Gilt frame, contemporary canvas
Modernism meets old-world majesty at Palazzo Daniele, a Pugliese mansion celebrating 150 years of Italian art and hospitality. The 19th-century palazzo had served owner Francesco Petrucci's family for four generations until he threw open its doors, enlisting Milanese architects to strip out the clutter and restore its historic splendour. A year later, he lent his ear to fellow art collector and hotelier Gabriele Salini – the man behind Smith stay G Rough – who convinced him to transform it into a nine-suite guesthouse fit for their covetable art collection. Now, its period details have been married with minimalist furniture and striking art installations, and the once-formal atmosphere has been replaced by something far more familial. Set your body clock to southern-Italian time as you lounge in the orange grove, tan by the inky pool or swap stories with the chef as she prepares a traditional Apulian feast.
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An Apulian aperitif (includes homemade pizza, local cheese and other delicacies as well as a glass of wine, Aperol spritz or soft drink)