Looking for a unique stylish stay, good food, good wine, History, Culture, Natural beauty, and beaches? Then you don’t have to look any further than the top ten hotel list Art In Voyage is bringing you. This robustly rustic land is difficult to beat with its fertile red earth, gnarled olives, turquoise seas, beautiful trulli, and pioneering Masseria hotels. Enjoy a unique stay in the southern Italian region, in one of the converted farmhouses and hotels combined with world-class designs and the originality of the area.
Imagine yourself floating in a great white ship anchored in the Adriatic sea? A stay at Don Ferrante feels just like that. This charming Puglian vernacular architecture is built into the ancient stone ramparts of the delightful port town of Monopoli, with stone vaulted rooms and top-roof restaurant offering delicious seafoods, luscious wines, and incredible ocean views.
Masseria Torre Coccaro & Torre Maizza
Masseria Terre Coccaro is located in the middle of ancient olive groves between Fasano town and the coast, built around a 16th-century farmhouse. The property was formerly a large, fortified farm complete with watchtower, built to fend off invading turks. The rustic and contemporary design is combined with the best Puglian hospitality and cuisine with touches of Frenchified elegance. This family-friendly Masseria is offering cooking classes, several restaurants, and private beach clubs for you to enjoy your holiday. Don’t forget its nearby sister, Masseria Torre Maizza with its hidden swimming pool and the secret weapon – Underwater music.
Castelo di Ugento
Located at the peak of the small town of Ugento, 25km from Puglia’s southernmost point. Castelo di Ugento is a historic monument whose roots go back to the ancient Normans. After its major renovations, it breathed a new life of a luxury hotel into the once majestic palazzo. Each of the nine spacious rooms are individually furnished with a charming blend of ancient architecture with vaulted ceilings, arched windows, beautiful golden stone with a modern design.
A place rich in history – Don Totu expresses a new hospitality from home away from home. Located in the heart of the Salento region of Puglia. Don Totu sits in the sleepy village of San Cassiano, 25 miles (41 km) from Lecce – Notorious as the ‘Florence of the south’ for its Baroque architecture – and about 10 minutes’ drive to the coast. If you about peaceful environments and surroundings filled with plenty of things to do, then this exquisite property is a must stay-in for you and your loved ones. Everything is in a walking distance, including restaurants, cafes, and parks. Enjoy the cozy and elegant rooms furnished with refined simplicity – Fresh environments, natural fabrics, restful colors, and ceramics.
Furnirussi Tenuta is a five-star luxury resort in Puglia, Serrano, right in the center of the Grecia Salentina, amid by the largest organic fig grove in Europe. This property is a modern, solar-powered luxury hotel that offers its guests the taste of a unique experience and a high quality locally produced agricultural products, including seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Furni farm located near the estate. Eat, sleep, and enjoy the amenities of the property – The estate has a large bio-design swimming pool, furnished with sun loungers, and a gazebo surrounded by a grove of camphor trees. In the outside area near the pool, you can have an aperitif or indulge in a short pampering spa treatment massage.
La Fiermontina is located in the historical center of the city of Leece, entirely restored and transformed from an 18th-century Masseria with a great refinement into a luxurious mansion-hotel filled with contemporary art, sculptures, and designer finishings. It is set in a walled olive grove with an outdoor swimming pool, offering a haven for honeymooners and art lovers alike. Sleep in one of the fifteen spacious rooms or the three recent suites that welcome the hotel’s guests to its exquisite elegance, enhanced by vaulted ceilings with the distinctive honey-color of Leece’s limestone and numerous artworks. The hotel offers several unique experiences and events, through which you can discover the rich history and culture of Salento and enjoy moments that will undoubtedly make your stay more unique and unforgettable.
Located just ten minutes from the center of the celebrated ‘White City’ of Ostuni, Masseria Lamacoppa is built on a 73-acre private estate with six bedroom suites that can accommodate 12 guests with the utmost luxury and comfort. The first impression of this Masseria is ‘wow’ and just for few reasons – The sheer size of this property is incredible and then you see the interior architecture and you just need a moment or two to sit down and consider buying a place like this of your own. This incredible property is perfect for people who are looking to retreat, and who know how to holiday in just a slower pace.
Borgo Egnazia is a unique castle-like property built in a traditional village of Borgo, in amid of olive groves in beautiful majestic landscapes of the southern region of Puglia. As it is set in a traditional village, this property offers a rustic and authentic experience with add-ons, including a Michelin-starred restaurant, championship golf course, two beach clubs with private beaches – The other one is sandy, and the other is pebbly. The rooms are styled with an authentic rural romance, birdcages, and egg-shaped ornaments. This property is perfect for people looking for a getaway from the buzzing cities, to a peaceful pleasant environment filled with nature.
At the end of a country road, not far from Ceglie Messapica and surrounded by olive groves as far as the eye can see, Trullo Barone is the epitome of a Mediterranean “hideaway”. Many of Puglia’s rural Trulli have been turned into holiday retreats, although the picturesque, conical exteriors often hide cramped, windowless rooms. The beautifully restored Trulli and Lamie offer a perfect backdrop for a good night’s sleep, comfortable bathrooms with showers, and a country kitchen that will make every romantic with a passion for cooking envious. The interior is sophisticated, yet subtle and quite simple. Everything from bed linen to bathroom fittings is of the best quality and very stylish.
The ramped-up villa is set on a 75-acre rural estate in Puglia, in the south of Italy where large properties are becoming rare to find. This 17th century appears from certain angles in order to rise above the sea level. Masseria Petrarolo is one of the most exclusive villas you can find in Puglia, where you can sit back and relax while enjoying the scenic views surrounding the property.