fbpx

Atlas Gallipoli

gallipoli, italy

Yes, there are the standard stops to hit when in Italy — the Vatican, Florence, Venice’s charming canals — but count us among those looking for something different. Which is why we were pretty excited to hear that this week’s profile subject, Pierluca De Carlo, owns a B&B in Gallipoli. The southern Italian town that has its roots in 230 BC is split into two — old and new —with a bridge built in the 1900s connecting each side. De Carlo’s Atlas Gallipoli is in the old town, a warren of rooms — only 10 in all — each appointed with furniture sourced on eBay. The rooms are booked out months in advance, so thinking about summer 2018 now is worthwhile. De Carlo also has plans to turn the place into an artists-in-residence program for at-risk teens for a few months. The idea is to allow them to create art — visual, musical, even culinary — “to give them something that makes them feel proud. They can paint it and put it out there — and it’ll be our show. I think a big part of my life is going to be this.” We’re already checking our calendars.

Andreas Tzortzis
Andreas Tzortzis
He has worked as a journalist for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and Monocle Magazine from Berlin and London before leading Red Bull’s mainstream-facing content platform, The Red Bulletin, from Los Angeles. He recently returned to his hometown of San Francisco with his small family. dre@agei.st
-Advertisement-
2,681FansLike
5,084FollowersFollow
2,062FollowersFollow

More Stories

The Importance of Sun-Proofing Your Eyes

We all know about the dangers that UV rays pose when it comes to our skin: skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles. But many people...

Artist John Mosler’s Show: The Decline of Intimacy

We have been following John Mosler’s radical career pivot for some time. We profiled John back in 2017. He had spent the previous decade...

Monika Gerber, 62, Just Say Yes

Just say yes and good things happen.For most of us, radical changes can be a daunting prospect. Leaving old habits behind and reinventing yourself...

Over-50 Shoe Solutions for the Modern Guy

Men’s style over 50 is always a bit of a confusing struggle. Should it be forward looking? Should I be wearing what I did...

How I Got My Teeth Tuned Up

Here's my tooth tale: Growing up in sunny Southern California, I was always outside having fun with my friends. A game of Marco Polo...