Where Call me by your name vibes meet the minimalist designer’s dreams, a vacation is no less than iconic
A 19th century italian palazzo is now Puglia’s most talked about hotel, for multiple reasons. The region, also known as the heel of Italy’s boot, was famous for its beautiful beaches and the warm sunny weather but hadn’t really stepped up its hospitality game.
This all changed drastically with Palazzo Daniele– the new entry hotel which is now Puglia’s hidden secret. It is located in an impressive 19th century italian palazzo which was completely renovated and given a fresh look with minimalist design touches.
Found in the village of Gagliano del Capo, the impressive mansion owned by the Daniele family was built in 1861. The last member of the family being Francesco Petrucci, who lived abroad for some years while beginning to collect contemporary art before returning to his roots and bringing a bit of his world and passion into the palazzo.
The building at that time was ancient, heavy and full of old furnitures, so he decided to restore and renovate it with Ludovica + Roberto Palomba from Milan. He entrusted them with the architectural restoration and the space redistribution of Palazzo Daniele. Founder of Capo D’arte, he transformed Palazzo Daniele into an art house hosting artists from all over the world. He wanted to strip the rooms, highlighting only the history, details and absence, in order to create a flow of energy for the needs of the artists that Francesco hosted, allowing them to imagine and create new works.
Besides the already existing vaulted ceilings, weathered stucco walls, ornate frescoes and original tile floors the palazzo was decorated with minimalist furniture and contemporary art including light boxes by the Roman artist Simon d’Exea and a large basin by the Italian artist Andrea Sala in which guests can shower.
Apart from the spacious rooms and suites, the hotel contains an “orangery”, an amazing garden, with green pastures filled with orange trees named after the roman “Giardino degli aranci”, a black bottom pool, a spa and an open-air courtyard for guests to gather.