Leuca coast road - Ciolo, Salento, Apulia
D'AMICO IMMOBILIARE offers for sale a Villa overlooking the sea located in one of the most spectacular scenery of Salento. The Villa of 200 covered square meters is immersed in the Mediterranean Maquis, on a plot of 6,000 square meters that slopes down to the Adriatic, jagged by terraces bordered by typical dry stone walls, located in the Otranto – Santa Maria di Leuca Natural Park.
The Villa for sale is spread over two levels, which follow the course of the land. The upper floor consists of 1 open plan Living room and Dining room, 1 Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms with sea view, 2 Bathrooms (of which 1 in the room), 1 hallway. From the living room you can exit onto the terrace facing the house overlooking the sea, or on the back of the Villa, where there is a pergola, also with sea view. Outside and in front of the Villa, there is a space that can be equipped with gazebo, sunbeds or with table and chairs for outdoor lunches and dinners, as well as the pergola at the back.
The floor on the lower level consists of a Living Room with Open Space Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms both with en-suite bathroom and an outdoor porch overlooking the sea. The two levels are not communicating from the inside. Both have private and independent access. Therefore, they can be used as two separate housing units.
The exterior of the Villa is entirely covered with local stone. This makes it perfectly in harmony with the surrounding natural environment. On the side terrace there is an outdoor barbecue with all the necessary space to be set up as a living area with gazebo, table, chairs or loungers to relax surrounded by nature and pleasant Mediterranean scents. In the garden there is a swimming pool with a breathtaking sea view. The Villa is facing south - east, an ideal location to admire the sunrise in the morning, when the landscape around is colored with shades that slowly pass from blue, to pink before seeing the sun as it rises to the horizon. A magical place that offers spectacular views. When the sky is clear and blue, in the distance you can see the mountains of Albania and the nearby Greek islands, located just two hours of navigation. In August, however, after sunset, the full moon rises on the horizon, bigger, redder and more beautiful than ever.
The entire property as well as the surrounding ones, fall in the Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca - Bosco di Tricase Regional Natural Park . Being therefore a part of protected territory, nothing will be built beyond that already present and the territory will remain unchanged in all its beauty and authenticity. The whole property that extends in front of the Villa and that goes down to the sea, is characterized by the presence of terraces delimited by the typical dry stone walls of Salento. They present themselves as real gardens that can be used in a functional, creative and original way. You can create terraced gardens with typical Mediterranean plants and succulents, and create within a nature trail, dedicate some of the spaces to set up relaxing corners, with hammocks, wooden seats, Umbrellas where you can practice Yoga or spend pleasant evenings in the moonlight. In this stretch of coast, in fact, there are few buildings and many spaces uninhabited and wild, you can look at the sky and the stars, especially in the night of San Lorenzo, without the hassle of lights that normally prevent the view. A sheep track, that is an old typical path in the Salento countryside, leads to the sea. If you are a lover of trekking, in this area there are several itineraries that alternate walks on the coast overlooking the sea or in the countryside along the sheep tracks.
In addition, there are two cisterns for the supply of drinking water, which can then be filled with tanker. The property is accessed from the main road, going down a short dirt road, at the end of which is the car park. From that point, we proceed towards the Villa through a stone staircase, bordered by dry stone walls and terraced flower beds on both sides, characterized by the presence of Mediterranean Maquis, some olive trees, palms, prickly pears and other succulents.
The Villa for sale overlooking the sea is situated between Santa Maria di Leuca and Ciolo Bridge
Santa Maria di Leuca is located 130 kilometers from the Airport of Salento, in Brindisi, and 90 kilometers from Lecce.
At the extreme tip of Puglia and Italy stands Santa Maria di Leuca. The promontory of Leuca has ancient origins. In fact, research has confirmed that this territory was frequented by the Neanderthal man. Testimonies of his passage have been found in the caves of the Devil, the Giant and the Child.
In addition, also in Santa Maria di Leuca, there was a village dating back to the Bronze and Iron Age located in the area of the current Sanctuary. Long before there was a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Minerva of the Romans, of which the historian Strabo also speaks. The temple, in fact, was visible by sailors even miles away, and it caused a certain fear. According to others, however, the pagan temple was the coastal sanctuary of Grotta Porcinara, still present in Leuca, but guarded behind a grate that prevents access.
The lighthouse of Santa Maria di Leuca and the monumental waterfall
Leuca is also famous for the Lighthouse of Santa Maria di Leuca in its 48.6 meters. Located 102 meters above sea level on the promontory of Punta Meliso. Its beam of light, in optimal weather conditions, is visible even over 40 kilometers. Going down from the promontory of Punta Meliso, through a double staircase that goes up to the old fishermen’s port, you walk along the Monumental Waterfall of the Apulian Aqueduct, the precise point where the Aqueduct ends.
Since 2015 the waterfall is equipped with an artistic lighting system and is opened with regular appointments that represent a fascinating and evocative show for all tourists on holiday in Salento.
The 19th century villas of Leuca
The seafront of the tourist village of Santa Maria di Leuca, is characterized by the famous and flamboyant nineteenth-century villas. They were built by the nobles who spent their holidays here. They are distinguished by the different architectural styles, shapes and colors. These are over forty beautiful noble villas.
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