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We offer for sale a period building set in a characteristic alley overlooking Piazza Del Popolo, the heart of the historic center of Copertino, where there are fascinating “curti” whitewashed with lime and ancient buildings so loved by the local nobility. The oldest part of the noble residence built and modified in various historical moments is presumed to date back to around 1500 and expresses all its beauty through a typically Salento architecture with references to Baroque and religious art. The palace has always belonged to a noble family of the area and important figures such as Cardinals and writers are recognized among the owners. Thanks to these last owners and their dedication to poetry and writing, the building was also given the name of “House of Poets”. The presence in the house of prelates and writers with a passion for collecting has given charm, elegance, as well as an added value given by some particular pieces of furniture present inside. The property is accessed from a large courtyard overlooked by the main entrance, characterized by an elegant wooden door, as well as some secondary doors. The mezzanine floor is characterized by large rooms all with a precise intended use, from the dining area to the main hall, from the tea room to the private study, from the bookcase to the room with piano bar, without neglecting the mystical chapel where inside the altar and a statue of San Giuseppe da Copertino. A relevant and exclusive aspect is the miniature reproduction of the main altar of the Mother Church of Cupertino made in a graceful niche located in one of the rooms listed above. All the rooms enjoy direct light as they have large windows and doors – windows that overlook the three private gardens. Upstairs built in more recent times, the house has 5 bedrooms with relative private bathroom. The same floor leads to the terraces of exclusive relevance where you can enjoy not only the surrounding panoramic view but also access to the turret of the building. The latter represents one of the three towers, together with the bell tower and the clock tower, which almost act as sentinels in the ancient square of Copertino. Finally, in the basement we find a fascinating variety of rooms all connected to each other and covered by barrel vaults inside which there are perfectly functional ancient fireplaces. Furthermore, in the rear part of the building, acting as a secondary entrance from Via delle Grazie, we find a courtyard with Salento charm which at the time was used as an entrance for the servants to the various laboratories and warehouses present. The ancient residence is statically in excellent condition and boasts important finishes especially in the living area where you can admire a beautiful well-preserved parquet. The property can be set up as a private residence or accommodation facility.