Start the day with breakfast outside – croissants, fruits and cereals – then retreat to the guests’ private garden for a siesta. You’re surrounded by olive groves and grounds are filled with walnut and fig trees, wisteria and jasmine; breathe deep.
There are plenty of things to do: the caves of Grotte di Castellana are nearby and in summer you have concerts galore. The city of Noci is nearby; visit for a dose of Puglian culture and architecture. Find one of the many spots serving burrata and foccacia to fuel your afternoon most beautifully. Mino, his wife and an excellent team of staff are on hand to make each day feel like a new discovery.
Locals flock to the restaurant at Abate Masseria, where they know they’ll be treated to some of the finest antipasti around. Dine on local ingredients, expertly matched with Puglian wines from the cellar before retiring to elegant rooms in the domed 17th-century trulli or converted stables.