Masseria Montenapoleone is a boutique, agritourism hotel in Pezze Di Greco in Puglia. Fashionably rustic chic and magical, Long Travel guests never want to leave this extraordinary slice of rural life.
Only about five minutes, by car, from some of Puglia’s most lovely sandy beaches, Masseria Montenapoleone hides itself behind a majestically proportioned gateway, in an unrivalled rural location. The long driveway track, lined with trees and shrubs, has olive trees on both sides, as far as the eye can see. At the end is the magnificently imposing, gleaming white Masseria Montenapoleone, with its highlights of pinky-terracotta and grey, and a strip of bright blue sea, on the horizon. You immediately know that you have arrived in a special and unique place.
Supremely private, set in acres of its own organic farmland, Masseria Montenapoleone’s terraces and pathways are as nature intended, hewn out of the rock and uneven, at times. The beautiful, lush gardens teem with caper plants, fruit trees, hedges of huge prickly pears, walls of upside-down ones, striking bougainvillea, oleander and so many native plants. There is an ancient walled orangerie with the original stone irrigation channels and so much outside space for only twenty rooms that Long Travel guests staying at Masseria Montenapoleone are spoiled. The glorious pool at Masseria Montenapoleone is on an elevated terrace, with views towards the sea on one side, and towards the famous Murgia ridge on the other.
Masseria Montenapoleone is unique. A typical example of a Pugliese masseria, the owners’ intention has always been to keep it as original as possible, so it is not over-renovated and modern demands are catered for very cleverly. Its chic rustic style is so refreshingly opposite to the ubiquitous modern minimalism, with straight lines and not a thing out of place. Masseria Montenapoleone has huge personality, with something to make you smile in every corner. Literally full of interesting bits and pieces, the owners’ passion for local crafts and ancient agricultural traditions has woven a complex and sublimely successful tapestry of treen, old typewriters, sewing machines, birdcages, shoe lasts, lamps made from watering cans or coffee pots or waffle irons. It is “busy” and absolutely eclectic, but it really works. You will be transported to a secret and fascinating world when you land at the Masseria Montenapoleone. You will marvel at the rustic ephemera and objets d’art and smile at the ingenious and quirky uses invented for everyday things. Being surrounded by such things oozes a kind of nostalgic comfort and you will not want to leave.
The original cavern-like stables of Masseria Montenapoleone were cut out of the rock, and they are now the incredible breakfast room and small lounge area, which also extends into the lovely terrace, with star vaulting, stone floors and huge glass doors. Breakfasts are a treat, with all sorts of local delicacies, jams, fruit picked from the garden and home-made goodies. Nearby, is the ever-popular barbecue and country kitchen for guests, fully equipped to enjoy making your own light meals or snacks. You will feel quite at home, which is Masseria Montenapoleone’s intention.
Near the pool is the large glazed restaurant/dining room, where lunch and dinner are served, when available, and where cookery lessons can often be observed creating hilarity (as well as good food, of course). Book to join in, if you can – they are great fun. The soft sofas to sink into, on the terrace outside, are perfect for a relaxing drink, before or after dinner.
Staying at Masseria Montenapoleone is a magical experience like no other. As they say themselves, it lies “somewhere between magic and forgotten”. We at Long Travel agree. We love it and never want to leave.
Sophie & Ralph, Banbury.
All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.
Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.
- 20 rooms, all en-suite
- Some rooms are on several levels, with steps
- All rooms with safe & hairdryer
- Restaurant & bar
- Lunch available every day May to October
- Dinner available twice a week May to October plus New Years Eve. Sometimes bookable in other periods, depending on numbers
- Swimming pool Easter to October, weather permitting
- Pool bar May to October
- One set of complimentary pool/beach towels provided on arrival. Charge for change (€3,00 per towel), dam
- Free use of fully equipped farmhouse communal kitchen
- Shared barbeque
- Guests’ are welcome to pick vegetables or fruit in season from the garden
- Bikes (book at reception) no charge within grounds of the masseria; charge payable locally for cycling outside the grounds of the masseria
- Cookery classes; painting classes; Classic car hire; popular dancing lessons; horse riding; tennis; golf; to be arranged and paid for locally
- Late check-out possible at extra charge, payable local
Sophie & Ralph, Banbury.
“It exceeded our expectations with its rustic charm and proximity to some of the best beaches we’ve ever seen. I would never have chosen it, so thanks for steering us towards it & giving us one of our best holidays ever” Jack & Susie, Pershore