Palazzo Ducale Venturi – Luxury Relais & Wellness
Minervino di Lecce, Italy
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Grand Opening: Five-Star Medieval Palace in Puglia

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at the newly opened Palazzo Ducale Venturi – Luxury Relais & Wellness. Explore the beautiful region of Puglia, Italy, while staying at a stunning renovated 16th century Palace, plus enjoy daily breakfasts, welcome drinks on arrival, complimentary access to the underground heated spa, a complimentary bottle of prosecco and 10% off spa treatments.

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Discover the beauty of Puglia,** one of Italy’s most exciting gourmet destinations. With its fertile soil, olive groves, vineyards and strong tradition of fishing, Puglia produces some of the **freshest and most delicious produce imaginable, while the region itself is steeped in history with** ancient architecture **and buildings lining the streets.

What You’ll Love

The Hotel – Stay in a historic palace built in 1500, opened in 2017

This** palatial property** was originally built in 1500 **and served as the settlement of the first Templars and later a medieval fortress.** The building has been** carefully renovated** under the supervision of the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage, with salt ovens, *stone vaults *and *ancient chianche floors *loving resorted to their former glory.

While the external structure continues to pay homage to its origins, the interiors have been elevated to modern five-star luxury, with a decadent day spa crafted from an ancient Hypogeum Oil Mill, sun-lit outdoor swimming pool lined with sun loungers, a bar serving Italian beers and wines, plus gorgeous** tranquil gardens** including a secret garden where you’ll find fragrant citrus trees and a relaxing fountain.

The Room – The perfect combination of Italian heritage and five-star luxury

Each of the resort’s 13 guest rooms and suites have been completely** renovated and individually styled – with some maintaining **original fireplaces and** elaborately frescoed ceilings. Classic Rooms overlook the **scenic citrus grove garden and come complete with a plush** double bed, private ensuite, TV** and** Wi-Fi.**

Deluxe Upgrade: *For even more luxury, upgrade to a larger *Deluxe Room. These spacious rooms include a living space with** two arm chairs** and a** desk.**

The Food & Drink – Daily breakfasts, welcome drink and complimentary bottle of prosecco

Begin each day with a delicious complimentary buffet breakfast with dishes prepared fresh by the in-house chef. Enjoy an assortment of** pastries, eggs, juices, cold cuts** and** fresh fruit.** Special dishes such as pancakes and made-to-order eggs can be prepared on request.

Sample the region’s famous produce with a complimentary bottle of prosecco, produced especially for Palazzo Ducale Venturi.

See & Do – Daily spa access and 10% off spa treatments

Relax and recharge with complimentary daily access to the resort’s beautiful underground spa – a tranquil haven that is controlled to a consistent temperature **to ensure exceptional comfort for all guests. Here you’ll find an underground swimming pool, **treatment rooms where you can indulge in customised facials, massages, body wraps and scrubs with a 10% discount, and a gym **featuring advanced Technogyym equipment, group yoga classes** (on select dates) and complimentary** bicycle hire.**

Perfect for couples

Treat your loved one to a** one-of-a-kind romantic escape** surrounded by the effervescent beauty of Puglia. This is the perfect addition to a larger European holiday or honeymoon.

Valid for travel until 10 November 2019 (bookings must be made before 30 September 2018).

*Blackout Dates: *Not valid for travel on

12 November – 19 December 2018

11 – 12 May 2018

2 June 2018

6 – 8 July 2018

6 – 26 August 2018

7 January – 15 March 2019

*Surcharge: *A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies payable directly to Luxury Escapes at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

1 July – 31 August 2018

1 July – 31 August 2019

*Check Availability: *To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

*7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: *Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two adults.

Classic Room

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two people. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Deluxe Room

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child. See the ‘Child Policy' below:

*Child Policy: *One child (aged 12 and under) may stay for a surcharge of €80 per night, sleeping on an extra bed with accommodation and all package inclusions. Payable directly to the hotel.

*Baby Policy: *One infant (aged two years and under) may stay free of charge and will count towards maximum room occupancy. A cot can be provided by the hotel for a surcharge of €25. Payable directly to the hotel.

A city tax of €1.50 per person per night for stays between April and September, to be paid upon checkout.

Connecting rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to

• 24-hour front desk

• Concierge service

• Fitness classes

• Day spa

• Outdoor pool

• Hot tub/jacuzzi (additional charge)

• Café

• Bar

• Parking

Flights to Puglia from Australia will typically take a minimum of two stops and approximately 24 hours, departing from most major cities with Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways and various other airlines.

*Direct Flights *(departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

*Multi-Stop Trips: *If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

Palazzo Ducale Venturi – Luxury Relais & Wellness
Via Podgora, 60, 73027 Minervino di Lecce LE, Italy
“This is a wonderful place to enjoy some time out in the depths of Solento. The service from the whole team was exceptional. The front desk team were so kind and generous with their ideas and attention to detail. The restaurant team absolutely went out of their way too - awesome breakfast! The rooms and the overall hotel are immaculate - beautifully restored with great elegance. Couldn’t fault the effort made to ensure my family and I had the best possible stay. Definitely planning on a return trip sometime ... “
- TripAdvisor
“we stayed here mid May ; The reception staff are wonderful Maria-Luisa, Serena and Martina. The Chef Donato is amazing and the breakfast is unique and stunning. I dont normally write reviews but felt so welcomed and spolied that it was a necessity to congratulate the hotel in their attempts to offer an unforgettable hoiliday Molto grazie”
- TripAdvisor
“years ago i had trip advisor account, but stopped leaving reviews for hotels as they were all a much of a muchness. Im fortunate enough to have travelled all over the world and stayed in some of the leading hotels in the greatest cities and locations. Palazzo Ducale Venturi was an amazing experience for myself and wife. we took a very short 6 night break after getting married and used trip advisor to find this hotel. We new Puglia, but not this area or this newly opened hotel. From the perspective of kindness and care from the hotel to us as guests. It was the best I have ever experienced. We truly felt looked after and anything we may have needed was done without hesitation or resistance. From liaising with the hotel to conforming our booking, to arriving, eating and sleeping we were thoroughly looked after. If you are looking for peace, privacy and luxury on a boutique level this is definitely the place to stay with hotel staff that really want to provide hospitality to their guests. I cant wait to go back, if we don't get to go before our anniversary i'm definitely booking the as a great break for my wife and I.”
- TripAdvisor