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The best places to stay in Puglia are dominated by the masserias, dozens of which have opened their doors to guests in recent years. These traditional fortified farmhouses are characterised by a tall, solid, square central block and a series of outbuildings often enclosed within high walls. Some of them have aristocratic origins while others were quite humble dwellings.
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Today's masseria hotels range accordingly from five-star places with swanky spas, gourmet restaurants and endless services and facilities to relatively modest guest houses offering a back to nature experience and homely food. Prices vary accordingly. More than half the hotels included in our list of Rural Hotels in Puglia are Masserie and they are all worth checking out.
The fertile countryside of Italy's heel, Puglia, is largely flat and characterised by olive trees with huge, gnarled trunks (some of them many centuries old), rich red soil, fields planted with tomatoes and artichokes, dry stone walls and a sense of endless space and far-reaching horizons.
Being long and narrow, nowhere is too far from the sea, and if you choose to stay in a location somewhere in the middle of the Salento peninsula, you can reach the splendid beaches of both the Adriatic and the Ionian coasts, as well as the area's historic towns, within a matter of about 20 minutes. Fasano is a prime example of a little known inland town, with its own little beach offshoot at Savelletri (just over 7km away).
The region is dotted with fascinating towns and villages which offer a great deal to see and also make good bases for exploring further afield in the area. They are a great source of wide ranging accommodation including some of the best places to stay in Puglia. Highlights include glorious Baroque Lecce (known as the 'Florence of the South'), Martina Franca, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Otranto, Gallipoli, Trani, Polignano a Mare and Galatina. Even if we don't list a hotel in these places, there is never one too far away. For those who prefer to self cater we recommend the wide range with our online partner, booking.com.
- Masseria Salinola is a renovated 16th century property turned boutique hotel just outside Ostuni. Come here for rustic chic interiors and wonderful food.
- Have a look at the seriously swanky Masseria San Domenico with it's spa, glass-roofed pool and immaculate golf course. Some rooms even have private gardens.
- The Masseria Torre Maizza is a properly hip hotel with a cushion-scattered roof terrace, smart modern bedrooms, some with open fires and jacuzzis, a cave-like candlelit bar and private beach club.
- Or for something a little less expensive what about Masseria Don Cirillo a Masseria in a beautiful walled garden close to the Ionian coast? Decoration is ethnic, with killims, whitewashed walls and bare stone vaulted ceilings.
Best hotels in towns
Have a look at our list of Great Puglia Town Hotels and discover delights such as:
- La Sommità Relais Culti in the so-called 'white town' of Ostuni. There are terraces and ramparts to sit on and the decor is pared-back and calming.
- Or the the chic Corte Palmieri in the seaside town of Gallipoli where a warren of arched passages and staircases leads to the stylish beamed rooms and breakfasting terrace.
- For great value charming simplicity, the Palazzo Personè in Lecce with its cellar restaurant/wine bar and spartan rooms with bare stone floors is ideal.
For a holiday villa or apartment
- For larger groups and families, the best option is often to book a holiday home or apartment. For a comprehensive range from budget to boutique, we recommend you visit our online partner, booking.com.
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Best Hotels in Puglia
B&B Fascino Antico 2 rooms from $56Taranto, Puglia
A glorious little trulli B&B with rock bottom prices and rooms that sleep 4. Picturesque white domed rooms, originally peasants' houses, have rustic chic interiors. Lovely gardens and pool, and close to many attractions in Puglia. Perfect for families or groups of friends exploring on a budget.Families - 3 of the rooms sleep up to 4.Quirky - A unique trulli B&B.GroupsValue chic
Masseria Alchimia 10 rooms from $56Fasano Brindisi, Puglia
Ultra modern collection of ten studios in rural Puglia. White washed studios sleep between 3 and 5, all with kitchens and private terraces. A surprising collection in a former convent, ideal for families, groups and couples.GroupsRomantic BreakFamiliesValue chicRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Relais Il Mignano 7 rooms from $70Nardò, Puglia
A 16th century palace situated in the heart of Nardò. Stunningly renovated rooms keep their original charm with exposed stone, beamed ceilings and antique furniture. The simple design throughout gives a contemporary air. A rooftop terrace and hot tub are ideal for unwinding with a drink. City chic.Local exploring - Set within the heart of the historic centre and with many of the city's attractions within close proximity.Value chic - A luxury property with exceptionally good rates.Great walks - Just a 10 minute drive from the Portoselvaggio Nature Park where one can set out on gorgeous coastal walks.Sights nearby - Make a trip to the historical town of Lecce. 1/2 an hour away.
