Who we are
Mauro and Chiara are two university professors who are constantly traveling in Italy and abroad for professional reasons.
Don Totu is born out of their personal experience as travelers and the need to relax. Originally their get-away place, the palazzo has now been changed to an establishment for travelers who appreciate beauty, attention to the smallest details and the art of entertaining guests.
Don Totu is the expression of a new hospitality in “a home away from home” that combines the characteristics of a charming boutique resort at absolutely competitive prices, thanks to an all-inclusive set of services conceived for the discerning guest. The magic of a historic home, with highly fascinating decorations, goes hand in hand with a most attentive service, in a structure with a very limited number of rooms.
Don Totu’s guests are a diverse lot: they are cultivated, curious, green and zero-mile, and they all have an eye for beauty and for things well done. That is why we wanted to offer luxury without showiness, history interpreted through modern eyes, the area’s good food, from breakfast to the aperitif served on the terrace upon returning from the beach. Their journey through Salento begins in Don Totu’s library, with all its books, recipes, guides, photographs, and continues with a welcome kit with personalized notebooks where we have revealed our favorite itineraries, the “secret” addresses and places.
For their relax, we have opened a gym with large windows giving onto the garden, a pool with the scent of aromatic herbs and a small surprising hammam.