Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Converted 19th-Century palace
Near the Beach
Only when you book with Chic
Tucked away up a little road on the island home to Gallipoli's old town, Palazzo Mosco Inn is somewhat of a hidden gem. Set in a converted 19th-century palace just a short walk from the island’s sights, this little boutique hotel is well placed to explore.
There is a lovely rooftop terrace with wonderful views out over the sea – perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a lazy afternoon in the sun. The staff here are fantastic – full of great local advice and unfailingly charming.
It's worth noting that there are a fair few stairs and no lift, so the hotel is probably not suited to those less mobile. The hotel is open seasonally from around mid-April to mid-October each year.
A good breakfast is served – out on a lovely terrace in fair weather.
There is no restaurant on site but plenty of great options nearby which the lovely staff will be happy to point you in the direction of.
Due to the age of the building, each of the 10 rooms offers something slightly different but all are well laid out (some split over two levels), elegantly furnished and the pricier include stunning original features like stone vaulted ceilings, frescos and mosaics.
Some rooms overlook the island’s narrow streets whereas others the inner courtyard but most are surprisingly quiet, considering the central location.
Palazzo Mosco Inn is set on the island of Gallipoli's old town, just a few minutes' walk from the area's lovely churches, shops and restaurants.
In terms of beaches, there is the sweet Spiaggia della Purità just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, on the island itself, or there are some great options to the north and south of Gallipoli including Rivabella (10-minute drive north) and Samsara (15-minute drive south).
Places of Interest
In Gallipoli Historic Center
Diocesan Museum of Gallipoli - 2 - minute walk
Gallipoli Castle - 2 - minute walk
Frantoio Ipogeo - 3 - minute walk
Purita Beach - 4 - minute walk
Gallipoli Port - 5 - minute walk
Gallipoli Greek Fountain - 6 - minute walk
Church of St Francis of Assisi - 6 - minute walk