Palazzo Personè 6 rooms from $72Lecce
Located in an old 16th-century Synagogue, this charming B&B has bedrooms with original stone walls, high ceilings and calming natural colours. Palazzo Personè also boasts an extraordinary Baroque facade, cafe and cellar restaurant with wine bar. A great spot for exploring this ancient city.Value chic - Stylish accommodation at an equally attractive priceGreat walks - Via Libertini and Piazza del DuomoSwimming Pool - Pool and wellness lounge.Sights nearby - Amphitheatre Romano
Palazzo Mosco Inn 10 rooms from $82Gallipoli Lecce, Puglia
A charming little boutique hotel with views of the marina. Romantic rooms and suites have mosaic floors, iron bedsteads, some four poster beds, fresh creamy cottons, and private balconies. Lovely roof top terrace, bar and sitting room area. Understated charm but oh so chic.Views - Stunning views over the marina from the roof top terrace.Romantic Break - Understated romance in chic accommodation.Sights nearby - Gallipoli Port, Gallipoli Castle and Greek Fountain.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.
Palazzo Baldi 14 rooms from $74Galatina Lecce, Puglia
Excellent value B&B in the centre of Galatina. A lovely yellow townhouse building with traditional rooms and suites. Vaulted meeting rooms, breakfast room, and art room.Value chicSights nearby - Located in the centre of town close to all attractionsLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Masseria Li Foggi from $74Gallipoli Lecce, Puglia
A rustic chic country house just outside Gallipoli. Fabulous rooms and apartments have white washed walls, private shady terraces, lots of natural light, and kitchens. Pool, lovely garden strewn with olive trees, bikes to rent, and boats to borrow from the marina. Excellent value, family friendly.Families - Beautiful self-catering apartments sleep four each.Beach Life - The beautiful Ionian coast of Salento to explore.Value chic - Fabulous value.Charming
Palazzo Gorgoni 4 rooms from $80Lecce, Puglia
Graceful B&B near Sant'Oronzo Square in the centre of Lecce. Huge, light-filled bedrooms with sandstone walls, parquet floors, and elegant furniture. A great value spot, and family friendly too.Value chicSights nearby - Located bang in the centre of LecceLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Palazzo de Mori 10 rooms from $91Otranto
An old family home, steeped in history overlooking the charming port. Elegant white interiors with lovely sea views. A pleasant terrace with comfortable seating and shady umbrellas. A romantic little spot to enjoy the beach and close to the sights. A relaxed and calming home.City Style - Quaint, stylish interiors in the heart of townSights nearby - Cathedral of OtrantoRestrictions on children - Children over 12Views - Great views from hotel
B&B Antico Mondo 6 rooms from $96Polignano A Mare, Puglia
A charming little B&B in the picturesque fishing town of Polignano a Mare. The rooms are simply furnished and feature exposed brick walls and wooden ceilings. Explore the charming streets of the town or wander down to the beach. A great value option.Local exploring - A cosy B&B set within the ancient walls of Polignano a Mare, just a minute from the beach.Sights nearby - Guests must be sure to check out the incredible Castellana Caves.SpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Abate Masseria & Resort 8 rooms from $102Noci, Puglia
A charming 17th century Trulli set amidst pretty grounds. Sympathetically converted rooms features arches, domed ceilings, white washed stone walls and simple traditional furnishings. A glorious spa, outdoor pool and locally acclaimed restaurant. A great choice for a traditional Puglian experience.Hideaway - Get away from it all amidst walnut and fig trees, wisteria and jasmine - a stunning traditional Puglia domed truilli.Foodies - A restaurant hugely popular with locals for the excellent antipasti.Value chic - Excellent value for this rural hideawaySights nearby - Just 9kms from the impressive caves of Castellana.Recommended by - Sawdays
