It was the year 1550 ca. when in Galatina the economic activities, expecially the tanning, were so flourishing that the Counts Cosimo and Nicola Baldi, businessmen from Umbria and Toscana, decided to build Palazzo Baldi.
It is situated in the historical centre of Galatina, between the Basilica of S. Caterina and the Basilica of S. Peter and Paul.
At the beginning of the 17th century, the town was the stage of a sort of intellectual “clique” attended by famous persons, like the Bishop of Otranto, Gabriele Adarzo de Santander, who had chosen Palazzo Baldi as his winter house. He was housed in Otranto, but nevetherless Palazzo Baldi was his ideal private place.
For the same reason the palace has been chosen by its present proprietaries, among of them Mr. Dante De Ronzi, to realize an exclusive accommodation. Mr. De Ronzi has completely restored the palace, protecting peculiarities and the authenticity of its historical features.
The furnishings of the rooms show his devotion to local culture and in its traditions.
The accommodation consists of 4 old palaces (XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX centuries), which create an original and typical architectonic island in the historic centre, called “Corte Baldi”.
Different hues on the outside of the four buildings, recall the different ages: oxide yellow for the XVI century, apricot yellow for the XVII century, lemon yellow for the XVIII century and peach yellow for the XIX.