This is an original commanding manor that lived many lives since the times of the Romans and then the Normans during the Middle-Age. Thick stone walls, huge frescoed spaces, vaulted ceilings and towering terraces characterise this massive building. Set on the highest point of the town in which is located, not far from the Ionian Sea, the castle affords views of the scenic landscape from every angle. On the charming grounds, there’s a court and a verdant garden with local plants and flowers. Right in the town centre, yet private, this castle offers eight bedrooms decorated in contemporary style, with precise research by the owners of restored antique furniture with elements of contemporary design,
This house is perfect for those who appreciate architecture and history, sea lovers and being immersed in the authentic Italian, regal life. The interiors include grand living spaces, a professional kitchen and private restaurant for the guest’s use, a quaint bar, a home theatre and a suite with a terrace overlooking the surrounding town and countryside.
The impressive kitchen, professional and designed to host Michelin star kitchen brigades as well as cooking classes for beginners, is recognised as one of the best in our Italian portfolio of luxury villas.
The interior design, approached with research in the historical context through a twenty years renovation project, mixes contemporary art and design with the medieval features that this property holds, resulting in an eclectic style with high-quality local stone, frescoed walls clashing with designer furniture. Vaulted Leccese stone, frescoed ceilings lend a noble feel to the interiors. Elements of classic medieval architecture, such as a Norman keep, an internal court and a roof with battlement are combined with contemporary touches such as a home theatre system arranged in one of the salons, in addition to a furnished solarium perfect for sunbathing. Aesthetically, the castle recalls its traditional purpose of guarding manor, featuring a combination of traditional materials including Leccese and Carparo stone locally sourced in the middle ages with the addition of ceramics, marble and Travertine stone. Contemporary elements are carried through design furniture and decorative elements with pieces from Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Minotti, Ceccotti and B&B Italia, alongside antiques and vintage finds like restored handmade Italian ‘Noce Canaletto’ wardrobes.
The impressive kitchen, professional and designed to host Michelin star kitchen brigades as well as cooking classes for beginners, is recognised as one of the best in our Italian portfolio of luxury villas. Ancient yet perfect for today’s travellers of every age and provenance, this is a contemporary retreat with a very elegant aura and a unique vibe, blending medieval and modern Apulian architecture and design.