Discover history, tranquility and the luxury of simplicity at Masseria Calderisi. Once a stately country estate, the spirit of that time can still be felt – cheerful, exuberant and proud.
On the edge of the lively beach life, the 17th-century farm has been revived as a charming boutique hotel, surrounded by 24 acres of olive groves, citrus and almond trees, herb gardens and vegetable beds.
The 17th century Masseria has 24 airy rooms and suites, furnished with traditional materials and contemporary touches. Relax in simple, elegant interiors, enjoy the peace of your own private garden, and refresh in the cool of lime washed stone walls. Our comfortable rooms are here to welcome you.
Centuries-old olive trees surround the Masseria, extending over eight hectares towards the coast. Enjoy a barefoot morning under the trees, and sample our own organic olive oil made from the masseria’s harvests.
Go for a walk in the olive groves and visit the masseria’s two adopted rescue donkeys that live there, enjoying an easy life relaxing in the sun.
An onsite boutique stocks elegant pieces from Italian luxury brands such as Etro, Max Mara, Valentino, and Missoni, as well as ceramics made in the nearby town of Grottaglie. The boutique also sells products made at the Masseria including organic olive oil, fruit jam and taralli, a traditional Puglian snack.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Much of the ancient Masseria was constructed from tufa stone, quarried from the grounds of the property itself. The hotel’s architectural interventions blend seamlessly with these original structures, built sympathetically in traditional whitewashed stone.
Historic details such as high vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, and alcoves embedded in the deep walls have all been carefully preserved. The interiors combine local materials with international touches, creating a welcoming, contemporary take on a Puglian Masseria.
The Il Cortiletto rooms each have an ensuite shower and a private terrace and garden lined with bougainvillaea and lime trees, with views to the chapel across the piazza.
Dating back to 1658, L’uliveto is set on the ground floor of the main building of the Masseria with a separate bedroom and sitting room with a fireplace. Relax on your private terrace overlooking the traditional and still blooming citrus grove.
A cosy room set on the first floor of the historic tower with views of the sea in the distance. Original details dating to 1658, such as high vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, and alcoves embedded in the deep walls have been preserved.
A spacious private suite that combines the bedroom, sitting space, and fireplace with an outdoor walled garden. Your secluded garden is a perfect spot to unwind with a good book or for an afternoon siesta.
Dating to the 17th century, the renovated stable suites each include a spacious sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and a separate bedroom with an ensuite shower.
Enjoy slow mornings out on the sun-drenched terrace with views of the Masseria, or hideaway in the secluded walled garden behind, looking out over the neighbouring fields and olive groves.
This private suite in the historic tower features original vaulted stone ceilings, a comfortable sitting room with a grand fireplace, and a separate bedroom with an ensuite shower.
Step onto the wide roof terrace (shared with the Tower 1658 room) and enjoy a quiet evening aperitivo overlooking the olive groves below, with views of the Adriatic Sea in the distance.
Concealed among the estate’s ancient olive groves, the secluded Il Fortino suite features a grand sitting room with a fireplace and a separate bedroom with an ensuite shower.
Outside, a private walled garden encloses a personal pool and outdoor shower, surrounded by palms, bougainvillaea, and lemon and orange trees. Set away from the rest of the property, Il Fortino is the perfect spot for a secluded, exclusive retreat in the gardens of the Masseria.
Drink & Dine
Masseria Calderisi’s restaurant, La Corte, serves a sophisticated, contemporary take on traditional Puglian cuisine.
Many of the ingredients used each day are grown on the property and in the neighbouring fields, with fresh mozzarella and organic beef sourced from local farms, and fish and seafood caught from the nearby coast.
GIOIA POOL BAR
Our sun-drenched pool bar is an oasis of calm, surrounded by orange, lemon and olive trees. Take a seat at a table below a parasol and enjoy a laid-back lunch menu of light Italian salads, healthy international dishes, and fresh pizzas straight from the oven.
