World-class culinary school
Luxury on a smaller scale
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check in/ late check out (subject to availability)
Castello di Ugento is Italy's newest castle hotel. This luxury hotel is a contemporary hideaway in Puglia where you're surrounded by history and magnificent ancient walls.
A luxury boutique hotel in its finest form (and so much more than a hotel), Castello di Ugento has just 9 beautifully designed rooms and suites which have been decorated with modern design pieces from Italian design houses Minotti, B&B Italia, Ceccotti and Cassina. Handmade Italian walnut armoires and antique pieces add a touch of vintage style and warmth and sit happily against the cool golden stone walls.
This extensive renovation project to restore the castle to its former glory began in 2013. Foundations of a Norman tower was unearthed, unseen for 900 years, along with Bronze Age archaeological finds and the circular tower dates back to the 13th-century. Not only was the castle itself restored but the stunning High Baroque frescoes from 1694, commissioned by Francesco and Nicola d'Amore, have been painstakingly brought back to life.
Castello di Ugento's restaurant Il Tempo Nuovo is foodie heaven. Chef Tommaso Sanguedolce heads up a passionate team who celebrate seasonal products and local traditions. His focus is on flavour and creating masterpieces from the best and often the simplest ingredients from the local markets.
Pick a spot in the paved courtyard, ancient stables or La Torre Scoperta whose glass floor reveals a Norman Tower that was unearthed in 2015 during the renovation.
For a special occasion why not book the Chef's Table in the 17th-century bakery, now a state-of-the-art open kitchen where you'll see Chef Tommaso and his team hard at work preparing the Menu del Giorno.
Via Castello 13, Ugento 73059, Italy
Ugento Archaeological Museum 2 minutes walk
Torre San Giovanni Harbour 3.9 miles
Lido Marini Beach 5.5 miles
Torre Suda 7 miles
Spiaggia di Pescoluse 8.2 miles
Vado Tower 9.2 miles
Punta Suina Beach 9.3 miles
We recommend you hire a car from the airport so you can explore during your stay at Castello di Ugento.
Brindisi airport - 1 hour 15 minutes
At Castello di Ugento, a guaranteed reservation assures you of a room even if you check-in late (after 20:00).
All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card, or a deposit equal to one night’s room rate plus tax and service received by the Castello di Ugento within 14 days of booking but no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Any reservation made 30 days or fewer prior to guest’s expected arrival must be guaranteed by a valid credit card, or the reservation will automatically be released.
Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 12:00
Early check-in: yes, subject to availability
Late check-out: yes, subject to availability
No pets allowed. Fee is $0
Each hotel specially selected for its unique charm
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
Please ask for details about our airport transfer service