Everything about the masseria is exceptional – the beautiful house itself, Rita, the warm and generous hostess, the delicious breakfasts and dinners, the breathtaking countryside... The masseria is an old converted olive oil mill, filled with antiques, which has been in Rita’s family for generations. Our room had a very comfortable antique four-poster bed which had belonged to her ancestors, and we slept like logs. Rita waited for us to wake up before preparing our breakfast, which was more than copious. The table was set out with fresh fruit salad and patisserie when we arrived, but every time we thought we’d finished, Rita would bring out more home-made delicacies. We ate so much at breakfast that we didn’t need to have lunch most days! Rita is a very discreet hostess, but was happy to tell us about her family history, and was delighted to share local Puglian recipes and stories with us during a cooking class. She was also very helpful when it came to suggesting places to visit in the area. Masseria Serra dell’Isola is ideal if you want to get away from it all and get a true taste of Puglia. We’ll be back!
- Also Known As:
- Masseria Serra Dell'Isola Mola Di Bari, Italy - Province Of Bari
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Masseria Serra dellâ'Isola is a countryside mansion surrounded by acres of olive groves and vineyards, in the heart of the authentic Puglia Rustica. It stands on a hillock close to Conversano, overlooking the sea. A 17th-century olive oil mill, once a summer residence of the owner's family, the Masseria is today a unique place to relax, far from hectic cities. Feel at home away from home: 3 suites and 6 rooms, exquisite antique furniture. ... more less