The Fico d'India is a lovely house, restored in accordance to the Salento tradition. It's cool and friendly and from the roof terrace you can enjoy an amazing view over the roofs of Gagliano del capo (the so called Kashba) and the surrounding countryside. The sea is easy to reach: in 5 minutes drive you swim in the clear and rocky waters of the Adriatic sea; and in 15 minutes drive you can reach the long and sandy beaches of the Ionian coast.
This ancient Salento house has been refurbished in 2009 and is a small jewel in Gagliano's old town. Local artisans refurbished the house paying great attention to the choice of the materials and to the respect of local tradition.
Old shapes and colours meet contemporarity, in order to offer great comfort and pleasure.
The house comprises:
- ground floor (access from nice via Tasso): living room with "star-shaped" ceiling; floor with original mosaics and big fireplace; a sofa bed and a table for 6 people; kitchen with counter in "cocciopesto"; small bathroom with a shower; external stairs.
- first floor: wide and bright master bedroom with "star-shaped" ceiling and mosaics floor; double bed and extra single bed; wardrobes; big bathroom with bath tub and fire-place; external stairs.
- terrace floor /solarium: wide terrace ovelooking the old town; it comprises a canopy and a table for 8 people.
All the floors are in mosaics and "coocciopesto", the wooden windows have double glasses. There is air conditioning (hot/cold), electric heaters, dishwasher, washmachine, fitted wardrobes, TV, wifi internet; solar panels for the water heating; artesanal and exquisite furniture.
Interaction with guests
In summer time we will be happy to welcome you! in the other periods other people will take care of you
Other things to note
The closest access to the sea is the spectacular bay of the Ciolo (5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk). The nearest sandy beaches are Pescoluse and Torre Vado (15 minutes drive).
Gagliano del Capo is located 3 km away from Santa Maria di Leuca, 30 minutes drive from Otranto and Gallipoli and 45 minutes drive from Lecce.