bring them with you: we will be happy to host them.
Our property is GLBT and gay friendly. No religious, sexual, nationality and cultural distintions are made.

For us, hospitality is ''Xenia''. This greek word summerizes our idea of hospitality and of the relationship that, in full respect the tradition of ancient Greece and of Salento, where hospitality is very important, we wish build up with our guests.

Hospitality is reciprocity: it is respect of the owner towards the guest, but also respect of the guest towards the owner. This is represented by a ''welcome gift'' that we give to the guest when he arrives, and also by a ''goodbye gift'' that we give him or her when he/she leaves.

As hosts, ''we give the guests food and drinks, we give them a place where they can change their clothes, but we give them especially a place where they can feel comfortable, like at home''.

For us, to host a visitor is make him or her ''temporary members'' of our ''community'', even for a limited time only, and be at their disposal for the duration of their stay.

We don't care about sexual, racial, cultural, financial differences. We don't believe in differences. Actually we believe that differences strengthen people, and we are eager to learning from different attitides. Not acceptation, therefore, but integration.

We want to make everyone visiting us feel comfortable, to relax and enjoy nature, quite life, the beauties of Salento and, if they are willing to, to share our company, in full respect of everybody's right for privacy.

Our property is not fully equipped to host disabled people, unfortunately, but we would be very happy to host them, and we will be at their complete service to try to eliminate all the existing barriers, as much as we can.

The B&B Il Gelso is a nice and friendly house in the typical mediterranean style, located in the beautyful countriside of Salento, in the vicinity of Lecce. The distance from the main roads, creates a quite and relaxing atmosphere, despite of the short distance form the most beautyful touristic places in Salento, and from Lecce itself.

The access to the villais throgh a gate that enters the tourist into a gravel path. In the left the wide pinewood, with hammocks, ilays and sqings, for a relax in the nature, and for a refrishment in the hot summer afternoons.

The patronal house, in the middle of the wide park, is the owners residence but can, in the busy periods of the year, be used to accomodate aditional guests.

Outside a spice garden, a stone oven and many fruit trees, the guest can use to pick up fresh fruit, and a soccer ground, equipped with powerful lights, for evening matches between groups of friends. Always in the park, separated from the patronal hous, a small one level building hosts 4 double rooms with two reserved bathroms (one bathroom per room). Between the rooms and the villa, a stone oven is used during the summer to cook pizzas and to barbeque.

The Salento, also known as ''Heel of Italy'' is è ''geographically'' the most southern part of Puglia, delimited at West by the Ionic Sea and at East by the Adriatic Sea. The area, that includes the province of Lecce, almost the entire province of Brindisi and part of the province of Taranto, hosts populations with cultural and linguistic characteristics significantly different from those of the rest of Puglia. From a strictly geographic point of view, the Salento peninsula is separated from the rest of Puglia by an imaginary line going from the inner point of the Taranto Gulf (in the Massafra area) up to the Adriatic, close to the old messapian city of Egnazia (close to Fasano). From a cultural point of view, the ideal line goes from Taranto through Grottaglie, San Michele Salentino, Ceglie Messapica and finally to Ostuni, the ''white city''.

The origin of the name ''Salento'' is uncertain. It seems reasonable to think that it comes from the combination of ''Sale'' (Salt) and ''Lento'' (slow), probably due to the slow process of water evaporatin leading to the formation of salt, on the rocky beaches. ''Sale-lento'' - ''Slaw-Salt''... ''Salento''.

The climate of the area is mild, moderated by the presence of the sea, umid but not rainy, with hot summers and mild winters. Along the coast, continuously varying from rocky to sandy character, the wonderful ''macchia mediterranea'', peculiar vegetation, formed by bushes and shrubbery, white and black mulberry trees, prickly pear trees, and the wonderful olive trees, merging their colours with the wonderful blue of the sea.

The people is warm and friendly, very hospitable, ready to open their house to visitors for a glass of wine or for a ''frisa'' (a typical bread made in the area). During the summer several ''street fairs'' take place, called ''sagre'', with their famous lighting and crowds.

An important cultural and social event, studied for many and many years and now become very popular in the entire world, is the tradition of ''Tarantism'', that has deep roots in the Salento culture, and that culminates in the woderful dance of ''Pizzica'', well known all around the globe.

The space
  • Property type: Bed and breakfast
  • Guest rooms/units: 6
  • Year built: 1990
  • Renovated: 2006
Bed and breakfast accommodations

Lowest price available: €75

Double Room Private External Bathroom Gf Family Room Pvt Ext Bathroom Basement Family Room Pvt Ext Bathroom Gf Quadruple Room Pvt Ext Bathroom Basement Triple Room Basement Pvt Bathroom
  • Check-in: 1:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Bed and breakfast amenities

The main amenity is "tranquillity". Our b&b serves good breakfast, italian style, but can accommodate to the guest needs. Max, the owner, has lived in Arizona (Phoenix) for 2 years. He got his PhD in Physics there, so he is used to the American attitude and can cook sone American breakfasts.

24-hr front desk Airport pickup BBQ area Bicycle rental Breakfast included Children permitted Curfew Gardens Internet access Internet wireless (free) Linen included Meal plans Medical assistance on call Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets allowed Tour/sightseeing assistance Voltage converters WIFI (free)

Room amenities

6 double rooms available. 3 rooms are on the upper floor and share two bathrooms, 3 rooms are in the TAVERNETTA (basement) and have private bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning. Rooms on the upper floor MIGHT have shared bathroom in high season only. Usually guests are assigned their own bathroom.

