CAMILLA VENDER MELPIGNANO
Born in Milan but Pugliese in her soul, she is the “lady of the house” at Borgo Egnazia, a symbol of Puglian hospitality throughout the world, a project that was dreamed up and transformed into a reality together with her husband Aldo Melpignano . Here, in between white stone walls and century old olive groves, Camilla spends part of her time, dividing her life between Italy and London, where she lives with Aldo and their two daughters.
The harmony of its colours and the perfect sequence of details that conquest every guest is the result of Camilla’s work, as she has curated, with attention and passion, the Borgo Egnazia project from its opening.
A gemmologist by profession and a curious traveller, Camilla chose Puglia as her home: she couldn’t live without the unmistakable light that illuminates and gives warmth to this part of Italy. Here, the profound love for this land and for the Puglian people has been transformed into the desire to search out and enhance the most authentic beauty, the hidden talents, the traditional arts which still have so much to tell.
And so was born the much loved project of Bottega Egnazia, a small but surprising world of discoveries, hidden in the alleys of the Borgo Bottega Egnazia is a homage to art, local craftsmanship and not only it gives space to clothing, accessories and objects created by the hands of expert craftsmen, all unique pieces chosen from Camilla’s constant curiosity