A 17th Century Palazzo Becomes A Showcase For Italian Art & Mid-Century Design

Palazzo Dell'Elefante Della Torre, Galatina, Italy
Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Villa
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 120 nt
Two Eras Of Design In Harmony

Following over a half century of neglect, this luxury villa in Italy was discovered and brought back to life by two Milan-based art and design enthusiasts whose communications firm specializes in the arts, culture, design and events.   

Dating to the 17th century, the palazzo’s opulence, drama and historic patina was left intact and restored with sensitivity and respect for its nobility and history.

Drawing on the building’s expressive and expansive characteristics, the duo have turned the spaces into a showcase for a who’s who of Italian mid-century design in an exciting and unexpected mingling of eras.

Doubling as an art and exhibition space, the stately building’s ground floor areas serve as galleries to host pop-up exhibitions and installations while its private salons and bedrooms feature showstopping vintage pieces by Gio Ponti, Albini, Caccia Dominioni, Borsani, Ettore Sottsass, Frattini, Stilnovo and ArteLuce along with modern pieces from artists Eduard Habicher, Raffaele Quida, Giovanni Lamorgese, Luigi Veronesi.

An elegant and classic beauty, the palazzo’s opulent features have been imaginatively reanimated in a splendid balance of vintage and contemporary Italian design.

Meet the owners in our Journal here.

Description

Situated in the historic center of Galatina, this luxury villa for rent in Italy is among a succession of palaces and buildings dating from the early 1700s along the narrow street just outside of the main square. 

A grand and noble building, the palazzo’s lovely neoclassical architecture and voluminous spaces have been reborn as an arts and gallery space for private pop-up exhibitions and installations. United by a passion for design, the palazzo is home to art lovers Christian and Antonio who restored the building after decades of neglect.

The grand entrance hall has been redone in a dramatic black wash and features an installation by Iride by Giovanni Lamorgese leading into the piano nobile and the main hall. 

The voluminous rooms are awash in natural light with towering 20-foot vaulted ceilings, beautiful turn-of-the-century Apulian tile and original marble and doors that were salvaged and restored. 

There are two lounges, a studio/office and three large guest suites that sleep up to six. Divided into separate apartments, the rooms can also be rented individually with an adjacent fully-equipped kitchen and dining hall. Two of the rooms include private balconies overlooking the streets.

The striking selection of curated furnishings come from years of careful collecting, with mid-century pieces from Gio Ponti, Luigi Caccia Dominioni Franco, Albini, Borsani, Ettore Sottsass, Frattini, Stilnovo and ArteLuce coexisting side by side with pieces from contemporary artists.

Up on the roof, there’s a sun terrace and plunge pool with spaces for dining and lounging above the sights and sounds of the ancient town below.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, air conditioning, kitchen and bath amenities.

AROUND

At the midpoint between the Ionian and the Adriatic lies the historic town of Galatina in Puglia’s Salento Peninsula. Sometimes called the belly of Salento, the historic center dates to the 17th and 18th centuries when the town saw development of many noble palaces and a boom in Baroque architecture like nearby Lecce. A hidden treasure among Puglia’s southern settlements, the town is charming and less touristy than some of its neighbors with plenty of good restaurants, bars, boutiques and markets. 

The stunning Baroque city of Lecce, known as the Florence of the South, lies 30 minutes to the North and the lovely UNESCO fortified port town of Otranto is 30 minutes to the southeast. 

The Adriatic coast is within a short drive with some of the best beaches including Le Cesine and Nature Reserve, Baia dei Turchi, Torre Del Orso Santa Andrea and Alimini as well as those of the Ionian coast like the small Santa Maria al Bagno village and beach a half hour west. An hour south are the luxurious seaside resorts of Leuca and Santa Cesarea Terme.

LOCATION

Galatina, Puglia, Italy. Nearest Airport: Brindisi (55km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

Click for more villas for rent, villas to rent at BoutiqueHomes.

  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Palazzo Mongio dell'Elefante, Galatina, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent

Palazzo Dell'Elefante Della Torre

from 120 to 360 / nt
Enter dates for accurate quotes and check availability.

Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

Request to book

Request to Book

Send owner the request to book or ask, if you have any questions. If this is your first inquiry or you don't recall your password, you may want to set that as well.
Info
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
Bed TypeDoubles
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 Bathrooms
Accommodate6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyNot suitable for children
Pet friendlyNo
ViewStreet views
Rates
Check-In3pm
Check-Out11am
CancellationStrict 2 week notice required for cancellations
NotesTo rent an individual room the rate is 120 euros per night.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
StandardJan 1Dec 31€3603 nights
Availability Calendar
October 2019
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
November 2019
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
December 2019
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
January 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
February 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
March 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
April 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
May 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
June 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
July 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
August 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
September 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
October 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
November 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
December 2020
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
January 2021
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
February 2021
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
March 2021
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • Not available / Booked
  • Available Dates
Map
Reviews

0 Reviews

    BoutiqueHomes Collection # 405791

    There have been 2,907 page views for this property since it was first published here May, 2019

    Back to Home Page or 215 more recommendations in Italy