A/C climate control Balconies Bidet Coffee/tea maker Fireplace (wood burning) GLBT friendly Hairdryer Internet access Maid service daily Microwave Non-smoking rooms Refrigerator Shared bathroom Television VCR/DVD WIFI Wake-up calls animals nature


Neighborhood

The B&B Il Gelso is in the Apulia countryside, 5 km from Lecce and at a distance of about 25-35 km from the main touristic attractions in Salento, also known as ''Heel of Italy'' è ''geographically'' the most southern part of Puglia, delimited at West by the Ionic Sea and at East by the Adriatic Sea. The area, that includes the province of Lecce, almost the entire province of Brindisi and part of the province of Taranto, hosts populations with cultural and linguistic characteristics significantly different from those of the rest of Puglia. From a strictly geographic point of view, the Salento peninsula is separated from the rest of Puglia by an imaginary line going from the inner point of the Taranto Gulf (in the Massafra area) up to the Adriatic, close to the old messapian city of Egnazia (close to Fasano). From a cultural point of view, the ideal line goes from Taranto through Grottaglie, San Michele Salentino, Ceglie Messapica and finally to Ostuni, the ''white city''.

The origin of the name ''Salento'' is uncertain. It seems reasonable to think that it comes from the combination of ''Sale'' (Salt) and ''Lento'' (slow), probably due to the slow process of water evaporatin leading to the formation of salt, on the rocky beaches. ''Sale-lento'' - ''Slaw-Salt''... ''Salento''.

The climate of the area is mild, moderated by the presence of the sea, umid but not rainy, with hot summers and mild winters. Along the coast, continuously varying from rocky to sandy character, the wonderful ''macchia mediterranea'', peculiar vegetation, formed by bushes and shrubbery, white and black mulberry trees, prickly pear trees, and the wonderful olive trees, merging their colours with the wonderful blue of the sea.

The people is warm and friendly, very hospitable, ready to open their house to visitors for a glass of wine or for a ''frisa'' (a typical bread made in the area). During the summer several ''street fairs'' take place, called ''sagre'', with their famous lighting and crowds.

An important cultural and social event, studied for many and many years and now become very popular in the entire world, is the tradition of ''Tarantism'', that has deep roots in the Salento culture, and that culminates in the woderful dance of ''Pizzica'', well known all around the globe.

Points of interest
  • Lecce 5km
  • Gallipoli 25 km
  • Copertino 15 km
  • Porto Cesareo 21 km
  • Porto Selvaggio 30 km
  • San Giovanni Rotondo 150 km
  • Castel del Monte 250 km
  • Otranto 30 km
  • Santa maria di Leuca 75 km
  • Galatina 20 km
  • Castro 30 km
  • Santa Cesarea Terme 35 km

Food and drink
Eating in house
Massimo
Max, the owner, often invites his guests to join him for dinner
Eating out
Scacciapensieri
Local cousine
La Trattoria Casereccia
The best restaurant in town. advertised on the new york times
La Corte Del Castello
One of the most typical restaurants in the area

Policies
Price details

€75 - 125 per night

Double single use, double and triple rooms avaliable.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardPayPal

Available discounts

Discounts to students, university teachers, dancers, groups, long stays

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

We accept any credit cards.
Payments can be also performed by paypal, postepay, bank and postal money transfer.

Location - Bed and breakfast

Strada Comunale Sant' Oronzo N. 1, University Campus - Nanotechnology National Laboratory Nnl
Monteroni di Lecce
Provincia di Lecce
Puglia (Apulia)
Italy  73047

Latitude: 40.32177, Longitude: 18.10536

How to get there

The B&B Il Gelso is located:
  55 km from the Brindisi airport
  165 km from the Bari airport
  10 km from the Lecce railway station

COMING BY TRAIN OR AIRPLANE:

  If we can, we will be happy to come and pick you up at the airport or at the railway station.
  The pick up from the Lecce railway station is free of charge
  The pick up from/to the Brindisi and bari airports, when possible, is not free, and is aimed to cover the fluel cost.
  We can take you to the should bus stop, where you can take the bus to the Brindisi airport. The Bari airport is not connected to Lecce by bus. You can eventually take a train to Bari, then a bus to the airport. The shuttle bus to Brindisi costs approximately 10 euros, and leaves from the entrance to Lecce.

COMING BY CAR:

  The best way to reach us, both coming from the north and from the south, is to take the ''tangenziale'', that is divided in two segments called ''est and west tangenziale''. These to criccular segments merge together formin a circle surrounding lecce. You then have two options:

1) Take the GALLIPOLI exit. Take the Lecce-Gallipoli highway. After a few chilometers take the COPERTINO-SAN DONATO exit in the COPERTINO direction. When you geto to a large round-about, take the MONTERONI direction. After 4 km, turn left to the via Campo sportivo. After 200 meters turn right to the STRADA ESTERNA MONTERONI - COPERTINO 101 that, after about 200 meters leads to our B&B.
2) Take the MONTERONI - ANRESANO exit. Go to Monteroni. When you reach Monteroni, turn left right before the Agip gas station. Go strait all the way till the long road ends, after crossing several crossings and stop signs. Make a right and go all the way straight till the road ends, then make a left. Go straight, pass the trafic light, and go 200 meters after the road sing marking the end of the Monteroni city, then make a left to STRADA ESTERNA MONTERONI-COPERTINO 101, that, after about 200 meters leads to our B&B.
Enlarged visualization of the map

Our GPS coordinates are:
Latitude: 40. 3101
Longitude: 18. 0858

transfer from/to lecce provided for free. transfer to airport provided when available. transfer to airport shuttle available.

Nearest airport: Brindisi 35 km