An unadorned 1726 masseria – explore Puglia from this charming family home. The great hall with its uneven stone floor was once part of an olive mill and is filled with books, portraits and antiques. Lofty whitewashed vaulted rooms and metre-thick walls keep you cool in summer. Light, gracious bedrooms are named after the women who once occupied them – four generations of women whose precious notebooks inspired the homestay cookery school here.
There’s a real passion here for local produce and the cookery courses are a must – from a three-day introduction to traditional Apulian food to a week of vegetarian cooking, you’re spoilt for choice. Let Rita and Vittoria take you on a culinary journey of the area.
Enjoy the food, the conversation, the atmosphere; dine by candlelight and sample ancient family recipes and liqueurs from the time the Bourbons reigned in southern Italy.