Arriving at Palazzo Belmonte is like entering in another world: the magic begins the moment you reach the stone-walled courtyard where the scent of jasmine, rose, and honeysuckle perfumes the air, where you can barely see the building for the foliage and you can hear the sound of crashing waves long before you reach the sea: you feel instantly re-energised.
However, by walking into the delightful traditional fishing village of Santa Maria, just 5 minutes away, you are immediately reminded of the wider world.
At Palazzo Belmonte history, privacy, nature, tranquility, comfort and elegance blend into "one special dream", while the atmosphere and spirit of a private home are carefully maintained.
In a unique position on the sea, the Palazzo remains one of the best kept secrets of the Mediterranean.
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