OVERVIEW \ boutique hotel with suites starting at $190
Lost among the olive groves and vineyards of the Puglian countryside, Masseria Potenti is a boutique hotel in a traditional fortified farmhouse. The original outhouses have been converted into 17 simple but chic rooms and apartments, each with their own fireplace, living room and private patio which overlook the lush gardens and swimming pool.
As evening draws in, guests gather around the common table under the stars to enjoy a homemade meal of freshly harvested fruit and vegetables. There is no menu and the dishes cooked are based on what is in season on the farm. Traditional music and dancing bring the day to a close.
Being a working farm, there is the opportunity for guests to participate in the harvest of grapes, olives or fruit, or in caring after the vegetable garden, drying aromatic herbs, and - in the modern laboratory - packaging jams, vegetables in oil and sauces.
The property is located near Manduria, just 5km from the Ionian Sea.
One bedroom suites start at $190, 2 bedroom suites at $220. Includes breakfast.
*apartments available at weekly rates as well
Need to know
Because everything is spread out, you need a car to explore the area properly.
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD...
There are historic towns and villages to visit, among them baroque Lecce, and the fascinating ancient city of Alberobello. Walk through the countryside scented with wild myrtle and rosemary or along the wonderful sand dunes by the sea.
CONTACT \ BOOKING
Visit their website for more info and booking www.tenutapotenti.it