LA PESCHIERA

Intimate five-star hideaway just made for two

PRACTICALLY LAPPED by the Adriatic’s waves, La Peschiera is a magnet for hedonists who can’t get enough of the beach life. What’s more, it's blissfully couples-only.

The white single storey property – originally a 17th century fishery – has been artfully converted into an intimate little five-star hideaway where you can almost feel the sand between your toes. Any closer, in fact, and you’d be walking in the waves. Bamboo doors and tented beds draped in flimsiest muslin that feel straight out of the tropics lend bedrooms a distinctly bohemian touch, while natural stone archways and simple white walls accented here and there with original artworks exemplify the hotel’s understated style.

La Peschiera is a place to be as unsociable as you want: private sea-facing terraces with private sunbeds are set up for private dining à deux (no need to dress for dinner, then). Blissful indulgence continues with a fully-fledged spa and a menu of thalassic therapy and beauty treatments.



Hit the Spot
Steps from the ocean waves just south of Monopoli.

Bedtime
Tented beds draped in flimsiest muslin feel straight out of the tropics.

Be Savvy
Come here for barefoot luxury, not urban chic.

Be Smitten
Those close-up waves are a wanton invitation for midnight skinny dips.

Fresh-caught seafood


La Peschiera's  pool is softly lit by candle flares at dusk, while the restaurant – just feet from the lapping waves – lets you dine with the sea breeze in your hair. Seafood rules here: scoff delicious fresh prawns, fried red mullet, grilled scampi.

Hone your suntan on the private beach, book a full-body massage or dip in and out of the seawater, thalassotherapy and hydromassage pools. Should you crave the bright lights, the bars and nightlife of Monopoli are not far away.


La Peschiera was reviewed for Room for Romance by Mairiona Cotter
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Dining in
La Peschiera, as its name implies, serves first-rate seafood on the water's edge in a setting reminscent of a canopied Greek taverna. Look forward to mouthwatering red tuna in herbs with balsimic sauce and carpaccio tiepido di pesce spada (swordfish carpaccio). 

Dining out
Il Pasha in Conversano is well worth the 20km trip, while Da Tuccino in Polignano a Mare serves excellent Puglian dishes and is a little closer.



Where?

La Peschiera

What’s cooking?
This is the place to come for seafood. The lasagnetta al nero di seppia e scampi (lasagne with cuttlefish and prawns in ink sauce) is worth the trip on its own.

Dress the part

It's sarongs and sandals here

Top table?
You're next to the sea wherever you sit

See & Do

Admire Trani Cathedral and the historic Castel del Monte in Andria, visit the incredible cave dwellings of Matera and enjoy the old Puglian seafaring towns dotted along the cost.

Shop
Nearby Bari has everything from top-end Italian designer outlets to hand-made local goods.

Spa
Spoil yourself with La Peschiera's full programme of Bien-Etre Globale, or book a sublimely relaxing thalassotherapy treatment.

After dark
Dine in, then head off for a boogie at one of Monopoli's late-night clubs.

Dates
August
Soak up the sounds and atmosphere of the Notte della Taranto, commemorating the city's famous World War ll naval battle

July
Join in the festivities at the Festa di Martina Franca in this historic hilltop town.
GETTING THERE

Location
Contrada Losciale, Località Capitolo, 70043 Monopoli

Parking
There is free guest parking

Trains
Monopoli station – 8km

Taxis
EUR 20 from the station, or EUR 100 from the airport.

Airport
Bari – 60km



Rooms and suites

Eight rooms, three suites

Special features
All rooms have tropical-style four-posters and roll-top baths, as well as internet access

Also…
There are also seven swimming pools – depending on whether you like yours with sea water, hydromassage jets or thalassotherapy – and a private beach.

ESSENTIAL INFO


Rates guide
EUR 450 – 1,600

Open/closed
Closed 1 October – 31 April

Check-in

2pm

Check-out
Midday

Minimum night stay?
Seven nights during high season

Breakfast
Continental breakfast is served until 10:30am

Room service
Available 24 hours a day

Children
No under-12s

Pets
No

Air conditioning

Yes

Languages
Italian, English and French

Wedding license?
No

Your contact
Roberta Guerra – owner




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