On a journey: getting to know the essence of the Salento

On a journey: getting to know the essence of the Salento

  Why do we travel? A first answer could be “so to learn about other cultures”, that is, so to discover diversity. But perhaps behind this reason there’s a deeper one. We travel because we seek something, that “common note” that allows resonance, understanding, harmony even between different cultures. We seek our truest Nature, which is the same everywhere, though under amazingly diverse shapes. Each one has its own uniqueness,…

6 luxury suites in an old tobacco factory: history, art, contaminations.

6 luxury suites in an old tobacco factory: history, art, contaminations.

We talked about how our holiday accommodation can let us know and better understand the historical centers of the place we visit, allowing us to turn even a short week end/week getaway  into a real “journey”. But there’s much to discover also out of the crowded old towns: let’s think for instance about all the discreet and profound narration that is enclosed in the old farmhouses and renewed trulli or…

Masseria farms in Salento: matching ancient needs and modern design

Masseria farms in Salento: matching ancient needs and modern design

The Masseria farms, houses full of charm and tradition, are a type of house that has its roots in the oldest and most authentic history of Italy. They contain traces and illustrations of an ancient lifestyle in which simplicity and frugality were the basis of habits and daily routines, which had to be perfectly integrated with the working ones. Often designed to hold the heat in winter and allow freshness…

Let’s have a trip in the glam street food of Lecce

Let’s have a trip in the glam street food of Lecce

Let’s talk again about a topic loved by the most curious travelers, as well as foodie ones. Let’s go back to street food, but in a new and interesting key for all the chic but also more adventurous palates who are planning to come (or to come back) to Salento. Some time ago we talked about the most typical and traditional street food of Salento and the places to find…

Design and historical center: five houses in the ancient heart of Lecce

Design and historical center: five houses in the ancient heart of Lecce

Living Salento as a traveler and fully enjoying its beauty and history passes through two main roads: exploring its nature, its beaches, its nature trails and then also knowing its historical centers. The best way to get to know this second important aspect of the loca culture, is undoubtedly “living” the historical centers, staying in old houses that live every day the rhythms and the sounds of the lively streets…

Small but very charming exteriors

Small but very charming exteriors

If the interiors are important when it comes to choosing a home and a travel accommodation, the exteriors are not less important: a garden full of greenery, a terrace with solarium, a swimming pool or all three things together can really give a touch more to a place, whether it is a huge villa or a masseria … or a small apartment. Actually, the modern exteriors and garden design offers…

Simplicity: choice of life and interior

Simplicity: choice of life and interior

The old times frugal life, the one lived in Europe from the post-war period to the Fifties, today is back as an ethical lifestyle choice. From the choice of a reduced and scheduled consumption of meat and foods of animal origin to energy saving, passing from the ancient and intelligent practice of reuse, ranging from design furniture to the simple returnable bottle system. And so also small vegetable home gardens…

Fifties and interiors: details of a timeless charm

Fifties and interiors: details of a timeless charm

In a golden age of interior design and its thousand styles, among shabby and industrial, total white and patchwork, a privileged place in the heart of the design enthusiast belongs to the 50s style. Whether it is a total modern reinterpretation of the typical fifties furniture or the result of the restoration of interior originally created in this decade or, better still, also when the magical 50s enter the house…

Far away from everyone: benefits of a solo week

Far away from everyone: benefits of a solo week

Studies and research, frequent travelers and magazines, they all know and say it:  traveling solo, even only once in a while, is good and healthy. Many studies show that a little healthy loneliness is healthy also when we don’t travel, helping to reduce the levels of cortisol (also called stress hormone) and allowing us to get a little of serenity. Of course, nowadays talking about “solo travels” loses its old…

Ancient trulli and modern design: a possible (and beautiful) match

Ancient trulli and modern design: a possible (and beautiful) match

Modern architectural research offers new innovations, shapes and materials suitable for increasingly efficient homes, eco-compatible, healthy and sustainable living spaces. This research is often inspired by the ancient tradition and by those structures that, despite belonging to a remote past, are born as experimentation and remain iconic forever. As in the case of the trulli , typical structures in the beautiful region of Puglia, South Italy, which were born as a…