L'Orangerie d'Epoque 3 rooms from $103Lecce
Three pretty bedrooms and a gorgeous garden in a family palazzo. Antique furniture, stone fireplaces and period vaulted ceilings - two bedrooms have kitchenettes and access to the garden. Plus there is a larger suite ideal for families. A great value choice.Families - The suite sleeps four plus there are self-catering facilitiesValue chic - Stylish, relaxed accommodation at a great priceLocal markets - Visit charming local craft marketsGreat walks - Guided tours available
Masseria Murgia Albanese 4 rooms from $103Noci, Puglia
A family-run masseria packed full of character and history. Four atmospheric rooms feature family relics, period furniture and pretty shutters. Home-made breakfasts are a delight to awake to. Take a cooking class, explore the picturesque countryside or simply curl up with a book. Rural bliss.Country Escape - A traditional country manor set in picturesque countryside. Unwind and live the Puglian dream.Great walks - Head out from the hotel in any direction and find stunning countryside and excellent walking.Cooking classes - Learn to cook traditional regional cuisine in the hotel's cooking classes.Full of character
Relais valle dell'Idro 27 rooms from $107Otranto
Elegant luxury hotel, which boasts a stunning roof top solarium with panoramic views of the sea, and hot tub. Contemporary rooms feature wooden floors, crisp linen, and striking lamps. Just a five minute walk from the centre of town and easy access to local beaches. A chic, romantic choice.Great walks - Walk the many stunning beaches of OtrantoDiving - Scuba Diving OtrantoSights nearby - Cathedral of OtrantoSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Trulli e Puglia 12 rooms from $109Alberobello
Trulli e Puglia offers enchantingly unique accommodation, with suites and bedrooms set in charming conical stone houses (all UNESCO protected.) A cafe and wine bar are open to guests, as well as a small shop selling Puglia products. Traditional Italian charm.Sights nearby - Stunning beachesFull of characterSpa
Masseria Panareo 18 rooms from $110Otranto
Stylish farmhouse conversion surrounded by olive trees and stunning scenery. Rooms are dotted round the grounds & offer classic country style with vaulted stone ceilings and four poster beds. The restaurant serves Italian dishes on the outdoor terrace. Perfect for both beaches & sightseeing.Diving - Hotel can advise on local diving locationsSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with great viewsGreat walks - Lots of local walking routesViews - Lovely views over the sea
Patria Palace 63 rooms from $115Lecce
Traditional comforts and great hospitality in the heart of town. Behind the lovely Lecce stone facade the bedrooms contain frescoes, stucco work, cherry wood furniture and rich fabrics. A lovely little restaurant, small spa and gorgeous roof top terrace with views of Lecce.City Style - Fantastic service, elegant rooms and historic charm in the heart of LecceSights nearby - Santa Croce BasilicaGreat walks - Sant’Oronzo square
Palazzo Guglielmo 8 rooms from $120Vignacastrisi di Ortelle Lecce, Puglia
Seamlessly chic hotel in a small town near the Salentine Coast. Lush gardens surround a pool, a relaxing roof terrace looks out over sandstone rooftops, all-cream rooms and suites have private terraces and hot tubs. Perfect for families, couples, or groups.Romantic BreakSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - I Escape
I luoghi di Pitti 10 rooms from $123Altamura, Puglia
A peaceful, picturesque farmhouse set in the scenic rolling landscape of Alta Murgia. The renovated 16th century farmhouse's rooms are modern and minimalist, decorated with tasteful contemporary art. Enjoy a sumptuous evening meal in the hotel's wine caves. A romantic rural hideaway.Romantic Break - A romantic rural idyll - with fine dining and wine tastingSights nearby - The historic Matera is 15 miles away with its unique UNESCO Sassi (town centre).Great walks - Enjoy beautiful walks around the rolling countryside of Alta Murgia.Remote - Off the beaten track.
