Ancient house on Salento’s sea land
“IsolaOvest” B&B simple shelter of authentic relax.
This is the story about an old house reborn in Porto Cesareo historic center. This house is situated to few meters from the famous white sand beaches, in front of the well-known ‘Rabbits Island’ reachable by foots or with the fisherman’s boats which make boat service in the summer. Sometimes, simplicity is the result of great work. So is for IsolaOvest B&B, where Tiziana, the owner, has brought back to life literally in the center of a small village overlooking the Ionian Sea, a few kilometers from Lecce and Gallipoli.
Starting from an old family home, some double rooms with private bathrooms have been restructured. A beautiful kitchen for breakfast and a large hall in Mediterranean style are ready to seduce the lovers of a simple style and the same time refined. The Restructuring has saw the recovery of ancient building techniques of the place, as vaulted ceilings, coating obtained with white lime and colored earths, combined with ancient designs terracotta’s tiles .
The IsolaOvest owner wished an house that reflected the place with traditions, its light, crafts and local materials. In each room there is a combination of unique handmade pieces, with a story telling, where little touches such as placemats with precious hand embroidery, rush lamps worked by old fishermen, small nets, shells have been added. The rooms would not be so great without the small things poetry. The location is ideal and strategic, in the pedestrian area in the center of ‘A.Moro’ square, opposite the “Rabbits Island”. It is then immersed in the center of the city, in the area adjacent to the small seaside, with a wonderful view of the sea and the attractive seafront that accompanies memorable and relaxing walks, especially at the hour of sunset.Just a short walk from the ‘Isolaovest’ B&B you can reach the beautiful beaches of white sand, with a sea of crystal reflections, where you can choose from many lidos. Near Isolaovest B&B there are all the services you need: restaurants, pizzeria, supermarkets, fish shops, bike rental, etc., without the need to use the car.
If you want go out from Porto Cesareo, you are near for visiting places such as Lecce, the Baroque city of excellence, Otranto, city of great history and artistic culture, Santa Maria Di Leuca, the city of two seas with its majestic lighthouse and finally Gallipoli, exuberant city of the most famous in Salento territory .