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.
The palace has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Soprintendenza of cultural heritage.
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.
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 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 internet connection for all our guests.
A selection of soft drinks and snacks which are restocked every day.
At Your disposal 24 hours a day.
Printer, computer, Wi-Fi and LAN internet connection, flat screen tv, projector.
To explore the luxuriant olive groves and the centuries-old stones near Minervino di Lecce, being in close contact with the authentic nature.
To and from the airport and train stations, 24 hours a day ( extra charge).
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 available at the reception; it includes a beach bag and Palazzo Ducale Venturi printed beach towels.
7 days a week (extra charge).
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.