Palazzo del Corso 14 rooms from $145Gallipoli Lecce, Puglia
A fabulous Five Star hotel on Gallipoli's peninsula. Stunning sea views from the roof top terrace, lively bar, excellent seafood restaurant, and a top of the range wellness centre. Rooms and suites filled with romance have four poster beds, creamy furnishings, and balconies. Luxurious on all fronts.Roof terrace - Watch the sun set from the roof top terrace bar, pool, or restaurant.Views - Stunning seaviews from the hotel's peninsula position.Foodies - Fabulous seafood restaurant La Dolce Vita.Spa breaks
Relais Villa San Martino 21 rooms from $136Martina Franca, Puglia
Five star country villa with great location for touring cultural sights and beaches. A peach-hued building surrounded by lovely gardens. Beautiful suites in elegant pastels with antique furniture. Excellent restaurant, spa and pool. A spoiling spot to explore Puglia from.Local exploring - An elegant Villa, just outside Martina Franca and surrounded by protected areas, UNESCO sites and unique Baroque architecture.Total relaxation - Comfortable suites, with flower filled terraces, swimming pool, pampering spa and beautiful parklands.Great walks - Wander the expansive parklands that surround the villa, or head further afield and explore the olive groves.Sights nearby - Make a trip to the UNESCO-protected Trulli of Alberobello and the Baroque Martine Franca.Recommended by - Tablet, Relais & Chateaux
Villa Magnolia 4 rooms from $137Carovigo, Puglia
18th century villa turned boutique hotel. A private, exclusive property offering accommodation for up to 8 people and priding itself on attentive service. The elegant villa sits in ancient olive and almond groves. The perfect romantic hideaway with easy access to the beach and local exploring.Exclusive offer - Four day food & wine extravaganzaRomantic Break - A blissful romantic hideaway with flower filled gardens, Romanesque saltwater pool and massages in the ancient temple.Eco break - Eco-sustainability is at the heart of this resort, they recycle water, use solar power and only organic produce.Sights nearby - Visit the caves at Castellana Grotte or any one of the stunning and unique historic towns in the surrounding area.Cooking classes - Pizza making evenings and cookery courses are available on site, and they're free with bookings of 4+ nights.Recommended by - Sawdays
La Riviera 6 rooms from $137Gallipoli
Waterfront location and historic setting with good value rates. A great choice for families or groups on a budget. Beautiful townhouse with private balconies overlooking the seafront and small beach. Public spaces are decorated with beautiful murals, painted ceilings, chandeliers and antiques.Local exploring - Enviable central locationFamilies - Some suites sleep 4.Sights nearby - Farmacia Provenzana - A beautiful 18th Century PharmacyGreat walks - Gallipoli Guided Walking Tours
Canne Bianche 53 rooms from $137BR, Puglia
A beautiful relaxing hotel on the beach offers rooms with private balconies and spectacular views of the Adriatic. Interiors are simple and stylish in neutral colours and antiques. Timo, the in-house restaurant serves Puglian dishes including fresh seafood. A truly Mediterranean feel.Local exploring - Located a 10 minute drive away from Fasano and 20 minute drive away from AlberobelloTotal relaxation - There is a spa, pool, jacuzzi, Turkish baths and sauna on site - divine!Beach Life - A seafront hotel with a private sandy beachLocal markets - Explore the fishing town of Savelletri with many restaurants close byRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Leonardo Trulli Resort 4 rooms from $137Locorotondo BA, Puglia
A delightful rural hotel set in picturesque traditional south-Italian Trulli. Rooms exude a rustic charm and are elegantly decorated with simple furniture. Take an excursion to discover the marvellous Trulli of Alberobello or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery by the pool. A Puglian paradise.Country Escape - A wonderfully rustic chic country retreat, feast on fresh traditional Pugliese dishes and local wines in the fragrant gardens.Sights nearby - The beautiful Trullo Church of St. Anthony is five miles away as well as the UNESCO protected Trulli of Alberobello.Great walks - Enjoy beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside of Puglia.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
Masseria Don Cirillo 6 rooms from $137Torre San Giovanni, Puglia
Laid back brick masseria in a beautiful walled garden close to the sea. Rooms with an ethnic slant - killims, colourful bedspreads, white washed walls and stone vaulted ceilings. A lovely shady pool and lounge area. A great beach spot.Total relaxation - Unwind in style in this charming Masseria with lush gardens, lovely pool, and luxorious suites with private terraces.Country Escape - Bask by the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea or grab a bike and explore the stunning Apulian countryside.Sights nearby - Explore the fascinating and historic UNESCO heritage city of Gallipoli.Full of character
Ostuni Palace Hotel 34 rooms from $137Ostuni, Puglia
A romantic, stylish and refined hotel that features modern comforts and excellent personal service. Beautiful airy bedrooms in whites and pastels with ethereal drapes. Wonderful restaurant, roof top terrace and private beach just a few kilometeres away. The perfect romantic getaway.Romantic Break - A romantic boutique in the White City of Ostuni, boasting chic piano bar, spa, hot tub, Hammam and elegant Italian cuisine.Great walks - A 15 minute drive brings you to the beautiful sandy beaches of Pugila.Sights nearby - Visit the nearby cathedral, built in late gothic style.Spa
Tenuta Centoporte Resort 37 rooms from $144Otranto (Giurdignano- Località)
Serenity pervades throughout the lovely Tenuta Centoporte, just outside Otranto. All components come together to create a harmonious atmosphere, with stylish rooms, a heavenly outdoor pool and deliciously prepared meals from the Salento region. Perfect for a relaxing romantic break.Romantic Break - The elegant, intimate rooms coupled with great restaurant and lovely gardens make it the perfect spot for a romantic break.Local exploring - A relaxing haven set amidst rolling olive groves, head off on a bike and explore the Salento region.Sights nearby - Culture vultures must visit the nearby Castello di Otranto to learn about the areas history.Great walks - There are plenty of beautiful walks through the surrounding olive groves.
