- This member of Rocco Forte’s portfolio of luxury hotels is a dazzling Puglian masseria, bound by its own golf course and a ribbon of sea. Forty bougainvillea-draped rooms, a vine-shaded colonnaded pool, small spa, on-site and beach-side restaurants and outstanding service complete the picture.
- Standing since the 16th century, Masseria Torre Maizza watches over a Pugliese plot that’s studded with ancient olive trees and within sight of the Adriatic Sea.
- The whitewashed masseria was comprehensively reclothed by designer Olga Polizzi, who spliced traditional Pugliese art and crafts with contemporary Italian design. Her elegant rooms and suites retain just the right amount of rustic edge, dressed with pale stone, warm woods and leafy patterns that seem borrowed from the surrounding countryside.
- This fertile landscape figures just as prominently at the restaurant, where the ingredients are staunchly local and the meals tinged with the carefree glamour of the south-Italian coast.
- A spa, oversized pool, cookery school and golf course are among the other diversions, and you’re a short shuttle from the hotel’s suave beachclub and the quaint fishing town of Savelletri.
- Sports lovers have access to jetskiing, windsurfing, go-kart racing, tennis on floodlit courts, quad biking along the beach or through the olive groves, clay-pigeon shooting, 5-a-side football and mountain biking.
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178km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Awash with spectacular natural beauty, the Gargano Peninsula is home to ancient ruins, national parks, pristine coastline and fragrant pine forests. Set out early to allow for a whole day to soak up the tranquil wilderness of Puglia’s stunning countryside.
115km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Absolutely perfect in its construction and design, Castel del Monte is a hilltop 13th-century castle built by Emperor Frederick II. It’s an unusual blend of influences, featuring classical, northern European and Islamic aesthetics, with unrivalled views across Puglia’s wine country.
60km from Masseria Torre Maizza
The capital of Puglia, Bari is a bustling port town nudged up against the Adriatic coast. Make a beeline for the charming Old Town. Duck under the historic Arco del Pellegrino (Pilgrim’s Arch) to reach the 11th-century Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola, dedicated to none other than Father Christmas, Bari’s patron saint.
30km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Scattered across hillsides throughout Puglia, the whitewashed città biancheoffer history, culture and stunning panoramic vistas in equal measure. Enjoy a glass of local Spumantein Locorotondo and don’t miss the ancient cathedral in Ostuni.
25km from Masseria Torre Maizza
The scenic UNESCO World Heritage Alberobello is not only one of Puglia’s città bianche, but also a world-famous destination in its own right for the 1,400 historic trulli that line its narrow streets. With conical roofs, these miniature stone cottages are straight out of the pages of a fairytale.
33km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Slowly growing in majesty over the course of 90 million years, the Grotte di Castellana was discovered in the 1930s. Visitors can discover a 2-mile subterranean maze of tunnels and galleries, canyons and caves lying 60m below the ground.
26km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Perched atop a soaring limestone cliff overlooking the turquoise Adriatic, Polignano a Mare is a sleepy seaside town famous for cliff diving—although it’s creamy gelato comes in a close second. Dine here at sunset to witness the sparkling light fading over the horizon.
122km from Masseria Torre Maizza
The Basilica di Santa Croce is just one of the architectural marvels in Lecce, known affectionately as the “Florence of the South”. Elaborately crafted in the 16th and 17th centuries, the entire structure is breathtaking— be sure to admire the ornate altar of San Francesco di Paola.
145km from Masseria Torre Maizza
A cathedral seemingly unlike any other, Otranto Cathedral was built by the Normans in the 11th century and features an enormous, staggeringly beautiful floor mosaic crafted a century later by Pantaleone. While the mosaic depicts the tree of life, the cathedral is home to the Cappella Mortiri (Chapel of the Dead), the resting place of hundreds of martyrs.
