A Masseria is a fortified farmhouse or country house on a country estate found in the region of Puglia. Masseria lodging ranges from rustic to luxurious and most are set in working farms producing olive oil, wine, or produce. You'll usually find them in countryside settings, often very scenic. The masseria is typically fortified, originally against attacks by Turks or pirates, and dates from the 16th to 19th centuries.
A masseria is either bed and breakfast or self-catering and usually has a swimming pool, garden, and other amenities. Some masserie (plural of masseria) have a restaurant serving typical dishes of Puglia and a few have cooking classes for guests.
Many masserie are found near the coast between Bari and Brindisi in what's sometimes referred to as the masseria coast, a good location to visit beaches, the trulli of Alberobello and other scenic towns, and the large archeological site of Egnazia.
Others are located on the Salento Peninsula, a good location for beaches, seaside towns of Gallipoli and Otranto, and the Baroque city of Lecce.
Come to the Masseria on the eve of your big day and enjoy the Italian landscape and the sea view with your guests. You could spend the evening with a wine and food taste experience…our chef transforms only local land fruits in stunning dishes… a real pleasure for all your senses with romantic Italian atmosphere!
With many comfortable rooms, this kind of Location can welcome intimate or large wedding groups.
On the day of your wedding, the choices for your ceremony are many, each as enchanting as the next. A symbolic/non-religious, catholic or protestant marriage can be celebrated in the local church, then you can choose among many ways of celebration…a gala dinner, a typical Italian fiesta, a pool party or a dinner under the Italian sky in the beach club!
On the following day, breakfast and/or brunch can be served around the big pool, or in the golf court, Your guests will be able to enjoy a bike riding, a day on the beach, a relaxing treatment in our SPA or, why not, learn to make Italian pasta from our chef! An additional possibility is the chance to reach by boat isolated beaches to enjoy an exclusive picnic and relaxing under white curtains.
Apulian country “Masserie” were built around 1700, located in a part of Italy not affected by changing of the modern age, inside their walls and among its peaceful, stunning gardens you can feel the pureness and freshness of authentic pleasures. The rooms, all made with typical local stone and wood called “trulli” (typical Itria Valley cone-roof houses) are dedicate exclusively to our kind Guests.
This peculiarity assure to you a very private and relaxing stay. Our countryside Masseria are equipped with a relaxing SPA, guarantee of relaxation for you and your Guests.
The Chef prepares every day typical dishes of Apulian tradition, using only local products, you will have the possibility to find veggies and fruits grown in the big kitchen garden located on the side of Country Masseria!
The Country Masseria opens its doors to bride and groom to be that want to celebrate their wedding in this historic and peaceful place, giving to themselves and to their kind guests an unforgettable experience for all the senses. The private chapel inside the Masseria is simply beautiful in its white walls and precious fresco paintings inside, completely available for religious or blessing ceremonies.
Another wonderful choice is the outdoor celebration, among the ancient olive trees, where you will be surrounded by magnificent nature.
After the ceremony, an outdoor dinner under the big white patio could take place and the gourmet experience begins! Imagine the countryside sunset, the live musicians playing, all your Guests enchanted! We have a large choice of country chic style furnishings and mise en place, and of course we will be happy to create the most suitable depending on your desires.
For larger groups we suggest also the FESTA DI PAESE formula, a sort of replica of southern Italy tradition that wants that the wedding is celebrated from all the neighborhood! Like the most characteristic Italian small towns holidays, this dinner recreate the square under many colored lights with all food cooked live! Cheese maker, pizza, frying corner, apulian typical pasta made by hand, meat barbecues, and chefs cooking pasta all live! You and your guests will be enchanted! After main courses, live again, ice cream corner, sweets, fresh fruits buffet, cannoli and zeppoline made at the moment, if you like the magical apulian wedding night will end with enchanting fireworks or you can involve your Guests in launching good luck suggestive lanterns to the sky! This kind of party is available up to 150 people.
