At the very tip of Italy’s heel, located in Salento, this nine suite artist guest house is a reformed aristocratic palazzo built in the 18th century. The palazzo, with its new hospitality philosophy, is the perfect place for bespoke experiences in a spectacular frame. On the sweeping grounds, there are an evocative swimming pool area, solarium, a private spa with Hammam bath and a Finnish sauna. An open-air courtyard is available for guests to gather and enjoy a glass of wine, breakfast or sit by a fire.
Nestled inside a small town, this villa features an outdoor pool a courtyard perfect for dining, and a treed area with tables and chair to sip a drink next to the pool. Inside the courtyard lies an orange tree orchard with an antique coffeehouse, here some stone tables make the area perfect for a buffet dinner. Recently reshaped and reimagined in 2019, along with a harmonious combination of sublime minimalism and this century splendour.
The property’s minimalist design strips returned as essential as possible, as augmenting the grandeur of the palazzo’s unique frescoes, vaulted ceilings, and mosaic flooring, to create a dramatic canvas for the villa’s current artwork collection. At the far end corridor of the palazzo you’ll find the garden, with green pastures filled with orange trees. The estate includes 500 square meters of private grounds, gardens and private property.
Originally constructed in 1861, was designed in neoclassical style, with stone, original tiles floors, quality washed wooden boards and marble. Vaulted and frescoed ceilings together with carefully-curated modern equipment and pieces of contemporary art, gives a modern and minimalist feel to the interiors, yet very comfortable, this is a neo- classic retreat full of light and a welcoming vibe.
By stripping back the interiors while preserving the structure’s architectural integrity through the restoration of ornate frescos and original flooring, the palazzo offers an exceptional backdrop for its carefully-curated modern art collection. The building, originally heavy and full of old furniture, it’s been recently (2019) restored and renovated, with a contemporary-feel: historical spaces are preserved, its majesty maintained, combined it with today art and under the influence of a strong, authentic local culture.
Several modern spa areas enrich this palace, the minimal décor helps guest focussing on relax. The Finnish sauna is located near the orange garden and swimming pool, while the Hamman steam sauna is under the courtyard. The ceiling shower is a unique experience.
– Santa Maria di Leuca, 7 km (15’)
– Gallipoli, 48 km (45’)
– Otranto, 50 km (55’)
– Lecce, 60 km (65’)