63km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Historically the region’s gateway to the East, the palm-tree scattered Brindisi waterfront bristles with lively cafés and restaurants. It’s ideal for whiling away an afternoon and admiring shiny yachts and rustic fishing boats bobbing in the marina.
90km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Walk through the city and take in the multi-sensorial exhibition of 150 works by Salvador Dali along the way. Open until November 2019, it features sculptures, illustrations, holograms, virtual reality, 3D mapping and audio. This is a monumental work, set against a truly incredible backdrop.
90km from Masseria Torre Maizza
The two Sassi (meaning “stone”) districts are filled with grottoes carved out of the limestone of the Gravina Valley. Hauntingly beautiful, with a tumultuous past of poverty and deprivation, today these ancient cave dwellings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undergoing something of a renaissance. Before you go, learn about the Sassi and the story of Matera through the multimedia exhibit at the 16th century Casa Noha.
90km from Masseria Torre Maizza
There are over 150 of these historic rock churches in the Murgia National Park, which also offers great views over the Sassi. While stunning themselves, the rock churches also feature incredible frescoes that have weathered the centuries miraculously, like those in Saint Peter’s from the 15th and 16th centuries. The Crypt of Original Sin, meanwhile, is called “the Sistine Chapel of rupestrian art”.
90km from Masseria Torre Maizza
The 13th century Apulian Romanesque-style cathedral, found between the two Sassi districts, reopened to the public in 2016 following a renovation, much to the delight of visitors and worshippers alike. Visit for the 12th-century crypts, the 17th- and 18th-century frescoes, the 16th-century gemstone nativity, and the 13th-century Byzantine painting of Madonna and Child, and much more.
90km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Found under the 18th century Piazza Vittorio Veneto, the Palombaro Lungo is essentially a subterranean cathedral of water. Once the city’s main water supply, the arches and pillars throughout this beautiful and awe-inspiring labyrinthine complex are carved out of the rock.
33km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Puglia is astonishingly beautiful, both above the ground and below it. Beneath many of the region’s bijou white towns you’ll find one of Italy’s most stunning natural wonders. The Grotte di Castellana is an underground labyrinth that sprawls across almost two miles of tunnels and atmospheric galleries that began forming 90 million years ago. Descending to depths of 60m, discover cathedrals of stalagmites and immense subterranean fossil-studded canyons.
56km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Lauded for its work with the Gulf of Taranto’s dolphins, Jonian Dolphin Conservation arranges seafaring expeditions with plenty of opportunity to meet their friendly wards. Breeze out across the water to marvel at the natural beauty of the Puglian coastline, keeping an eye out for the marine creatures that have called it home for over 4,000 years. Learn to decode the distinct whistles and clicks by which dolphins communicate and snap a few photos of them frolicking around the boat. Lunch is served on board—an ideal opportunity to enjoy some classic local cuisine served alongside spectacular views.
16km from Masseria Torre Maizza
Take the scenic route around Puglia on a horse ride. With so much to discover, there are all manner of riding routes on offer, from coastal canters along the cliffs and across the region’s beautiful beaches, to lesser-travelled trails that wend their way through ancient olive groves and fragrant citrus trees in the Italian countryside. For beginners or families with less confident young jockeys, Centro Ippico Parco di Mare offers lessons as well as excursions.
If you thought Puglia was pretty close up, try it from a distance. Take to the blistering blue waters on a chartered group fishing trip. There are plenty of tour operators offering boat trips out into the Adriatic. The waters off Puglia’s coast teem with swordfish, grouper, red snapper, tuna, sardines and bonito. It’s a refreshing way to take in the coastal scenery and engage with a regional fishing tradition that’s been around for generations.
With so much beautiful countryside to explore, the simplest adventure is often the best. Just pull on your walking boots and follow your feet. Areas such as Gargano, home to some of Puglia’s stunning national parks and woodlands, and the wild beaches of the Salento are a great place to start. The hike up to Monte Saraceno in Gargano takes you to the necropolis of Daunia, founded between the 6th–5th century BCE, and offers incredible views out over the coast. Or enjoy the best of Puglia’s land and sea at Torre Guaceto, which has a protected marine area and nature reserve, gorgeous beaches, and coral reefs for spectacular snorkelling.
