It’s been a while I have visited this superb place, but since a lot of things are waiting on the back of my mind to pop up somehow, it just silently aligned to that queue as well.

I went to Puglia last October is a romantic long weekend with my husband and discovered this XVIII century jewel amid endless olive trees lands. Since autumn is not a season for enjoying South of Italy, we were the only guests and we enjoyed some extra pampering. We had a sun bonus of pure summer days so we had some great swims in this fairy land.

The owner decided to undertake a very artistic restoration that fully respected the core elements of the place: the high ceilings were depicted, some baroque elements on fireplaces and walls were also added. His love of art is present in every corner and the place was lucky to fall in such hands that restored the old times grandeur. We had breakfast in the small romantic kitchen with its original draw well and its cooking oven, while dinners were served in its beautiful restaurant that has and iron and glass superb facade. All the time some Portuguese fado that seem to capture all that relaxation was playing in the background.

I would also speak a lot about the swimming pool and the meditation corner but I’ll leave the photos do the job: