The architectural lines and beautiful interiors of the two buildings that make up Casa Campia are a perfect blend of Italian and Moroccan influences
Casa Campia is an ingenious renovation of a former water tower and a small chapel that was originally a stable. The property's fabulous ridge-top setting looks over the olive groves and vineyards of Puglia's beautiful Salento region, far south in Italy’s heel.
The tower contains a sleek kitchen and living room on the ground floor and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, while a wrap-around portico provides lots more shaded living space outside. Just across the garden is the former chapel that has a large double room and an en-suite bathroom under its beautiful stone arches.
While the Italian architectural lines and natural materials of the buildings are the stars of the show, the pared-back interiors and exterior seating spots look to Moroccan influences, with cushions and rugs in jewel colours.
Indoor-outdoor living is easy here and guests could happily spend most of their time lazing in hammocks, splashing in the pool and dining on the delicious food of the region. But that would be to miss out on the stunning coastline, the baroque splendour of Lecce and Nardò and visits to wonderful vineyards producing the celebrated wines of the area.