0.27km from Scaramuzza Arte ContemporaneaStaying with Beatrice at the Palazzo Sant’Anna is like the fantasy of visiting your very wealthy and elegant, Italian relative who has always made it clear that you are her favorite. It starts when you remove your shoes on entry then notice the aroma therapy with soothing background music and carries on while you are shown everything you could want to enjoy your stay. She gives you her card with her 2 phone numbers, just in case. Breakfast, at an 8 seat, formal dining table, is a wide array of crostatas, frittatas, and savory and sweet baked goods as she explains that Italians eat more breads and sweets than salads for breakfast. A significant number are either gluten or lactose free. Many of the offerings are still warm from the oven (even the hard boiled eggs), except for the 5-6 cakes, friselle with toppings, and thin sliced meats and cheeses. She is happy to whip up your favorite style of eggs. Dairy, almond, oat and soy milk, along with sparkling and still water are available. Before you got up, she squeezed fresh juices using “a machine like my grandmother used” and still has a light dusting of flour on her apron yet manages to ‘fare la bella figura’. All through the day you find a new variety of different baked treats and fresh, sliced, and peeled fruits set out in your room and in the entry room. Lobby, dining room, and bedroom decor is impressively graceful and stylish and includes a group of 5 large, stopped clocks, each showing a different time with the hope that you will find the one that suits you. Beds are large and comfortable. The nearest major road is 2 blocks away and traffic noise is muted and only rarely noticeable. Her attitude has been instilled in all staff. Michaelle and Francesco greet you by name and seem to enjoy finding ways to enhance your stay. They show sincere concern for your wellbeing and offer help or advice which seems heartfelt but not cloying. We spent 5 nights here and they were the clear high point of a 15 day tour of Puglia. Pro tip: Breakfast is scheduled from 8-10 but no one else shows up until 9:30 and most are still sitting there in conversations at 11:00. Be warned, if you keep eating, they will keep feeding you as Beatrice and Michaelle bring out special treats just for you to try.