Masseria Bosco - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Avetrana, Puglia

4 Star Hotel in Avetrana, Puglia
No. of Rooms 12
Star Rating 4

This masseria is in one of the lesser known parts of Puglia, in a rural setting, surrounded by 110,000 olive trees, with a wonderful swimming pool and not far from the coast. The excellent restaurant means this is a great choice for food-lovers!

Masseria Bosco

Why We Love It

Majestic olive trees
A real slice of Puglia
Wonderful owners
The best ever food

Nearest Airports:

Brindisi 50 mins
Bari 1 hr 50 mins
Naples 4 hrs 15 mins

Booking Enquiry

Helen & Laura can't praise this enough. Really "real" Puglia, everything about it is generous, including the owners, whose kindness is boundless.

Masseria Bosco has huge character and personality, massive popularity with clients, and amazing and abundant cuisine. It is just fabulous and that's a fact!
This masseria is in one of the lesser-known parts of Puglia, in a rural setting, surrounded by 110,000 olive trees, and with a wonderful swimming pool. 2km from Avetrana and more or less equidistant (43km) from Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto, it is perfect for exploring some of the Salento's "hidden " Puglia, as well as its important historic cities. The beautiful Ionian sea, with its sandy beaches is also only about 8km away.
A great choice for food-lovers, the cuisine, based on local and Pugliese recipes, is superb, plentiful and flavoursome. Very well-known locally, the masseria has a well-deserved reputation for the fantastic seasonal food it serves, which is often quite unusual and always with the focus very much on 'slow food'. Still a working farm, with 100 hectares of olive trees, and lemon and orange groves, an uncle cultivates mostly organic vegetables, which end up on the table, in the restaurant.
Against a backdrop of agricultural land and thousands of silvery green olive trees, the 18th century Masseria Bosco's mellow, yellowish stone, seems to glow in any light. Masseria Strazzati, 700 metres through the olive groves, is similar in style and both ooze character. Restored with loving care, the very personal touch of Lucia and her daughter, Pierangela, is very evident. They both adore everything Pugliese and traditional, and they have captured the atmosphere of a warm and welcoming rustic environment, which is comfortable and tasteful, all the while, closely supervised by their soppy Dalmatian.
The restaurant in Masseria Bosco, has a star-vaulted, stone ceiling and stone walls (spot the fossils!), solid wooden furniture and typically Pugliese tableware, creating a really authentic atmosphere and giving just the sort of rustic experience that Lucia and Pierangela are aiming for. In summer, dinner and sometimes the buffet breakfast, are served on an outside stone colonnaded terrace. (Strazzati guests have their own lovely breakfast room, bar and lounge, and will use Bosco only for other meals.)
On a walled terrace, there is a lovely, large pool for both masserie, surrounded by dry stone walls, orange, pomegranate and fig trees, and with a very unusual bar!
Bedrooms have original vaulted ceilings, exposed stone, traditionally tiled floors, earthy warm colours, complimented by powerfully-coloured, bright ceramic tiles. The furniture is a mixture of locally crafted, classic ironwork and "arte povera " wood and antiques, which gives the rooms a real rustic elegance.
This masseria gets better every time we visit and clients love it.
Nearest Town: 
Places of Interest: 

Lecce, Taranto, Porto Selvaggio Regional Park

Distance to Coast: 
Approx. 10 minutes
Internet Access: 
Swimming Pool: 
Other Features: 
  • 12 Bosco rooms, all en-suite
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • All rooms with safe & hairdryer
  • Restaurant (also open to public) & bar
  • Swimming pool and smaller section for children April to October, weather permitting. Shared with Masseria Strazzati
  • Pool towels & swimming caps provided
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms and common areas, €3 per stay (max. 2 devices), payable locally
  • Poolside bar open from 4pm, mid-May to October
  • Standard & Deluxe rooms on ground floor. Deluxe more spacious & comfortable
  • Children’s playground
  • Bikes for guests' use
  • Hosts weddings and functions
  • Note that there is no smoking anywhere inside this masseria. Smokers must be prepared to smoke outside, in the grounds
  • Trekking, horse-riding, massage & beauty treatments payable locally
  • Television
  • Parking


Rooms have vaulted ceilings, exposed stone, traditionally tiled floors, earthy warm colours, complimented by powerfully-coloured, bright ceramic tiles. The furniture is a mixture of locally crafted, classic ironwork and "arte povera " wood and antiques, which gives the rooms a real rustic elegance.
Standard and Deluxe rooms are on the ground floor.
Deluxe rooms are more spacious and comfortable - these are our preferred rooms, particularly as the cost to upgrade is so reasonable.
Junior suites are spacious and can accommodate four people.
The Deluxe suite & Suite Bosco are also large enough for four people and have fabulous views

“Masseria Bosco was paradise!!! Our room was stunning – it had a huge vaulted ceiling like we were in a castle.” Ben, Niamh & Lorcan, London

“Masseria Bosco was wonderful. A fabulous venue/setting, exceptional staff and great food!” Kate & Simon, London

"Masseria Bosco is a fab place to stay and the three resident dalmatians stopped us missing our own canine friends. I could go on forever but just wanted to say thanks for your recommendation and advice. We have already sung your praises to anyone who asks about the holiday. " Bernard & Paula, Leeds

"The friendliness and service in Masseria Bosco were superb. Excellent breakfasts and dinner. " Rex & Julia, Cheltenham

"A really good holiday at Masseria Bosco. We have had many over the years and this one will score in our top three. " Peter & Beryl, Chippenham

"Photos cannot do this lovely hotel justice, " Graham & Janice, Rugby

"We were overwhelmed by Lucrezia's welcome and helpfulness. She took us under her wing and showed us so much - the dairy at Nardo, where the cheeses are produced for the restaurant; "pick, cook & eat ", taking us to a "weed patch " to forage for herbs; teaching us a fantastic pasta recipe (which we then had for dinner); a trip to the vineyards and plenty more besides.

"Can't recommend it enough - the people, food and wine are superb. Be warned though, the wine is extremely drinkable, but some of it is 16%!!" Malcolm & June, Isle of Wight

“What a dream –fantastic place for food, pool, cleanliness, staff – everything was perfect! We borrowed their bikes and cycled round the 110,000 olive trees, what a treat!” Derek & Sherry, Reading

“The food was delicious, the staff so welcoming and friendly, our suite with Juliet balcony felt it could belong in a fairy tale, the location was wonderful, the weather amazing & we fell in love with Puglia and the people who live there." Sarah & Mark, Haywards Heath

“We were glad we went here last as it was fabulous!” Susan & Robert, Farnham

Our 2016 prices are now available.

From £318 per person, per week, including breakfast & car

Or half-board from £472 per person, per week.


Special Offers


Free night Offers (excludes stays in 01/08/15 to 21/08/15):
- Stays of 5 to 9 nights receive 1 night free.
- Stays of 10 nights or more receive 2 nights free.

1 Child Stays Free:
1 child up to age 8, sharing with two adults, stays free of charge on a B&B basis only (in case of 4th bed the extra bed price will apply). Food consumed by child staying free of charge will be payable locally: - Antipasti - €4, Primi - €5, Secondi - €10 Fruit and ice-cream €2, 

Room Upgrade:
At certain times of the year, clients, who have booked a room in Masseria Strazzati may be offered an upgraded room in Masseria Bosco. There will be no obligation for the client to accept this offer, it will be purely their choice