You’re in the heart of town here and right by the sea, an easy stroll to restaurants, bars, chic boutiques and Porto-Vecchio harbour. Watch the fishermen haul in the day’s catch then buy your supper directly from them. Wander down narrow, cobbled alleyways, soak up the lively atmosphere, stop for an aperitivo.
The three-storey townhouse has been lovingly revived and filled with impressive antiques and clever vintage finds. An atrium courtyard lets light fill the rooms, exotic plants cascade down the walls and fill the impressive rooftop terrace. Panoramic views, an outdoor kitchen and a dipping pool (repurposed from an old French copper cheese vat) means you’ll never want to leave.
Bedrooms and bathrooms are dreamy, check out the copper tub for two; and each apartment has a kitchen/diner so the chef can chat as well as cook – or hire a local chef. Puglia and the coast await: Porto Rosso sandy cove is a 15-minute walk from town.