Bellavista B&B from $149Monopoli, Puglia
Gorgeous suites within 14th century building overlooking the sea. Creamy stone walls are complimented by white furnishings in the guestrooms, with marble bathrooms sinks and soft lighting. Each suite has a private spa pool, and breakfast is served on the sunny terrace. Romantic and peaceful.Romantic Break - Original stone wall suites, with private hot tubs overlook the Adriatic SeaGreat walks - Walk along the coast to Polignano a MareSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.On the beach - In front of the hotel.
Mantatelure 6 rooms from $178Lecce (Le Palmeraie S.r.l.)
Refined sixteenth century mansion in a quiet corner of stunning Baroque Lecce with six modern, elegant rooms. Guests can enjoy a freshly baked Italian breakfast or sip glasses of prosecco in the exclusive garden terrace beneath the citrus trees, or relax in the hot tub. The perfect romantic getaway.Local markets - Explore local coffee shops and street markets.Sights nearby - Basilica di Santa Croce on Via UmbertoRecommended by - I Escape
Risorgimento Resort 47 rooms from $160Lecce
High-tech luxury and stylish contemporary design in a lovely old building. The five-star hotel combines earthy hues and local materials with sleek modernism. Elegant roof top restaurant serves local dishes, and has great city views. Spa and meeting facilities. City style for the mainstream.City Style - A chic hotel with panoramic rooftop views of Lecce’s Baroque historic centre.Great walks - The Botanical Garden on Via Provinciale LecceLocal markets - Visit local craftsmen on Via PalmieriSights nearby - Piazza Sant'OronzoRecommended by - Kiwi Collection
La Sommità Relais Culti 15 rooms from $160Ostuni
Minimalist luxury in an ancient white town. Stunning views from the terraces and a lovely restaurant serving fantastic food with immaculate presentation. Large comfortable beds in airy bedrooms. A small plunge pool perfect for cooling off. A gem of a hotel.Foodies - A fantastic little restaurant with Michelin Starred chef and great wine list.Sights nearby - Nearby towns of Cisternino and Martina FrancaCooking classes - Cookery classes on offer at the hotel.Birdwatching - Torre Guaceto nature reserveRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
Borgo San Marco 16 rooms from $171Fasano, Puglia
Simple yet stylish masseria on historic olive-growing estate. An ochre painted farmhouse with delightfully rustic rooms - bare stone, wood, wrought iron and earthy tones. The restaurant serves local produce and within the walled gardens sit citrus groves, a pool, hot tub and shady terraces.Families - A fantastic spot for families with interconnecting rooms, self catering, pool, playground, high chairs and babysitting.Value chic - A chic and unpretentious masseria, with elegant rooms, glorious pool, citrus garden and bourainvillea gardens.Local markets - Head into Fasano for their buzzy Wednesday market and pick up some great local produce.Cooking classes - The hotel organises cookery classes, learn to whip up your favourite regional dishes.Recommended by - I Escape
Masseria Cervarolo 18 rooms from $177Ostuni Brindisi, Puglia
Gorgeous traditional Ostuni farmhouse. Traditional trulli (conical peasants' houses) act as rooms and suites, immaculately painted in white. Stunning grounds, terraces, and enormous swimming pool. A fabulous choice for romantic breaks, family holidays, and friends.TraditionalGroupsFamiliesCooking classes - Learn traditional Puglian recipesRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
Casale del Murgese 33 rooms from $181Fasano BR, Puglia
A farmhouse hideaway, surrounded by lovely gardens, between Savelletri and Fasano. Rooms are elegant and spacious offering large private terraces with views of the sea. The restaurant serves traditional Apulian cuisine and there's a bar by the infinity pool. Rustic-chic 4 star luxury.Families - Large triple rooms available to accommodate families, plus the kids will love the pool and garden.Country Escape - Set in a quiet and peaceful location, a perfect escape from the city for a few days.Active Holiday - Offers several activities around the countryside like biking, hiking and riding.Sights nearby - History buffs should visit the nearby Trullo Church of St. Anthony.
