Built in 1500 and once called ‘Castello Nuovo’, Palazzo Ducale Venturi was firstly a settlement for the Templari and then a medieval fortress. Palazzo Ducale Venturi is a severe sixteenth century structure, which can be considered as a true fledged fortress house.
It is distributed on two floors and corresponding to the windows and the large front door you can see a series of machicolations which were to defend the building from foreign attacks.
The ashlar portal is of particular interest and is dominated by the coat of arms Venturi.
It was one of the first salentine Ducal houses to open its doors and welcome guests in the sumptuous and aristocratic world of five centuries of history, art and culture.
The Palace has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Soprintendenza of cultural heritage, managing to recover antique ovens, star vaulted ceilings in leccese stone and “chianche” (local old stone) pavements.
Today the noble summerhouse is available for those who wish to dive into a fascinating place offering peace and beauty nestled in the heart of the small village of Minervino, between majestic olive trees and lush vineyards.
Palace Venturi is exclusive, absorbed in greenery, a place to stop in time and to feel unique moments.
Palazzo Ducale Venturi welcome you with an exclusive setting for your special moments, a relaxing pool and an incredible underground heated pool, a gym and a massage center, a genuine breakfast rich with local typical food. We’ll take care of you for any need.
NEW!! A real safety and assistance service for our guests. Here at Palazzo Ducale Venturi we know how important it is to stay in touch with the people you love even when you're far from home. This is why we provide a free Samsung smartphone in all our rooms and suites. Our guest will have the possibility to make national and international calls in all the countries, to navigate in internet inside and outside the hotel. Furthermore, the provided Samsung smartphone also offer a digital maps service and hotspot function, to connect up to 5 devices.
Since the morning. genuine and fresh products for a breakfast in the interest of wellness. To start the day in a better way, a wide selection of coffee (american coffee, italian espresso or personalized Bialetti moka) is available for our guests as well as an assorted offer of teas (from the classic Earl Grey to the exotic Voyage, with cocoa bean, vanilla and coconut flavour).
Our rooms are provided with safe, heating and air conditioning, soundproofing, shower, hair-drier, bathrobe, complimentary toiletries, flat screen TV, satellite channels. telephone, minibar, electric kettle. Daily linen change and room cleaning.
External pool with crystal salted water and a hot tube corner and an underground heated pool with Jacuzzi converted from an ancient oil mill.
The hotel offers a well-equipped gym, illuminated by natural light, with pilates equipment, treadmill and weights. It also offers a massage and beauty center, hairdressing service and an underground heated pool with Jacuzzi converted from an ancient oil mill.
Free private parking with video-surveillance. Available for our guests on reservation.
Free internet connection for all our guests.
A wide choice of cold drinks is available for our guests 24/7 thanks to the honesty bar: the drinking room always accessible to everyone in a self-charging policy.
A free selection of soft drinks and snacks, restocked every day, available in all our rooms.
At Your disposal 24 hours a day.
A wide selection of hot and cold dishes are available 24h for our guest, prepared by our chef and comfortably served in the room.
Printer, computer, Wi-Fi and LAN internet connection, flat screen tv, projector.
Palazzo Ducale Venturi offer to the kind guests a free bike rental service and digital maps, to explore the luxuriant olive groves and the centuries-old stones near Minervino di Lecce, being in close contact with the authentic nature.
24 hours a day, to and from the airport and train stations and much more: the exclusive Palazzo Ducale Venturi shuttle service will drive you to the most beautiful beaches and the best restaurants of Salento at special prices.
Located in Minervino di Lecce, 12 km far from Otranto and 6 km from the sea, Palazzo Venturi is situated in a strategic position, very close to the pearls of Salento, full of history, natural beauties and pristine beaches. Palazzo Venturi is just 10 km far from Santa Cesarea, 7 km from Porto Badisco, 9 km from Otranto and 35 km from Santa Maria di Leuca. The Ionian coast is about 40 km from here. A beach kit is freely available at the reception; it includes a beach bag and Palazzo Ducale Venturi printed beach towels.
7 days a week, at favourable rates reserved to our guests.
The palace has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Soprintendenza of cultural heritage.
Your four-legged friends are very welcome here at Palazzo Ducale Venturi. Animals are freely admitted upon request. we also offer a wide range of pillows and bowls for every sizeand taste.
Palazzo Ducale Venturi is the first 5 star luxury hotel in Puglia and amongst the first in Italy with Cryotherapy, a hi-tech treatment that, operating down to -190°, has a full body effect in just 3 minutes.
It is one of the first Ducal houses of Salento to open its doors and welcome guests in the sumptuous and aristocratic world of five centuries of history, art and culture.