An 18th-century aristocratic house in the center of Gallipoli's borgo antico and a short distance from the Purità beach, the Relais Corte Palmieri has been tastefully renovated to modern standards, while preserving its characteristic frescoes and mosaics. No two rooms are alike. Soft, pastel shades prevail, with antique features like doors and paved floors preserved. All rooms have air-conditioning, safes, minibars, and satellite TV. The roof garden offers spectacular views, and the hotel has its own boat to take guests on sea trips. Parking is difficult in the narrow alleys of the old town, but transfers can be arranged in the hotel's Mercedes (at an additional cost).