Masseria Torre Maizza, Savalletri di Fasano
Savalletri di Fasano
Tel: 39 080 482 7838
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Surrounded by ancient olive trees and an immaculate nine-hole golf course, this 28-room sister property to the fabulous Masseria Torre Coccaro in Puglia serves up a dash of urban style against the prevailing local rusticity. A fifteenth-century masseria (fortified manor house) is the centerpiece, and the star-vaulted, window-walled bar and restaurant overlook a stunning solar-heated pool and a wooden deck. There's an Aveda Spa on the premises, and the hotel also offers guests a private beach club with a sushi bar on the Adriatic Sea. Every room has a small garden, and the stone floors, vaulted ceilings, and handwoven wool rugs say country, while framed black-and-white photos of Puglia, dark-stained furniture, and armchairs upholstered in white cotton chintz give rooms an edginess that appeals to hip Italian weekenders.2007 Hot List
When to go: The crowds are gone in September, but it's still warm enough to sun and swim.
Which room to book: A Junior Suite or Junior Suite Deluxe comes with a fireplace, while Suite 8 has its own plunge pool.
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Spa