History and structure
Charming historic residence in the heart of Salento, the Casino De Viti is an ancient noble hunting lodge, from Six hundred, expanded in later stages, in eighteenth century was added Monumental oil mill . Continuously belonging to the family of origin, it has recently been the subject of a skilful restoration that faithfully restored it to its complex majesty.
There are many characteristics that make it uniqueness and charm. Located in the heart of the Secret Salento, the Casino extends in the archaeological area of an ancient Village of the Messapian civilization, brought to light between the Park of the Warriors and the Byzantine Crypt of SS Stefani.
The dwelling develops into one architectural structure of over a thousand square meters, all surrounded by great park of ten thousand square meters. The monumental rooms are spectacular, like the sometimes high one of the ancient Frantoio, with the eight front niches and the circular excavation of the stone wheel; the charming adjoining room, sometimes lowered with successive arches, and the succession of ancient rooms with different characteristics.
- original furnishings belong to the world of Archaic Salento, infected byunderstated elegance of those who have preserved it over time.
Its history over time is interesting, when at the beginning ofnineteenth century the abode became the habitual residence of a mysterious character, Antonio De Viti Anguissola, revolutionary and fugitive, who came from the Neapolitan Revolution to escape the Bourbon police who persecuted him. Capo Carbonaro and anti-Bourbon he took refuge in his Casino where he was never found.
The State Archive of Lecce preserves all the correspondence of the Bourbon Intendency and the local clergy who were on his trail. It is interesting material for those who want to reconstruct a liberal and progressive environment, completely unknown, in a peripheral and conservative province, such as Salento. There is a publication on the character and history of the Casino de Viti, Antonio De Viti Anguissola a libertine in Salento, edited and introduced by Albarosa Macrì Tronci, 2016.
The park and the swimming pool
The park is spectacular for its extension and its characteristics, which extends between the green of the Mediterranean species and the remains of ancient stony ground. In the center it rises a centuries-old walnut , which with its shadow seems to embrace the entire complex of the structure, in continuity with the external environments and with the interiors of the dwelling.
In the background, in the most private part of the park, is the large P.iscina (12 × 6 m wide, 80 to 140 cm deep), almost naturally set in those spaces, participating in a solitary and silent nature, far from any prying eye.
Weddings and events
The monumental residence of Casino de Viti is the ideal location for a exclusive wedding in Puglia e in Salento. Its mysterious history, layered over time, offers particular emotions that combine the distant past with the thrill of a magical present. The internal environments are linked in circular continuity with the external ones, so the event develops in an itinerant way, in a succession of different spaces, all to be discovered. You can start with the aperitif in the spaces around the pool, with the large central tent, and move on to dinner in the monumental hall or in the adjacent one, suggestive and more intimate, to conclude with the musical moment of the dances in the majestic walnut area. These are some examples among the many possible.
The majesty of the various types of rooms allows the realization of all kinds of events for the most diverse occasions. parties and anniversaries, business lunches, private dinners, exhibition arrangements, meetings and conferences, festivals and concerts. While the elegance of the event is completed and enhanced in the refinement of the banqueting service.
Apartments and living rooms
The house has five apartments finished with quality and furnaces with every comfort. Each is independent, equipped with bathroom and cooking area, opening onto the swimming pool and the solarium of the park. Monumental in structure and elegant in furnishings, the apartments combine ancient elements originating from the house with modern components, creating a solution of sober refinement.
A chef is available for guests to serve dinners or organize parties.
You prefer to offer the entire villa exclusively, including the apartments and the residence complex, with the swimming pool and the park. In some periods the apartments can be booked individually.
° Entirely independent entrance
° Double or twin bed
° Double sofa bed
° Private bathroom with shower
° Hair dryer
° Equipped cooking area
° Hot and cold air conditioning
° Access for disabilities
° Laundry / ironing room with washing machine and iron
° Chef service
° Breakfast on request
° Large kitchen equipped for groups
° Equipped swimming pool operating all year round
° Kitchen equipped for groups, opening onto the pool area
° Service room to the kitchen with dishwasher
° Laundry / ironing room with washing machine and iron / ironing board
° High chair
° Internal parking
Furthermore, Casino de Viti offers its guests:
° Transport service with or without driver
° Guided tours for archaeological tours
° Support for boat trips
° Waiter service for additional cleaning
° Complete services for parties and banquets
° Baby Sitter