Indulge in some homemade ice cream in between swims, or rest on a sun lounger on the lawns below the olive trees with a refreshing spritz from the all-day cocktail menu.
As evening cool washes over the Masseria, relax on pillows and rugs on the candlelit apero terrace to enjoy fresh Negronis from the aperitivo bar, accompanied by the sounds of laid-back music and humming cicadas.
Meet other like-minded guests from across the globe and trade stories as the last rays of the sun catches in the silver canopy of the olive groves below.
A number of private dining options are available to our guests. Enjoy an elegant, gourmet meal under the stars on a private terrace, serviced by your own waiter for the evening, or indulge in a traditional, Puglian farm menu at a candlelit table in the olive groves, the ancient trees illuminated by delicate lanterns.
We are here to welcome you and your guests on your special day. With 24 rooms, a restaurant, bar, pool and consecrated chapel onsite, you can celebrate your wedding in whichever way you like: with a church service, outside on the piazza with candlelit dining and music, or in the large Moroccan tent pitched in the tranquil olive groves. Enjoy a dinner of classic Puglian cuisine and an after-party with music and dancing on the warm Mediterranean night.
If you or your loved ones are having a notable birthday, christening, or other family or personal occasion, come to celebrate it at Masseria Calderisi. Our Moroccan tent pitched permanently in the olive groves, is at your disposal for the event of your choice.
Enjoy a christening lunch or birthday meal at one of several locations around the Masseria: inside the restaurant in the historic farmhouse, on the rooftop terrace, or outside in the open piazza – the choice is yours.
Feet in the sand, face in the sun – enjoy summer days by the sea, just a few kilometres from Masseria Calderisi.
Sit and watch the world go by at Calderisi Beach, our private strip of sand, equipped with sunbeds, parasols, and a drinks service for the exclusive use of our guests. A complimentary shuttle takes you to and from the beach, a ten-minute drive away from the Masseria.
Book a private boat of your choice for a lunch or evening cruise along the Adriatic. Enjoy aperitivi, local delicacies, and evocative Italian music, with unrivalled views of whitewashed fishing villages along the coast, and the chance to anchor up and dive in for a refreshing swim whenever the mood takes you.
Hop on one of our complimentary bicycles for a ride through the olive groves across our eight-hectare estate, or head out to explore the neighbouring farms and villages of the countryside.
For trips further afield, a number of iconic towns and UNESCO protected sites are within easy driving distance from the Masseria, including the trulli of Alberobello, the hilltop town of Ostuni, and the coastal towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare, where the iconic beach of Lama Monachile can be found.
PIZZA COOKING CLASSES
Join Pietro, our head chef, for a pizza cooking class at the masseria’s ancient stone oven. Pietro will help you pick fresh vegetables and herbs from the masseria’s gardens, and show you how to use his homemade doughs to craft your base.
Cook your pizza in the wood-fired oven, and enjoy your creations, crispy and bubbling, on a dining table set up on the piazza outside.
OLIVE OIL AND WINE TASTING
Visit our restaurant to enjoy one of our intimate wine and olive oil tastings. Let the winegrowers of our region guide you through a selection of renowned wines from Puglia – from honest country wines to exquisite and sought-after vintage drops, paired with local extra virgin olive oils for their complementary flavours.
Book a treatment with one of our therapists at our small onsite spa. Choose from a range of facial and full-body treatments, including relaxing massages, cleansing scrubs, and revitalising essential oil treatments.
Indulge in a full head-to-toe massage, featuring a full body scrub using ingredients from the masseria’s gardens, such as honey, salt, lemon and olive oil, and a herbal compress made from rosemary, calendula and lavender.
FITNESS & YOGA
Join us for a complimentary yoga class in the olive groves or on the roof terrace. Experience a harmonious mix of poses, breathing techniques and meditation, with mats, towels and water provided to all our guests.
A small onsite gym is also at your disposal, equipped with Technogym products. Head over for a workout, or combine with a run or cycle around the estate.