Bora B&B – Troia, Italy
Welcome to Bora B&B, where the views will blow you away, the comfort will keep you staying extra days, but the captivating town will make you fall in love with its history and charm.
The B&B’s Past
Having started in July 2013, young entrepreneur Gabriele decided to create a business he could call his own.
Previously belonging to his grandfather decades ago, the now b&b was something much different back then. As his grandfather had been a butcher, at the time, the house was used as a stable for his animals. But even with the foreknowledge of what the structure had been, one would never suspect such a thing. The modern conveniences, design and stunning panoramic views from the rooms could never been confused with anything as rugged as a stable.
The concept of how to create something new from something old was a process which came naturally at the beginning of his endeavor. He wanted to make the b&b in the same style and from the same heart as the Troians would have years ago. Although I’m not so sure locals would have had a hydromassage shower centuries ago.
Just one of the many perks when staying at the very luxurious b&b.
Until now, the b&b has been through massive renovations and remodeling. Every year a little bit more is done, but as of this year the project is complete and Gabriele is satisfied with the work.
What to Expect
And now onto the treats you will find awaiting you at Bora. With not many other options (if any) of where to stay in town, Troia’s Bora is by far the most spectacular, and certainly most modern establishment in the ancient village.
Bora offers comfortable and modern rooms. Rooms are bright both from the sunshine that sweeps in through the large windows and balcony doors, and also the tasteful light fixtures. You can find double beds, single beds, standard rooms and of course, special rooms which feel more like suites.
And while the fancy shower and tub that you have on offer in your spacious and super beautiful bathroom is divine, it’s really the views that will leave you speechless. With a view of the only mountains in all of Puglia (or by my estimation, the hills), trees grace the horizon both at sunrise and sunset. It’s an unforgettable sight. With silent streets, and a calming and relaxing peacefulness around the area, you may not want to leave.
The breakfast is something else they offer, of course. With biscuits, Nutella and more, you can find a common kitchen area where you can help yourself to anything or prepare yourself anything. Water, coffee, and tea on hand, lounge around the living room area and read one of the many books they have available or maybe take a nap if you feel like it. Those couches are comfortable enough, and the environment in the room is relaxing enough for just that!
The Clientele & Prices
The majority of the business Gabriele sees are from Italians, of those, they are primarily Troians coming back to visit their hometown. Though this may be the case, Bora welcomes everyone from around the world to come visit his special and unique b&b, and why not? The b&b is a beautiful example of hidden gems in small villages like Troia.
Prices are very reasonable for the kind of treatment you get Bora. Single rooms range between 30-35 Euro per night, while a double room is between 45-55 Euro per night. A great deal to stay in a beautiful location such as this.
And because prices are so far, if you’re looking to head to the Troia area soon, you might want to book asap. Considering they have limited rooms, only 7 are available and 16 people can fit in the whole structure at once.
As Bora is the only structure in all of Troia which was specifically designed to accommodate guests in a hotel-like capacity, it’s really the only choice when wanting to stay in town. Literally. The position is also ideal though. Considering that they are just steps from the center of town, and less than a 5 minute walk to the town’s cathedral. You’re practically in the heart of Troia.
Gabriele tells me that thing he finds most wonderful about his b&b is having relatives of guests visit the structure. For those who are coming from abroad, but have roots to the town, they often invite their family members to have a coffee right there at the b&b. In this way, even locals become familiar with Bora, and Gabriele is happiest of this more than anything else.
Some Fun Facts
Bora B&B is open 365 days a year. Great news! They’re also featured in Lonely Planet and Routard’s Guide – so they must be cool, huh?
And finally, Troia is without a doubt one of the coolest villages in Italy you’ve never heard of. With plenty of incredible photo opportunities for you camera enthusiasts out there, the village has an incredible history and presence. The locals are super friendly, funny and warm (as all Pugliese are). The vibe is casual in Troia, but also with a charm and style that can’t be fully explained or articulated. But whatever you do… don’t call anyone a “Troia” as that has a very naughty meaning in Italian. And if I’m honest, that’s the main reason I wanted to see the town to begin with. Happily, I was blown away with how special and absolutely charming this place is. And now, I would go back for some very less sophomoric and silly reasons.
So don’t wait! Book your gorgeous room at Bora B&B today, and when you do, make sure to let them know that Lisa sent you!