Luxury hotel holiday Don Ferrante Puglia

The five-star boutique hotel Don Ferrante is located in the historical heart of Monopoli, and named after a former Viceroy of Bari and Otranto. The rooms blend calm elegance with historic charm, and are located in the historical main building and two other houses nearby. The hotel has a small sun terrace and small pool, with views of the sea. The attraction here is being in an historic building in the heart of Monopoli and exploring the region.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bari
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Don Ferrante, Monopoli

Don Ferrante is an exclusive 5-star hotel with enviable access to the beach and stunning views over the Adriatic Sea. Excellent spa facilities and delicious cuisine afford guests a truly relaxing and restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location In the historic centre of Monopoli just above the sea

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Bari International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is just under 1-hour's drive from Bari Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Terrace Restaurant (open from June to August), Outdoor Lounge Bar, Swimming Pool, Wellness Centre, Complimentary Shuttle Service to the beach, Solarium, Sea View Terrace with Jacuzzi, Complimentary Public Parking. The hotel has charged excursions into the old town in a Tuk Tuk, sightseeing tours with an English speaking guide and cookery classes.

Complimentary

In-room WiFi, Complimentary Parking and Shuttle to the beach.

Out and about nearby

Don Ferrante is ideally located within the centre of Monopoli. The train station is around 1km distance.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340

Holiday Code EXH1231

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Don Ferrante, Monopoli

Located in the heart of the historical centre of Monopoli, Don Ferrante is a five star hotel that serves as a charming example of traditional Puglian architecture. Named after the 16th Century Viceroy of Bari, Don Ferrante was once a fortress that formed part of Monopoli's city wall. Today, the white walls of the hotel remain as a testament to their Mediterranean history, and beautifully offset the contemporary furnishings that populate the the courtyards and bedrooms. Spectacular views of the Adriatic sea lie to one side, while the ancient churches, narrow streets and glittering white-washed buildings on the other mark Monopoli's historic quarters. The arched ceilings and exposed light stone add an unmistakable historic charm to the hotel's 10 rooms and suites. Large windows flood each bedroom with light, reflecting the pale wooden furniture and the neutral colours on the bed linen. Modern, stylised chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings give a nod to the building's age, but with a contemporary twist. Jewel-coloured tiles in the bathrooms are an elegant touch. Comfortable armchairs add a splash of colour to the Solarium, in which guests may enjoy the dynamic views of the setting sun accompanied by drinks from the bar. The restaurant, too, is set outside, and serves local dishes presented to gourmet standards. A private shuttle allows guests easy access to the beach. Roses grow about the walls and at sunset, the outdoor pool is transformed into a romantic paradise with lanterns. For added indulgence, the hotel has a jacuzzi on its sun terrace, and also offers massages and health and beauty treatments. Don Ferrante offers its guests a wholly luxurious stay, topped off by the beautiful sea views, and the close proximity to Monopoli's historic centre and beach.

Room descriptions

Don Ferrante's rooms contain air conditioning and heating, a safe, minibar and hairdryer, flat screen TV with CD and DVD player, iPhone docking station, bathroom with shower, complimentary WiFi, slippers and bathrobes.

Dimora Junior single occupancy
Dimora Superior double occupancy, located on the first floor with town views
Dimora Deluxe king double with third bed upon request
Suite Don Ferrante features bedroom, bathroom and living area with a sofa bed. A third bed can be added upon request. Balcony sits above the water.
Luxury Guest House rooms:
Deluxe room "Il Sottano" double occupancy
Suite "Dama Bianca" double with third bed possible upon request
Suite "Carlo V" double with third bed possible upon request

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340

Holiday Code EXH1231

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Don Ferrante, Monopoli

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Don Ferrante in Puglia, our clients usually fly to Bari airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and under 2 years stay free of charge when staying in the same room as their parents. Baby cots are available at a charge of 20 euros per day for infants up to the age of 3 years.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,340

Holiday Code EXH1231

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Don Ferrante, Monopoli

About Puglia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Puglia is an opportunity to explore a gentle land of immense character with a wealth of architectural sights and glorious scenery, both on the coast and in the interior. One of the most startling impressions of Puglia must be the contrasting colours of azure and white, enhanced by the green of olives and vines. Typical sights in Puglia are the trulli, the low lying white-washed houses with beehive-like conical grey roofs, flat fields of grain, olives and vines and here and there perfect examples of mediaeval castles or splendid Byzantine-influenced Norman churches and cathedrals. Red chillies can be seen drying from the wrought-iron balconies of white-washed houses in the villages, whilst broom and mint grow wild in the fields. The coastline of Puglia is noted for its long sandy beaches and the beauty of the hilly Gargano peninsula with bays sheltering beneath dramatic cliffs - a stunning location for your holiday. Our hotels in Puglia tend to be a mixture of 'masserie' - fortified farmhouses that have been converted and extended to be luxury hotels a short distance from the beach, historic hotels in the Baroque city of Lecce and some beachside hotels.

Highlights of Puglia

Explore the Gargano peninsula with its dramatic coastline of coves and cliffs, beaches and forested interior. Take a boat trip to the Tremiti islands off the coast of the Gargano. The Salentine peninsula should be discovered for its vineyards and olive groves, megalithic remains and grottoes including the Grotte di Castellanata.

Cultural highlights of Puglia

The cultural highlights of Puglia are to be found in the quality of the Norman religious and secular architecture and the Baroque of Lecce in particular. Highlights include Lecce's church of Santa Croce begun in 1549 by Gabriele Riccardi and with a magnificent 17th Century facade, the loggia of the 15th Century Palazzo Vescovile, the Duomo rebuilt by Giuseppe Zimbalo (lo Zingarello) and the church of Santi Nicola e Cataldo (the most important Romanesque church in the Salentine). Bari possesses the Basilica di San Nicola, one of Puglia`s first great Norman churches. The 15th Century frescoes in the church of Santa Caterina d`Alessandria in Galatina are of particular merit. In Bitanto`s Romanesque cathedral is an Ambo by Maestro Nicola dating from 1229 with a bas-relief showing Frederick II and his family.

Festivals in Puglia

Martina Franca holds the Festivale della Valle d`Itria in late July/ early August. Bari holds a historical parade of St Nicholas on 7-10 May and a procession on the sea. Galatina has a curious tradition coinciding with the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul on 28-29 June as tarantism has survived here. Lecce has a feast for the patron saints of the city on 24 to 26 August.

Gastronomy in Puglia

Olive oil is produced in enormous quantities and this together with local fruit, wine and seafood feature in the regional gastronomy of Puglia. Specialities include Focaccia bread flavoured with olives, fennel and chicory, Panzerotti (pasta with anchovies, capers and strong ricotta cheese), Tiella di Cozze (rice, potatoes and mussels), Melanzane alla campagnola (aubergines roasted and soaked in oil, garlic and basil). Dried pasta of all shapes and sizes is also a regional speciality. Puglia also is a great wine producer. A light red is produced at Cerignola and a robust red at Bari. Red Primitivo del Salento or di Manduria are well known.

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