In the captivating historic centre of Lecce, a famous Baroque city in the south of Italy, there is Palazzo Pio, an elegant, 19th-century building among the most eclectic in town.
The residence was built in 1872 and completed at the end of the 19th century. A vaulted lowered entrance hall brings to a colonnaded courtyard with a stairway adorned with statues and Venetian plasters. However, the palazzo most notable quality is its mosaic floors found on the whole first floor of the building, granting its singularity, style, and elegance. The color refinement, the enacting dexterity, and the iconographic richness of the motifs (geometric, floral, vegetal, with anthropomorphic animal figures, at once fantastic and human) create an intense, emotional impact on the visitor.
Completely detached and quiet, Palazzo Pio features a luxurious, fully-equipped garden - the inner orange grove, typical of period dwellings - which allows guests to have a pleasant, relaxing stay in the very heart of the city.
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