Gagliano Del Capo, Italy

Minimalism meets majesty at Palazzo Daniele, where the monastic decor enhances the grandeur of the ceiling frescoes and free-standing art and design pieces.

The sparsely furnished rooms feature design pieces that blur the lines between art and function.
Site-specific works selected by Francesco Petrucci, such as a lamp by Luigi Presicce, stools by Nicolas Party, a sculpture by Roberto Cuoghi, a light box by Simon d'Exea, a "bag" by Mohamed Namou, and a lithograph by Carla Accardi, mingle seamlessly with antique portraits.

In the nine suites, bare walls show the cracks of time and monastic beds take center stage to highlight the grandeur of the original ceiling frescoes and mosaic floors. Ludovica and Roberto Palomba have reconfigured the building's layout, transforming the ground-floor living areas into spaces for art exhibitions. At the rear of the building, guest rooms and meeting spaces look out onto a series of courtyards. Historic elements, such as the 19th-century chapel, have been restored.


  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi / WLAN
  • TV / Satellite system
  • Spa & Recreation
    In summer, the outdoor pool hosts a tapas bar, there's music in the orangery, and there's a fire pit in the courtyard.
  • Food & Drink
    Chef Donata selects fresh produce from local farmers and serves breakfast, tapas and dinner on request. The coffeehouse also offers special dinners for two.
Gagliano Del Capo, Italy


The Penisola Salentina, better known as Salento, has kept a touch of its Greek past and is peppered with neoclassical, baroque and Byzantine architecture. Gagliano del Capo, like other villages in Salento, is full of old "courtyard houses" and buildings centered around a historic square. Don't miss the annual Capo d'Arte international art exhibition, which brings famous names from around the world to this idyllic part of Puglia.