La Botte boutique studio

La Botte's amenities

  • Sleeps 2
  • Roof terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • Free wi-fi
  • Airco/heating
  • Access to laundry room

A boutique studio apartment for 2 people with vaulted bathroom, kitchenette for light cooking and large vaulted loft space that was once the stables of a vast 17th-century Convent in the baroque historic centre of Nardò. La Botte boutique studio is just 5 miles from the Ionian sea and a short hop from other historic towns, including Lecce, Galatina, Gallipoli, Maglie and Otranto.

The most distinguishing features of La Botte studio are the sturdy stone ‘volta a botte’ or barrel ceiling, the high star vaulted bathroom ceiling, and the arch shaped alcoves, which are all typical old construction techniques in this part of Italy. There is a large furnished private roof terrace for lounging, sunbathing, dining ‘al fresco’ or star gazing.

The property has been meticulously restored in 2016 without compromising the original features of the local architecture, using traditional materials to create a space with all modern comforts. The clean and minimalist decoration and furnishing are a perfect compliment to the classic elements of the property.

The studio has a kitchenette enabling you to prepare breakfast, snacks and light meals. Or if you prefer to eat out, there are numerous cafes, restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias within walking distance. We can advise you on where to shop for groceries, pick up a tasty sandwich, find the best ice-cream and pastries or savor some of the best food you’ll ever taste.

Description at a glance:

  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Open plan barrel ceiling studio space with:
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 kitchenette with dining bar and two stools
  • Seating alcove with two chairs
  • 1 vaulted bathroom
  • Private furnished terrace with cold water sink
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • Free wifi

The apartment features:

  • 1 vaulted gallery space (45 m2) with open plan kitchenette
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 double bed

1 studio space:

  • Entrance, 1 large bar table and 2 stools, full length mirror
  • Kitchenette with sink, 2-ring induction hob, table, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, toaster, espresso coffee machine, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and utensils
  • Dressing room area with 2 armchairs, clothes rail

1 double bed:

  • 1 queen sized double bed

1 bathroom:

  • 1 shower, 1 wash basin, 1 toilet and 1 bidet


  • Free wi-fi internet
  • Bluetooth compatible sound system


  • 45 sqm terraces with sink and cold water tap
  • Table and 2 chairs
  • 2 chaises longues
  • Arm chairs
  • Built in cushion covered wall benches

Thermal comforts:

  • Green options : solar-powered hot water and certified green electricity
  • Gas powered heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Internal window shutters and curtains

The building:

  • La Botte boutique studio is on the ground floor next door to La Corte courtyard house (sleeps 2 to 7), and once was the stables of a larger Convent on the Piazza, and is also next door the Agrumeto garden house (sleeps 2 to 4)
  • Restored in 2016


La Botte boutique studio is just 5 miles from the Ionian sea and a short car ride from other historic towns, including Lecce, Galatina, Gallipoli, Maglie and Otranto.

  • In the heart of Nardò’s old town, a minute’s walk from Piazza Salandra, the Baroque central square and the Nardò castle with its botanical garden
  • Close to local shops and within 400 metres of numerous supermarkets
  • Hospitals in Lecce, Galatina, Gallipoli and Copertino (max 16 miles) and A&E unit at the Nardò hospital
  • Access to fast road: 3 miles
  • Sandy beaches: 8 miles
  • Rocky coast: 5 miles (Parco di Porto Selvaggio)
  • Sandy town beaches with bars and restaurants: 5 miles (Santa Maria al Bagno and Santa Caterina
  • Lecce – 18 miles, Maglie – 20 miles, Gallipoli and Baia Verde beaches – 11miles, Otranto – 32 miles, Porto Cesareo – 11 miles, Santa Maria di Leuca – 41 miles, Taranto and Ostuni -60 miles, Matera – 108 miles, Punta Pizzo nature reserve beaches and pine forest – 14 miles