The Gran Valentino Village in Castellaneta Marina is located on the ionian coast of Salento, the "Costa d'Oro" (golden coast). The beauty of the facility, the great variety of the services, the entertaining and sports activities offered and the excellent quality/price ratio make this village the perfect place for a family holiday with children or a group or friends. It rises in a strategic position from where the guests can start discovering the most beautiful tourist destinations of the area: Matera, Alberobello with its trulli, Castellana Grotte and Taranto. This Family Hotel consists of 110 small apartments in the historical centre (some with view on the pool, others with view on the pinewood with terrace or garden) and 252 rooms in the Bagolaro area (less central and more quiet, all of them with a terrace). All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, minibar (supply on request), TV. The private beach has fine golden sand and shallow water, suitable for children and perfect for healthy walks. A shuttle service takes the guests to the beach from 8:00 to 19:00, passing through a 2000 meters path in the suggestive pinewood. Job chair available for disabled people. Inside the village there is an efficient entertaining service all day long for adults and children: sports activities, tournaments, baby and mini club, entertaining during the evening with piano bar and shows in the amphitheater.
Decorated by the mediterranean scrub and an expanse of scented Aleppo's pines, Castellaneta Marina is one of the most beautiful beach localities on the western part of the Gulf of Taranto, with crystal-clear and shallow water. The coastline is characterized by long and white-sand beaches (some of them are free while others are private beach clubs equipped with every comfort) but also by amusement parks, night clubs, shopping centres, golf courses, stables, hotels and restaurants. Its beaches won the "bandiera blu" award.
Places to know and visit
The Church of Santa Maria del Pesco, right on the edge of the canyon, has a privileged position on the beautiful landscape of the Castellaneta canyon. The little rocky church is also known as Santa Maria della Luce for the famous namesake painting in the crypt, or as Vergine Assunta. Located near a preexisting underground complex, today the church is dedicated to the Vergine Assunta. Inside, there is the thirteenth-century painting of the "Madonna col Bambino".
The Cathedral and the episcopal Palace. The Cathedral rises on the top of Castellaneta, on the edge of the canyon and is dedicated to the Vergine Assunta, with a fourteenth-century bell tower beside the episcopal Palace. It was built on the remains of the ancient church of San Nicola (1000), and then modified during 1400 with a romanic/apulian style. The 1700 restoration transformed all the friezes and decorations into baroque elements. The episcopal Palace, located near the cathedral, hosts the diocesan museum with the precious polyptych by Gerolamo da Santacroce.
The Church of the Transito di San Giuseppe was built in 1729 by Angelo and Vito Oronzo Gentile Sarapo. At the centre of the gate there is the emblem of the Sarapo family. This baroque-style church rises in Via Carrare. Inside, there are three eighteenth-century paintings, one of which is dated back to 1744 and is signed by Vincenzo Fato.
The wide white-sand beaches, decorated by the scented bushes and shaded pinewoods of the mediterranean scrub, are the best part of Castellaneta's marine, awarded with a "bandiera blu". Its crystal-clear and shallow waters are suitable for families. Riva dei Tessali, with the golf course, is an inlet surrounded by a wood of conifers, with shallow and crystal-clear water.
Services for our guests
Check-in from 16:00 - Check-out within 10:00.
Late check-out within 14:15 for room and beach (surcharge).
Smart Card, rechargeable prepaid card used to pay in bars and restaurants.
The village is architectural-barrier free and equipped for disabled people.
Rooms for disabled people, reserved spot in the car park, in the amphitheater and on the beach.
Free services included in our offers
Doctor available 24/7 in the village (pediatrician from 18/06 to 09/09).
Medical office open in preset hours (morning and afternoon). Free appointments.
Tennis court, five-a-side football field, bocce court, beach volley, beach tennis, archery, ping-pong table.
Shows every evening in the amphitheatre from musical to cabaret, from comedy to variety shows.
Card games with tournaments of Scala Quaranta, Poker Texas Hold'em, Burraco, Briscola and Scopone.
