Photos courtesy of Masseria San Domenico
Double rooms: 330–648 euros
Suites: from 451 euros
Rates include service and buffet breakfast. 10% VAT tax additional
Open: all year
Savelletri di Fasano is 35 km north of Brindisi and 55 km south of Bari. The nearest train station is 5 km away at Fasano. From there the hotel will pick you up with advance notice, or take a taxi.
On site: swimming pool; golf;
tennis; fitness center and
thalasso therapy spa; private
Nearby: Grotte di Castellana; town of Ostuni; Castel del Monte; horseback riding
Just 500 meters (1640 feet) from the sea, the Masseria San Domenico is a stunning retreat, with its white-washed stone walls reflecting against an azure blue Mediterranean sky.
The hotel property stretches over 60 hectares (148 acres) and is surrounded by ancient olive groves, reminiscent of the farm’s pastoral past.
Considered one of the finest hotels of the region, everything is first class throughout. Guest rooms are spacious and richly decorated with fine fabrics and antique reproductions. Large bathrooms are tiled with marble floors.
An arched, vaulted ceiling looks over the 18th-century dining room, which features superb regional cuisine. Vegetables, fruit, and olive oil are grown or produced from the farm’s own land. Fresh fish comes straight from the Adriatic.
A large, irregularly shaped swimming pool surrounded by rocks and plants is the perfect place to cool down in the summer months.
A thalasso therapy spa (purified seawater)