masseria san domenico

Photos courtesy of Masseria San Domenico








The Hotel Masseria San Domenico began life as a fifteenth-century watchtower, constructed to warn against attacks by Turkish pirates. At one time, the knights of Malta established themselves here. Over the centuries, walls, moats, sentry posts, and farm buildings were added, and its importance as an agricultural center grew.

Pamela’s Perspective

If you come to Apulia to relax on the beaches, you don’t really need a car; the train connects nearly all the major towns and buses continue on from there. However, if you plan to do any extensive sightseeing—and Apulia has plenty of wonderful sights—bus services can be inconveniently early and infrequent. A rental car can save you a phenomenal amount of time, plus you’ll have air conditioning—much better than standing out in the blazing summer sun, waiting for the bus to come.


Masseria San Domenico

A 14th-century fortified farmhouse


Strada Litoranea, 379
72015 Savelletri di Fasano
Tel: ++39 080 482 7769
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Fast facts

40 rooms

Double rooms: from 363 euros
Suites: from 473 euros
Rates include service and buffet breakfast. 10% VAT tax additional

Open: all year

Getting there

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.

What to do

On site: swimming pool; golf; tennis; fitness center and thalasso therapy spa; private beach
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.

Something special

curlicueA thalasso therapy spa (purified seawater)