A real paradise and an oasis of silence created with love to detail by artist Albano Carrisi, in the middle of beautiful nature and surrounded by olive and vine trees. What else could you think of as the ideal place to find recreation and inner peace when trying to escape the hectic daily routine? You might even feel like being in another world, in a fairy tale or mystic place: There are plenty of cosy and romantic niches, charming places like the little ponds where ducks are swimming peaceably (sometimes even dogs find a refreshing cooling), the adorable tiny chapel and the various small “piazze” where you can find hundreds of years old olive trees. The property includes as well a big forest where horses and ponies live in the wild independently.
The spacious pool area where breakfast and lunch is served during the summer month is pictorial, too, and especially in the late afternoon hours, the lighting conditions are magnificent! Have a walk in the garden, spot the white bell jars made of clay swinging in the wind and pick one of the figs straight away from the tree- you will never forget the sweetness of these sun-ripened fruits. If you do not feel like going out for dinner (renting a car recommended), you could taste best Italian cuisine in the own Restaurant of the Tenute or outside on the illuminated big piazza- in the background the heart-warming melodies of the Italian singer. You should definitely try a char-grilled pizza or one of the fish dishes- a culinary delight! Not to forget about a “bicchiere di vino” of Felicità, Platone or Don Carmelo- just to name some of Al Bano’s famous wines that are produced locally in the Tenute. Speaking about wine: As a visitor and on special request, you also have the possibility to degust the wines, view the place of production and visit as well the old and new wine-cellar which is an impressive experience.
The rooms in the Tenute are all designed differently, some of them with a balcony or even with a terrace which from you have a stunning overview over the imposing countryside. The room that is designated to the Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé even reminds of a wondrous tower in a fairy tale and she must feel like a princess in ancient times when stepping up to the heavy wooden door. And again, lots of love to detail: For instance, Al Bano’s most famous song texts are framed and written in artful letters on antic paper and you might find yourself humming the melody when reading them, the beds are made of olive wood and the colours of the pillows perfectly match with the bed linen. Even the door keys are made of olive wood, heart-shaped and with melodious names like “Orto degli Ulivi” (olive garden).
To put it in a nutshell: The Tenute Al Bano Carrisi is not a place that can be compared with any other ordinary hotel in the world. It is far more. It is the ambitious and passionate work of a lifetime that generously has been made accessible to the public and which beautifully teaches us the “leggerezza and bellezza” of the Italian way of life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Salento, a few kilometers from Cellino San Marco, located between the Ionian and the Adriatic seas, the world renowned singer Al Bano Carrisi has built a small fortress in a green oasis of olive groves and vast vineyards. Hotel Felicita The 50 suites and rooms of the estate are completely immersed in green with views of secular olive trees and chirping birds that come to visit you on your windowsill. In the hotel, a beautiful swimming pool is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. The hotel Spa is equipped with professional staff and amenities to make your stay truly idyllic. Spa E’ la tua vita The Spa offers all the well-being released by the essences found in nature, which the experience of an competent staff, a perfect combination for a lavish regeneration of one’s self. Restaurant Don Carmelo Located within the estate, the restaurant offers a cuisine based on quality local Apulian ingredients inspired by the Mediterranean tradition. Winery Al Bano Carrisi The award-winning wines of Al Bano Carrisi’s Winery, have reached a high level of prestige and recognition. Booking a guided tour of the wineries you will explore, learn and taste the wine-making methods. Woods Curtipitrizzi The Estate includes a private forest with an area of about 60 hectares. It hosts deer, horses, foxes and herons, creating a little corner of paradise. It is the ideal place for long walks in the serenity of ancient oak trees, eucalyptus trees and the Mediterranean bush. and a whole host of activities to discover the tradition and authenticity of an ancient territory. Weddings Whether planning the wedding ceremony, reception or even honeymoons, in-the-know brides have learned that at Tenute Al Bano Carrisi it is possible to create an unique and personally tailored ceremony, banqueting of delicious southern Italian food and attentive service, for a greater value. You can count on us to make your event unforgettable and a success. ... more less
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