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5.9.19

Gallipolli - Palazzo Presta

Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
During the second leg of our Salento trip, we moved our base from Otranto to Gallipolli, a historical charming little city where we found the perfect place to nest, a Palace decorated with exquisite taste.

While I stay in different hotels on regular basis, my hotel listing is not as broad. Simply because I try to keep it short and around truly remarkable places, like Palazzo Presta [WEB] a gem you can't miss in Gallipolli, particularly if you are a sucker for interior design like MOI.

Let's start in the sunny terrace, that doubles as breakfast spot. Options are limited but sufficient. There is a calm vibe, low key convos and educated people - completely the opposite I tend to experience around SE Asia hotels filled with groups of Chinese tourists. Every morning we would peel & cut our own fruits, kind of meditation for the day.

Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
The sun beds are more appropriate when the sun sets, we'll come back to that in a sec.
Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
Each of the rooms has its own decoration. We stayed at Cape Town. Look at those roofs, the attention to detail, the modern-old-fancy-classy traveler style. Such a romantic place to stay.
Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
The bathroom very spacious, nicely using color contrasts and iconic pieces like the ceramic porcelain chair - a Chinese invention for outdoor events they would put coal inside to keep it warm during winter.
Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
From the reception down to the entrance, everything is a major decor statement. Even my pyjama matches the wall.
Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
Days in Salento are long and sunny. Nothing beats a rooftop drink, carefully poured by a barman with a sense for weird glasses, in the tranquil terrace. Bangkok is full of rooftops right, but they are always packed. Guess my face expresses the satisfaction from that first Negroni sip better than anything else.

Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta

Gallipolli boutique hotel Palazzo Presta
PS: Not us, but could be you soon?
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