Stay in a 16th-Century Farmhouse in Puglia
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Starting May 1, travelers enjoy a beautiful 16th-century farmhouse setting at the new Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel, in Puglia. The renovated farmhouse includes 40 guestrooms and suites set among lush olive trees and ivy a short distance from the Adriatic Sea.
The guestrooms feature a blend of colorful prints, white linens and terracotta. Heavy carpets and wicker furniture embody the property’s overall rustic elegance. Many of the suites have private patios and original fireplaces.
The property provides local cuisine incorporating ingredients from the hotel’s own gardens and orchard. Guests dine by candlelight in the dining room, outside in the gardens or on the patio near the pool. Private cooking lessons are also available.
The property helps guests arrange off-resort experiences in the nearby coastal villages and towns, one of which, Matera, is the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Guests also enjoy access to a nine-hole golf course, private beach club and spa.