A sophisticated eight-suite, two-room hotel with verdant walled gardens of cacti, ferns and orange and lemon trees. The restoration of the 16th-century farmhouse by the owner Rob Potter-Sanders, has stayed true to its original bones. Located at the heel of Italy’s famous boot, you will find the charming hotel set among olive groves just north of a little town called Surbo. It’s about 20 minutes by car to Lecce, with its Baroque churches and busy streets. Brindisi airport is 30 minutes away. Masseria Trapanà is an ideal location for visiting all the wonderful places of interest such as, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Ostuni, Gallipoli, Otranto, Porto Cesareo and Santa Maria di Leuca.
Trapanà has been carefully restored with all the modern luxuries during a two-year period. The six beautiful gardens contain 19 types of fruit and nut trees, mainly mandarins, oranges and lemons. There is a pristine swimming pool surrounded by plum trees, and suites with rooftop bathtubs or outdoor showers. Scattered amongst the garden space are random hammocks found in quiet corners, which will transport you away from the hustle bustle.
The design of the suites revolvesaround the idea of making the garden a part of the room with most having private courtyards and external baths hidden under the trees. External showers go side by side with internal showers where possible and light was a driving force in the final room design experience.
Built around a 16th-century farmhouse, the eight-suite hotel is set in a 60-hectare olive grove. The architecture and food are merged to create a strong Greek influence.”
Masseria Trapanà is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Lecce, offering a luxury environment and a relaxing getaway. Room service is one of the conveniences offered at this guest house, making sure you are getting the ultimate experience. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special.
The serene swimming pool is surrounded by large daybeds and shaded by plum trees. There’s also a small chapel where, during renovations, original frescoes were discovered. Yoga and cooking classes are also available.
Attention to detail is everything, from the Aesop products in the bedrooms (all the way from Australasia), huge fresh flower displays, coffee table books, and the stylish Moroccan cushions.”
Attention to detail is everything, from the Aesop products in the bedrooms (all the way from Australasia), huge fresh flower displays, coffee table books, and the stylish Moroccan cushions. Enjoy a luxurious and relaxing experience in your room’s alfresco bath. At nighttime, the fire pit in the garden surrounded by scattered cushions, makes a wonderful location for stargazing. Don’t forget to ask for a tour of the ancient olive press, still in its original condition and housed underground in the courtyard.
The rooms have the same arched ceilings and stone walls, which keeps them cool and refreshing in summer, though there’s a fireplace and underfloor heating for cooler nights. Bathrooms are huge, with sliding doors that lead to an al fresco shower and a huge tub for two. The hotel is for adults only.
Book your visit to Masseria Trapana (from €250 a night) at trapana.com.