Use of canoes, paddle boats, paddle surf, hawaiian surf, sail boats and windsurfs.
Group swimming, sailing and windsurfing courses; from 04/06 to 08/09 tennis and archery courses.
Dancing lessons: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, group dances and Liscio.
Water aerobics, water boxe, nordic walking and pilates.
Two big pools with hydromassage.
Beach towel rental.
Bike and stroller rental.
Wellness area with sauna, turkish bath, massages.
Mandatory card for guests older than 3 years, it entitles the owner to use the sports facilities, the beach services, to participate in tournaments and group lessons, to use the Serenino, SereninoPiù Club, Serenup and Serenhappy services. At the GranSerena, more than 40 entertainers are ready to amuse the guests of any age, adults and children, with parties, shows, sports courses and tournaments, live music and dancing, excursions. Shows in the amphitheater every evening: musical, cabaret, variety shows, games. The Bluserena villages are the first in Italy with the quality mark "VACANZA AMICA DEI BAMBINI", child-friendly holiday, recognized by the National Federation of Pediatricians Cipe-Sispe-Sinspe. All services, comforts and structures are designed to be used by children, teenagers and adults, fun and safe and always controlled. In the Serenino Club, SereninoPiù Club, Serenup and Serenhappy, the children will be entrusted to highly-qualified professional enterteiners who will present a varied program of activities. All the listed services are available from 04/06 to 08/09, except for the Serenino and the SereninoPiù Club that are available for the entire summer season. The teenagers can also participate in the Serenup and Serenhappy activities such as theater, sports, games and much more. All the family will have fun with the Bluserena Circus, learning the basis of circus performances.
Sailing and windsurfing individual and crash courses (surcharge).
Nearby stables and golf course (surcharge).
Being dragged by a motorboat (surcharge).
Boat and inflatable-raf trips (surcharge).
Scuba diving (surcharge).
Massages and treatments (surcharge).
Nautical park (surcharge).
There are two central restaurants with air conditioning and reserved tables with 8/9 seats, often shared with other guests (for those who choose the Comfort room or the Suite, the table is private). There is a buffet service and cooking-demonstration show at breakfast, lunch and dinner in the central restaurant. The Gran Valentino Village also has a restaurant/braceria "Scirò" on the beach open at lunch and a pizzeria "Pizza&Grill Ethra" open at dinner, both with reserved tables for the families, from monday to saturday from 11/06 to 15/09. The meals in these restaurants can be reserved in the village the day before and are subject to availability, with the possibility to separate the rounds in different time bands. The restaurant Coquì, open at lunch and dinner from monday to saturday offers a tasting menu (must be reserved, surcharge). Bar: there are 4 bars, one of them on the beach. The staff is particularly careful for the guests with food intolerances (gluten, lactose, eggs). There is a moms' kitchen open 24/7 for the parents who want to cook for their babies, with assistance and ingredients available during the hours of the main meals.
Soft All Inclusive
The two main restaurants offer a buffet service at breakfast (with coffee dispenser), lunch and dinner (with cooking-demonstration shows) wine in carafes and filtered water, a reserved table for the entire week with 8/9 seats, often shared with other guests. Lunch is reserved for the children of the Mini Club and the teenagers of the Teeny and Junior Club from 04/06 to 08/09 with pizza and snacks served on the beach from 11:00 to 12:30. The Gran Valentino Village also has a restaurant/braceria on the beach open at lunch, and a pizzeria/grill open at dinner, both with reserved tables for the families, from monday to saturday from 11/06 to 15/09. The meals in these restaurants can be reserved in the village the day before and are subject to availability, with the possibility to separate the rounds in different time bands. The gourmet restaurant Coquì is open at dinner, must be reserved and has an extra cost with tasting menu (closed on sunday). The bars offer filtered water. The beach offers a reserved umbrella, a sunbed and a beach chair for each family. The kitchen offers a space for the parents who want to cook for their babies, open 24/7, with assistance and main ingredients avaiable during the hours of the main meals.
