The masseria sits on top of a hill overlooking a valley that used to be a lake and is now filled with local flora and fauna. In the front there is an enclosed large yard with colorful plants and flowers within high drystone walls giving a welcoming feeling of intimacy and protection.
On the side garden there is a rural chapel with 17th Century frescos, deemed to be Saint Antonio hermitage.
Behind the main structure is a wide green lawn, a lovely swimming pool reserved for room guests only.
It is nice to take walks or bike rides on the surrounding countryside paths and roads, with a view of fruit trees, especially almond trees, olive trees and cherry trees.
Two hundred meters from the main structure is the “Bandit’s Tower”, a 14th century stone tower rising out of the typical Mediterranean vegetation. The tower has been recognized for its historic architectural significance and is protected by the Italian Artistic and Cultural Society.
In the stone courtyard, along the drystone wall that encloses the site is the pigeon-house, a charming medieval cylindrical drystone structure which was used for housing the homing pigeons. Constructed and renovated entirely with local stone, the property has retained its medieval charm and is a rare find in Puglia. The Tower sits on top of a hill with a 360° breathtaking view of Mediterranean vegetation protected by the World Wildlife Fund.
The closest town is Conversano (3 km), an historic and artistic site with a medieval castle.
Meals are prepared using primarily Montepaolo produce, olive oil, fruit, vegetables and spices as per the Mediterranean diet and seasonal availability. Only local, traditional Puglia recipes are used, customized by the owner’s own creativity. For breakfast you can enjoy homemade jam, cookies, pies, fresh fruit from the grounds and harvested the same morning, traditional Italian coffee, cappuccino, tea, yogurt, juice, toast, cereal and croissants.