Il Sogno delle Benedettine

Puglia , Italy

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  • Partner Hotel in the historic centre of Ostuni
  • Beautifully renovated traditional building
  • Sophisticated interiors and stylish decor
  • Pretty courtyard garden
  • Quiet and convenient location
  • Moments from shops, restaurants and bars
Flexible stays ... Why not extend your Puglian adventure with a short stay at Il Sogno delle Benedettine? Add 3-nights to your villa holiday or perhaps combine a few nights here with a stay at one of our other Partner Hotels. With so much to experience in this charming region you’ll want to make the moment last. For further details and prices visit: 10-night holidays in Italy.


Il Sogno is unique; brimming with charm and full of surprises. Stepping off the cobbled streets from the historic centre of Ostuni into this grand traditional building, you enter a world where antiquity meets avant-garde with striking results. The hotel's proud owner Francesco has made every effort to maintain the integrity of this elegant building, built in 1600, from restoring the original stone floors, to preserving the original plaster and mineral paint on the beautiful vaulted ceilings. The results are magical and the sensitive restoration is only enhanced by the sophisticated décor which introduces high-end design from another era. Contemporary lighting has a cheeky twist, modern artworks create a cool, sophisticated tone and well-chosen furnishings set the mood for relaxation. The hotel's four individually-styled suites have their own character, each boasting something special: the largest is home to a sleek sideboard with pop-up kitchen, a mirrored chamber containing a luxurious shower room, and a heated pool with hydromassage; the smallest has direct access to the delightful courtyard garden where guests can while away the hours amongst the citrus trees and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a day's exploring. Whichever suite or room you choose, a comfortable bed made up with the finest Frette linens awaits and the owner's stylish and characterful decorative touches to enhance a memorable stay.  

The ‘White City’ of Ostuni is a wonderful place for exploration and though the hotel is in the heart of the Old Town, it enjoys a peaceful position in a residential area close to the formidable walls of the Monastero delle Benedettine di San Pietro. Stepping out into the narrow streets you will find treasures whichever way you go. Wander down to the Piazza della Libertá  and enjoy a coffee by the Town Hall, stroll back towards the Museum of Preclassical Civilisation for incontrovertible proof that Puglia was inhabited during the Neolithic period, marvel at the rose window in the ornate cathedral and head up to the top of town for some gelato on the Terrazza Panoramica.

There are a good number of excellent bars and restaurants in Ostuni and a pleasant mix of boutiques and artisan shops selling local produce. The bakery close to the apartment is also well worth a visit. The vast wood-burning oven has been catering to the locals of the town for hundreds of years and it’s the perfect place to pick up a tempting treat for breakfast or some Focaccia for a picnic lunch.

Out and about, Ostuni’s position makes it a great base for exploring the renowned villages of the Valle d’Itria and it affords excellent access to the Adriatic coast, with some beautiful beaches, Lido Stella and Lido Morelli, less than 10km away. Il Sogno delle Benedettine is a place where history and hospitality go hand in hand; whether you choose to base yourself here for a week, or enjoy a  shorter break combined with a stay in one of the region's other iconic buildings, the superb town-centre location offers a wonderful opportunity to feel a part of Puglia's ancient past and vibrant present.  

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  • Mectilde - 110m2 1-bedroom apartment with private indoor pool and hydromassage
  • Cecilia - 45m2 suite
  • Assunta - 40m2 suite
  • Giustina - 20m2 suite


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Daily breakfast included 
  • Courtyard garden
  • Reception/dining area
  • Relaxation room with open fireplace

All suites

  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite flat screen TV (English-speaking channels)
  • Hairdryer, bath towels and Simpson Travel pool/beach towels


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (CIS): BA07202562000014191

Access times

  • Check in time – 2pm
  • Check out time – 10am


  • Shops, restaurants, cafés 1min walk
  • Nearest beach 10min drive
  • Ceglie 11min drive
  • Martina Franca 25min drive
  • Cisternino 25min drive
  • Torre Canne beach 25min drive
  • Torre Guaceto Natural Reseve 25min drive
  • Polignano a Mare 40min drive
  • Locorotondo 40min drive
  • Conversano 45min drive
  • Alberobello 45min drive
  • Brindisi airport 30min drive
  • Bari airport 1hr 10min drive


This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.

Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Italy; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

When you book your car with us, we'll also make sure the paperwork is done in advance, leaving you free to simply check and sign for the vehicle when you arrive. For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Great B&B tucked away in the heart of Ostuni, very close to cafes and [excellent] restaurants, whilst just being off the main route up the hill to the church. Lovely, friendly hosts and a charming hilltop town to explore, being a great base to visit further afield. And, if you enjoy good food, you really are spoilt in Ostuni - we never had anything other than great, authentic food and drink wherever we ate.

Mr Mark Sims, May 2024

Thank you for a wonderful place which has marked our honeymoon and memories forever.

Ruth and Alex, October 2022

A perfect oasis of peace and exceptional hospitality. Thank you for a most wonderful stay.

Christine and Wolf, September 2022

Thank you for your unrivalled hospitality. Our 3 night stay in Ostuni was magical. You should be very proud, and as an architect, I would change nothing!

McCann family, August 2022

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas, and Partner Hotels to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

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