La Chiusa delle more 10 rooms from $183Peschici Foggia, Puglia
Sprawling hillside hotel with views of the sea below. Traditional stone buildings house simply decorated rooms and family suites. Terraces overlook olive groves and the restaurant serves delicious local cuisine. An undiscovered gem, very family friendly.FamiliesCooking classes - Discover the joys of Puglian cuisine. Free courses on selected dates in May and SeptemberViews - Wonderful views over the Gargano National ParkSwimming Pool - Outdoor PoolRecommended by - Sawdays
Masseria Fumarola 14 rooms from $183Martina Franca, Puglia
Luxury farmhouse with immaculate suites. Rustic chic trulli, some with private terraces and mezzanine levels. White on white, stone on wood, olive and chestnut trees, fireplaces, and modern gadgetry. Delicious food and a lovely pool.Romantic BreakHoneymoonsGreat walks - Nature trails for walking and jogging.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Lama di Luna 10 rooms from $183Andria, Bari, Puglia
An attractive 18th century estate set in acres of olive groves and fruit trees. Secluded, peaceful and minimalist. Simple bedrooms with fireplaces and sandstone walls, lovely pool, and terraces with endless views. Almost monasterial, no frills attached, perfect for peace and quiet.Garden - 190 acres of vineyards.EcoEco breakSights nearby - Easy access to Trani, Minervino and AndriaRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Borgo Egnazia 164 rooms from $227Savelletri (Fasano Brindisi)
A luxurious and stunning village-style resort in Puglia. Rooms and suites, the ultimate in opulence, have creams, marbles and chic accessories, all with enormous bathrooms. Gourmet Pugliese cuisine, pools, spa, beach club, tennis and gardens. Luxury, gourmet and romantic.Families - Range of child friendly fun: complimentary kid's club, tennis, kite-surfing, swimming, beaches, games room, zoo safari nearbyRomantic Break - Indulgent spa, architecture reminiscent of a Apulian village, pools, gardens, beaches and gourmet Italian cuisineSights nearby - Roman town of Egnazia, Savelletri, Ostuni, Martina FrancaSpa - Treatments based on ancient Puglian ritualsRecommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
Masseria Salinola 10 rooms from $206Ostuni
This boutique hotel is set in a refurbished sixteenth century farmhouse in beautiful Apulian countryside. Antique furnishings in simple but luxurious rooms add even more charm, and it has its own olive groves producing extra virgin oil. The perfect place to unwind.Sitting RoomFull of characterGreat walks - Good for walkers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Il Melograno 38 rooms from $206Monopoli, Puglia
A five star family-run hotel with a delightful down-to-earth atmosphere. Renovated 16th century farmhouse with sprawling Moorish outbuildings and flower-filled courtyards, terraces, big pool and tennis courts. Charming rooms in florals, tiled floors and fireplaces. Excellent spa and beach club too.Beach Life - This chic hotel offers access to their own private beach with white sands and blue waters and a seafood restaurant and bar.Spa breaks - Refresh and revive with the spa's extensive therapy list, sauna, frigidarium, turkish bath and hammam.Sights nearby - Make a trip to the UNESCO-protected Trulli of Alberobello.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Masseria Cimino 15 rooms from $206Savelletri
Rustic-chic and a laid-back atmosphere on an 18-hole golf course. Rough white walls, grey paintwork and candlelit rooms adorn this former Roman villa. Breakfast and superb set dinners are served on a covered terrace. A great choice for those who want understated luxury.Total relaxation - Completely unwind at this rustic chic family run property offering pool, gardens and views of the sea- perfection.Active Holiday - Whether playing golf, swimming in the sea or cycling is you're thing there's plenty to keep you active and alert.Sights nearby - Check out the fascinating Gnatia archaeological ruins, right beside the hotel.Great walks - Wander down to the coast and explore the beaches on foot.
