Marina di Novaglie, or simply Novaglie, is a seaside locality in the province of Lecce where the coastline is characterized by a low cliff in which a distinctive marina has been created. It overlooks the Adriatic and is just a few kilometers from Santa Maria di Leuca.
Along the coast there are many caves which, over the centuries, have been used as places of worship or for sheltering fishermen. Today Marina di Novaglie is a small enchanting paradise which is ideal for scuba diving and fishing enthusiasts. The cove situated between Punta Rossa and Punta Pizzo is located on a sandy stretch of the coast and is more suitable for children.
Villa Zitetta is enclosed within around 1,200 m2 of private land with centuries-old olive trees and Mediterranean shrub, approximately 500 m from the sea. It has recently been completely renovated with great care by the current owner who is architect, paying particular attention to the furnishing accessories which are all made by local craftsmen.
The villa has WI-FI, air conditioning in the bedrooms, a dishwasher, outdoor barbecue and laundry room.
It is possible to enjoy beautiful sea views from the terraces.
Outside there are a number of characteristic areas where guests can relax with aperitifs or a bottle of the local wine.
Nearby there are numerous restaurants offering very fresh fish.
This is the ideal departure point for rapidly reaching many famous tourist and cultural locations: Otranto is 50 Km away. The splendid Baroque city of Lecce is 65 Km away, Gallipoli 47.
A new private pool, 6 x 3 metres, has been built.
Cook service on request, the lady who usually cooks for our customers, she is the trustworthy person of the owner .... Signora Teresa cooks like in a family, she prepare typical regional meals (you pay the service + food and drinks extra).
No problem to arrange maid service, it costs € 15 per hour
The neaerest village with services is 4 km driving distance (Gagliano del Capo), there are 2 restaurants in the nearby marina of Marina di Novaglie, less than 2 km by car.
On foot it can be reached by day from the point where you bathe, in 10 minutes along the same coast, continuing in the same path that leads from the house to the sea. Of the 2 restaurants one is one of the 2 best in the whole of Salento, called LO SCALO, the other best is in Gallipoli, on the opposite coast and is called the Bastioni, in both they often come famous people.
In addition to Santa Maria di Leuca, with its important port, the lighthouse and the sanctuary, which is about 6/7 KM, the nearest inhabited centers are Gagliano del Capo (where the villa is located) which can be reached from a internal road "Strada Vicinale dei Crauli" (which is indeed the address of the villa) which in a few minutes by car through olive groves allows you to reach the town directly. alternatively a provincial road. other neighboring countries are Alessano and Corsano. In these countries there are all the necessary services from pharmacies to fish shops, etc. etc. and frankly good quality.
The access to the sea bear in mind that the one near us is made up of a first short stretch on a narrow road a second stretch on an old path, called "del sale", which connects the sea with the town of Gagliano, and a third stretch of about 50 meters, flat, on the cliff. The whole path can be traveled preferentially with gym shoes or with beach shoes to keep even for swimming, to avoid slipping on the rock and to go out more easily. Consider that it is necessary to know how to swim or use the arms because the sea is immediately deep.
a few kilometers away on the Ionian coast there are wide and long beaches (see The Maldives) with crystal clear water gently sloping, well organized with many families with children.
The villa is distributed over three levels.
Ground floor: spacious open area with kitchen, pantry and living room with dining area that extends from the interior to the paved terrace which is furnished for eating ”al fresco”. The kitchen has an oven and dishwasher. Bathroom and shower
1st floor: (accessed from both an internal as well as an external staircase): 2 double bedrooms with bathroom and shower; the bedrooms lead to a terrace which is partly shaded with wattle.
Lower floor: 2 double bedrooms with bathroom and shower.
The laundry room with washing machine is located in an outdoor room.
All the bedrooms have air conditioning and mosquito screens on the windows.
Extra fees to be paid locally:
Final cleaning: 300 Euro
Cleaning on Saturday for stays of more than 1 week: 100 Euro / week