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Salento Style for true connoisseurs

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Where wellness becomes a holiday

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Regenerating places

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Cycling, venturing out for a healthy stroll

WELCOME TO
Le Sei Conche Relais & SPA

Travelling to the South

A small square, an 18th century church, a palace with a finely decorated balustrade and, just a few meters away, a 19th century mansion with stable, barn and cellar carved out of the rock.
Welcome to Gemini, 60km from Lecce, in the most authentic part of Salento, an area waiting to be discovered. Guests of the Relais & SPA Le Sei Conche, a house that has maintained its original charm. The small village of Byzantine origin rises where two ancient roads meet: one connects the village to Ugento, the important Messapian town of which it is a hamlet; the other leads to the Ionian coast, with its golden beaches and crystal clear sea.

Here begins the journey into the hinterland behind Lecce, between sea and countryside, history and myth, flavours and scents.
To live at a leisurely pace, to gradually savour the experience.

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Le Sei Conche AN ANCIENT HISTORY

A home from other times, quiet and peaceful in Gemini, just outside Ugento. A small street, via Chiesa, which leads to square Regina Elena, surrounded by the town's symbolic monuments: the menhir, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, next to the bishop's palace and Palazzo Macrì, once owned by the Gigli family, dating back to the 16th century, with a beautiful 18th century portal, surmounted by a finely decorated balustrade. A history starting centuries ago is in the air: from Byzantine fortification to Roman occupation, from the period of maximum development in the 16th century, when it became a refuge for bishops fleeing from Ugento which was being assaulted by the Turks, to the 18th century, when the Church of St. Francis was built.

Le Sei Conche is perfect for those who love history, ancient stones and the flavour of the past. Over 200 years old, it is one of the few houses in the village that has not been altered since its construction. There are clear traces of its origin, with plaques and inscriptions engraved on the imposing walls: the old stable and the barn date back to the beginning of the 19th century, the house itself to 1881 and the vaulted ceiling on the terrace to the beginning of the 20th century. The old farmhouse on three levels - consisting of four rooms with traditional Salento vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, alcoves, stable, barn and cellar - has been restored by the Engineering and Architecture Studio Patrizia D'Ambrosio and Luca Piro, who respected the original materials and techniques, the historical-environmental landscape and the local culture.

The typical Salento architecture, has remained, but its size and proportions have been remodelled, reinterpreted in a contemporary fashion: a simple, essential style that maintains tradition, but reinvents it using original objects and furnishings. The name was inspired by the basement, entirely excavated from the rock, which was once used to store food, bottle wine and keep olive oil: along one of the walls there are six hollow alcoves, where the "capase" (characteristic terracotta amphorae) containing food supplies or wine barrels, were placed. Hence the idea of calling Le Sei Conche.

ROOMS & SUITES Salento Style for true connoisseurs

At Le Sei Conche the rooms, whose names are inspired by their architectural features, are arranged on several levels, of different sizes and either overlooking the inner courtyard or out toward the various panoramic terraces - a successful mix of refined elegance, comfort and authenticity. A local craftsman recovered the original doors and front door, the old fixtures, pickled the early 20th century furniture to give it a more contemporary look and transformed the shutters from old windows into small cabinets. White walls, doors and windows made of white wood or painted in light grey, a "pastellone" floor in lime, star or barrel vaulting, wooden or wrought iron beds, with or without a canopy, and original bathrooms with king sized showers. All realised in minimalist style and characterised by natural colours. The furnishings allow the area to speak for itself, such as the traditional lighting, the alcoves with terracotta lamps, the chests of drawers, the stools and bedside tables in natural wood, the wardrobes and headboards made from old doors, the picture frames in recycled wood and bed linen in natural cotton.

There are three rooms, standard (16 m² for 2 people) and superior (20 m² for 2 people or 22 m² for 3 people), and three spacious and elegant suites, all equipped with a Smart 50-inch TV, coffee machine and bathrobes, as well as bath towels. A very spacious 35 m² room, which can accommodate up to three people, has a bathroom made from a former barn and a stone tub with a cervical waterfall, as well as two SPA Suites with direct access to the Private SPA Le Sei Conche, using an internal staircase.

Standard Room

16 2max
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Superior Room

22 3max

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40 3max
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Where wellness becomes a holidayPRIVATE SPA

Here you can relax just a short distance from the sea. A few km from the Lido Pineta beach, the blue of the Ionian Sea and the Regional Natural Coastal Park of Ugento. The Private SPA Le Sei Conche is a place where everything takes place at a leisurely pace, with muted sounds and a relaxing atmosphere. Simply turn off your mobile phone and concentrate on your own wellbeing, removing the signs of tiredness from your face and relieving your body of everyday tensions.

In the underground cellar of the old house everything is designed to help regain your energy and vitality. Starting with the use of natural and eco-compatible materials, such as lime and clay, stone and wood, making you feel comfortable and snug, cool in summer and warm in winter.

The Private SPA Le Sei Conche is the perfect place for a complete "remise en forme" for mind, body and soul. Soft light with tiny candles, relaxing music and the sound of flowing water. So the journey begins, just leave the stress behind and slowly abandon yourself to pleasure.

