Most magnificent place in fifteen years thru Italy
Posted Mar 30, 2015
I know each Masseria is supposed to have its own vibe and character, but I am absolutely sure there cannot be another place in all of Puglia with this level of attention to every single little nook and cranny…or with this level beauty in the manner in which the attention manifests in unique touches everywhere. From the moment the majestic metal gates open up to lead you down a long road through the olive trees toward the main structure to the last minute of your stay – this place is pure magic. The philosophy of the family – the Belgian/Italian couple and their son – is that nothing they found in the Masseria after its fifty year abandonment was to be thrown away. A ten year restoration which is still ongoing has yielded results that are awe-inspiring – not because of the luxury or general beauty of the place – that you can find elsewhere too -- but in how every object has a history or has been repurposed for use or decoration – in a simply magnificent manner. You wander the grounds and you can find days, weeks of discoveries. There is so much love and attention to every inch of the place, one wishes to absorb every detail because you know thought went into the how and why of it.