Specialists in Southern Italy, Sicily & Sardinia
From £657 pp
We love Monopoli and if ever there were a small and perfectly formed boutique hotel in a perfect location, then this is it. We adore Don Ferrante.
Wedged between the azure Adriatic and Monopoli’s whitewashed houses, the boutique Don Ferrante is breathtakingly lovely. A tangle of intricate narrow alleyways and streets wind their way through Monopoli’s centro storico, passing important historic buildings, tumbledown churches, magnificent palazzi and quaint houses, often with people sitting outside nattering with neighbours. Meander through and, on a narrow street with a glimpse of the sea at the bottom, you find Don Ferrante. Viewed from the street, the hotel seems unimposing, giving little idea of the exclusivity and seclusion lying beyond the white humble façade of this unique building. Near to the castle and right on the sea, Don Ferrante was formerly a sixteenth century fortress, built into Monopoli’s defensive walls. The ancient complex of buildings is notable for its fourteen chimneys, beautifully illuminated at night, and gleaming white during the day. Never has a chimney been more photogenic!
In fact, everything about Don Ferrante is photogenic and picture postcard pretty. Against the backdrop of a bright blue sky and equally blue sea, its white exterior just sparkles in the sun. Narrow steep stone stairs squeeze (literally) between sturdy walls, taking you to terraces, which open up with a vast breathtaking view of the sea, and form the restaurant terrace. Not only is everything painted white, but also white outdoor furniture and large umbrellas emphasise the brightness. In a “secret corner” is the charming terrace with the perfectly dinky pool. Looking out to sea and hidden from passing view by a substantial part of the defensive walls, small it might be, but it seems perfect. Plant pots, with prickly pears and aloe, are dotted about adding splashes of colour and forming architectural silhouettes against the whiteness.
“The Don Ferrante Hotel surpassed our expectations. It’s setting is amazing…the room was fabulous.” Gina & Simon, Burgess Hill
“You could not have done better…5 stars. Fabulous, sums up the attitude, competence and friendliness of the staff. Perfect sums up the bedroom and view over the Adriatic. Very good sums up the menu and the standard of the cooking and wine. Fabulous sums up the décor of the place.” Richard & Philippa, London
“What a fantastic hotel, superbly appointed. The rooms were excellent and the bathrooms with his and hers sink and monsoon showers were bliss. Loved the roof terrace and the breakfast was really good. The staff were very helpful and gave us super recommendations as to where to eat or have a coffee.” Kenneth, Linda, Graham & Gemma, Southport
"Everything we expected and more. Don Ferrante is spectacular". Alison & Alex, London
“Just what we were hoping for – wonderful boutique hotel, superb location by the sea, fascinating little town and great rail access up and down this wonderfully unspoiled region – we’re already dreaming of our return”. Jane & Marcus, Coventry
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