Luxury hotel holiday Masseria Torre Maizza Puglia

The 5-star boutique Masseria Torre Maizza is now part of the Rocco Forte group and prides itself on being the most glamorous destination on the Italian Adriatic coast. The 16th century masseria is surrounded by olive trees but the 40 bedrooms have been re-designed by Olga Polizzi with individuality to typify contemporary Italian living alongside curated local objets d'art. The Carosello restaurant, in the former stables, invites you to experience traditional dishes with local fare. There is a private beach club This masseria exudes an authentic, elegant simplicity.
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 Torre Maizza, near Fasano

Masseria Torre Maizza is an exclusive 5-star hotel in a beautiful coastal location. Offering a 9-hole golf course, private beach club and superb facilities, alongside delicious local cuisine and romantic rooftop bar afford guests a truly luxurious retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' drive to Savelletri

Annual opening All Year

Closest airport Bari

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

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Aveda Spa with numerous treatments, Jacuzzi and Turkish Bath, Private Beach (complimentary shuttle bus) with sunbeds, umbrella and towels, 4 Restaurants, Boat Trips, Mountain Bikes, Golf Club.

Complimentary

Bike Rental, Newspaper in room, Access to the Beach Club, WiFi.

Land sports

Complimentary Bike Rentals.

Out and about nearby

Cookery Courses, Cycle Rides and Quad Bike Rides. There are numerous half day and full day excursions to nearby towns with or without a guide.

Sports nearby

Golf, Horse Riding, Fishing, Sailing, Watersports, Tennis.

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

From about

£1,390

Holiday Code EXH990

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 Torre Maizza, near Fasano

Situated just 1.5kms from the sea, the Masseria Torre Maizza is set in a large estate with ancient olive trees, fields and crops. Dating back to the 16th Century the Masseria has been and continues to be a working 'farm', producing herbs, fruit and vegetables. The old buildings of the original farm have now been converted, retaining many original features, but with all the modern amenities expected of a 5* hotel. The emphasis is on rest and relaxation with supreme locally sourced produce and cuisine.The orchards and fields provide a fabulously calm environment to take walks in or to have a picnic under the shade of an ancient tree. The heated swimming pool (open March-November) is sheltered from the sea breeze by the original farm wall and is surrounded by ancient colonnades, giving it a truly Roman Baths feel. The teak decking and sun loungers provide the perfect environment in which to relax.The 26 rooms and suites are all spacious and airy and have beautiful original, vaulted ceilings and are decorated in a tasteful, muted style. Some have views of the sea, whilst others look out over the gardens and olive groves.The restaurant is situated in what was the 16th century cow shed, over looking the beautiful swimming pool and the orange groves beyond. The 'Ristorante delle Palme' focuses on producing excellent Mediterranean cuisine with a special emphasis on Apulian tradition. All the produce is sourced locally, from the fruit and vegetables which are grown on the farm to the fresh fish of the day sent from Fasano down the road or the meat from the local organic farm. The Masseria also produces its own hams, mozzarella and pasta and rears it own poultry (including ducks, chickens and pheasant). Fresh eggs are available at breakfast as are wonderfully prepared pastries by the in house pastry chef. In summer, they even use their own 500 year old pizza oven to produce calzoni and fresh pizzas.The chef also organises cookery classes where you can learn traditional Apulian dishes and how to make local pasta, all using the fresh ingredients from the local market and the Masseria.There are many places to visit nearby, including the Trulli 'capital' of Alberobello and the wonderful Baroque city of Lecce. The hotel can organise numerous excursions for you and will even take you out on sea excursions to discover the secret coves, inlets and hidden caves along the coastline. The Exclusive Coccaro beach club is nearby and offers sun loungers and beach activities on the lovely sandy beach. There are many areas for relaxing in and two massage pavilions. There is also a boutique with the latest fashions from Positano and an excellent fish restaurant which is open in the evenings. The hotel as an excellent spa with Aveda treatments, a Jacuzzi and Turkish Bath. The 9 hole Coccaro Golf Club encircles the Masseria and has a large of pitching area and a putting green. The lay out is varied and offers the player many challenges. Golf carts and clubs are available to rent.

Room descriptions

Masseria Torre Maizza has 26 rooms with shower and wc, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, hairdryer and wireless internet connection.

Superior Double or Twin Room
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Junior Suite with jacuzzi
Deluxe Junior Suite with jacuzzi
Palm Suite
Torre Maizza Suite

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

From about

£1,390

Holiday Code EXH990

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 Torre Maizza, near Fasano

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Masseria Torre Maizza 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: 3 nights minimum stay between 30 March and 2 April. 2 nights minimum stay during weekends of May, June and September. 3 nights minimum stay in July. 7 nights minimum stay between 30 July and 2 September.

Children: Children aged 10 years and below are not permitted in August. Extra beds or cots are available at an additional charge and are not available in Superior Room types. Children up to 12 years stay free between 2 January and 20 July 2018 and between 3 September and 29 December when staying in their parents' room on B&B basis.

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

From about

£1,390

Holiday Code EXH990

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 Torre Maizza, 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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