The sensitive restoration of this grand country villa showcases its warm stone, soft light and beautiful architectural lines, all matched by the elegance of the pool and gardens
The beauty of this unique historic house lies in the light touch of its magnificent restoration, the four hectares of gardens, orchards, olive groves and vineyards, and its fabulous location in the heart of Salento, where cucina, beaches and culture collide.
Il Barone is a handsome property that has retained its original features. Pale carparo stone carvings, vaulted ceilings, alcoves and ancient frescoes provide all the adornment required. The simple sophistication includes a careful edit of deep mattresses, upholstered headboards and design-led chairs.
The large kitchen is a playground for self-catering cooks and large enough for a chef to get to work, should you choose to be cooked for. Food comes above most things in this part of Italy where fresh produce is abundant and delicious. There are dining tables both inside and out to accommodate lengthy lunches and late dinners, while the large pool and the wide steps that lead down to it, sing to the elegant architectural proportions.
Whether it’s the sparkling Ionian sea and a long stretch of pretty coastline, the restaurants, bars and food opportunities or the cultural pull of Baroque architecture that draws you away from Il Barone, its tranquil setting and extraordinary atmosphere will lure you back. It is an incredible property for a holiday with family and friends.
Il Barone was mentioned by the Condé Nast on the November 2023 issue "The best 11 Villas in Puglia"