I booked a last minute trip to the south of Italy and stayed at Casina Montana, because a friend of mine just came back and highly recommended it. And thank god she did!
Its a rural B&B, in the middle of Salento, perfect setting to relax. Location is great, every corner of the garden has been carefully looked after! But the best of the place is Lina & Leo! They own and run the place and they are there to spoil you! Every morning breakfast is a "fatto in casa" feast (home made)! Cakes, typical pastries, pancakes, jams, even their own honey! They are very warm people ready to help, even come to the country side to reach me when I got lost!!
Stayed there for 3 x nights, and it felt like a week!, Off season Salento was the right choice for great weather & locations and avoid the crowds. The bays, the towns, the beaches around are are spectacular! Airport to Brindisi, pick the car, and get lost in Salento!! Hotel is almost 30 km of everywhere, so although having the feeling that you are lost in the middle of nowhere can be dining in a small picturesque village in 10 min.
And the big difference was: Lina woke up at 6AM just to make me breakfast and say goodbye before I left! It really felt I was leaving home!
PS: I was traveling on my own, but perfect for friends & couples that need to be spoilt and take it easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For those who think about holidays far away from the city noise.For those who like nature walks surrounded by the smells of the Mediterranean landscape.For those who would like to taste the typical dishes of the Grecia Salentina, accompanied by the sound of the taranta pizzicata.For those who want to put themselves back into the distant past. ... more less