About Palazzo Daniele
Located in Italy’s exquisite Puglia region, Palazzo Daniele is a nine-suite luxury hotel housed in a 159-year-old family palazzo, recently re-envisioned by new hotel brand, GS Collection. Formerly the home of art philanthropist Francesco Petrucci and inspired by the concept of absence, the hotel’s minimalist design strips back on the interiors, while augmenting the grandeur of the palazzo’s original frescoes and mosaic flooring, to create a dramatic canvas for the property’s contemporary art collection and site-specific installations.
The hotel’s suites, framed by vaulted ceilings, are monastic in spirit and sparsely furnished, designed to heighten the impact of the room's design pieces that blur the lines between art and function. Public spaces throughout the property beckon a communal sentiment, encouraging guests to relax inside by the living room fireplace, open kitchen setting, or outside in the sprawling open-air courtyard – Palazzo Daniele’s architectural centerpiece.
Outside on the property grounds, guests are welcome to refresh with a session in the steam room and sauna, bask in Puglia’s sun with a swim at the pool, or indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner for two in the Kaffeehaus enclosure – once a meeting spot for the area’s aristocratic set. The sister hotel of G-Rough in Rome, Palazzo Daniele is a tangible embodiment of the spirit of Gabriele Salini’s GS Collection of hotels, merging the very best of Italian art, design, and gastronomy in an authentic, organic setting.
Behind The Brand
What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?
Spaces – Concerning the symbolic ceremony, the best place for this is the Kaffeehaus surrounded by frescoes in the orangery where you can feel the real Apulian soul. The Palazzo is the perfect place for small, high-end ceremonies.
Our style is informal but sophisticated (don’t expect the traditional, standard wedding), as we represent the territory in all its form: seasonal food, authentic traditions, local staff and an elegant setting. For weddings, we ask the buy out of a minimum of two nights, so that our guests can really soak in Apulian hospitality, which is at our heart. Guests at Palazzo feel the soul of the Italian hospitality in 360 degrees.
Accommodation – The Royal Junior Suite is the most charming room for a newlywed couple with its bathroom conceived as an art installation where a rainshower falls from a six-meter high ceiling on a basin designed by the Italian artist, Andrea Sala. The room with its frescoes on the ceiling and 19th-century original flooring create a romantic atmosphere.
How many people can each of these cater for?
Seated dinner in one space: 60 people maximum.
Buffet informal-style dinner, very popular at the moment: 100 people maximum.
After dinner party: 100 people maximum.
Please note, during Covid these numbers have scaled-down.
What additional features and facilities does your venue offer that couples may find useful?
Our younger guests appreciate the after-dinner format (where we can arrange a DJ or the possibility to a have local entertainment like Pizzica, a traditional Apulian dance). The palazzo becomes a private house for our couples, so very different than a typical wedding venue.
Just for the couple, we can also arrange Apulian experiences like a cooking class with our chef, a vintage car tour around the beauties of Salento, or a sunset aperitif on board to learn how to catch a sea urchin.
What type of couple would fall in love with your venue and why?
Young, creative people (we see a lot of couples from the entertainment, fashion and design worlds in particular) who have traveled around the world. Couples who don’t like to visit conventional places and enjoy the experience of more “off the radar“ properties and destinations that pay respect to the local life and traditions, but with a modern approach.
Your best advice for honeymoon/vacation planning?
“Simplicity is essential to elegance.”
Booking the entire palazzo just for two, having dinner in the middle of the courtyard, feeling free to wear whatever you want – a home away from home.
Why we love it…
A soulful venue exquisitely styled with eclectic artworks and luxurious furnishings. Stunning frescoes stretch across the ceilings, sweeping guests into an imaginative journey as they move from room to room. Outside, aged stone walls blanketed in vines evoke a romantic mood just perfect for alfresco events.
For the couple…
Couples with a fervent love of interior design will revel in the magic that is Palazzo Daniele. This venue is perfect for romantics who want that luxurious, Italian feel that’s deeply entrenched in art, culture and history.
Let the beauty of the space take the spotlight by styling your event to subtly enhance what is already in place. Choose a color palette of subdued neutrals or whites, incorporate greenery to complement the vine-covered walls, and source antique and artisanal decor to tie in with the palazzo’s cultured history. Think handpainted ceramics, rustic linens and creatively designed furniture pieces.