The Palazzo is an ideal place to organise courses and events. With a great variety of indoor and outdoor space, groups can work together but also find spots to relax in privacy.


Botanists, artists and food lovers are amongst those who have enjoyed courses whilst families and friends come to celebrate special events such as weddings and anniversaries. 

Please contact us if you would like to run your own course or organise an event here.

Upcoming courses in 2018


The Castle Week

Dates throughout the year

Pick fruit from the trees on the massive castle grounds and - depending on the season - turn them into limoncello, marmalade or even the region’s famous quince dessert, la cotognata. We cook together and make pasta everyday in one of the castle’s seven kitchens.

Booking:  The Awaiting Table


Demuths - Italian Cooking Holiday (Vegetarian)

September 30 - October 6th 2018

 Come and join Demuths for a sunshine filled cooking week in Apulia. We will be staying in the magnificent Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione, surrounded by ancient olive trees, citrus groves and figs, with fantastic vegetable markets, close to the sea and unspoilt villages. 

Booking:Demuths Travelling Kitchen



My heartfelt gratitude to the hosts of The Awaiting Table for arranging such a fabulous venue such as the Castle week in Italy! Silvestro and the staff were the most charming hosts and able to meld a diverse group of people attending the course, who did not know each other previously, in to a laughing, light hearted bunch carrying on like old friends. The cooking instruction was superb, as Silvestro always managed to teach the subtle concepts of regional Italian cooking to the group and to make every person feel as if they had received his personal attention. I was very impressed by the knowledge and organization of the school-they had all the details covered. Many thanks for an outstanding holiday: it ranks as one of the best in my lifetime!!!

John Bettinger, Seattle


Sarah & Alessandro Bacile di Castiglione

via P.E. Stasi 2/28b,
73038 Spongano (LE),

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