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Only 3 km away from sea pearl Castro, the design B&B la Tana del Riccio is a most charming star vaulted ceiling Guest House in Salento, a boutique vacation home with only 4 indepentent Suites (up to 10 sleeps) ideal for couples as well as groups of friends looking for a friendly and elegant atmosphere.

The Inn is characterized by its 15th century architecture, star and by a spectacular skylight that brings the sky into the heart of the house. Everyone can benefit from the common spaces; first of all, the Atrium serves as the kitchen and great room in which everyone will use during their stay, separated by large windows from the “Zen” Garden.

An open air garden accented by lemon and orange trees, serves as a natural extension of the atrium, with comfortable tables and stone benches. The Terraces provide a view that presents the true character of the village. Separate areas are set for sunbathing, shower, relaxing, lounging and dining with the convenient summer kitchen (BBQ).

It’s located in a small hidden 15th century borough in Vaste di Poggiardo, a very small town which was founded in the bronze age that exemplifies the past life traditions of an Italy of the 60´s. and The Tana del Riccio enjoys a strategic location that provides close access to the main road which allows you to be less that a half hour from Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, and Santa Maria di Leuca. Our guests enjoy discounts (10-20%) and preferred services with selected local restaurants and beach rentals for umbrellas and access to the beach.

In every Suite you’ll also find a “Memo“, a “reminder” of all useful info, and a copy of the “Hedgehog Guide” to help you around. We offer our guests some hotel like services, such as linen changes (once a week), towels (twice a week), and daily cleaning. In order to limit your luggage weight, we provide a set ofbeach towels, a cooler and a bag. Hair dryer is available in each suite.

Gay friendly. Italian Breakfast, Wi-Fi, TV, BBQ, daily cleaning.

Minimum stay: 3 nights.


All Suites have WI-FI, air conditioning, heating, TV, small refrigerator, safe, queen size bed (160x200cm), towels-cooler and a bag for the beach. The bathrooms are spacious, with large shower and hair dryer.
Each suite is independent and characterized by unique architectural and design elements that make it special and different from the others.

The TRAVELERS’ Suite is ideal for families with children, this Suite has an area of approximately 45 square meters, a very high vaulted ceiling that allows a loft connected by a brick staircase built using the local technique. 2-4 sleeps.
On the main floor there is a spacious bathroom and a living room with a comfortable queen size sofa bed. A queen size bed is located in the loft along with a TV and a reading area.

The STAR Suite, the most “romantic” of the B&B, is located in the upper level from the atrium, this Grand Suite of 40 sq.m. has a main room with a breathtaking 5 meter vaulted ceiling, that provides the name to the suite. 2 sleeps.

The HEDGEHOG’s Suite is a 45 sq. meter independent deluxe small apartment for two, located in the lower level from the atrium, with a private entry door from the street on the opposite end of the Inn. It consists of a large vaulted room with a queen size bed, dining table and sitting area with two armchairs, walk in closet, small vaulted room with a kitchen and the private entry, and spacious bathroom.

The ORANGE Suite is on the terraces area and is isolated from the atrium area, this 20 sq. meter Suite is decorated in tones of Mediterranean orange and beautiful orange ceramic tile.
It is furnished with a queen size bed, desk, walk in closet, spacious bathroom, screened door and window and an outdoor lounge area, along with a spectacular view of the Church and Bell Tower from its window. A few design forniture pieces -as the central “spider” light- are dated ’50s. 2 sleeps.

Check in times

Check-in: 12 am

Check-out: 10 am

Driving directions

Direction to get to Vaste (Poggiardo), 3 km inland from CASTRO:

From Rome/Florence, take A1/E45 south and exit onto A30 toward Salerno/Reggio C./Avellino/Bari (right after Caserta), and continue straight onto E55, keeping to the right at the fork.

Follow signs for Bari Centro/Brindisi/Lecce and merge onto SS16. Continue straight on.

Take exit “Tangenziale Ovest” toward Gallipoli/Galatina and exit at 11B-Maglie toward S.M.Leuca, back to SS16 for about 20 km, until sign for Maglie.

When the guardrail in the middle ends, keep the right as the exit for Poggiardo, Castro, “S.Cesarea T” is right after an underpass, visible only at the very last moment.

Continue onto SS275, following the directions to “Poggiardo /S. Cesarea T.”

Turn left when at a T intersection with a traffic light and facing a red house on the left.

This is Vaste. Turn right at the first traffic light and after 200 m you will be in the main square. Turn left, with the church (to the right), turn right at the end and park.

Walk to the right, into a small square. Ring at #26. You have arrived!


Brindisi (Alitalia, RyanAir, and others): about 1h

Bari (Alitalia, RyanAir, and others): about 2h

Policies & disclaimers

BOOKINGS: We consider valid only bookings followed by payment of a holding deposit, equal to 30% of the total cost of the stay.

Cancellation of bookings, late arrivals and early departures are never gladly welcomed, by either party.

Before 1 month of arrival: A full refund will be given for cancellations made before 1 month of the confirmed arrival date.

Within 30 days to 14 days of arrival: In such circumstances, we have no choice but to retain the holding deposit paid in case of cancellation up to 14 days prior to the date of arrival.

Within 14 days of arrival: For cancellations within 14 days and in the case of delayed arrival or early departure, the cost of the entire stay booked will be debited.

With the payment of the holding deposit, the general terms and conditions, and in particular, the terms of cancellation are considered to be understood and legally wholly accepted.

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