Puglia, Italy, is renowned for its rocky cliffs, red soil and secluded coves – and of course, its olive trees (the region accounts for around 40 per cent of the country’s total olive oil production). It also happens to be the home of several traditional white stone buildings – some recognisably designed by Studio Andrew Trotter.
The designer’s lates project, Borgo Gallana, materialises as a trio of boutique hotels outside the town of Oria, owned by local Giuseppe De Vanna. “The best moments of my life have always been linked to my time in Puglia,” Giuseppe says, as he fondly recalls “summers spent by the sea” and “views between the olive trees”. Borgo Gallana was born out of a desire to recreate these simple moments and let others experience them too.