Il Frantoio 14 rooms from $206Ostuni, Puglia
Justly famous masseria with wonderful food and a vaguely eccentric air. Pretty bedrooms with white washed walls surround a bougainvillea-filled courtyard. Organic produce from the farm and olive grove is used in fabulous multi-course meals. A divine gourmet rustic retreat close to the beach.Foodies - Members of the slow food movement the kitchen, under Rosalba, create extraordianry cuisine from simple home grown ingrediants.Romantic Break - Chic rooms with wisteria swathed stairways, enchanting interiors and antique furnishings are the epitome of fairytale romance.Great walks - Meander through olive trees on walking trials from the hotel.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
Palazzina Alchimia 1 rooms from $206Fasano (Puglia)
A charming one bedroom apartment in lovely Fasano. Domed ceilings, white washed walls off set by contemporary furniture. A large roof terrace to sip a cocktail on and a contemporary kitchen to whip up an Italian feast. Steps from the cafes and shops. An oh-so chic way to experience Italy.Local exploring - Live like a local in this stylish apartment just steps from Fasano's cafes and shops.Great walks - Wander the pretty streets and admire the quaint white-washed houses, churches, palaces, squares and towers.Sights nearby - Visit the ruins of the Roman town of Fasano Egnazia on the coast.Full of character
Borgo Bianco 48 rooms from $215Puglia
5* resort in hills overlooking the Adriatic sea. Large contemporary rooms have wooden floors, white furniture and splendid bathrooms. Outdoor and indoor pool, spa, sauna and hot tub. Excellent Apulian cuisine. Understated chic and great value.Romantic Break - Breezy cream coloured suites, superb spa, glamourous outdoor pool and plenty of exploringSights nearby - Basilica di San Nicola and the 13th century Castel del MonteRomantic - Good for couples.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Masseria Montelauro 29 rooms from $234Otranto
Relaxed retreat with a contemporary twist surrounded by olive trees, vines and date palms. Sophisticated, airy white on white rooms with cool flagstone floors, delicate wrought iron beds, Pugliese embroidery and Moroccan lamps. Lovely pool, local food and stunning surrounding farmland.Honeymoons - A tranquil and romantic spot for honeymooners, each of the elegant suites faces onto the gardens and the soothing countryside.Sights nearby - Explore the lovely Otranto, with its lively bars, restaurants and squat Aragonese castle.Cooking classes - The hotel organises cooking classes, learn to whip up your favourite dishes frm the menu.Great walks - Take a wander around the lush gardens, or further a field into this scenic landscape.Recommended by - I Escape, Fodors
Corte Palmieri 21 rooms from $250Gallipoli, Puglia
Stylish rooms with sun-drenched terraces in a fascinating old building in the seaside town of Gallipoli. Arched passageways and courtyards lead to cool bedrooms with white washed walls, wooden beams and stone floors. Dine on the large roof terrace with stunning sea views. A relaxed beach style.Value chic - Great value hotel with modern, stylish accommodationGreat walks - Many local walking and hiking routesSailing - The hotel has a private yacht.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Masseria Bernardini 9 rooms from $251Nardò, Puglia
Contemporary design in an old shell within easy reach of charming Gallipoli and its lovely beaches. Original features compliment contemporary furniture and ethnic textiles. Lovely courtyard garden and swimming pool for relaxing in, and superb breakfasts and dinners on private patios.Local exploring - Ideally situated to explore the local historical towns and villages as well as the stunning Salento countryside.Beach Life - Just ten minutes from Porto Selvaggio Natural Park with one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.Sailing - Yachting and sailing can be organised by the hotel, the perfect way to explore this magnificent coast.Full of character
Masseria Torre Coccaro 33 rooms from $261Savelletri
An elegantly restored historic fortified farmhouse, minutes from the sea. Wonderful rooms and suites with rough white washed walls, fine linens and silks - one suite occupies a cave and has its own olive grove and pool. Fabulous regional cuisine, Aveda spa and its very own private beach club.Active Holiday - Explore the rugged countryside on the hotel mountain bikes, head down to the beach, or grab a round of golf.Sights nearby - Head to the nearby Mozzarella Palace for a cheese tasting then down to the local fishing village of Savelletri for seafood.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection
Borgobianco Resort & Spa 48 rooms from $269(Bari), Puglia
Situated amid beautiful countryside, this resort is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Rooms are decorated in traditional style: creams and whites with splashes of colour, most with a furnished balcony to soak up the views. Traditional and delicious Puglian cuisine. Romantic, luxurious and spoiling.Views - Expansive verdant vineyards in the Apulian countrysideSpa - A wide range of treatments offeredSwimming Pool - Indoor and outdoorRemote - Off the beaten track.
Masseria Montenapoleone 12 rooms from $269Apulia, Puglia
A simply gorgeous rural property set in picturesque countryside surrounded by olive groves. Rustic chic throughout with uneven white washed walls and exposed beams. Whimsical rooms are full of character with exposed stone, floating white linen curtains and antiques. Rural Italy at its best.Country Escape - A picture perfect country house with rustic chic interiors, surrounded by olive groves.Great walks - Go for long walks through the picturesque groves.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Remote - Off the beaten track.
