masseria marzalossa

Photos courtesy of Masseria Marzalossa








With the long rugged coastline of Apulia, anything worth protecting against attacks over the centuries had fortifications built around them, including farmhouses. Built in the 17th century, Masseria Marzalossa is such a structure, with architecture typical of the region.

For over 200 years the property has belonged to the Guarini family, whose descendants still actively manage the hotel.

Pamela’s Perspective

The hotel carefully protects its blissfully quiet and calm atmosphere. You won’t see many boisterous and noisy patrons here.

With its own idyllic pool, you really don’t need to spend time on the beach. However, with so many wonderful sights in the area, it would be a pity to spend your entire vacation sitting still. Rent a car for a day or two and have an adventure. Although the train connects nearly all the major towns, and buses continue on from there, the 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 a bus.


Masseria Marzalossa

A 17th-century fortified farmhouse


C. da Pezze Vicine, 65
72015 Fasano
Tel: ++39 080 441 3780
Fax: ++39 080 441 3024
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Fast facts

8 double rooms; 4 suites

Double rooms: from 155 euros
Suites: from 179 euros
Rates include service and breakfast.

Open: end of December through mid-November

Getting there

Fasano is 35 km north of Brindisi and 55 km south of Bari. The nearest train station is 3 km away in Fasano. The hotel is just southeast of Fasano.

What to do

On site: swimming pool; occasional cooking classes
Nearby: Grotte di Castellana; town of Ostuni; Castel del Monte


Set on a 100-acre property dotted with vineyards, and olive, lemon and almond trees, the Masseria Marzalossa presents itself as a quiet retreat and an ideal base from which to explore the area’s attractions.

Old stone walls enclose shady courtyards accented by flowers, palms, and olive trees. One courtyard holds an inviting swimming pool, surrounded by interesting stone columns set among lemon trees and bougainvillea.

The elegantly decorated and romantic guest rooms in the main house feature flagstone floors, vaulted or beamed ceilings, and furniture typical of the region.

The masseria also produces many of the items offered on the menu, such as organic vegetables and wine. Specialties are olive oil and the jam served every morning at the country-style breakfast.

Something special

curlicueOlive oil, wine, and organic vegetables are produced on the property.