This was our second stay at Villa Rosa. The villa is located close to towns, both big and small, and restaurants that are either a short walk or a short drive away. We found an excellent pizzeria in Torchiarolo- Nonna Lisa’s.
We have high standards when it comes to self catering accommodation and can honestly say that Villa Rosa lived up to and beyond our expectations. The house is well maintained and kitted out with all the amentities you could possibly want. The Welcome Basket is very welcome indeed and a very thoughtful gesture on behalf of the owners Bob and Debbie. Both Bob and Debbie are on hand if you need anything at all and are very obliging.
The pool is very inviting and a fun way to spend afternoons. The pool toys and swimming aids are handy if you have children who enjoy a splash about.
The gardens, both in the front and back of the property, provide a wonderful oasis. We enjoyed leisurely breakfasts sitting in between tangerine and lemon trees while butterflies fluttered by.
Some beautiful towns e.g. Otranto and Ostuni are about an hour and thirty minutes drive away. The university town of Lecce, about 30 minutes away, boasts beautiful baroque architecture. The Byzantine church in Otranto is a must see.
We enjoyed interacting with some very friendly locals and brushed up on our Italian. We enjoyed staying in the Villa and Casalabate so much that we are already planning our next trip.
This Villa cannot be recommended enough and we are so pleased to have found such a lovely place to enjoy our trips to Italy.Sharan : July-2010