Nardò. An art city, rich of palaces, towers, eclectic villas, castles, masserie, monumental gardens, natural parks, extended on a territory of 33 km, whose 23 on the coast with a crystalline and unpolluted sea. A sheer melting pot of Greek, Roman, Norman, Spanish and French dominations.
In this unique location, the owner decided to restore his monumental palaces located there in order to open them to the public, sharing their beauty and culture with the most demanding traveller. Thus, the first “Albergo Diffuso” (multi-building hotel) in Nardò was created. It offers his guests the possibility of staying in the splendid rooms rich of history of the three palaces, once inhabited by numerous eminent figures of the aristocracy of the Kingdom of Naples, of the Two Sicilies and of the ecclesiastical world.
The traveller has the opportunity to dine in the exquisite restaurant of the chain Chateaux Hotel Collection, discovering Salento tastes and enjoying the panoramic view from the terraces of the palace with Mignano; they could also admire and buy the artworks of the temporary and permanent exhibition in the majestic halls of Monastero Santa Teresa, dominated by the sculptures of Giovanni Maria Tarantino. On the noble floor of Sambiasi palace – ex Monastero Santa Teresa – in the large frescoed halls, one can lose oneself in reading an interesting book from the international library. Travellers can have access to the garden with citrus groves and to the private pool.
Antonello Rizzello, President and founder of Dimore Storiche Neretine (Nardò historic houses), organizes many cultural events and guided tours among noble palaces, castles, gentilitial and eclectic villas, masserie and secret gardens.