The vaulted ceilings, original frescoes and terrazzo floor tiles offer lofty Italian authenticity, complemented by a fresh Scandi design aesthetic
The beauty of Il Borgo is found in its exquisite location - just a short stroll from the village’s delightful bars and restaurants and less than ten minutes from the magnificent coves and beaches of the Adriatic. But it is also to be found in the complementary marriage of soaring Italian architecture and classic Scandinavian interior design within.
Sleeping eight guests in four spacious en-suite bedrooms, the original frescos and terrazzo floor tiles have been meticulously restored while the interior edit is one of carefully considered Scandi minimalism by the Scandinavian fashion designer owner. Soft paint colours complement the tactile materials of stone, wood, linen and seagrass, while light pours in and encourages guests to venture out into the Mediterranean garden with its balconies and terraces, dining and sitting ‘rooms’ and its small but inviting pool.
The house encourages playful exploration thanks to its layout across different levels. Guests have so much space in which to rest and relax with a kitchen that will make the most reluctant cook want to at least lean on the beautiful island and chat. This is a property that is made for sophisticated yet relaxed holidays with family and friends.
The clear water and rocky coves and beaches of the Adriatic coastline are practically on the doorstep, along with the Baroque towns that dot the Puglian interior, offering a host of places to discover from this tranquil yet social Salentine house.