WELLNESS SESSION Anti-aging formula

Once through the door, you start with a shower before entering the Finnish bio sauna, ideal for eliminating toxins. After an emotional shower, choosing between rain or waterfall, it’s the turn of the cold water bucket with chromotherapy, a hot stone session followed by the heated relaxation pool with hydromassage stations. Take a sip from a glass of aromatic water or herbal tea and then lie down on a chaise longue or continue with one of the treatments or massage on offer, from a sea salt scrub to a decontracting or "aromasense" massage.

Cost of wellness session: € 55 per person (for 2 people only); duration: 90 minutes.
In the Private SPA flip-flops and bathrobe are included in the price of the session, as well as a courtesy kit and hairdryer for the shower before leaving.
In our Private SPA there are showers and changing rooms for your comfort.
The SPA must be booked beforehand by e-mail, at

info@leseiconche.it

or

by calling the mobile number +39 393 8190987 or reception +39 0833 608802.

TREATMENTS A completely relaxing break

Head & back for Man Duration 30 min
Specific massage for men, focusing on head, shoulders and neck.
49€
Head & face for Lady Duration 30 min
Specific massage for women, focusing on head, face and neckline.
49€
Relaxing massage Duration 45 min
A relaxing and calming massage, performed on the whole body, with slow movements to remove stress and muscle tension. The massage works on the joints, muscles, lymphatic system and energy, reactivating circulation and producing a pleasantly relaxed state.
65€
Drainage Duration 45 min
Classic massage that acts through a series of very slow and delicate rhythmic movements to promote the reactivation of the lymphatic system and eliminate toxins from the tissues. Reactivates and improves the natural removal of liquids. The massage has a detox effect, also indicated for pregnant women (from 4 months onwards and following a doctor's approval)
65€
Decontracting Duration 45 min
A total body massage that, thanks to decisive strategic movements, relieves tensions and contractions throughout the body, helping to restore correct posture, providing a pleasant feeling of wellbeing.
75€
Aromasense Duration 1 h
For the sensory awakening of body and soul, let yourself be carried away by the scent of essential oils from the Mediterranean and the pleasant sensations of a deep massage, combining decontracting and relaxing movements to achieve a state of harmony and inner wellbeing.
89€
Mediterranean Harmony Duration 1,15 h
A ritual created to infuse balance and wellbeing through fragrant Mediterranean oils. It begins with exfoliation using a sea salt scrub, lemon and basil oils enriched with refined butters to promote oxygenation, leaving the skin silky, which is then followed by a relaxing massage with a blend of essential oils, chosen through a sensory journey during the session.
100€
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Breakfast FLAVOURS OF THE PAST

Wake up to the delicious aroma of coffee and pastries. No need to rush, with a “good morning” designed to give you energy and vitality. From the sweet and savoury breakfast with cakes and tarts, oven biscuits and traditional sweet pastries, bread and jam, "friselline" topped with extra virgin olive oil and cherry tomatoes, farmhouse cheeses and fresh fruit.

From the lobby, a staircase leads to the basement, where a cosy open space opens into the former cellar carved from the rock. Warm in winter and cool in summer, intimate and cosy, with barrel vaulting, a living area with sofa and TV, kitchen corner, shelves where the buffet is set out and tables.
This is a place where you can also relax with a tea or an aperitif prepared with the tasty products of Salento.
Otherwise, you can opt for the inner courtyard and panoramic terraces, perhaps at sunset.

En plein air REGENERATING PLACES

Swimming pool

In an enchanting setting, in the original garden of the bishop's palace, there is a beautiful swimming pool protected on three sides by whitewashed walls, with climbing hedges and aromatic herb flowerbeds. Surrounded by floors made from Pietra di Soleto, chaise longues and parasols. It is ideal for cooling off or sunbathing.

Courtyard and terraces

Beyond the front door there is a large courtyard with a pergola, an old cistern and iron tables and chairs overlooking the pool, through two arches. This is a peaceful corner surrounded by green, where you can relax, have an aperitif, converse or simply lounge about.

The terraces on several levels are equipped with parasols, tables, sofas and flower vases, offering a panoramic view over the rooftops of the village: an excellent solarium during the day and a place where you can take refuge at sunset to read a book, listen to music, have a drink and relax.

The typical Salento light shines on the courtyard and terraces, changing during the course of the day, from dawn to dusk: it is reflected on the lime walls and the "chianche" of the courtyard and terraces; it brings out the colours of the geraniums and flowers enriching the outdoor spaces. The light can be blinding or enveloping, but always exciting.

Cycling, venturing out for a healthy stroll

For those who love walks in the open air and excursions in the countryside to discover caves, churches and farms along panoramic paved or dirt roads assisted bicycles are available for our guests. You will be immersed in Mediterranean vegetation between dry-stone walls and pajarus (traditional houses) of the Serre di Ugento.

In a few minutes you can reach the historic centre of the ancient Messapian town and visit places of great interest, such as the New Archaeological Museum in the former Franciscan Convent of Ugento with Messapian exhibits or the crypt of the Crucifix, a 12th century rupestrian church painted with frescoes.

