Distilia is the luxurios nineteenth century home of a large bourgeoisie family, full of charm and natural elegance. The eighteenth-century facade has maintained its authentic and refined character over time, adorned with two gargoyles and elegant acanthus leaves above wrought iron balconies overlooking the square.

For Lilia, it was love at first sight with the house that would ultimately transform her life. “After passing through the large door, I entered the central courtyard and felt enveloped and embraced by the space around me, by the warm colours of the Lecce stone, and by the high mullioned windows that stood out against the bright blue of the Salento sky. As I arrived in the garden, I instantly imagined spending time here, and dreamed of hosting people to enjoy this peace and comfort with me.”