Suspended between sky and sea at the peak of Ostuni, La Sommità is a boutique bolthole occupying a 16th-century palazzo. The stylish retreat has just 15 rooms and suites, each hewn from Apulia stone and decorated in neutral tones. Aromatic lavender plants and potted citrus trees litter a sun-drenched terrace equipped with lounging day beds. Set under a canopy of stars, Michelin-starred restaurant Ceilo overlooks the winding alleys and whitewashed houses as one of the highest points of Ostuni. With a nod to local cuisine, chef Lombardi whips up a selection of hearty pasta dishes inspired by his childhood, alongside succulent lamb paired with a daring sea-urchin sauce. All offset by a palate-cleansing Aperol-spritz sorbet. Finish off the evening with a crisp glass of white wine, taken straight from one of three on-site ancient cisterns that now house an impressive wine collection.
7 Via Scipione Petrarolo 72017