Il Tabacchificio ... a place like no others: its ancient history, the best location to discover unspoilt nature, local traditions and real good food.

Why choose to stay with us


Our philosophy is to make you "feel at home", because we think that true hospitality means those little touches of family atmosphere that make the difference in a vacation.

Intense food experience

The old recipes of our grandmother Nonna Tetta are prepared daily for you with excellent fresh ingredients from the area.

Best position

Our beautiful beaches, the pristine little bays and wonderful villages are reachable in 10 minutes by car from the hotel.

An oasis of peace

At your arrival you will be positively impressed by the breath and sophistication of our common areas with the typical 5 stars vaulted ceilings. Our reception staff will warmly welcome when you arrive and introduce you to all the spaces: a lobby with newspapers and magazines with free wi-fi, a reading area for relaxation, a children's area with games and many books, a TV area with flat screen TV 50 'and the new swimming pool with garden and bar. Our staff is always available to give information about the area, to organize boat trips or to make bookings at our beach clubs.


Each room a place of Salento to discover

Returning at the hotel from a day at the beach or discovering the historic beauties of Salento it's nice to stay in a room that tells the story of a place. Each room is named after a town of Salento illustrated by a photo of Andrea Morgante: a photographic journey in our land that you can discover throughout the hotel. The furniture, in every single component has been designed by Francesco Spada and made by local artisans exclusively for us.

Rooms & Prices

The old recipes of Grandmother Tabacchina

Our breakfast and our Bistrot will impress you with the freshness and quality of our products. Our philosophy is inspired by the logic of "KM 0" interpreted with the recipes of our Nonna Tetta. In the restaurant the images of Andrea Morgante will accompany you to discover the traditions of Salento. And in good weather conditions, you can have breakfast and chill with an aperitivo in our garden beside the pool.


From here to discover true Salento

Salento is famous for its sun and sea but not only. The love for our land is contagious: we are at your disposal to introduce you to the most secret corners of Salento, famous beaches but even the pristine coves and small picturesque villages. Three times a week we are happy to introduce you to our private SPA: come with us to an early morning hike to the imposing bay of CIOLO!

Our Salento

Our history

At the end of the 40s, our Grandmother Nonna Tetta had worked at the Tabacchificio for a short time before emigrating to the North of Italy in search of a better life for her children. We love the idea to accomplish here, in her land, our philosophy of hospitality. A master of design as Francesco Spada helped us to renew this place: tobacco and Salento were precise choices of materials, colors, furniture and accessories that are also reflected in the collection of art photographs by Andrea Morgante.

Our picture Paola and Antonella

We, Paola and Antonella believe that true hospitality means beautiful rooms, cleanliness and special service and those little touches of family atmosphere that make the difference in a vacation.
Because we want you to say, once back home :
"I cannot wait to return" ...

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2020
Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence (past years)

How to reach the hotel Il Tabacchificio

From the highway in Lecce take the S.S. 274 Lecce-Gallipoli-Santa Maria di Leuca.
Once in Leuca take the exit for the S.S. 275 Leuca-Maglie, following the signs for Gagliano del Capo.
The nearest airport to hotel is Brindisi and is 110 km distant (1hour and 15 minutes).
GPS coordinates: Latitude 39.846948, Longitude 18.371673