Masseria Torre Maizza hotel offers some of the most luxurious accommodations in Puglia. This stunning Rocco Forte property is located in the heart of Puglia – equidistant from Bari and Brindisi and just a few kilometers from the beach, although you may not want to leave the sprawling estate once you see the pool.
This 16th-century olive estate has been transformed into a five-star resort offering golf, a spa, refined dining, a stunning heated pool, and a private beach. Bougainvillea-covered cottages offer suite-style rooms with luxurious bathrooms, private patios, and well-appointed minibars.
We started our visit at the hotel’s private beach in the La Palma beach club with a light lunch of mixed grilled seafood and a salad. The casual beachside restaurant offers pizza and grilled food, as well as a beach bar. Since our visit this summer, they’ve even opened a new beach club that we’ve heard is fabulous.
Dinner at the Carosello restaurant is served on a beautiful patio in the property’s former stables and features refined Puglian cuisine with a focus on fish and fresh vegetables. Be sure to grab a cocktail before or after dinner at the hotel’s outdoor bar and enjoy the live music.
Our favorite feature of the Masseria Torre Maizza was the stunning pool, which is heated to the perfect temperature so as to be refreshing but not too cold. The poolside restaurant serves pizza, pasta, and salads for lunch with vegetables coming from the estate’s own garden.
Before you leave, make sure to check out the Masseria’s new boutique which features local ceramics and fashion by Italian designers. Speaking of fashion, the CEO of Gucci and his wife were fellow guests of the hotel during our visit, so you can be confident you’ll be in good company when you choose to stay at this truly special property.
Note: Masseria Torre Maizza provided support for the reporting of this story.