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Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness

Via Podgora 60, 73027 Minervino di Lecce Italy
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Palazzo Ducale Venturi is one of the first ducal residences in Salento to open its doors and welcome its guests into the sumptuous and aristocratic universe of five centuries of history, art and culture. Today it houses 20 rooms and suites, 14 in the ancient Palazzo and 6 in the Palace Armoury, and are equipped with every comfort worthy of a 5-star luxury hotel. Each room at Palazzo Ducale Venturi has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. You can choose between our high standard Deluxe rooms, the comfort of the Junior Suite, the uniqueness of our Suite, the particularity of the Camera della Badessa or the privileged entrance to the secret garden of the Classic Room. NEW!!! Palazzo Ducale Venturi is the promo hotel in Apulia and among the first in Italy with CRYOTHERAPY: during the treatment the cryosauna operates up to -190° for a total body efficacy in only 3 minutes. NEW!!! At Palazzo Ducale Venturi you will have the opportunity to create the fragrance of your holiday thanks to AROMATHERAPY: choose your favourite notes that will accompany you throughout your stay. NEW!!! All suites of Palazzo Ducale Venturi are equipped with smartphones that are available to guests free of charge, even outside the hotel. The smartphone offers the possibility to make national and international calls and to surf the internet, as well as digital maps of the surrounding area. Let yourself be pampered by the charm of our gardens: the main garden, the pool garden, overlooked by the pool bar, and the secret garden, where you can spend a quiet evening inebriated by the scent of the citrus grove. Crystal-clear salt water will surround your days. We have designed our swimming pool in such a way as to allow you to relax, whether during a hydromassage or while sipping a glass of champagne. An underground heated swimming pool in an ancient underground oil mill. Controlled and constant temperature for exceptional comfort. Finally, the old armoury houses the wellness area, which includes a gym with Technogym machines, a cryosauna and a massage room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Golf course
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Leticia L wrote a review Jan 18
1 contribution
We stayed at Palazzo Ducale Venturi to celebrate our wedding anniversary and did not expect to be so pampered. The chef created a menu with our favourite ingredients, we had never experienced such personalised service. Above and beyond luxury!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Swmuc wrote a review Oct 2021
29 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay for 8 days at the beautiful hotel. The Palazzo has a long ancient story and every room looks different. The style is very classy and as soon as you arrive you are welcomed cordially. The service and staff is outstanding. They are very friendly, have a lot of great recommendations for sightseeing and great restaurants and always make you feel very comfortable. The perfect service starts in the morning with a personal welcome at the breakfast followed by recommendations for the day and end in the evening at the bar with a nice bartender giving local expert information. The pool is not heated but when it’s too cold you can enjoy the indoor jacuzzi in a very romantic atmosphere. We can really recommend to stay at the Palazzo Ducale Venturi. A quiet place to relax and enjoy Salento.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Road367886 wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
Stunning hotel, really unique. Staff was excellent--very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Food was superb--most romantic dinner we had Puglia! Lovely rooms, very special, will definitely be back for another visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Paul G wrote a review Jul 2021
San Francisco, California7 contributions7 helpful votes
Palazzo Ducale Venturi is truly one of our all-time favorite hotels from our many travels. A one-of-a-kind 16th century palazzo, it has been beautifully and painstakingly restored and augmented into a memorable luxury hotel. The service is truly superb, and one of the things that sets the hotel apart. Every single person we interacted with could not have been more welcoming, warm, professional, and helpful - Martina, Valentina, Orsola, Federica, Christian, Alberto and every member of the kitchen and housekeeping team. We ate an outstanding modern pugliese meal on our first night, and it was creative and delicious - think features such as deconstructed carbonara and fish saltimbocca - with great local wine pairings. We also enjoyed an outstanding second meal with whiskey pairings - an unusual combination that I would definitely try again, and broke the routine of standard wine pairings. Global whiskeys were selected and expertly guided by Christian. The hotel prepares beach bags for local trips, and the breakfast is also outstanding - large number of freshly baked items served with eggs your style. We can't wait to return to the hotel, and are so thankful for all of the team that went out of their way to make our stay so special - Paul and Aaron.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Thierremy wrote a review May 2021
Wetteren, Belgium25 contributions5 helpful votes
One of the best hotels I’ve ever visited. On every level. Great service. Exclusive location. And a superb restaurant. Friendly staff m, helpful in every way. The Spa/hammam is great. Worth the effort to travel a bit of a distance from the nearest airport.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
$232 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyPugliaProvince of LecceMinervino di Lecce
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness
Which popular attractions are close to Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Nearby attractions include Origano Cibo e Vino (0.2 miles), Fantasy Cafe (0.4 miles), and Chiesa di Sant'Anna (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna dei Re, Origano Cibo e Vino, and Puteca de Mieru.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness have airport transportation?
Yes, Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Minervino di Lecce.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palazzo Ducale Venturi - Luxury Hotel & Wellness?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.