What specific architectural features does your building have ?
Casa degli Monti was designed by a Bolognese architect, it is flanked by a hill overlooking the sea and immersed in a field of olive trees. Both rustic and contemporary, it blends perfectly into the surrounding nature and the slight incline of the land.
The property was designed to be understated with large terraces surrounded by dry walls. The infinity pool was built behind a stone wall, almost hidden from the house.
Huge cement steps lead up to one of the most remarkable ancient olive woods of 1.2 hectares on the grounds.
Stone, glass, corten steel, wood and cement, nothing more.
Places you would personally recommend
There are some key places to visit and events in the area. There is a summer food festival in Carovigno at the end of July where one can stroll through and try local products: caciocavallo, capocallo, orecchiette, biscotti cegliese, wines, taralli, liqueurs, gelati. The very best of the region is on offer.
If you miss this market in July, its sister is waiting for you at Ceglie Messapica in August.
The "Taverna del Castello", near the Carovigno Castle "Dentice di Frasso", is perfect for simple and high quality food. The Michelin-starred "Sotto l'Arco" offers cuisine with great finesse set in a white palace in Carovigno. Also in Carovigno, under an arbour below the church, is the "Mamma Lena" which serves a divine "pasta al salciccia".
Ostuni is great for the unique mandarin sorbet from the "Ciccio in Piazza" ice cream parlor on Sant Oronzo square.
In Ceglie Messapica, "La Locanda" is worth a visit for its delicious pizzas and tagliata di manzo.
The ceramist Nicola Fasano, who we mentioned earlier, and his unique creations can be found in Grottaglie.
As for markets, there is the d'Ostuni la blanche market on Saturdays and the excellent fish shop, "Nautilus", nearby.
Morning coffees can be enjoyed on the terraces of Carovigno square.
For some sun and sea, the Torre Guaceto nature reserve is 15 minutes by car.