Built in 1500 and once called ‘Castello Nuovo’, Palazzo Ducale Venturi was firstly a  settlement for the Templari and then a medieval fortress. Palazzo Ducale Venturi is a severe sixteenth century structure, which can be considered as a true fledged fortress house.
It is distributed on two floors and corresponding to the windows and the large front door you can see a  series of machicolations which were to defend the building from foreign attacks.
The ashlar portal is of  particular interest and  is dominated by the coat of arms Venturi.
It was one of the first salentine Ducal houses to open its doors and welcome guests in the sumptuous and aristocratic world of five centuries of history, art and culture.
The Palace has been completely renovated under the supervision of the Soprintendenza of cultural heritage, managing to recover antique ovens, star vaulted ceilings in leccese stone and “chianche” (local old stone) pavements.
Today the noble summerhouse is available for those who wish to dive into a fascinating place offering peace and beauty nestled in the heart of the small village of Minervino, between majestic olive trees and lush vineyards.
Palace Venturi is exclusive, absorbed in greenery, a place to stop in time and  to feel unique moments.


Classic Room

The wonderful view over the citrus scented garden ensures tranquillity in the Classic room. Very spacious for one person but also suitable for two people, can be connected to a Deluxe room.

Deluxe Rooms

1 on the ground floor and 8 on the first floor, the Deluxe rooms are of different sizes and different settings, but all of them tastefully furnished in an original and unique way. They are equipped with a living area with two armchairs and a desk.

The Agrumeto rooms – 1 on the ground floor directly opening on the citrus grove (can have an interconnected room) and 2 on the first floor overlooking it – are slightly smaller, but equipped with large windows through which the warm and intense light of Salento diffuses in the air.

Luxury finishes, antique furniture, refined design playing on nature, they offer an emotion to live and tell.

Junior Suite

On the first floor, with its original fireplace, the Junior Suite is made of a wide living area with two armchairs and a desk and enriched by artworks.

The Ducal Suite

Exclusive suite with its XVI frescoed ceiling showing San Giorgio and the dragon. Exclusive finishes and antique fornitures underline the meticulous cure given even to the details of the large bathroom. The Suite offers our clients a memorable stay. Approx. 45 mq

The Abbess Room

Distinguished by its intimacy and privacy, perfect for a romantic holiday, this room conserves its ancient taste: on the first floor with a living area with fireplace at the entrance of the room, and bedroom in the mezzanine area reachable by the unique and antique stone spiral staircase. To further pamper the couple, panoramic terrace on the Palace’s roof with excluxive access from the bedroom.

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Spa & Wellness

Our guests can use the private SPA, an underground heated pool converted from an antique oil mill, with hydromassage where they will be cuddled with relaxing music and soft lightening all in relation to their body care method. Also they can enjoy different kind of massages (classic, draining, sportive and relaxing), facial and body beauty treatments with the most updated methods by our qualified and skilled personnel.

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Please note that room prices listed are estimates and the full price of the booking will not be calculated until you have added a room or rooms to your selection.

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