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A locanda tù Marchese” is a picturesque Bed and Breakfast located in Matino, a village close to Gallipoli. Once belonged to the local noble family, the  Del Tufo, the residential building  which houses  “ A Locanda tu Marchese”, stands in a maze of quaint alleys framed by  sunlit balconies.

The refurbishment  of this historic residential building in Matino, purchased by Daniele Protopapa,  resulted in a  bed-breakfast of ten rooms, all differently shaped  and furnished.

B&B close to Gallipoli, “A Locanda tù Marchese” is located in a strategic position in Salento: being a few kilometers  away from either the Ionian and Adriatic coast, it is within a short journey from  the different Salentinian attractions.

We also give to our guests roadbike and mtb gps routes, walks and guided tours, tastings of local products, cooking or pizzica dance workshops, and all the events on our restaurant on terrace

A Welcoming Stay
The importance of “feeling at home”. A warm welcome to our guests.
Stay in Salento
Taking a break has never been so easy
Tailored facilities
Anything to make your stay special

A Locanda tù Marchese” restaurant, managed by Protopapa, reflects love and respect for the traditions of its territory.

In Matino,  Daniele Protopapa, the chef of “A Locanda tù Marchese” restaurant, uses  the  seasonal greens he grows in the  vertical terrace garden and the ones supplied by vegetable-makers, adhering to Campagna Amica, to prepare revised traditional Salentinian recipes. In fact the credit for “A Locanda tù Marchese” dishes belongs either to  the chef and to the  local vegetable-makers. 


every morning salentine buffet in the court with homemade sweet and savory dishes.


in the afternoon for a happy hour or a snack after a sea day or your cycle day, stay with us in the Court or in the hypogeum


even your pets are welcome, we also suggest you some pet-friendly beaches

km0 cooking

from our vegetable garden, from our fishermen friends, on table for you: genuiness


A Locanda tù Marchese“, Bed and Breakfast in Matino, close to Gallipoli, is  the result of a careful renovation. The lodgings of the historic building, their plans, the colorful floors, the starry vaults have been left unchanged. The traditional historic furniture makes  this historic residential building charming. All the guests interested in discovering Salentinian traditions will appreciate  the extreme care of details accomplished by Protopapa family.

Call us, we’ll build togheter your holiday experience in Salento!