Masseria Torre Maizza 26 rooms from $270Savelletri de Fasano, Puglia
Sophisticated, contemporary hotel with a young, hip vibe. Smart blue and white contemporary bedrooms, some with open fires and jacuzzis. Wonderful courtyard bar with Balinese sofas and excellent restaurant overlooking the pool. Small spa, golf course and private beach club.Country Escape - Surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit orchards, with fantastic walking, produce straight from the farm, and beach club.Romantic Break - A grown up choice with luxorious rooms, wonderful food, romantic yacht trips, olive oil massages and picturesque scenery.Great walks - Explore trulli country on foot or by bike- discover it's ancient olive groves, fruit trees and miles of scrub.Cooking classes - Pick fresh olives and vegetables from the olive groves and use them in yummy Apulian dishes.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
Masseria Prosperi 6 rooms from $274Otranto (Lecce) -, Puglia
A chic family-run farmhouse in stunning rural Puglia. White on white rooms feature decorative touches: antique headboards and hanging bridles. The furnishings are also divine. While away days besides the glorious pool and dine on sumptuous regional cuisine. The ideal spot for a relaxed rural escape.Country Escape - A chic working farmhouse perfect for indulgent holidays taken at a slow pace.Great walks - Take long walks through the surrounding forest.Swimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor pools.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape
Don Totu 6 rooms from $286Puglia
Don Totu offers elegant boutique B&B accommodation in San Cassiano. This elegant 18th-century palazzo comes with a lovely luscious garden. Bask in the sun by the pool and enjoy a cocktail or homemade ice cream. Head off by bike or foot on a tour of the area. A rejuvenating stay!Romantic Break - Beautiful and private accommodation with a quiet atmosphere-perfect for a romantic retreatTotal relaxation - Unwind in style at this historic palazzo, lounge by the pool or unwind in the hammam areaCooking classes - Join in with one of the cooking classes to learn how to whip up your favourite Italian dishesSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Sawdays
Don Ferrante 10 rooms from $320Monopoli, Puglia
A seriously stylish conversion of an ancient fort overlooking the Adriatic. Individually designed rooms have travertine vaulted ceilings, and elegant furnishings. There's a little rooftop plunge pool for cooling off & a myriad of terraces for sitting and soaking up the stunning views. Total bliss!Sights nearby - You're right in the centre of historic Monopoli, but most of Puglia's attractions can be easily reached by carViews - Stunning views over the Adriatic SeaSwimming Pool - Small outdoor poolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Masseria Trapana 9 rooms from $343Lecce, Puglia
An immaculately converted Masseria providing the ultimate in laid-back luxury. Airy rooms and suites feature large floor to ceiling windows, exposed stone walls and delicate cast iron beds. Sample the best of Puglian cuisine with much of the produce coming from the kitchen garden. Total bliss.Romantic Break - Privacy, tranquility and al fresco baths designed for two.Total relaxation - A secluded abode ideal for lazy days under the sun.Sights nearby - Visit the trulli houses in the UNESCO heritage Alberobello.Great walks - Take long walks through the picturesque olive groves.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
La Peschiera 12 rooms from $457Monopoli, Puglia
A stunning five-star hotel, set right on the Adriatic Sea. The luxury design and magnificent location combine to create a tranquil atmosphere that is perfect for a relaxing seaside break. Enjoy sumptuous seafood and staggering sea vistas at the hotel's restaurant. The embodiment of serenity.Honeymoons - The majestic seaside setting and superb suites make it perfect for honeymooners.Beach Life - Right on the sea with exclusive access to a beach and a relaxed seaside vibe.Sights nearby - Visit the stunning historic UNESCO protected Trulli of Alberobello.Restrictions on children - Adult only.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Masseria San Domenico 47 rooms from $560Savelletri
One of Puglia’s best hotels offering a luxurious spa and golf course. Rooms and fabulous suites decorated with romance - white washed walls and rich drapes, some have private gardens, jacuzzis and balconies. Fantastic selection of restaurants and stunning salt water pool. A heavenly spot.Honeymoons - A sophisticated honeymoon choice- ornate four-poster beds and panoramic views over Puglia, with fine dining and pampering spa.Active Holiday - Lovely grounds and beaches for walking, bikes for rent, tennis courts, golf course, and both indoor and outdoor pools.Sights nearby - Visit the nearby village of Alberobello with its fascinating domed trulli houses.Great walks - Wander the fragrant gardens or take a stroll down to the coast.Recommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection