Farmacia Balboa, Tricase

Destination

Salento

Accomodation

Drink
Exquisite cocktails are the main draw of this stylish little bar, set in the centre of beautiful Tricase.

Exquisite cocktails are the main draw of this stylish little bar, set in the centre of beautiful Tricase.

Owned by winemaker Francesco Winspeare (the son of a local aristocrat and an Austrian princess) and filmmaker Taylor Hackford (husband to Helen Mirren), it sits in what was once the town’s pharmacy. Today, the only ‘prescriptions’ on offer are fantastic cocktails, made using organic ingredients selected from nearby farms and markets, along with a carefully chosen selection of Salentine wines and artisan beers. The space itself is simple but sophisticated, with black and white tiled walls, high wooden tables and a convivial vibe; it plays host to occasional jazz concerts, too.