Casa Migliaca is a stone-walled building with the quality of these old constructions, here the scars of time, rather than spoiling its original beauty, have added to the old building only charm and dignity. It has always belonged to the Allegra family and without any ownership changes and notaries acts, it is difficult to state when the house was first built, but surely before the XVII century. The stone oil-mill keeps a record of the date of MDCLI (1651) which might be the date of the first restructuring into an oil mill (rural buildings of this sort, very common in the italian landscape, are called “palmenti”).

The first floor is accessed via an elegant external stoned-built staircase with iron wrought banister and a shady buganvillea; here you find the all important kitchen, the living room and three bedrooms.


On the right side of the entrance on the first floor there is the kitchen, a charming miscellaneous of ancient and new. Are old: the enormous oven, always on during winter to warm the whole room and occasionally to prepare foods; the two glass-fronted cupboards with antique dishes and glasses, the wooden gallery overlooking the kitchen itself, the roof, the fired tiles on the floor and the wooden stair to the oil mill lounge. 

Living room

To enter on the first floor gives the feeling to be in a place where time has stopped. A number of airy plastered-cane vaulted ceiling (falsi dammusi) correspond to their access rooms leading to the kitchen, the yellow and the living room. Two openings –right and left- lead to small spaces once the bathrooms of the house.

Old oil mill

The Oil Mill Lounge, original nucleus of the house, is a wide living space arranged around the unique stone round table – capable twenty persons with matching wooden lazy Susan working on the original bearing – obtained from re-arranging the old stone oil mill. Above the table, which bears the date 1651, you can see a hinged wooden beam which could be lifted to allow the periodical “roughening” of the surface of the millstone to ensure maximum grinding efficiency.


Toward north and south open spaces shaded by centennial trees: To South olive trees and a big Whashingtonia Philiphera and Tamarix, to North Pines and Lebanon Cedars with a great Phoenix in the center. Often, during summer, the south area is used to take dinner. It’s pleasant lo linger in front of the last glass of wine to tell the story of his own travel day or delay on long conversation or just listen the surrounding nature, the flight of night birds or the fox lure staring at the constellations.