Luxury hotel holiday Masseria San Domenico Puglia

The 5-star deluxe Masseria San Domenico dates from the 15th century and is now a beautifully restored hotel, surrounded by olive groves and orchards, and boasting magnificent views to the sea beyond. Each room combines the elegant and luxurious with the homely and colourful. The hotel is equipped with first-class leisure facilities including a golf course, a spa and thalassotherapy centre, and private beach club, 500 metres away. There is a choice of dining, in the original oil press with its arched ceiling, al fresco by the pool, or beach-side in the summer season.
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 Masseria San Domenico, near Fasano

Masseria San Domenico is luxury, boutique hotel in an historic building and set in idyllic countryside just metres from the coast.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location About 400 metres from the sea in countryside near Savelletri

Annual opening 29 March to 9 January

Closest airport Bari

Distance from airport About one hour's drive

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Beauty salon, Steam bath, Wifi, Bikes, 18 hole golf course, Massage, Heated thalasso pool, Car rental, Gym, Sauna, Tennis, Private beaches (June to September), Concierge service, Hair salon, Spa treatment rooms, Outdoor swimming pool.

Complimentary

Wifi.

Land sports

Tennis, Cycling, Golf

Out and about nearby

The fishing village of Savelletri, Egnazia, Fasano (market on Wednesdays), Selva di Fasano, the “white city” of Ostuni (market on Saturdays), Alberobello, with its medieval `trulli`, Martina Franca, Lecce, Gallipoli and the coastline of southern Puglia.

Sports nearby

Horse riding, Scuba diving, Boat rental, San Domenico Golf course (18 holes).

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

From about

£1,680

Holiday Code IE247

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 Masseria San Domenico, near Fasano

Just seven hundred metres from the sea, the Masseria San Domenico is set amongst orchards and olive groves where fresh local produce is cultivated and can be sampled by guests. In the spacious grounds is a fabulous and very large swimming pool with naturally filtered seawater, one side of which is formed by a charming rockery. A masseria was originally a fortified farmhouse; the buildings of the property are made from white local stone and its oldest structure - the tower which was originally built for defence purposes – dates from the 15th century. Dinner at the Masseria San Domenico can be taken outside on an evocative terrace overlooking the pool and grounds or in the gracious restaurant with its impressive fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The menu consists of delicious regional specialities and provides an excellent introduction to Pugliese cuisine. There is also an elegant bar terrace with custom-made wrought iron furniture, where drinks and snacks are served all day. The ‘frantoio’ or oil press of the original farmhouse has been preserved and can be seen in the foundations of the Masseria. The bedrooms, situated in two buildings, have marble floors and are elegantly decorated. There is an excellent thalassotherapy centre at the Masseria San Domenico with a wide range of beauty treatments available. Guests using these facilities can also enjoy a low-calorie menu which includes local seafood dishes. The San Domenico golf course (18 holes), is situated four kilometres away on the sea front. Highly recommended as a great holiday hotel in a still relatively unexplored part of Italy.

Room descriptions

Masseria San Domenico has 47 rooms with shower or bath and wc, air-conditioning, television, telephone, hairdryer, minibar, safe and internet connection.

Superior Double or Twin
Deluxe Double
Junior Suite
Junior Suite Classic
Masseria Suite
Talasso Suite

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

From about

£1,680

Holiday Code IE247

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 Masseria San Domenico, near Fasano

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Masseria San Domenico 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

Minimum stays: The hotel has a 2-night minimum stay on weekends and a 7-night minimum stay in August.

Children: Children over 12 are welcome

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

From about

£1,680

Holiday Code IE247

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 Masseria San Domenico, near Fasano

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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