Wind 2 m/s, ESE
Pressure 765.82 mmHg
Three hundred years ago this old farmhouse was surrounded by blossoming almond trees or mandorli. Today, the bright, white walls and towers of the masseria nudge up against the little town of Ugento, silvery olive groves on the other side.
Restored and converted into a boutique hotel, the masseria is the little sister of the magnificent Castello di Ugento in the heart of town. Luxury hotel and cultural hub, Castello di Ugento is also home to the Puglia Culinary Centre where students from the renowned Culinary Institute of America study Italian cuisine.
From April to September the 12 chic, contemporary rooms open for summer. Guests here can experience all the understated luxury and stellar sports facilities of the masseria – as well as privileged access to the Castello.
The 12 rooms have a soft colour palette: creamy cappuccino, bitter chocolate and almond milk. The cool, minimal design is uncluttered with simple, clean lines. The floors are honey-hued stone as are the golden sinks in the ensuite bathrooms, with their specially commissioned wrought iron mirrors.
The bespoke Italian bed linen is crisp and white, the smattering of rustic bedside tables, vintage table lamps and chairs add eclectic style.Read More
In the barrel-vaulted restaurant, by the courtyard’s wood-fired pizza oven and soon on the rooftop terrace’s open-air kitchen…it’s all about gourmet grazing…Read More