Alternatively, you can reach the sea by crossing the pinewood, walking along the paths by the canals and surrounding the wetland basins, part of the Regional Natural Coastal Park of Ugento to go birdwatching and then have a swim in the blue Ionian Sea, lulled by the sea breeze. The sea caresses the sand dunes, the centuries-old pines provide shade, the cicadas sing relentlessly and at sunset the sun goes down into the water, colouring the sky with orange: this is the magic of the most beautiful part of Salento.

Sea for all

Our guests can use the parasols and sunbeds at the Lido Pineta, the eco-friendly bathing establishment 5 km from Gemini, which also promotes wellness on the beach. Mediterranean scrub, centuries-old pines, dunes covered with sea lilies, kilometres of sand and turquoise water. A healthy lifestyle also at the table with well-balanced dishes, high quality raw ingredients and attention to seasoning in the à la carte restaurant and self-service cafeteria bar. Sports, with beach volleyball and table tennis, open air playground in a green area, mountain bikes for hire, pine forest equipped with picnic tables and relaxation on the beach. And the opportunity to participate in Esplorando: free guided excursions, from June to August, between sea, basins and vineries.

OTHER SERVICES

Smart TV and free Wi-Fi

We provide our guests with unlimited free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV in Standard and Superior rooms, a 50-inch Smart TV in the Suites and living area.

Transfer service

On request we can organise and provide a transfer service to and from Brindisi and Bari airports or train stations.

Excursions

We collaborate with local agencies to offer the best guided excursions in Salento: cultural, gastronomic or naturalistic excursions are available.

LIVE YOUR HOLIDAY Some ideas on how to spend a wonderful holiday at Le Sei Conche and in the Salento area.

If you love the sea

Kitesurfing, scuba diving, boat rides, cave visits. From Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli, along the Ionian coast of Salento, there are many experiences for sea lovers on offer. We recommend a visit by boat to the Ionian Sea karstic caves, from San Gregorio to Santa Maria di Leuca, such as Grotta delle Tre Porte and Grotta del Drago, and beyond the white lighthouse dating back to 1864, you can continue to the Mannute caves on the Adriatic. The old town of Gallipoli can be circumnavigated by boat or sailing ship.

If you are passionate about art

The Messapian town of Ugento, the old town, the cathedral, the castle, via Salentina, between the Church of the Santi Medici and the chapel of the Madonna della Luce covered with lights at the end of September for the celebrations of Saints Cosimo and Damiano, with a procession and band concert in Piazza S. Vincenzo. A visit to the New Archaeological Museum, in the former Franciscan Convent, where the stone blocks of the Tomb of the Athlete can be found in the cloister. Then, with a single ticket you can also visit the Adolfo Colosso Collection in via Messapica 28 and the Crypt of the Crucifix, outside Ugento: a small rupestrian church with walls and ceiling covered with frescoes dating back to the 13th and 17th centuries (www.sistemamusealeugento.it). In nearby Casarano, the Church of Santa Maria della Croce in Casaranello is a treasure chest of art with early Christian mosaics and Byzantine and Gothic frescoes. And then there are two of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Specchia and Presicce, full of palaces, houses with courtyards and underground oil mills.

New Archaeological Museum

If you enjoy good food

Go in search of gastronomic goodies and sample traditional dishes, perhaps during the many summer festivals or in the local trattorias: there is the scapece gallipolina or Quatàra, a fish soup from Porto Cesareo, the pitta di patate or aubergine parmigiana, the durum wheat or barley frisa, seasoned with cherry tomatoes, oil, salt and oregano or pittule, sea urchins and raw seafood. These are some of the recipes that must be tried: the Fava e cicorie, made with mashed white broad beans cooked in pignata and wild chicory, the Ciciri e tria with chickpeas and strips of fried pasta and the octopus in pignata. And if you enjoy food, try the cream pie or the fruttone with almond paste covered in chocolate.

Sea urchins and raw seafood

For committed sports lovers

Hiking along the seafront among dunes and pinewoods or discovering the basins, first built in the 1930s to reclaim the extensive Ugento marshes or in the karst gullies, such as that of the "Specchia del Corno"; cycling along the canals for birdwatching, or horseback riding on paths through centuries-old olive groves, along asphalt or dirt roads, accompanied by the scent of aromatic herbs, to discover the unique habitat of the Ugento Coastal Regional Natural Park.

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Address

Via Chiesa n. 12
73059 Gemini (Ugento)
Puglia, Italy
Mobile: +39 393 8190987
Reception: +39 0833 608802

GPS coordinates

Lat: 39.9099992 / 39°54'36.0"N
Lon: 18.1854559 / 18°11'07.6"E

How to reach us

By car:
A14 exit Bari Nord, continue to Brindisi - Lecce, then take the highway to Gallipoli, exit Gemini.

By train:
National Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato) to Lecce station, South-East Railways (Ferrovie Sud-Est) to Ugento.

By plane:
Brindisi airport, with a bus connection to Lecce railway station.

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