Il Cubo is a stylish and spacious loft tucked away in a quiet courtyard in the historic center of Nardo. Ideal for a romantic stay in this remarkable Baroque town and a perfect retreat for exploring the beaches, villages, olive groves and wineries of the Salento region of Puglia (Apulia) - in Italy's sunny southern heel. Dine under the stars on the private terrace or simply stroll down the charming streets to one of many delicious restaurants and cafes. Typically, Il Cubo has a 7 day minimum and check in/out days are Saturday, but you are welcome to make special requests. Nardo is lovely anytime of the year!
Il Cubo's Design
Arches and vaulted ceiling give Il Cubo its unique romantic character. An imposing arched two-leaf glass door leads directly from the courtyard into the sun-filled open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Il Cubo's striking wooden exterior doors can be closed to create a magical private retreat.
The well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and an ample refrigerator with a separate freezer. Bring along your favorite playlist as the home includes a Bluetooth Bose speaker and Wi-fi.
Particularly impressive is the open sleeping loft suspended below the historic stone arched ceilings. The seeping loft has a comfortable queen-sided bed for a restful night's sleep as you gaze up at this ancient architecture. The bathroom, with a shower and bidet, has been thoughtfully located on the sleeping loft level.
The private roof terrace is the perfect place for a romantic dinner and sipping a refreshing Aperol Spritz or one of Salento's famous wines. This level includes a small wet bar and washing machine.
For our Guests
Il Cubo is a well-equipped self-catering home. Arrangements will be made for easy access to keys and the home includes detailed travel suggestions in English, German, French and Italian. We provide high quality bedding and towels and we even supply light-weight Turkish towels for your use at the beach. You will find personal bath amenities and linen robes to ensure a hotel-like experience.
Due to the open sleeping loft, Il Cubo is not rented to families with young children. This special romantic loft is a space best shared by two!
Il Cubo is less than 6 km from the stunning Ionian Sea. You will find crystal blue waters that can be enjoyed from rocky coves in public nature preserves. For sandy beach lovers, you will find private beach clubs with white sand, sunbed rentals, umbrellas and refreshing drinks and food. If your schedule allows, do rent sea kayaks or go on a sailing excursion to enjoy all the beauty of the sea. Nardo's Tourist Office is a great resource for booking these events including visits to wineries and tour guides for learning more about the remarkable architecture of the region.
Location in Nardo
Il Cubo is located in a quiet courtyard in the historic center (centro storico) of Nardo. You are a short stroll to the wonderful Piazza Salandra, where town festivals are held and cafes stay open late into the night you can always retreat to Il Cubo to find solitude.
Within a few minutes walk of Il Cubo, you will find a fruit and vegetable market, bakery, butcher and dry goods store. Along the roadsides outside of the historic center you will find farmers selling sun-ripened tomatoes and watermelons bursting with flavor. You can also walk to a lovely fresh fish market or jump in the car to the coast to see what the fisherman are bringing home that day.
The Salento Region in Puglia
Nardo is in the Salento region of Puglia. While the stunning Ionian beaches are close at hand, day trips abound to Lecce, Ortranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, and Gallipoli. You can easily venture further to Ostuni, Alberobello, Locorotondo and Martina Franca. Take the time to savor the wine, olive oil, local produce, fresh seafood and the warm people of Puglia.
Free public parking is located just outside of the historic center. Il Cubo is near the Porto di Mare entrance to the centro storico. While all services are easily accessible on foot in Nardo, the region and beaches are best explored with a car. Bikes can be rented from the wonderful Tourist Information Office located in the Piazza Salandra.
You can easily access Nardo several ways:
Fly into Brindisi (60 km) or Bari (145 km) and rent a car
From the airport in Rome you can rent a care and make the scenic drive (600 km)
Train service is available from Rome and other Major cities to Lecce (30 km)
Owners Alison and Phil have been traveling in Italy for the past 15 years but their hearts belong to the Puglia. Il Cubo was bought to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They have prepared detailed guide books written in English, German, Italian and French for guest to use - they are also happy to talk in advance of your trip to ensure that you make the most of this magical region.