I DREAM OF
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I Dream Of
WELCOME TO OUR HOME IN THE
HISTORIC HEART OF NARDÒ
We fell in love with this beautifully unspoiled corner of Puglia years ago and we know you will too. Few tourists come here ─ our town welcomes those in search of pure tranquillity for this is a place of endless olive groves, rugged coastlines, long sandy beaches and the sparkling blue Ionian Sea. People come to escape, walk, cycle, explore centuries of Puglian tradition and enjoy a cuisine rich in our abundant local produce with seafood fresh from the crystal-clear waters just a few kilometres away.
The Palazzo stands close to Nardò’s main square and was carefully restored by us in 2018, bringing to life our dream of a boutique bed & breakfast experience that blends modern comforts with the original 16th Century character of this very special building. We offer four individually designed rooms plus the cool shade of the original courtyard and a roof terrace where guests relax under the sun with stunning views of the town’s historic buildings, the rustic Salento landscape stretching into the distance.
As Palazzo Cariddi is of such local historical importance we are part of the Neretine Historical Houses Association which aims to enhance, recover and safeguard this unique heritage that history has given us.
There’s so much to look forward to here in Nardò. As your live-in hosts we look forward to helping you make the most of every wonderful moment
Debbie & Darrell Stacey
Our four rooms are unforgettable spaces filled with character ─ each one a gloriously individual celebration of the timeless local culture and colourful family life that has graced Palazzo Cariddi for over four centuries.
Named after distinguished townspeople who once made their home within these walls, each room has its own private entrance and has been lovingly restored to preserve the rich heritage of the past while also spoiling you with the comforts of this very different age, including luxurious bathrooms and lovely king-sized wrought iron beds.
Which of these unique Palazzo welcomes will you choose?
The room is a treasure trove of original features. These include the 16th Century paintwork on the walls, a vaulted ceiling in the lancet (spearhead-shaped) style and flooring in classic Italian Cocciopesto. This unique polished surface texture was formed by grinding local handmade bricks into fragments of various sizes.
The room named after the Palazzo’s original master is splendidly bright with a balcony and fabulous floor-to-ceiling doors that open over the town. Many of the 16th Century features remain including the restored wall friezes and a splendid lancet (shaped like a spear point) vaulted ceiling soaring to over six metres in height.
For larger families or groups who need more accommodation, this suite can connect with the Manieri room next door.
Tommasina Manieri lived here in the Palazzo in the 1750s with her Puglian nobleman husband Domenico Orazio Cariddi and their eight children. This room has direct access to our delightful secluded courtyard and is graced with its original tiled flooring, a restored ceiling cornice carved in local pale Lecce stone featuring four praying angels and windows that offer views of the street and the courtyard.
For larger families or groups who need more accommodation, this room can connect with the Cariddi suite next door.