Tenuta Monacelle

  • Puglia, Italy, Central Puglia

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At the Tenuta Monacelle you’ll be able to enjoy the best of Puglia’s quiet countryside and its ancient towns and villages – plus it’s just a short drive from the Adriatic Sea. This region is filled with trulli, Puglia’s traditional conical dry stone buildings. You’ll see them all over the countryside and you can actually stay in one of your very own at this hotel. It’s made up of six masseria (farm houses) and individual trulli that are surrounded by olive groves.

There’s a lovely large pool in a quiet spot at the edge of the property. We love chilling here with a good book. There’s a pool bar close by too, so you can enjoy a refreshing drink from the comfort of your lounger.

There’s loads to see and do here during your stay, especially activities surrounding the local traditions, culture, food and wine. You can learn about the local production of olive oil and taste it for yourself. Mid May to June is when the cherries grown on the estate are ready to harvest and you'll have the chance to pick your own. Take home more than just memories by taking part in a cooking class where you'll learn how to make some of the tastiest dishes that the locals love so much. If you're up for an active adventure, take to the roads on an e-bike and explore the rural lanes and surrounding countryside.

Thanks to the abundance of locally grown foods on the estate and in the locality – you’ll be sorted when it comes to good food. At the hotels Il Ciliegeto restaurant you can try the fresh produce accompanied by a glass of local red. Ask the resident sommelier for some suggestions.

Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Tenuta Monacelle is approx. 50 mins from Bari or Brindisi airport.

Added value

Free nights available between 01 Mar - 31 Jul 21 and 21 Sep - 23 Dec 21 (min stay 7 nights)

Early booking offer available for summer 2021 (book at least 45 days before departure)

  • No. of rooms: 48
  • Official rating: 4


Classic Rooms can sleep up to two people and have a garden or a private terrace. They all have air conditioning, stone floors and TV.

Superior Rooms has a separate seating area and a private garden or terrace. They can accommodate up to four people.

Deluxe Rooms have plenty of space with a living area and garden or private terrace. They can sleep up to three people.

Trullo Rooms can sleep up to three people and offer a traditional stay in the conical-roofed building. They have rustic furniture and a private bathroom. Some have air conditioning. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Junior Suites are located on the first floor, and benefit from lovely views over the estate. They have a bedroom with two bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi and one with a shower) and a terrace. These rooms can sleep up to two people and are available on request, please call to book.


The hotel has some accessible rooms, one with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. These rooms are available on request, please call to book to ensure that these rooms meet your requirements.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Central Puglia

The centre of this large region is characterised by the fertile Murgia plateau which forms a gently rolling landscape dotted with olive groves. Many of our hotels are located in or near the Itria Valley which is famous for the strange trulli houses and picturesque whitewashed villages. This area is also a great destination for those in search of a relaxing beach holiday, as the superb coastlines of both the Adriatic and the Ionian seas with fine sandy beaches are only a short drive away. Make sure you take the time to visit a masseria where you can taste the extra virgin olive oil and locally made wines.


Pools & Beaches

The outdoor pool is surrounded by patio and a grassy area with sun loungers, tables and chairs. Its a lovely place to relax beneath the shade of a tree with a good book or grab a cool refreshing drink from the pool bar. 

There is a free shuttle service to the beach, which needs to be booked a day in advance. 


Cooking Class

Take part in a cooking class at Tenuta Monacelle and discover the flavours of this region rich in culinary traditions. Hear the tales of age old recipes and learn how to cook them yourself - think homemade “orecchiette” pasta, meatballs and focaccia. 

Cherry, Mulberry & Fig Harvesting

The Valle d'Itria is one of the biggest producers of cherries in the world, so you'll see the grounds tinged with the red fruits during the spring and summer months. The cherry harvest runs from mid May until the end of June. If you stay during this period you'll be able to gather and taste the sweet sun ripened cherries grown on at the Tenuta. You'll also spot figs and mulberries growing on the fertile lands of the Tenuta.

Olive Oil Tasting

Taste the rich flavours of the locally grown Apulian olive oil. Learn all about the production of extra virgin olive oil and take part in a tasting session, where you'll be taught how best to use it in your cooking. 

Cycle Tours & E-Bikes

Head out to explore the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Tenuta. Hire a bike or e-bike, for a less tiring ride and feel the fresh breeze as you ride along Trulli lined lanes, past ancient farms and through the beautiful Apulian countryside. 

Yoga & Massage

Take part in a group or individual Hasya Yoga session - an interesting concept where laughter is incorporate into yoga and breathing techniques to harmonise body and mind. If yoga's not what you're after why not unwind with a Thai massage? At Tenuta Monacelle you'll be able to choose from and enjoy a variety of massages. 

Please note that these activities are bookable and payable locally, subject to availability. 


An extensive buffet breakfast is included each morning and those taking half board will enjoy the delights of the Il Ciliegeto restaurant.

Il Ciliegeto restaurant has warm atmosphere where you'll dine inside two rustic trulli houses. In the warmer months, dine outside and feast your eyes on the great views across the cherry fields. Most importantly, the restaurant serves tasty Apulian food made with home grown produce from the estate. Be sure to check out the wine list or ask for some advice from the resident sommeliers if your not sure what to go for. 

La sirenetta is the hotels sister restaurant located a short drive away (about 25 mins) in Savelletri Di Fasano, beside the sea. Dine inside or enjoy the cool sea breeze and look out over the water while you try traditional local dishes and drink the local wines. 

The Bar is close to reception and is open in the evenings. On warm nights you'll be able to enjoy drinks outside in the courtyard

The Pool Bar serves drinks and snacks throughout the day. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 17.309555
  • Latitude: 40.8352056

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per person from £450
Includes £66pp discount
Tenuta Monacelle
Central Puglia, Puglia,Bed & Breakfast
27/10/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Stansted
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