A overview of the serene and completely attractive Masseria Trapana, positioned among the many olive groves and lemon timber in Puglia, Italy.
I can’t think about anybody arriving at Masseria Trapana and never falling in love immediately.
The normal Puglian masseria (a fortified farmhouse), which dates again to the 16th Century, was totally restored to its present splendour and opened as a lodge in 2015.
The drive to Masseria Trapana, which is surrounded by 60 hectares of olive groves, offers you a way of the tranquillity and the utter rest that await behind the fortress’s stone partitions.
Enter by way of the imposing wood doorways right into a courtyard dotted with timber, flowers and lanterns and really feel the serenity engulf you.
Masseria Trapana consists of six walled gardens brimming with lovely orange and lemon timber, that are residence to eight suites and two rooms.
Stone partitions with excessive arched ceilings dominate the bedrooms, retaining true to Trapana’s historical past and provides a really particular sense of place.
Wrought-iron four-poster beds, cream sofas and patterned rugs are additionally a theme all through.
The spotlight of the rooms, nevertheless, is that every has a non-public backyard with a big, deep sunken bathtub the place you may calm down underneath the lemon timber on the finish of magical day in Puglia.
Relaxation in a hammock among the many lemon timber within the grounds of the lodge or head straight to the attractive swimming pool surrounded by massive sunbeds underneath the plum timber.
There’s a cute stand the place you may borrow a hat to assist shade you from the Puglian solar together with a cellphone to name for a high up of your wine.
The restaurant serves a nightly altering set menu of conventional Puglian delicacies whereas lunch is a mixture of native and traditional lodge dishes.
A weekly pizza night time provides some enjoyable, if you select your personal toppings within the kitchen and watch it prepare dinner within the stone-bake oven.
Sundowner cocktails on Trapana’s virtually secret rooftop are a should as effectively (as you may see beneath).
Masseria Trapana is all concerning the barefoot luxurious – relaxed, unstuffy and seemingly easy however with proprietor Rob’s coronary heart and soul poured into it.
Trapana is an actual gem of a lodge, which is as enjoyable and restorative as they arrive.
Its allure lies in its simplicity and authenticity, very like Puglia itself.
Masseria Trapana is positioned 20 minutes by automobile from town of Lecce, and half-hour from Brindisi airport.
For the 2020 season, Trapana will function as an exclusive-use villa quite than a lodge because of the impression of Covid-19.
For additional data, go to the lodge’s web site right here.
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