Piazza San Giorgio

Melpignano, Lecce, Italy
EUR €580,000
For Sale
6 Beds
5 Baths
644 sqm


Portion of a building, partly renovated and partly to be completed, 20 minutes from the Salento seaside. It has a net saleable area of 644 sq.m. developed over 2 floors and includes 5 apartments (2 of which to be completed). It features living areas, 6 rooms and 5 bathrooms but other rooms and bathrooms can be added.

Geographic position
This property is located in Melpignano, also known as “Borgo della Taranta” (the village of the Taranta). It is also one of the nine municipalities where you can listen to people speak Griko, the dialect of Italiot Greek spoken in Salento (province of Lecce) and Calabria.
Melpignano is also included among Italy’s authentic villages. It is surrounded by olive groves and pastureland, and it’s also known for its quarries of Leccese stone.
Ballata del Sole is located in the centre of Melpignano, a few steps away from Palazzo Marchesale De Luca and the Mother Church.
We are in the heart of Salento, 26 km from Lecce and 21 km from Otranto, meaning a 20-minute drive. Gallipoli and Brindisi are 36 km and 67 km away, respectively. This means that they can be reached in about forty-five minutes.
The nearest airports are Brindisi (77 km, meaning less than one hour and fifteen minutes away) and Bari (195 km, meaning about 2 hours away).

Description of buildings
This property has a common entrance through the central patio. It has a net saleable area of about 644 sq.m developed over two floors, besides a small cellar, a large terrace and outdoor spaces.

Part of this property has an entrance on the right-hand side of the impressive atrium of a historical building and develops entirely on the ground floor.
Here you find the first apartment, which consists of:

Apartment 1 - renovated
- a hall
- a living/dining room
- a bathroom serving the living area
- a kitchen
- additional dining area
- two bedrooms
- an additional bathroom.
The kitchen gives access to a private outdoor area.

The entrance opens up to a beautiful patio shared with the rear portion of the historical building. This portion of the property develops over two floors and is divided into three apartments on the ground floor. The first floor is to be completed and can be divided based on the owner’s requirements.
These three apartments consist of:

Apartment 2 - renovated
- a living room with a kitchenette
- a living room
- a bathroom
- two bedrooms.
Portion of an exclusive garden.

Apartment 3 - renovated
- a living room with a kitchenette
- a study
- a bedroom
- a bathroom.
Portion of an exclusive garden.

Apartment 4 - to be completed
- a large room with a vaulted ceiling, to be used as a living room/bedroom
- a kitchen
- a bathroom.
An internal staircase connects this floor to the first one.
Portion of an exclusive garden.

Apartment 5 (First floor) - to be completed.
Large apartment that can be divided based on the owner’s requirements. It features beautiful vaulted ceilings.
It can be accessed through the internal staircase from apartment 4 and from the outside.
This apartment includes a beautiful panoramic terrace.

The indicated surface is the net saleable area.
The net saleable area is equal to the walkable area (including the internal partitions), increased by 10% due to the incidence of the load-bearing walls.

The surface occupied by the staircase is calculated once.

State and finishing
This property is partly renovated and immediately habitable, and partly to be completed.
It has maintained some characteristics of the ancient building, such as the beautiful star vaults and the original flooring in some rooms.
The part to be completed can be divided and finished based on the owner’s requirements.

External areas
The rear portion of Ballata del Sole features a wonderful terrace overlooking the Palazzo Marchesale and the Mother Church.
Moreover, apartment 1 has a small private courtyard, whereas apartments 2, 3 and 4 have access to an outdoor area (about 40 sq.m each).

Use and potential uses
Ballata del Sole has an excellent position since it’s located in the historical centre of one of the most authentic villages in Salento, 20 minutes away from the beautiful beaches.
Thanks to this strategic position, you can use one apartment as your residence and transform the remaining ones into an accommodation business.



Courtyard, Garden.

General Features

Fireplace, Private.

Exterior Features

Outdoor Living Space, Terrace.


Garden View, Street.


Historic, In-City.

Additional Resources


General Disclaimer

To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, this web site and the materials are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. LuxuryRealEstate.com expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether expressed, implied, or statutory including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We do not warrant that this web site or the materials are completely error free, will operate without interruption, are compatible with all equipment and software configurations, free of viruses, errors, or other harmful components, or will otherwise meet your needs.