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Romantic loft near the Ionian coast of Puglia's Salento region



Six kilometers from the Ionian Sea,

Il Cubo is nestled in a courtyard in the centro storico of charming Nardò. This architect-designed retreat for two has a romantic floating sleeping loft and a private rooftop terrace.  Relax and rejuvenate under the arches in Nardò and explore all that the magical Salento region of

Puglia (Apulia) has to offer anytime of the year!



Click through to see 30 beautiful images of Il Cubo and Nardò- select a photo to scroll through full-sized images and discriptions.


The Salento region of Puglia (Apulia), in the southern tip of Italy's heel, is delightfully off the beaten tourist path. The authentic daily rhythm of Nardò will capture your heart anytime of the year.  Venture out to the neighboring towns of Gallipoli and Otranto, or linger in the sophisticated baroque "Florence of the South" in Lecce.  Easily accessible from the Brindisi (60 km) or Bari  (170 km) airports or via a train into Lecce (30 km).  The region is best explored with a car, but bikes can be rented in Nardò to pedal to the coast and through the ancient olive groves.  Owners Alison and Phil will provide excellent suggestions for making the most of this magical region.

Sea, Sand & Sun

Relax on white sand beaches on a rented sun bed with a refreshing drink in hand or visit pristine public rocky coves.  Sailing and snorkeling excursions add to your adventure.

Cultural & Historical Sites

With the fall of the Roman Empire came waves of conquerors - Normans, Spaniards, Greeks,

Turks  - all adding to the sites and sounds of Salento.

Food & Wine 

Excellent olive oil and robust wines, add to the bounty of fresh produce and seafood.  Dine at Il Cubo on the rooftop terrace or savor the region's  fine restaurants.



"We found that not only was the house perfect, and Nardò beautiful and historically interesting, but that it was a perfect base to explore all of Salento, beaches and historic site are all in reach."

Rates & Availability


High Season

 June, July, August & September 

from $100 nightly

Shoulder Season

April to May and October to November from $90 nightly

Monthly Off-Season

Il Cubo is available at times for

monthly rental.

 Il Cubo is self-catering and well equipped with towels, bedding and bath amenities (cleaning fee of $80)

Il Cubo manages all bookings on Airbnb  - click on Airbnb link for up-to-date calendar pricing and availability or

visit listing 16205815 on Airbnb

Contact us directly about the possibility of off-season extended stays.   

Il Cubo sleeps 2 in a comfortable queen bed in the open sleeping loft and includes a private rooftop terrace.  The property has air conditioning, heat, Wifi, Bluetooth speaker, a full kitchen and a bathroom with a shower and bidet (conveniently located on the sleeping loft level).   We provide towels, quality bedding, bath amenities, Turkish towels for the beach, and linen robes.  Il Cubo is non-smoking - including the terrace and courtyard.  Due to the open loft area, the property is not intended for children and the property is limited to 2 guests.  Guests with limited mobility should note that Il Cubo has spiral staircases.  We regret we can not welcome pets.  Il Cubo is a registered short-term rental in Puglia (CIS: LE07505291000016282) and pays the Nardò local tourist tax and guests need to provide their identification so we can comply with Italian guest registration regulations.  

 Arrival is after 4 pm and check out by 10 am - we give preference to 7 days bookings with a Saturday arrival - but we welcome all requests of 4 nights or more

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