Tre Bacili

  • Location: Town / Village
    Ficò beach: 7 km (13 mins by car)
    Beautiful seaside town of Otranto: 25 km (25 mins by car)
    Beautiful seaside town of Gallipoli: 41 km (45 mins by car)
    Baroque town of Lecce: 45 km (40 mins by car)
  • Brindisi Airport (BDS): 95 km (1h 10 mins by car)
    Bari Airport (BRI): 213 km (2hs 30 mins by car)'
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Tre Bacili

What is the story behind Tre Bacili, what was your inspiration to create it?

I live in Milan but come from an aristocratic family, Bacile di Castiglione, that was once of high value in the village of Spongano. So I wanted to do something that would give me satisfaction and create employment in the area. My parents didn’t own anything in the village, so I decided to buy three houses, built in the late 18th and 19th century, and transform them into a boutique property. 

I wanted to create something completely different from other properties in the area, most of which feature a typical Salento style. But as managing hotels is not my background, I didn’t have the skills or knowledge. So I hired a consultant who runs several properties and has managed important hotels in the past. 

I wanted to restore the houses’ architectural details and add in all of the comforts and technology that we could, such as underfloor heating and security cameras. We designed the mansion with environmental sustainability in mind, so there are no single-use plastics (guests receive a refillable steel water bottle when they arrive) and we collaborate with a toiletries company that uses local olive oil. 

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Tre Bacili?

Everything speaks of an old mansion. Many people say that it’s far from home but it feels like home. The property surrounds the oldest church in the village and is very private. You can stay within Tre Bacili all day and enjoy complete quiet. While we offer some hotel services, we are not a hotel and most guests say that it feels like they are staying in a family house. 

Most of the rooms feature high ceilings and are very simple in their design, with not a lot of things on the walls or the tables. That being said, we do have artwork in all of the rooms and in the common areas, as well as a mural about the seasons in Salento. I also commissioned the artist to paint the interior of the swimming pool black with Greek-inspired drawings and tiles. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a small garden with 3 lemon trees and 5 fragrant white wisteria.

Tre Bacili
Pool area
Pool area
Pool area
Pool area
Breakfast area
Breakfast area
Bistrot
Roof terrace and view
Courtyard and pool
Courtyard
Courtyard
Barone (Suite)
Barone (Suite)
Barone (Suite)
Monsignore (Deluxe)
Monsignore (Deluxe)
Monsignore (Deluxe)
Vicario (Superior)
Vicario (Superior)
Vicario (Superior)
Presidente (Superior)
Presidente (Superior)
Cavaliere (Standard)
Notaio (Standard)
Cavaliere (Standard)
Cavaliere (Standard)
Local coast

Tre Bacili rooms & rates

You enter through a passage on the right-hand side of the church, with the pool, kitchen and breakfast area in the middle. On the left-hand side are two of the bedrooms, with three on the other. In front of the lemon tree garden, there is a room that has been designed for guests with limited mobility. It is exactly the same as the other rooms, in terms of its style and amenities, but it is wheelchair accessible. Throughout the property are several terraces overlooking the church and the neighbouring park. 

Tre Bacili designed the mansion without ever losing sight of the impact on the environment!

Solar thermal panels are used for heating water, air conditioning is achieved by radiant floor systems, and indoor and outdoor lighting is with LED lamps only. Treated drinking water, regular or sparkling, is offered to guests in thermal steel water bottles. Refillable ceramic dispensers with locally produced cosmetics and slippers in vegetable fibers are available in each room. All of this is to reduce the use of plastic packaging and/or disposable products.

  • Notaio & Cavaliere—Standard for 2 people / 26 m²
    340 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    The standard rooms are located in the most recent part of the mansion and overlook the internal courtyard. They have been made with ancient materials and contemporary technology.


    The architectural and stylistic choices place it at the beginning of the 900s, with furniture using traditional fabrics and materials, a double bed with a triple hygienic sheet, handmade seamless floors, and soundproof glass doors.

    Amazing open shower with fixed rain showerhead and a practical hand shower.

    Guests of the Standard rooms have a large terrace at their disposal, with a 360° view of the village.

    FEATURES
    - Outdoor space
    - Bed 180 x 200com
    - Double-height pillows
    - Minibar
    - Tea/coffee set/kettle
    - Wi-Fi
    - Smart TV
    - Soundbar
    - Safe deposit box
    - Parlour
    - Pool access
    - Breakfast included

  • Vicario & Presidente—Superior for 2 people / 28 m²
    381 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    The Superior rooms are located in the oldest part of the mansion.

    Beautiful rooms with a star vault at 5 meters with double windows. Equipped with a contemporary bathroom from which you can see the sky through the electric ceiling window of the large shower. The large double bed is made up with a triple hygienic sheet.

    The soundproof windows guarantee silence and tranquility and the autonomous thermoregulation allows you to choose your own level of comfort.

