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.
Finely renovated with the Soprintendenza of Cultural Heritage aiding us in maintaining the historic values of a fortress home furnished with priceless antiques.
Authenticity and freshness of the products for a well-being breakfast, to start the day in the best possible way.
In the main garden there is the main swimming pool of 90 square meters equipped with filtering salt.
All structure is WI-FI free connected with the top of the technology on market.
For those who wish to keep themselves fit, the hotel offers them a private gym lit with natural light and equipped with advanced Technogym, with treadmill, pilates stretching balls and various weights accompanied with a LCD television. Soft towels, free WIFI and for those that prefer outdoors, bicycles free of charge. An underground heated pool, with hydromassage where you will be cuddled with relaxing music and soft lightening all in relation to your body care method. Qualified and skilled personnel makes massages (classic, draining, sportive and relaxing), facial and body beauty treatments with the most updated methods.
Palazzo Venturi is also in a stategic position. An easy distance from all the pearls of Salento, all rich with history, infinit with natural beauty and uncontaminated beaches. It is only 10 km from Santa Cesarea, 7 km to Porto Badisco, 9 km to Otranto and 35 km to S. Maria di Leuca. The ionic coast is roughly 40 km away.
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.