Our story

Legend of Elvira

Once upon a time there was a wealthy couple from Naples whose only child, Elvira was the apple of their eye.

Elvira, a dreamy little girl, was enchanted by a beautiful castle near her home.
Her adoring parents built an identical one in Puglia as a gift for her 17th birthday.

Overwhelmed with gratitude and love, Elvira planned a surprise feast to thank her mother and father and hand picked wild mushrooms from the castle’s grounds.

But when her parents returned, their beloved daughter was dead.

She had mistaken poisonous mushrooms for Porcini. Her heartbroken parents fled the castle, never to return.

Over the next century, the abandoned castle was left to decay, but now, we are lovingly restoring her castle to ensure the magic of Elvira’s joyful spirit lives on.

The service

From the moment you get in touch to plan your bespoke visit to the moment you leave, our general manager Giacomo, and his hand-picked team are here to help. We can arrange transport to and from the airport, create tailored experiences for your group, even plan an exquisite party for a special occasion. During your stay we’re always on hand: just pick up one of the numerous hospitality phones you’ll find around the property for room service, concierge, and housekeeping.


Abandoned for over 100 years, Tower Elvira had been left to ruin. Since 2018, we have been working with master artisans to lovingly restore original design elements including beautiful ceramic tiled flooring and hand-painted frescos on the ceilings.

Art & design

Art and Design is at the heart of Tower Elvira, it is part of our DNA. Throughout the grounds you’ll find stunning and unique pieces, antiques collected over time and bespoke pieces created just for us. Our on-site atelier will be home to artist Harvey-B-Brown, where guests can enjoy an array of artistic classes and workshops or even take advantage of our amazing Portrait experience.