Three deluxe addresses for your Christmas holidays: fortified farmhouses, old trulli and continuously olive groves in the heart of Itria’s Valley. Three enchanting places where reaching oneselves
Choosing to spend Christmas holidays in Itria’s Valley means to grant oneself some time. It means to get into a very generous land that strikes deep notes. Those of our childhood. Thanks to the fairy and dreamlike landscapes spreading in front of traveller’s eyes: rounded rural buildings with no corners, never ending, and smooth fields starred with huge and powerful olive groves. And then the blue of the sky and of the sea, the white of the sunny terraces and the green of rosemary. A place, Itria’s Valley, brightly coloured, full of energy and peace.
Here everything is emotions, vertigos, fulgurations.
For this reason grows and grows the number of men and women, coming from all over the world, choosing to spend here a period of relax that, sometimes, becomes a choice of lifestyle. And these ones searching authenticity and emotional charge are looking for an oasis far from the world chaos where to be able to feel at home.
If you belong to this soul category, running away from hotels and touristic villages, well then you are reading the right advertisement: for you, we have selected 3 different facilities, some inland, some others near the sea that, even not renouncing all the luxury commodities they offer, they all save the genuine taste of this corner of Apulia Region.
Masseria Torre Coccaro
Luxury 5 Stars Farm
Even the most stressed manager could be able to get back his/her equilibrium in this discreet refugee. A few steps far from Savelletri’s fishers, here there is Masseria Torre Coccaro that launches a new idea of relax and luxury together, reaching the top level. Its really ancient origins – it was built in XVIth Century as Defensive Tower against Saracens’ attacks – go well today with a framework offering a large variety of interiors and treatments that will help you embrace “the quietest calm”. Each interior of the Farm tells, actually, with its furniture made of simple but smart fabrics melting very well with stone walls, a piece of history: from the Orengegrove Suite, made out of a very white natural cave made of calctufa and surrounded by an orangegrove up to the Tower Suite, where once the Marchis Palmieri used to live, overlooks one of Apulia’s most picturesque landscapes. The stay includes a series of personalized treatments (from skin cure to olive therapy) using Western and Eastern techniques.
Masseria Torre Coccaro • Contrada Coccaro, 8 • Savelletri di Fasano (BR) • Tel +39 080.482.93.10
It is not just a Trullo, but a real rural village. It is Borgo Canonica (Rectory), in the heart of Itria’s Valley. An amazing cones parade. Lots and lots. All of them austere, intact, faschinating. Different if you change prospective. If you look at them from the sky, from the earth, forward as well as backward. It seems as you were under an enchantment. And moreover you will find a very special internal athmosphere, made of a natural chemical attraction between its ascetic strictness of the architecture and its warming furniture. Everything as in the past. Anyway everything alive by a new sophisticated glazed enthusiasm. At the same time you can enjoy its warmness, its inwardness, its smartness. You will enjoy luxury without ostentation. And what about the surroundings? Only an unpolluted nature, up to date seats and old stones. And if you are looking for the swimming pool you can find it next to the relax area surrounded by olive trees and near the pergola that hides the bar. Borgo Canonica is not just an arrival place, but a departure one as well. Here you will enjoy lots of experiencies in the nature, doing sports, admiring works of art and tasting oenogastronomic traditional dishes.
Borgo Canonica • Contrada Minetta, 20 • Cisternino (BR) • Tel +39 080. 444.84.16
Masseria il Frantoio
A charming Farm
It is the right destination for who loves food: The oil Mill, an authentic Apulian Farmhouse (XVIIth c.) with 72 hectares of land cultivated biologically since 2004. An oasis, among olive trees, for the body and the mind. Here you will be welcomed by Armando and his wife Rosalba, superb hosts, who will tell you, with that kind of passion that does not know any tiredness, the story of this marvelous charming Farmhouse. Here, each meal becomes a rite: the kitchen already ready since 4a.m., takes out of the oven, for breakfast, cakes, biscuits, almond to be toasted, jumbs, cheese and plenty of biological products. While at dinner, meeting of all the guests at 7.30 p.m.: first a tour round the Italian garden, then an exploration of the aromatic herbs orchard and the discovering of the ancient cave where olives were once grinded. At 8.00p.m. you can dine: the menu is unknown, but it is a surprise to be discovered dishes after dishes, in a crescendo of emotions. For night stay there are thirteen rooms, all restored saving the alive atmosphere of the past, with wrought iron beds, nude ceilings and bricks. But the most beautiful is outside: walking into the grass, the olive trees and lemon trees, oranges and ciders; silent corners for those who love to be his/her own reading a book; but the proposition of doing something else, numerous activities for those who love sharing experiencies as well.
Masseria Il Frantoio • S.S. 16 Km. 874 • Ostuni (BR) • Tel +39 0831330276