A breathtakingly wonderful, ultra-modern designer B&B close to Ostuni, one of Puglia’s most famous and lovely towns, just minutes from beautiful beaches. Ray loves Calcebianca’s architect owner’s passion in creating a really special, exclusive boutique bolthole.
Only about 10 minutes from some of Puglia’s most lovely sandy beaches, this fabulous boutique B&B is near Ostuni, one of Puglia’s best and most wonderful towns. Calcebianca sits less than a kilometre below the town and in less than one and a half kilometres (uphill all the way!), you can be in Ostuni’s centro storico.
Spectacularly different, this place has “Wow Factor” in bucket loads! And it feels very romantic.
Architect Cosimo and his wife, Rosa, yearned to create a special place to stay, basing their vision on the gleaming white masserie dotted around Puglia’s landscape, paying homage to the traditional, but with an ultra-modern interpretation. So, they took an amazing location, humble local architectural styles and materials, the blues of sea and sky, and the native plants of Puglia. They mixed them together, elevating them to a sublime level of designer modernity. They ended up with something really special indeed.
With only three rooms, Calcebianca certainly feels exclusive and boutique. The rooms aren’t huge, but Cosimo has raised the clever use of space to an art form and they are supremely stylish. Mostly whiter than white, there is a dash of Mediterranean blue and a splash of vibrant colour. Each has its own spacious and charming courtyard garden, with a particular theme of perfumed and colourful Mediterranean plants and shrubs, and with its own private entrance. Your breakfast, ordered the night before, will be served on your terrace the next morning. You can even have your own private jacuzzi.
Calcebianca’s long thin sliver of a pool is a natural jade colour, meant to be reminiscent of the “vasche antiche”, the stone baths, traditionally used for work and irrigation in the Pugliese countryside. The pool seems to hover far above the landscape and it and the lovely terrace offer a tempting glimpse of the sparkling blue sea, in the distance, over a plain of thousands of ancient olive trees – a unique and magical panorama. It’s a perfect spot and the favourite place to relax for Pippa, the cat, too!
Calcebianca is spectacular and we adore it.