Palazzo Ducale Venturi in Puglia is offering history lovers the chance to stay in a old palace steeped with legends and mythical stories.
History surrounds every corner and seeps through the walls of this boutique property, which was once home to the Duke Venturi of Minervino.
Awarded a title for its historical connections, guests can be a part of its rich narrative through admiring features such as an ancient wooden entrance, said to hide a passage for the Duke to secretly meet his mistress, the Abbess of the Convent.
Guests staying at this 20-bedroom hotel can enjoy learning about untold stories and legends whilst soaking in the architectural beauty of the property.
The luxurious Ducal Suite is home to a striking frescoed ceiling which depicts the legend of San Giorgio, a favourite story of the Duke himself.
Once a military fortress, the grand exterior hides all sorts of these features and precious decorations such as beautiful artworks, archways, antique fireplaces and a well dating back to the 13th century.
The property is ideally located in the village of Salento, allowing guests to explore the rich cultural surroundings of Puglia, and learn more about the fascinating stories that surround both the hotel and the exquisite area.
History buffs will rejoice in such scandalous legends whilst enjoying a luxury holiday, relaxing in secret citrus groves, a saltwater swimming pool, spa and elegant accommodation.
Nightly rates at Palazzo Ducale Venturi start from €200 based on two people sharing a room on a bed and breakfast basis.