Available for guests that stay for a minimum of 7 nights. It includes drinks until 14:00 on the day of the departure. The main bars offer espresso and cappuccino, decaffeinated and barley coffee, cappuccino with soy milk, white milk, macchiato, ginseng, american coffee, coffee with a splash of liquor, coffee cream, tea and infusions; beverages on tap in 20 cl glasses: iced lemon or peach tea, lemonade, tonic water, cedrata, chinotto, orange soda and coca-cola (or pepsi); fruit juices (pineapple, ace, peach, apricot, red orange, pear), black cherry syrups, almond milk, mint and barley coffee), mineral water, draft beer in 20 cl glasses, white wine, red wine, prosecco, liqueur, tonic liquor, vermouth, cocktails and grappa. All the cocktails, champagne and the alcoholic drinks (grappa, liqueurs and prosecco) marked as "special" on the menu are not included. The bars of the main restaurant offer espresso and cappuccino, decaffeinated and barley coffee, cappuccino with soy milk, white milk and macchiato; at lunch and dinner a beverage on tap in a 40 cl glass for each person older than 3 years choosing among beer, orange soda and coca-cola (or pepsi). It also includes the possibility to rent one beach towel for each person older than 12 years that can be changed after the first week (further washes are not free). To have access to the services it is mandatory to use the Smart Card and to wear the specific bracelet. The All Inclusive formula cannot be used to offer drinks to third parties. The formula can be revoked by the client himself at any moment, and by Bluserena if the rules are not followed by the client. In both cases, the guest will benefit of the Soft All Inclusive offer.
The offer does not include
Medical and luggage insurance.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.
Club card € 36,00 per person for the first week, starting on the eighth night of the stay € 5,00 per person per day.
Dog Room (Classic room with courtyard equipped with a dog basket and a bowl), small-sized dogs € 14,00 per day.
Late check-out: the room and the umbrella on the beach are available until 14:15 on the day of the departure, € 49,00. For those who choose the late check-out, the extra meal in Pensione Più costs € 22,00; it's free for babies 0-3 years; € 14,00 for children 3-12 years; packed lunch € 7,00 per person.
Serenino nursery for babies 12-36 months (from 02/07 to 08/09) € 129,00 per week, with the possibility to book the service for only half of the day € 74,00 per week. Daily price for shorter services (4 days max): € 25,00 full day, € 15,00 half a day.
Stroller rental € 7,00 per day, € 29,00 for one week, € 49,00 for two weeks.
The second sunbed (instead of the beach chair) must be requested during the booking, subject to availability, € 7,00 per day. (The first sunbed is included in the offer).
Umbrella in the first row € 16,00 per day until 28/07 and from 26/08; € 19,00 a day from 29/07 to 25/08.
Umbrella in the second row € 11,00 per day.
Umbrella in the third row € 6,00 per day.
Beach towel rental € 4,50 per week (if not included in the offer).
Serenella kit for children: a big Serenella Peluche (50 cm), a Serenella single-bed cover 100% cotton with piquè knitting 260x170 cm, a Serenella Bio Bath kit (shampoo, shower gel, body lotion in 100 ml bottles) and a Serenella Sticker. Each kit must be reserved during the booking and costs € 49,00.
SPECIAL ADULT + CHILD/TEENAGER: reductions for children/teenager younger than 18 years in the second bed: from 02/06 to 24/06 and from 09/09 to 23/09 -70% babies 0-3 years; -60% for children 3-18 years.
From 24/06 to 09/09: -40% babies 0-3 years; -30% for children 3-18 years.
Free for babies 0-3 years, cradle, moms' kitchen and baby-bottle area ancluded.
-80% third, fourth and fith bed for children 3-8 years.
-60% third, fourth and fifth bed for children 8-12 years.
-40% third, fourth and fifth bed for children 12-18 years.
-20% third, fourth and fifth bed for adults.
Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.