NAME: Masseria Potenti
LOCATION: Puglia, Italy
RATES: One bedroom suites start at $190, 2 bedroom suites at $220. Includes breakfast.
An oasis amid the olive groves on the coast of the Ionian Sea, Masseria Potenti is a tranquil 16th Century heaven set as a calming ode to the Puglian countryside.
An abundance of flowers and cactus plants offset the beautiful white walls of this Masseria. Fragrant gardens fill every pocket - from rosemary, oregano, olive and orange trees to wild rose bushes, jasmine, fig and pomegranate trees. It’s just magic.
Eating traditional Puglian food overlooking the gardens of Olive and Orange trees. Dried flowers and cacti hang throughout the property - the owner Maria loves picking flowers.
Back garden with a swing to relax with a book. Covered by an olive tree and surrounded by fragrant lavender and jasmine bushes.
Living room area decorated in a beautiful rustic Apulian style. Mismatched rugs, an open kitchen and gorgeous tiles feature on the walls.
The bathroom features gorgeous tiling and 2 showers.
Bath for soaking post beach swims.
Main bedroom with white walls that offers the perfect backdrop to all of the beautiful detailing.
Dream bedroom settings with a door that opens up onto the courtyard
Poetry Cave on the Puglian coastline - a grotto with turquoise crystal waters that’s good for swimming or just people watching.
There are so many beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coastline with rugged cliffs, caves and gin blue water. You could spend weeks here exploring. This is Baia di Porto Miggiano.
Another gem of a beach called Fiordo Del Ciolo which is right down the tip of the Puglian coastline. Blink and you’ll miss it as it’s located under a bridge connecting 2 little towns.
Santa Cesarea Terme is a perfect spot for swimming in crystal waters surrounded by beautiful caves. Pay for a beach umbrella and deck chair and set up for the day and enjoy local pizza and Aperol Spritz from the restaurant up the stairs.