Frescoes and mosaic flooring abound in the 158-year-old Palazzo Daniele hotel, which is home to an extensive contemporary art and furniture collection.
Milan design duo Ludovica and Roberto Palomba oversaw the palace’s restoration, using bare walls and a ‘monastic’ design approach to put the focus on its historic details.
Guests to the Salento hotel sleep beneath fading and cracked frescoes, complemented by minimal furniture and pieces from Capo d’Arte founder Francesco Petrucci’s personal collection. The palace had been in his family for five generations and served as an artists’ retreat before being converted into a hotel, with rooms starting from €478 per night.
Palazzo Daniele’s nine suites wrap around a central courtyard, which leads to an orangery and kaffeehaus – which can be reserved for dinner for two. The hotel has a well-shaded black-bottomed swimming pool for dips on hot days, but for sea views, the rocky coastline of Gagliano del Capo isn’t far away.
Corso Umberto I, 60, 73034 Gagliano del Capo LE, Italy