Gagliano del Capo
This one's for design devotees. Set in Salento's southernmost region, the edgy Palazzo Daniele is a collaboration between owner and art collector Francesco Petrucci and his friend Gabriele Salini, the man responsible for the off-beat interiors at Rome's boutique hotel G-Rough. This Apulgian stay revisits the style of the capital pad, but pares back to the max. Ten spare suites feel coventual - you won't find much more than a bed, stylish lamps and some head-scratching modern art in each room (although we'd say the original tiling and swooping fresco ceilings are features in themselves). It's all very modern-monastic, including the horarium of slow-paced activities on offer to guests in the local village of Gagliano del Capo. Spend your days wine tasting, fishing and ricotta making, before flitting back through the fresco-filled walls of the palace to find your sleeping quarters.
Corso Umberto I, 60m, 73034 Gagliano del Capo