Our featured hotel of the month is Masseria Torre Maizza, a former Puglian watch tower and working farm converted into a luxury 5 star hotel. We love the combination of traditional character and modern luxury in such an idyllic setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards. In addition the hotel has its own golf course set amongst ancient olive trees and the stunning Coccaro Beach Club. 

 

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Torre Maizza is located in the middle of a large hillside estate overlooking the glistening Mediterranean sea which is just under a mile away. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, fields and crops, guests can enjoy scenic walks with the air is scented with heady myrtle and delicate jasmine. Alternatively play a round of golf or relax by the pool or the hotel’s private beach. Perhaps you might prefer a cooking lesson or yoga on the beach, with the gentle waves lapping the shore just a couple of feet away.

Deluxe room

above: Deluxe room

This former garrison, formed part of an ancient defence line that crossed all Apulia, from Gargano promontory to “finibus terrae”, as Santa Maria di Leuca was once called. During the XVI century, Torre Maizza used to be a watchtower against the raids of Ottoman and Saracen Turks. Later on it became a working farm and a small village developed. You can still recognize the old Mill, the farm workers houses and the courtyards which were used to tend animals.

Now Torre Maizza has been converted into a refined, luxury 5-star resort and the local traditional hospitality, which once was extended to pilgrims and Benedictine monks, is now offered to our guests.

Ristorante delle Palme

In the XVI century the cows’ stables were located where now there is the well-reputed restaurant, Ristorante delle Palme, with views across the hotel’s swimming pool, surrounded by the ancient columns and orange groves.

outdoor restaurant

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The cuisine at the Masseria is creative but still regional, combining Puglian traditional dishes with new tastes and using products from our organic farm including vegetables, fruits, olive oil, almonds and figs. In addition we produce our own hams, mozzarella cheese and pasta. The farm also rears rabbits, geese, ducks, pheasant, chickens (ensuring fresh eggs for breakfast) and our boat fishes fresh fish and seafood.

Our pastry chef produces a fine selection of local desserts and for breakfast, wonderful jams and freshly baked pastries.

All the details

Masseria Torre Maizza, Contrada Coccaro SN, 72015 Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy +39 080 4827838 MasseriaTorreMaizza.com  info@masseriatorremaizza.com

Hotel rating: 5 star
Number of rooms: 30
Room types: Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Junior Suite Deluxe, Suite
Prices: From 295 euros for a Superior room to 685 euros for a Suite (low season)
From 460 euros for a Superior room to 1,552 euros for a Suite (high season)
Room description: Typical farmhouse rooms with whitewashed lime stone walls, arched ceilings and traditional hand-painted furniture.
Suite description: Our suites combine ancient and genuine country values with the elegance of a modern resort, offering every possible comfort with dual Jacuzzi, terrace (overlooking olive groves to Mediterranean sea beyond) and private heated plunge pool.
Hotel facilities: Spa, outdoor heated pool, restaurant, bar, 9 holes golf course, private sandy beach and Coccaro Beach Club with restaurant and Sushi bar, cooking school.
Spa: AVEDA Spa & treatments, Jacuzzi & Turkish bath

Suite

above: Suite, below: Junior Suite Bathroom

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golf course

With thanks to the Masseria Torre Maizza for providing the above information and photography, by invitation from Boutique Travel Blog.

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