Masseria Borgo Mortella is a stunning farmhouse dating back to the 1600s, located close to Lecce.
It is surrounded by 10 hectares of gardens dotted with olive groves, and also a suggestive pine forest.
Don Ferrante is a luxury boutique hotel located in Monopoli historical center, a beautiful ancient village full of coves and sandy beaches.
Don Ferrante appears quite different from the typical Masseria of the Apulian countryside.
It was built just above the sea and it once was a fortress.
It boasts magnificent views of both the Adriatic sea on one side, and whitewashed houses on the other, surrounded by ancient churches and palaces, and narrow alleys that make up the historical town of Monopoli.
This charming country resort is located in Ostuni, close to Brindisi.
It is an ancient farmhouse embellished by arches, terraces and Trulli, reminiscent of the traditional Apulian architecture.
The building offers a regal atmosphere, with the grand entrance staircase and the play of stone arches which welcome the guests for a unique experience through centuries of history and timeless rituals.
It is surrounded by the tranquil Apulian countryside and an immersive Mediterranean forest of 10 hectares, which you can explore thanks to the many wooden paths that run through it for 2 kilometers.
You can admire all of this along with the Itria Valley’s landscape from the Masseria’s panoramic terraces.
The large external square surrounded by the 8 trulli, with its unusual Apulian architecture, becomes a beautiful location for a memorable reception, and ensures sensations of other times.
At the Masseria you can also find, immersed in a setting of fragrant Mediterranean vegetation, an infinity pool which offers peacefulness and relaxation by day and a magical and romantic atmosphere by night.
The internal restaurant combines ancient recipes of the Valle d’Itria and the chef’s creativity and hosts a taste experience characterized by simple genuine flavors and the culinary traditions of the Puglia region.
It provides a wide selection of food and wine that could be fully tailored to the couple’s needs.
There are 25 rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 60 guests for the night. The style is a blend of the charm of Apulian history and the elegance of modernity.
If the rustic and also sophisticated vibe of the Apulian venues inspires you, this Masseria is really worth a visit.
Have a good week and see you soon.
A land of sea, hills and endless plains, the Apulia region attracts visitors for its amazing coastline (more than 800 kilometers across Adriatic and Ionian Sea), but also for its art cities and picturesque historical villages, where old religious traditions still live untouched, its countryside masserie immersed in olive groves, and its plenty of farm products that tell of unique ancient flavors.
Puglia can surely now take its place in the first rank of Italy’s famous regions. Clearly, everything the Italophile craves is there in abundance: ancient towns heavy with the tangible past; extravagant churches dreamt up by Europe’s finest architects; the footprints of an endless procession of conquerors and cultures, stamped in stone, gold and marble; seas of olives; olive – green seas; and food the equal of any in Italy.
Travellers bored or worn down by the crowds of Campania and Tuscany can find still release in the baroque splendour of Lecce, ‘Florence of the South’, or one of many lesser (but no less beautiful) Pugliese towns.