Guests of Masseria Torre Maizza can take advantage of complimentary boat trips from Savelletri to Monopoli. Departing daily at 10.30am from Savelletri, each journey seats up to twelve people. Onboard, soak up spectacular seascapes en route to Monopoli, where the boat will rest in front of the harbour for guests to admire this picturesque, whitewashed city from the sea. Later, a quick stop at the renowned Caletta di Santo Stefano will offer guests the opportunity to disembark for a relaxing swim on one of the most popular stretches of the Adriatic coast. Comprising sandy beaches, peaceful coves and dramatic cliffs, this idyllic region takes its name from the eponymous medieval castle and abbey nearby, and is a beautiful place to bask in cool water and warm sunlight.
Enjoy an adrenaline-filled day in the warm Mediterranean sunshine with a visit to Egnazia Acquapark, a mere ten minutes from Masseria Torre Maizza. Discover myriad activities, obstacle courses and pools at this popular waterpark, as well as exhilarating waterslides of all shapes and sizes and even a special oceanic pool, which simulates natural waves and currents for a safer but no less fun alternative to the sea.
An opportunity to explore the stunning Puglian landscape on two wheels, and sample some of the region’s home-grown produce, this excursion begins at the hotel where you’ll be met by our expert biking guides. Once you’ve been fitted with a suitable bicycle, you’ll set off from the hotel, heading inland. After a scenic 12km cycle, you’ll take a break at a beautiful 15th-century Masseria for an olive oil tasting with the estate’s passionate owner.
Explore the stunning Adriatic coast aboard a chartered luxury yacht. You’re in charge of marking out your preferred itinerary, with the option of visiting picturesque coastal towns such as Polignano a Mare, Otranto, Gallipoli, and Monopoli. End a memorable day at sea watching the sunset while sipping a glass of freshly-popped Champagne.
Famed for its exquisite pottery, the historic town of Grottaglie is home to Casa Vestita, the workshop of acclaimed ceramicist Cosimo Vestita. Located in the Quartiere delle Ceramiche, join Cosimo himself on a tour through Casa Vestita’s gardens, with ancient amphoras hidden among the pomegranate trees and prickly pears. In the workshop, admire an exhibition showcasing Grottaglie’s cultural heritage, before investigating the recently unearthed rock-hewn medieval church nearby. Following a stroll through the town, settle back with an aperitivo of a glass of wine and plate of taralli, a typical Puglian snack.
For action-packed adventures in Puglia’s great outdoors, Indiana Park provides plenty of high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled, family-friendly fun. Tackle its tree-to-tree itineraries, with zip-lining and obstacle courses providing entertainment for all ages. Having conquered the course, roll out a blanket in the park to enjoy a picnic on the grass.
Puglia is a region that’s notorious for its talented artisans, and local artist Peppino Campanella is known for his beautiful lamps. Based in Polignano a Mare, every piece Peppino crafts is entirely bespoke. Enjoy a private visit to his atelier to discover his illuminated works before enjoying a scenic stroll through the coastal town. End the experience with dinner at a local restaurant with spectacular sea views.
Rev your engines for a miniature family-friendly grand prix just moments from Masseria Torre Maizza. Blessed with spectacular sea views, the Kartodromo in Fasano offers an exhilarating go-karting experience with a fun course guaranteed to thrill budding racecar drivers.
Covering 140 hectares, the Zoo Safari in Fasano is the second largest wildlife park in Europe. Discover polar bears, tigers and gorillas and more from its pedestrianised walkway, as well as a lively family-friendly programme of theatre performances and exhibitions.
Discover Puglia’s stunning landscape on horseback, walking, trotting or cantering through idyllic countryside or across sandy beaches as the sun sets over the Adriatic. A full immersion in nature, our horse trails can be tailored to all riding abilities.
