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Located in the center of Racale, La Gemma del Salento is 3.1 mi from the Medditarian Sea. It offers free WiFi throughout and air-conditioned rooms.

Each room at Gemma del Salento bed and breakfast will provide you with a satellite TV and a minifridge. The private bathroom includes towels and a hairdryer.

A buffet-style breakfast is provided daily. Guests can enjoy it in the dining room.

Baia Verde is 8.7 mi from the B&B, while Gallipoli is a 20-minute drive away. Lecce and Otranto can be reached in 1 hour by car.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

La Gemma del Salento has been welcoming guests since May 22, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Italian, Full English/Irish, Buffet

FREE parking!


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Hosted by Sebastiano De Fusco

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Sebastiano De Fusco
Our bed & breakfast is located in the heart of the historic center of Racale a town in Salento 5 km from our marina Torre Suda and its crystal clear sea 10 minutes from the renowned and known Gallipoli with its most popular and crowded beaches its white beaches and its nightlife full of alternatives 20 minutes from the wonderful places that our territory offers us, easily accessible by car 30 minutes from Otranto full of fantastic cliffs 30 km from our southern Florence, Lecce, with its beautiful Baroque, historical monuments, landscapes and night and day life. From our newly built structure you can reach shops, pizzerias, pubs, ready meals, bakeries, pastry shops, bars, post and bank offices, supermarkets, easily on foot. The rooms all with private bathroom are equipped with air conditioning, mini fridge, flat screen TV, hairdryer, safe.
I am Sebastiano and together with my wife Paola I have been managing my B&B for 10 years. For us it is a joy to host you in our splendid structure, ready to welcome you and give you the best service. Every morning a hearty buffet prepared by my wife Paola, very attentive to everyone's needs, will be served in the breakfast room. The rooms are cleaned. every day like changing towels. We love traveling so we perfectly know the needs of each of you so we want to offer you the best services at the lowest cost.
In the vicinity of Racale you can find the most beautiful seaside towns of Salento in Primoìis Gallipoli The city is divided into the new village and the old village. The historic center of Gallipoli is comparable to a small island completely lying on the water and connected to the mainland and the new area by a masonry bridge. The old town is a must visit, the coast is very long and is dotted with very fashionable bathing establishments interspersed with small strips of free beach. In the evening, each beach turns into a place where you can drink and dance on the beach. Entering the water you can walk for a long time before finding shallows, a bit like in the Maldives. Famous is the beach of Punta della Suina, where some scenes of Mine Vaganti, the latest film by Ferzan Ozpetek, were shot. Just 20 minutes you can reach Otranto where the beauties are not limited to the old village and the historical importance of its artistic treasures. One of the main attractions of the city of martyrs is in fact the incomparable sea on its Caribbean beach and the clear sea like few others, it will seem to be truly in the Caribbean
Languages spoken: English,Italian
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Punta Pizzo Beach
    4.7 miles
  • Punta Pizzo Regional Reserve
    4.7 miles
  • Punta Suina Beach
    5.3 miles
  • Baia Verde Beach
    6.9 miles
  • Lido San Giovanni Beach
    7.7 miles
  • Castello di Gallipoli
    9.1 miles
  • Gallipoli Port
    9.2 miles
  • Sant'Agata Cathedral
    9.2 miles
  • Lido della Purità Beach
    9.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar murrieri
    0 miles
  • Restaurant braceria
    0 miles
  • Restaurant giardino dei tolomei
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar bar centrale
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar saker
    0 miles
  • Restaurant palazzo dante
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Rivabella Beach
    10.1 miles
  • Lido Conchiglie Beach
    11.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea punta pizzo
    4.3 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Parco Naturale Regionale Isola di Sant’Andrea e litorale di Punta Pizzo
    4.6 miles
  • River spiaggia baia verde
    6.8 miles
  • River lido san giovanni
    7.5 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Spiaggia del Seno della Purità
    8.7 miles
  • Mountain Castello di Gallipoli
    9 miles
  • Mountain Cattedrale di Sant'Agata
    9.1 miles
  • Mountain Parco Acquatico Splash
    9.4 miles
  • Lake laghi alimini otranto
    24.9 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Spiaggia di Canale dell'Arco della Volpe
    3.6 miles
  • Spiaggia Pubblica Rocciosa Denominata "Scaledde"
    3.9 miles
  • Spiaggia di Marina di Mancaversa
    4.1 miles
  • Lido Pazze
    4.3 miles
  • Spiaggia del Mare dei Cavalli
    4.3 miles
Public transit
  • Train Gallipoli Train Station
    8.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Brindisi - Salento Airport
    48.9 miles
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Amenities of La Gemma del Salento
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Hot tub
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Infinity pool
  • Shallow end
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
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House rules La Gemma del Salento takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa La Gemma del Salento accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

You are advised to bring your own vehicle as the property is not serviced by public transport.

Please note that full payment of the booked stay is due on arrival. This does not apply to nonrefundable rates.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Please inform La Gemma del Salento of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Hot tub/jacuzzi is closed from Mon, Nov 07, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

Piscina n. 1: Closed from Mon, Nov 07, 2022 until Fri, Mar 31, 2023

License number: LE07506362000023718

FAQs about La Gemma del Salento

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to La Gemma del Salento by:

    • Car 1h 10min

  • La Gemma del Salento offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Neck massage
    • Walking tours
    • Hand massage
    • Bike tours
    • Couples' massage
    • Back massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage

  • Room options at La Gemma del Salento include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • Guests staying at La Gemma del Salento can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at La Gemma del Salento is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The prices at La Gemma del Salento may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at La Gemma del Salento on this page.

  • La Gemma del Salento is 1,650 feet from the center of Racale.