GRAND HOTEL RIVIERA - Santa Maria al Bagno

Grand Hotel Riviera overlooks the unspoilt sea of Salento, into the picturesque village of Santa Maria al Bagno.

It sits gracefully on the terraced shore overlooking the sea, among pines trees and lush Mediterranean vegetation, offering one of the most evocative panoramas in the bay of Gallipoli.

Grand Hotel Riviera: at the seaside, with style

Wedding Receptions overlooking the sea

 The reception you have always dreamed of in an elegant location with indoor and outdoor areas.
The beautiful terraces overlooking the bay of Gallipoli, will give you the opportunity to celebrate a unique event enjoying the fabulous landscape where the colours of the sky and the sea will be the background to your day.

Restaurant services

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The cuisine

Dishes with unique and original flavours, research and simplicity, the highest quality of ingredients and great care in preparation are the elements that distinguish the cuisine of the Grand Hotel Riviera.

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The décor

The elegant and refined décor, for a service that leaves nothing to chance.

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The ceremony

The Grand Hotel Riviera offers the opportunity to celebrate a civil wedding on one of its beautiful terraces overlooking the sea, surrounded by the scents of the Mediterranean and the splendour of Salento.

Civil ceremony

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A convenient solution

A convenient and original solution that will allow you to avoid complicated movements by having all parts of your wedding, ceremony and reception at the same place.

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A unique itinerary

From the ceremony to the cocktails, from the banquet to the throwing of the bouquet, a unique itinerary that will allow you to discover the many exclusive areas for you to be enjoyed.

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The details

Our experienced wedding planners will be able to guide you with their advice and their experience to realize all your dreams and desires.

Wedding planner

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Wedding Services

The wedding cake, floral arrangements, candles, theme corners, flying lanterns. But also valuable advice on clothes, the photo shoot, hairdresser and beautician. Our staff accompanies the bride and groom in all their choices. Your dreams and desires.

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The extra touch

And when everything seems to be organized, our staff will amaze you with an extra touch that you never expected.

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The Suite

The newlyweds who choose our location for their special day can spend their first night in our Suite with our compliments.

Bridal package

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The dinner

Do not miss the chance to enjoy a delicious candlelit gourmet dinner on the sea view terrace of the Cloe Restaurant to celebrate one of the most important moments in your life.

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The relaxation

The Grand Hotel Riviera offers countless opportunities to relax and rediscover your serenity: the heated pool with a whirlpool overlooking the sea, a walk in the pine grove or along the promenade of Santa Maria al Bagno or a dip in the beautiful Ionian Sea in front of the Hotel.


For your honeymoon, treat yourself to the luxury of a seaside holiday. You can sunbathe on the comfortable wooden platforms in front of the hotel, take a dip in the beautiful Ionian Sea or relax in our swimming pool overlooking the sea.

 Discover the wonderful view from our rooms and enjoy a candlelit dinner in the Cloe Restaurant, a splendid gourmet restaurant.

Grand Hotel Riviera ****S Via Emanuele Filiberto n.172/174

Litoranea S.Caterina-S.Maria al Bagno 73050 – Nardò (LE)

Tel:+39.0833.1808780 Fax: +39.0832.228794

GPS COORDINATES: Latitude 40.134633, Longitude 17.992246


Nardò Railway Station (LE): distance 9 km Lecce Railway Station: distance 33 km


Brindisi Papola Casale Airport: distance 80 Km Bari Palese Airport: distance 199 Km


From Lecce: take the SS101 towards Gallipoli – turn off for Galatone / Santa Maria Al Bagno - continue for Santa Maria Al Bagno – when you get to Santa Maria Al Bagno take the coast road (Emanuele Filiberto) towards Santa Caterina - the Hotel is at n. 172/174.

A shuttle service is available from and to the main airports and railway stations.