Blessed with quiet trails and diverse landscapes, Puglia is ideal for exploring on two wheels. Pedal out to discover the region’s hidden spots, and savour time spent in nature. It’s a perfect excursion for energetic children, and we’re delighted to provide electric bikes upon request.
Masseria Torre Maizza is located in the most glamorous destination on the Italian Adriatic coast. Inspired by the sensational landscapes of Puglia and the ethos of Rocco Forte Hotels, it exquisitely blends local heritage with contemporary luxury and unparalleled service. Surrounded by ancient olive groves, the renovated 16th century masseria is filled with thoughtful design accents and details to create a unique sense of place, from the stunning Olga Polizzi-designed rooms and suites to the romantic sunset rooftop bar and elegant restaurant overlooking the swimming pool. The resort also features a 9-hole executive golf course, a private beach club and an indulgent spa.
Masseria Torre Maizza reopens its doors in May 2019 under the Rocco Forte brand. Built more than 500 years ago the Masseria Torre Maizza is the perfect example of contemporary sophistication and historical charm. Its 40 light and luxurious rooms and suites are designed by Olga Polizzi and offer a wonderfully romantic retreat. The masseria is set amongst orchards and olive groves, with a rooftop bar and wonderful restaurant that overlooks the swimming pool. As a guest of Masseria Torre Maizza, you have access to the full range of services and facilities which include the 9 hole golf course, a private beach club and fabulous spa.
Designed by Olga Polizzi, the 40 stunning rooms and suites typify elegant Italian living, exquisitely marrying contemporary style with a curated collection of local accents and objets d’art. The spacious rooms feature sumptuous king-sized beds, stone bathrooms, and all manner of state-of-the-art amenities, while the suites add to the glamour with fireplaces, roof terraces and private gardens. The new Torre Suite takes up residence in the tower of the 16th-century masseria, offering sensational views over a sweeping expanse of Puglian countryside, out to the blue-green Adriatic beyond.
Our elegant Superior Rooms effortlessly blend local features, from hand-embroidered linens to warm timber accents, with contemporary amenities. All of the rooms feature a chic sitting area adorned with sumptuous textiles, and spacious bathrooms crafted from local Trani stone and outfitted with our exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products. Some also offer the splendour of a private garden with sun loungers and views out over the lush olive groves, the sleek golf course or the glittering Adriatic. For added decadence, the hand-stitched throws on the supremely comfortable super king-sized beds herald a night of deeply restful sleep.
Deluxe Room with Terrace and Garden
Our generous Deluxe Rooms elegantly marry contemporary sophistication and Italian style, with hand-embroidered linens on the sumptuous super king-sized bed and Trani stone adorning the spacious bathroom. Lavish textiles can be found throughout the chic sitting area and bedroom, while contemporary comforts are provided with luxurious Irene Forte Skincare products in the bathroom, sleek sun loungers in the spacious private garden and service-forward amenities throughout. With stylish local touches in the decor and views out over the verdant olive groves, the rolling green of the golf course, or the sparkling waters of the Adriatic, our Deluxe Rooms are a beguiling expression of southern Italy.
Junior Suite with Terrace and Garden
Our spacious Junior Suites elegantly marry the masseria’s original features, including a stunning vaulted ceiling, with contemporary design accents. Decorated with local objects d’art, stylish cane furniture and atmospheric rattan light fixtures, these suites bring the Puglian landscape within their stylish walls. Beautiful local Trani stone is used in the generous bathroom, while the addition of our luxurious Irene Forte Skincare products promises extra pampering. For added decadence, step out into the sublime surrounds of your private terrace and garden to relax on a sun lounger, enjoying views out over our ancient olive grove, the rolling green of the golf course, or the glittering Adriatic.
