Masseria Fontanelle is a great choice to discover the soul of Puglia
Masseria Fontanelle is genuinely boutique in every aspect, this is simple luxury for the senses.
The opportunity to sample this truly authentic part of Italy, famed for its slow pace, olive groves, superb cuisine & wines, small villages and towns. Less known, almost intentionally maybe, are the dramatic cliffs, the long sandy beach and the clear azure sea.
Masseira Fontanelle was originally a small convent in the 17th century, tucked away in a corner of the Ugento Nature Park. The style remains traditional with vaulted ceilings, white lime and stone walls. Cobbled pathways and gardens with an abundance of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
If Italy is shaped like a boot, the Puglia (Apulia in Italian) region is the heel, and the Salento is on the extreme southern tip. The charming town of Lecce with its baroque churches and monuments is 40 minutes drive, Brindisi airport 90 minutes and Bari Airport just under 3 hours.
There are various beaches within a short drive or an easy bicycle ride. The nearest is at Lido Pineta, 5 minutes by free shuttle at scheduled times. Here you have sunbeds and umbrellas included.
Note – The style is essentially couples/adult-focused but children above 12 years are accepted.
Masseria Fontanelle has 35 rooms and larger Junior Suites.
All reflect the unique style and personality of the region.
- Restaurant focusing on local ingredients
- group yoga & Pilates
- Padel tennis
- Bicycles can be hired for local sightseeing – an excellent way to discover the area
- The hotel operates on a half-board (breakfast & dinner) basis
Masseria Fontanelle is very different and that is part of the appeal. For Independent travellers who want to immerse themselves in the personality of Puglia.
Pleasing on-site facilities, plus this area is rich in scenery and culture. There are several wonderfully atmospheric villages to explore, such as Gallipoli, which has a vibrant and rather liberal art scene, as well as historical interest.
Car hire would be suggested.
Masseria Fontanelle, Puglia, Italy
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The Puglia region has a proud traditional style, with the emphasis more on agriculture than the heavy industries found elsewhere – well over half of the olive oil produced in Italy comes from this area, plus you will find some of the very best wines. It has a rugged charm that will appeal to the lovers of the real Italy wanting to escape the British influence of Tuscany. Flying time from UK to Bari or Brindisi Airport will be just under 3 hours.
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