If you're after a relaxing rural retreat, then the Hotel Masseria Chiancone Torricella is the perfect place. It's in a lovely quiet part of Central Puglia surrounded by beautiful holm oak's and olive groves, so you'll find some lovely walks in the surrounding area. But its still only a 15 minute drive to the pretty town of Martina Franca and close to other sights like the Trulli of Alberobello and Taranto on the coast. Here, you'll stay in a traditional Puglian Masseria. Inside the main building, which was once the farmhouse, you'll be welcomed by the friendly staff at reception who will direct you to your spacious room in the modern outer wings.
The pool was one of our favourite parts of the hotel. Its surrounded by a patio terrace with plenty of loungers. There's a bar just beside it that has a nice lunch menu with tasty pasta dishes and fresh salads, so you can relax out here all day enjoying the sunshine. The restaurant is inside the row of interlinked Trulli houses. They serve lots of nice traditional dishes, using locally grown ingredients where possible. We enjoyed eating outside on the balmy summer evenings surrounded by laurel bushes and olive trees. They've got a good wine list too!
Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Hotel Masseria Chiancone Torricella is approx. 1 hour 20 mins from Bari Airport or 1 hour 20 from Brindisi Airport