Deluxe Junior Suites with Terrace and Garden
Spacious and refined, our Deluxe Junior Suites with Terrace and Garden feature stunning heritage accents preserved from the original masseria, including sweeping vaulted ceilings, as well as lavish open-air spaces. These suites all offer the luxury of private gardens, outfitted with sun loungers and a chic sitting and dining area, and stunning views out over the Puglian countryside, while some further add to the decadence with private roof terraces. Inside, the suite is adorned with sumptuous textiles and local objects d’art, bringing the splendour of Puglia within its stylish walls. The generous bathroom is crafted from local Trani stone and features luxurious Irene Forte Skincare products, which, like the super king-sized bed, promise pampering and deep relaxation during your stay.
Deluxe Suite with Plunge Pool
Our chic Deluxe Suites with Plunge Pools, decorated in a serene palette of natural shades with stunning Puglian objects d’art, feature stylish design accents and heritage features like the masseria’s original vaulted ceilings. The peaceful bedroom, outfitted with a sumptuous super king-sized bed and hand-stitched throws, promises restful slumber, while the generous sitting room offers a stylish place to unwind with its curated collection of furniture. The bathroom is crafted from local Trani stone and features a selection of our exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products, made using hand-picked Sicilian botanicals. For added pampering, these suites also have spacious private gardens with sun loungers and a decadent heated plunge pool with views out over our olive grove.
Grand Suite with Terrace Garden and Plunge Pool
From the hand-embroidered linens and stylish cane furniture to locally sourced timber accents, the beauty of Puglia is stylishly woven throughout the décor of our serene Grand Suite with Terrace Garden and Plunge Pool. Walk through the elegant living room with its well-appointed dining area, ideal for entertaining, past the bedroom with its sumptuous super king-sized bed, and towards the terrace doors. Step out to enjoy spectacular views of Puglia and the verdant, rolling sweep of the golf course from your private garden, perhaps sharing a meal with guests in the open air or taking a dip in your private plunge pool. Back inside, the opulence continues in the spacious bathroom. Outfitted with local Trani stone and exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products, it features a decadent freestanding bathtub, as well as a walk-in shower.
Found on the top floor of the masseria’s tower, the Torre Suite is Torre Maizza’s most impressive accommodation. This magnificent two-bedroom residence is decorated in shades that evoke the dusky hues of the olive trees outside, the blue of the nearby Adriatic Sea and natural tones of earth, citrus and stone. Local Trani stone has been used to craft the generous bathroom, with its decadent bathtub, walk-in shower and luxurious Irene Forte Skincare products. Puglian objects d’art and hand-embroidered textiles abound, adding local colour and flair to the elegant space, while the private terrace looks out over the surrounding countryside, towards the coast. With its chic dining area and sleek sun loungers, the terrace is ideal both for stylish entertaining and low-key family dinners, or simply basking in the warmth of the Italian sunshine.
Forged from the 16th-century farm buildings, the Bougainville Bar and Carosello Restaurant are splendid spaces, with their vast arched windows, cross-vaults and stone fireplaces. Most of the season, though, guests sip and sup al fresco on shady terraces. Sicilian showman Carmelo Padellaro entertains at the piano bar, or you can contemplate the sunset over an Aperol Spritz down at the pool bar (which also does pizzas and light lunches). At the hotel’s main restaurant, Il Carosello, local chef Luigi Barletta draws inspiration from Puglian traditions: unfussy fare emphasising fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Seafood is the main protagonist – lobster, octopus, prawns, Taranto mussels – or you can choose how the catch of the day is cooked (Mediterranean style with tomatoes, or simply grilled?). Portions are generous; you won’t go hungry.
Set in the former stables of the Masseria, Carosello’s high, whitewashed ceilings, rustic pews and garden views combine for an elegant, authentic ambience. Named after a vegetable native to Puglia, this new destination restaurant offers traditional dishes that create new emotions, making use of the finest local produce. Interpreted with ancient techniques and savoir-faire, the menu is crafted by Chef Luigi Barletta and his team under the direction of Director of Food Fulvio Pierangelini. It includes handmade pastas, wild herbs and vegetables, beautiful fresh fish and local cheeses and meat.
