The Palazzo

The 16th century palazzo has been inhabited by the Bacile di Castiglione family for nearly five centuries. Originally it was a castle which at a later date was transformed into a habitation.

The old fortifications, of medieval origins, were incorporated into the palazzo and it became a residential home by the beginning of the 17th century.

A second floor was built in the second half of the 19th century by Baron Filippo Bacile di Castiglione who needed to accommodate his 14 children.

Filippo later constructed the local railway line which today still connects Spongano with Lecce.

Until 1999 the palazzo was inhabited by Baron Fabio Bacile di Castiglione, the son of Giovanni, one of Filippo's 14 children.

Now Fabio's 6 children live at Spongano mainly during the summer months and his eldest grandson lives there, with his family, all year round.

I have been organizing informal cookery weeks for groups at Palazzo Bacile for 8 years. The Salento area and Palazzo Bacile enable me to offer a diverse week combining fascinating cultural activities, exceptional Pugliese food and wine, interesting markets and specialist food shops."

Frances Fedden - Kudu Travel Ltd

 

Sarah & Alessandro Bacile di Castiglione

via P.E. Stasi 2/28b,
73038 Spongano (LE),
Lecce,
Italy