Palazzo Daniele | Gagliano del Capo, Italy

Palazzo Daniele | Gagliano del Capo, Italy

The Vibe: Modern minimalism in a decadent palazzo.

The Area: The Daniele is the grandest palazzo in Gagliano del Capo – an unpretentious southern Italian town, little grazed by tourism. It lies at the southern-most point of Salento – a short hop to the headland at Santa Maria di Leuca, where the heel of Italy kicks into the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

The DNA: Originally constructed in 1861, Palazzo Daniele – sister property of Rome’s decadent G-Rough – houses nine luxury suites throughout an extravagant property in the former home of art philanthropist Francesco Petrucci. The minimalist lodging has been returned to its core essentials, inspired by the artful concept of absence whilst augmenting the magnificence and regal splendour of the palazzo’s original frescoes, vaulted ceilings, and mosaic floorings. Petrucci – alongside co-owner Gabriele Salini – looked to hyper-localism and community when creating the social concept of Palazzo Daniele; allowing guests to embark on authentic local experiences such as touring nearby farms and fishing with local fishermen. The property’s updates have been designed by the duo in collaboration with Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, embodying the spirit of Salini’s newly-formed GS Collection of hotels, which merge the very best of Italian art, design, and gastronomy in authentic, organic settings. Completing Palazzo Daniele is a library, communal living room with fireplace, outdoor pool and many more of the sort of amenities one would expect in a palatial hotel like this plus and a contemporary art collection.

Suite-Me-Up: Suites are spacious yet sparsely furnished, designed to blur the lines between art and function. With views overlooking either the property’s courtyard, outdoor pool, or the town’s central piazzetta, the rooms feature custom-made furniture and luxury amenities. 

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✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 9 rooms & suites (28-200m2) (301-2,153 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Domenico Malinconico • interior design: ps + a ✅ free street parking • pets allowed on request

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