Marilisa and Francesco are brother and sister, born in Maruggio where they spent their childhood.

Marilisa has been working in tourism&wine business since when she got back to Puglia after some years of studying and working abroad. She is passionate about wine, food, music and yoga.

Francesco is a designer who personally took care of the renovation of the property. He also chose to come back to Puglia after several years of study and work in Rome and Milan. As well as managing Luvì, he is a freelance interior designer. He is passionate about music and design.

 “Luvì is dedicated to our grandad, Luigi (Luvì in the local dilect) who owned the property in the past. Instead of selling the house we decided to give it a new life as we didn’t want to lose this precious link with our roots.”

The building is located in the historic center of the village and its brand new roof terrace offers stunning views of the near Ionian sea, only 2km far, and of the historic borough.


We are in the area of production of the quality wine Primitivo di Manduria DOC, very close to Campomarino beaches among which the wild and popular “D’Ajala beach” stands out, a corner of paradise surrounded by the scented Mediterranean shrub land which covers the sandy dunes.

Maruggio, a small medieval village, its origin related to the Knights of Malta, lies within easy driving distance from the main touristic sites of central and south Puglia: Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Taranto, Ostuni, Alberobello.