Sun, sea, relaxation and good food: our Salento

Il Tabacchificio... a unique place of its kind: a hotel rich in history, located in a strategic position to reach the beauties of Salento and designed to provide all the comforts for a totally relaxing holiday.

Why choose to stay with us


Feeling at home and at the same time enjoying the gestures and services of a real hotel: daily cleaning, breakfast, Bistrot service from 1.00pm to 9.30pm, 24-hour reception.

The hotel

The variety of rooms to satisfy every type of need, a pleasant swimming pool with garden to relax and enjoy the Salento breeze, large halls that offer the comfortable atmosphere of a tobacco factory.

The position

The ease of reaching wonderful beaches, coves and sea spots within 10 minutes by car and on foot from the hotel.

An oasis of peace

As soon as you cross the threshold of the Tabacchificio Hotel, you are greeted by the cool rooms with the ancient star vaults, a few steps and you enter the garden with swimming pool where you are pampered by the gastronomic proposals of the Bistrot service. Furthermore, the landladies, the sisters Paola and Antonella Pellegrino, with the reception staff available 24 hours a day, are happy to organize boat trips, recommend the most beautiful beaches and seaside locations, book or recommend evenings and special events in all of Salento, always dedicated to a no-problem holiday.


Each room a place of Salento to discover

After a day at the beach or discovering the historic beauties of Salento it's engaging to stay in a room that tells the story of a place. For this reason each room is named after a place in Salento that is illustrated by a an author’s photo and in its furnishings are declined the tones and colours already present in the old tobacco factory. From single rooms to large studios with lounge and outdoor space, from romantic deluxe rooms for two to comfortable rooms for 4 guests, the Tabacchificio is truly a hotel capable of accommodating the different needs of each guest in comfort.


Gastronomic cuddles with an authentic taste

Starting from breakfast to the appetizers enjoyed by the pool, sipping a cocktail at sunset, each proposal is designed to keep alive the cornerstones of Nonna Tetta's cuisine: simple and genuine ingredients, real flavours and a pinch of creativity that are good for the Heart.


From Tabacchificio to the discovery of the true Salento

“Salentu: sun, sea and ientu (wind)”: there is so much truth in this ancient way of saying that, however, it does not exhaust the richness of this marvelous territory. In fact, in addition to the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian and the suggestive inlets of the Adriatic which are located a short distance from the tobacco factory, the nearby villages of Castro, Specchia, Ugento, Tricase and Santa Maria di Leuca are not to be missed. Going a little further, Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, extraordinary cities of art and culture, deserve a visit for a whole day or even for a few hours.

Our Salento

The tobacco factory... A love story

At the end of the 40s, our legendary Nonna Tetta had worked at the tobacco factory before emigrating to the North of Italy, where we live during the year.
The love for this land and for the values handed down by our grandmother moved us to recover the historic building that housed the tobacco factory of Gagliano del Capo and to use it as a place of hospitality and conviviality.
Thus was born the Tabacchificio Hotel, made of materials and colors that evoke tobacco and Salento, made alive by a warm and familiar welcome.

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