Framed by foliage and reflecting in the glistening cerulean waters, the Pool Bar’s refreshing drinks and snacks are served in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. An oasis of shade in the midday sun, the bar’s cool cocktails, crisp local wines and fruity smoothies perfectly accompany a light lunch menu. There is a tempting range of salads that reveal the perfumes and flavours of the region. Fragrant Pizzette go straight from the wooden oven to your plates, sandwiches and handmade pastas are prepared with ingredients from the Masseria’s garden. A selection of mouth-watering gelatos, sorbets and fresh fruit will keep guests cool and healthy throughout the day.
Under the whitewashed arches of what was once the Masseria’s 16th-century barn, find our serene, spacious bar, reimagined by Olga Polizzi. From strong Italian coffee and the newspapers in the afternoon through to aperitivo before dinner or a digestivo before bed, it’s the perfect place to simply relax in the stylish armchairs and watch the world go by. For the peckish a menu of light meals and bar snacks, with a strong Apulian influence, is available.
Rocco Forte Wellness addresses complete enrichment and unity of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health – together, a Forte Life – fusing proven, pioneering science and technology with inherited wisdom and an affinity with nature across Rocco Forte Spas, Nourish, Fitness, Mind, Community and Sustainability. Inspired by the rich landscape of Southern Italy, Rocco Forte Spas merge Mediterranean botanicals and design with multi-sensory healing techniques and signature spa treatments for a truly restorative, transformative experience. Back at the masseria, you can putt your way round the nine-hole golf course, sweat it out in the open-air fitness area, cool off in the beautiful Roman-inspired pool (edged with vine-shaded stone pillars), or rejuvenate in the little spa where well-trained staff offer yoga lessons, massages and treatments.
The hotel has a huge heated pool for lounging by and a great roof top bar for evening drinks. The Rocco Forte Spa with 2 treatment rooms and a pool.
Torre Maizza Spa
Step inside the Torre Maizza Spa and let the scent of the sea give way to the aroma of orange blossom, the gleam of Italian handmade bells and the rich radiance of Puglian ceramics creating an inviting, authentic setting for spiritual, physical and emotional wellness. Treat yourself to a full-body Irene Forte Skincare Massage, using aromatic infusions created from the region’s sun-drenched flora. Be pampered with one of our decadent beauty treatments, or balance body and mind with the serenity of a private yoga session.
Our qualified yoga instructor will help you gain inner balance, strength and flexibility, on our yoga terrace or in the comfort of your room or suite.
Welcome to your stylish beach club on the serene shores of the Adriatic. Lounge under the shade of soft white tents or in a private gazebo, looking out at the swaying palms and the sparkling sea beyond. Linger over a feast of local fish at the beach restaurant, and later, enjoy aperitivo hour from the comfort of your sunbed. Treat yourself to a massage in the pavilion right on the pristine sand, listening to the lapping waves. Or experience the rush of canoeing, windsurfing or sailing. Those looking to discover Puglia’s beautiful natural landmarks, can even join an excursion to the sea caves of Polignano a Mare, or go scuba diving in the bays near the ancient port of Monopoli. Alternatively, spend an indulgent day on the water in your own private motor yacht, complete with skipper.
Surrounded by ancient olive and almond trees, Masseria Torre Maizza’s Golf Club combines an idyllic Apulian landscape with excellent golfing facilities. A 1,150-metre, par 27 course with exquisitely manicured split-level greens, players can take advantage of fantastic sea views as well as excellent practice facilitiesincluding a driving range, putting green, pitching green and practice bunker. Test your skills on a course that offers several challenges across its nine picturesque holes. Navigate water hazards like the lake on holes 2 and 8, and take on the maquis shrubland near holes 4 and 7. Many of the course’s greens are cleverly positioned at different levels, with scenic 700-year-old olive trees featuring prominently in every round.