    FEATURES
    - Outdoor space
    - Bed 200 x 210com
    - Double-height pillows
    - Minibar
    - Tea/coffee set/kettle
    - Wi-Fi
    - Smart TV
    - Soundbar
    - Safe deposit box
    - Parlour
    - Pool access
    - Breakfast included

  • Monsignore—Deluxe for 2 people / 31 m²
    426 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    The Deluxe room has been designed considering the needs of people with motor disabilities.

    Very large, barrel vault of over 4 meters, large niches and arches carved into the walls of almost 1-metre thickness. An old and characteristic fireplace, but above all a courtyard with a fragrant private garden and an outdoor shower. The room includes two comfortable armchairs, a coffee table, a large double bed with a triple hygienic sheet, hand-polished cocciopesto floors, shower with a fixed rain showerhead and a practical hand shower, and soundproof glass doors.

    FEATURES
    - Outdoor space
    - Bed 200 x 210com
    - Double-height pillows
    - Minibar
    - Tea/coffee set/kettle
    - Wi-Fi
    - Smart TV
    - Soundbar
    - Safe deposit box
    - Parlour
    - Pool access
    - Breakfast included

  • Barone—Suite for 2 people / 41 m²
    478 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    The Suite has two separate rooms and a bathroom, plus an outdoor room.

    The large star vaults of 5 meters make the living room and bedroom very special, as does the barrel vault in the bathroom. The Suite includes a comfortable and contemporary sofa, a large double bed with a triple hygienic sheet, hand-polished cocciopesto floors, a bathtub and shower with fixed rain showerhead and a practical hand shower, and soundproof glass doors.

    FEATURES
    - Outdoor space
    - Bed 200 x 210com
    - Double-height pillows
    - Minibar
    - Tea/coffee set/kettle
    - Wi-Fi
    - Smart TV
    - Soundbar
    - Safe deposit box
    - Parlour
    - Pool access
    - Breakfast included

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast and daily cleaning of the room. Change of towels is provided every 2 days (between 01-06 and 30-09) and every 4 days (between 01-10 and 31-05). Change of sheets is provided every 4 days of stay.
Optional extras
Available on request: Private parking (EUR 16 per night), transfers, taxi service, excursions and guided tours, boat rental, massages and yoga classes.
Children & Extra beds
Tre Bacili is an adults-only residence.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 16:30
Check out time
before 11:30
Closed November to March

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Courtyard
  • Room service
  • Not suitable for children
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer

Breakfast is included in the rates and our staff is available in the morning and again in the evening to help with recommendations and reservations. Tre Bacili can assist with bookings at the lido and nearby restaurants, as well as arrange private transfers, olive oil or wine tasting and guided bicycle excursions. 

The swimming pool is 3x8 metres and has a reverse swimming mechanism, as well as deckchairs and sun beds where you can relax.

Tre Bacili also has a physiotherapist who offers massages (this needs to be booked in advance) and onsite parking is available.

Guests receive their booking confirmation, which includes information about the additional services so they can plan ahead. 

Things to do in Puglia & Spongano

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Cycling
  • Boat trips

Otranto is around 30 minutes away while both Lecce and Gallipoli are slightly further, so you can easily spend a week and do something different each day. The closest beach is at Castro, which is 7 kilometres away. Around the same distance is a lido with umbrellas and sun loungers that can be reserved online at our website. 

Our seaside is mostly pebbly, with only a handful of sandy beaches, and there are some fantastic caves where you can bathe. I would recommend renting a boat in Castro and going north to Otranto or south to Santa Maria de Leuca. 

Some of our suggestions are:

On boat

  • You will find amazing sceneries: enchanting bays, paradisiacal coves, wonderful sea caves, coastal towers, majestic cliffs, wild nature and crystal clear sea, contrasts of colors and landscapes, unique and magical views.

By bike

  • Trust us: we have the same passion for two wheels! You will ride for kilometers between labyrinthine stone walls, rural architecture, historic centers and the countryside.

The wineries

  • For you wine tourists or lovers of good drinking (and not only), tastings that tell the taste and history of great native vines to be discovered in one of the oldest winery in Salento.

The oil

  • Oil is memory. The scents perceived in the extra virgin olive oil evoke vegetal, floral, herbaceous, fruity, spicy or balsamic organoleptic sensations.

The location of Tre Bacili

Tre Bacili is located in the village of Spongano, which is in the middle of the southern part of Salento. I chose to create a project here instead of on the coast not only because of my family ties to the village, but also because Spongano is inhabited for 12 months of the year. On the coastline, usually, there are people from July to September. In Spongano there’s a supermarket, a pharmacy, a doctor, a gym — everything you need throughout the year. 

Within 5 minutes’ drive, you’ll find 6 or 7 good restaurants or you can drive 40 minutes to Lecce and dine at Michelin-star restaurants.

When is the best time to visit Puglia?

Salento is wonderful to visit all year round, with the exception of the coldest months such as February and March. The weather is good from April to November and nature gives its best between May, July and in September. For those who love bicycles or motorbikes, the climate is ideal in April and October.