Don Totu Dimora Storica, is an enchanting 6-bedroomed boutique B&B, set in a “secret palazzo” in San Cassiano in the heart of the beautiful Salento region of Puglia. The sympathetic restoration of the historic building has been a labor of love for the current owners, Mauro and Chiara Bini, who opened Don Totu in 2014 as one of Puglia’s finest guesthouses after an extensive renovation plan. They converted outbuildings and abandoned corners into charming usable spaces and first-rate facilities: a wine cellar, hammam, gym and swimming pool to name a few.
They chose a gentle and grounded palette of soft blues, browns and off-whites, which is reflected throughout; from the original Salentino tiled floors to the striking ceramics, designed exclusively for Don Totu by local artisans Enza Fasano and Elena Naddeo. Pieces by Flamant and Roche Bobbois sit effortlessly alongside local artisanal works and unique items collected by the owners during their travels around the world to create an overall effect that is at once achingly chic, yet wonderfully relaxing.