“Mo’ is now. It’s a place to enjoy the time. We take this approach, this idea and we try to create an ambience with architecture, something eternal. Something where you go, you enjoy, you remain in a space, in a moment.”
We’re in great company with Paolo Colombo, Co-Founder along with his partner Carlo, of Mo’ a place for an understated luxury holiday, where light, life and well-being are abound in this new concept of travel.
Nestled in the scenic surroundings of Puglia, Italy, Mo’ is made of many traditional trulli unique to this region and surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. With a contemporary take on the timeless historical buildings, enriched with art and design, and brimming with energy and lightness, guests can enjoy boundless experiences that incorporate all their senses.
In this episode, Paolo shares how his approach to architecture with his A++ Group, goes beyond the design of the space to developing new sensory emotions and true sustainability for the wellbeing of those who inhabit it and steward its surroundings.
[1:30] Because you’ve probably been wondering… Mo’ is colloquial for “right here, right now.” Paolo shares how in a corner of Puglia, you’re able to enjoy the present with this new concept of travel.
[3:00] From growing up aspiring to be an architect to founding his own company, A++ where architecture is the foundation for real estate, technology, sustainability and of course hospitality.
[5:30] Paolo explains how a sustainable approach to architecture inspires his team to create a place, a setting with an ambience for optimal human condition.
[14:30] There is so much to experience at Mo’ to truly capture all of your senses, from facilitators leading personal training sessions, yoga lessons, massages, gourmet dinners and tastings, to the paddle court, playground, outdoor cinema, relaxing pool and rows of gardens and olive groves to explore.
[26:20] More to come from Mo’...from modernized trullos (traditional Apulian dry stone huts with conical roofs), more communal event spaces, and a renovated masseria (fortified farmhouse) downtown.
[32:00] Paolo explains how Mo’ is situated in a village, Valle d'Itria, that is the ideal destination for slow travelers wanting to explore places where time stands still.
[40:40] If you were to Dine In Good Company with Paolo, he would introduce you to Puglia’s world of wine and best kept secret…gin.