Your Hosts

We moved to Ostuni in 2012 to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and to start a new life in the glorious Puglian countryside.

We both have many years of experience in hospitality and retail. Most recently David as part owner of the award-winning boutique ‘Black Truffle‘. Francesco has been a stylist, designer and fashion consultant in both London and Rome. When David finally managed to coax Francesco to return to his native Italy, they  brought with them a unique flair for design, which is reflected in the decor at Casa della Scrittrice and beautifully compliments its original charm.




We have both worked with people from all over the world, so you will be assured a warm welcome and not just from us, but also from Jack: our handsome black and white lurcher; who came with us from England but also the new additions to the family Toby, a true Ostunese mutt and our three cats Maya, Lee and Ziggy who always manage to find the sunniest and most comfortable spots.

While you are relaxing and enjoying the ‘Dolce Vita’, in the beautifully restored stone trullo or on the sunny terrace, you will probably spot David and Francesco pottering about outside on the two acres of land that surround the house, teaming with olive, fruit and nut trees.

Don’t worry you can just sit back, relax and watch and simply soak up some Puglian sunshine……