On the following day, breakfast and/or brunch can be served around the big pool, or in the golf court, your guests will be able to enjoy a bike riding, a relaxing treatment in our SPA or, why not, learn to make Italian pasta from our chef!
As soon as you come through Masseria gates, you will notice the perfume of the wild rosemary and oleanders, mixed into the sea breeze.
The Masseria has a long drive up the main building, with its irregular contours reflecting the passage of time, and surrounded by the marshlands of Pezze di Greco from which it rises.
As you arrive, you will have the feeling you have arrived in a most extraordinary place, with plenty to explore.
This is an exclusive location, a converted XVI century village-farm situated in the countryside surrounding Ostuni.
This Masseria is an ancient village that occupies 80 hectares of olive groves and it is fitted with the best modern technological comforts that, nevertheless, keeps intact its historical glamour.
Relais Masseria Elegance has been accurately restored not only to preserve its ancient beauty, but also to accommodate the requirements of modern living. The plan of the farm is rectangular, along the perimeter there are, on the right of the main door the house of the owner, the church and then the rooms where farm implements are kept, stables, hay-lofts, the oil press and the farm houses. Now, Relais Masseria Elegance is the right choice for exclusive weddings in Puglia.
Relais Masseria Elegance allows you to live fabulous atmosphere out of time with its charming and evocative sets, the utmost care of all wedding details, the gardens enriched by millenary olive trees and the ancient main court with its charm.
This is the perfect place where organize your wedding party.
The cuisine of our Chef will amaze you and your guests with the elegance of their wedding dishes.
The farm houses, situated in the inner part of the farm and surrounded by high palm trees and multi coloured bouganvillae, are composed by 20 elegant rooms and 4 suites.
Relais Masseria Elegance has been accurately restored not only to preserve its ancient beauty, but also to accommodate the requirement of the modern living and rebuilding the old surfaces in stones (the so called “chianche”).
An exclusive beach at only 10 km of distance is available for couples who desires a romantic ceremony in front of our clear Mediterranean sea.
The Farm, built in 1710, is located in the middle of the Valle D’Itria, plunged into a green landscape of olive trees and centuries-old woods. After a careful restoration work, we offer to our guests the opportunity of staying in the uncontaminated nature, in rooms carefully furnished to exalt the original charm of the Masseria.
The building situated in a garden of olive trees and Mediterranean plants, is made up of eleven bedrooms, a reception , a wide and delightful room for ceremony, originally a hayloft of the farm. The original landowner of the farm was a philosopher, theologian and ancestor of the present landowner family.
A little church, at present consecrated, is situated in the farm; inside the church there is a stone altar, a fresco depicting the deposition of Christ by the famous painter Domenico Carella. Some years ago the farmers lived a zone of the Masseria while the landowners’ rooms were reserved to the vacation.
The farm, where the prevailing activities were the breeding and the sheep farming, put up the shepherds during the period of the transumanza or those people who wanted to make the vacation in summer. Today the farm after a careful restoration work represents the right compromise among modernity, comfort, the elegance of the environments, even though it preserves its everlasting rural charm. A particular characteristic of the farm is the threshing floor with a surface of 250 sqm, dating back to 1600.
This enormous open space, was used for beating the wheat after the reaping, and to separate the wheat from the straw. Today it is possible, from here, to admire wonderful summer sunsets. The rooms, spacious and comfortable, offer the following services; the bathroom, air, conditioned, tv, telephone, minibar with a view over the country. They are elegantly furnished with luxurious wooden furniture hand decorated with different colours for every room and all enriched by precious draperies. The blending among the originality of the rooms, the care of the furnishing and of the detail makes particular and romantic the atmosphere of the stay.
Our idea of marriage is that of a real party.
Through the assembly of mobile structures is possible to organize the party in several spots of the farm, thanks to the availability of different pleasant spaces.
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