The B&B Porta Paradiso is located in the heart of messapian Ugento, where each corner evokes in the visitor suggestions of a legendary and mysterious past.
The area is very quiet and is also ideal for those looking for a refined, comfortable and convenient place. The hotel is welcoming and original and stands out for its vaulted ceilings.
The Bed & Breakfast is located near the coast of the enchanting Ionian Sea, here you’ll find equipped beaches and numerous entertainment. The coast, starts from nearby St. John’s Tower and ends in Lido Marini, here, your vacation will be far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
So, if you are looking for the perfect blend of relaxation and fun, you can only appreciate the amenities available in the area of our facility.
The project, started from the idea of 5 women, gathered in a cooperative. The structure that will house you, dates back to the late Middle Ages that was approaching to the Italian Renaissance, in fact, during the restructuring have been discovered the changing times right from the planning overlays and various construction techniques, which have led to the structure that we enjoy today. Ugento, by many scholars focused in historical research of this city, over the centuries, is called “treasure chest” of the oldest cultures and civilizations that have lived in Salento…
Around an old courtyard, the cozy embrace of 6 beautiful rooms in “Lecce’s stone”, will take you back into the atmosphere of the old Salentinian style. Everything as it was centuries ago, restored to perfection with taste and imagination, adding those comforts needed for the proper relaxation of your holiday in Salento. In a context typical of the land of sun, sea and wind, you will be enchanted by the greenery of the large garden …
The B&B Porta Paradiso lives in Ugento’s historic center which is one of the main messapic centers of the Salento, situated at the southern end of a greenhouse.
The hill was already occupied in the prehistoric era, but we have reliable evidence of a settlement only from the sixth century b.C., at which date back two of the most important discoveries: the Zeus bronze and the painted tomb located in Salentina street.
Around the IX century b.C., migration probably of Illyrian origin settled in the southern part of Apulia, merging with the local population, rise up the Messapic civilization, of which Ugento was one of the largest and most powerful urban centers.
It became a city-state with a mint and army, defended by massive walls. During this same period, and then in Roman times, Ugento came to have its own port of call on the Ionian Sea, in Torre San Giovanni.
During the Roman Empire, Ugento became part of Roma’s big expansionist idea, becoming an ally town hall. During the Punic Wars against Carthage, Ugento tried to oppose rising an alliance with Hannibal, in the vain hope of regaining the ancient autonomy.