The Palazzo Maritati e Muci is a place of identity, history and contemporary art. Guy Martin, adopted as a near-native son of Salento, accompanies his guests as they discover terroir and antiquity in the remote corners of southern Italy, warmed by the sun, rocked by the wind, enveloped in the gentle light.

Begin the day in Nardò, where life is still sweet, an ode to the refined tastes of Salento. Forever timeless.

It was essential that the place conserve its original ambiance. Thus it is that the 10 rooms, once inhabited by native Nardò families, still boast star vaults, carved-out stone niches, ancient capitals, austere aesthetics and deep-seated mysticism.

Peppered with nods to the East and the history of Salento, the Palazzo Maritati e Muci composes a symphony of light and stone.

The rooms and suites, like the common areas and exteriors, are all havens of beauty embracing past and present.



Guests have the great pleasure of admiring the works of Guy and Katherina’s private collection while strolling through the Palazzo Maritati e Muci or sleeping in its rooms and suites, creations by some of the most celebrated contemporary artists and up-and-coming talents. These works also include books, vinyl records, antiques.

Some of the famous names represented in this establishment, to name but a few, are Claudine Drai, Kay Kurbing, François Dautresme, Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Charles Garnier, Paolo Buff, Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto, Tobia Scarpa, Jérôme Faillant Dumas, Guerrino Tramonti, Tapio Wirkkala, Ettore Sottsass, Gianfranco Frattini, Ferdinando Pogliani, Michèle Chaste, Laurence Bonnel, Man Ray, Geneviève Claisse, and Ada Mazzei.