MASSERIA CIMINO

Chic former farmhouse overlooking the fairway

IT STANDS WITHIN STROLLING distance of the first tee, but you don't need to be golfers to adore a stay at Masseria Cimino. Its red tower standing out against the deep blue of the Adriatic, this chic luxury guesthouse next to Puglia's San Domenico golf course looks more like a sugar-cube villa plucked from the Aegean.

Outside, the former 18th century farmhouse – captivatingly lit at night – gazes out over undulating acres of green fairway. Inside Masseria Cimino, it’s pure southern Mediterranean done up with great style: take in the rough-textured, dazzling white walls, cream-on-cream furnishings, mood lighting.

Beds are framed in drifts of muslin, while tiny alcoves are fetchingly set off with a well chosen pot or plant-filled vase. Candles twinkle everywhere after dusk, while flames flicker in the fireplace on cool nights. Bathrooms are an elegant treat with travertine stone basins and rustic taps.



Hit the spot

Near the sea and the fairway in seaside Fasano.

Bedtime
Bunker down amid drifts in muslin in white-on-white rooms.

Be savvy
You can tee off yards from your front door.

Be smitten
Farmhouse chic on the fairway.

Golfing big guns

Masseria Cimino's bedrooms are split between the ancient tower and the old farmhouse – the latter being next to an ancient site where slaves were kept in the ancient city of Egnathia. Some have balconies with a little terrace overlooking the green fairways and the blue Adriatic beyond.

Puglia's San Domenico golf course has hosted some prestigious golfing events, and you could  find yourself teeing off here with some of the sport's big guns. Don't know your divots from your irons? Enjoy indolent days by the pool, head for one of the nearby beaches or explore the region's fascinating hilltop towns.


Masseria Cimino was reviewed by Room for Romance
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Dining in
Puglia is often regarded as the food capital of Italy, and dining at Masseria Cimino will show you why. Simple local dishes with fresh organic ingredients are prepared with passion by chef Giuseppe Angelini.

Dining out
For great seafood take a trip to Da Tuccino in Polignano a Mare – something of an institution. If you're after Michelin stars Già Sotto l’Arco is the place for you, with old-school finesse in a 17th century palazzo.



Where?

Masseria Cimino

What’s cooking?
Traditional Puglian  cuisine.

Dress the part
The decor may be understated rustic but diners go one better.

Top table?
The food tastes good wherever you sit.

See & Do

Puglia has a history far pre-dating even the Greeks. Head off to Alberobello to see the streets of ancient cone-shaped Trulli houses – an extraordinary expanse of beehive roofs. Fascinating hilltop towns to visit include Martina Franca and Ostuni, and you are never far from the coast. There are some good beaches and plenty of places to swim from the rocks, so get into your swimmies and soak up the rays.

Shop
Pick up some local pottery from the village of Grotteglie, Puglia's ceramics capital. Every shop front and pavement is piled with  giant urns, vases and plates.

Spa
For an array of body pampering spa treatments head off to the Masseria San Domenico (Cimino’s sister hotel), for a soothing facial or thalassotherapy.

After dark
Enjoy the tranquility: sip a cocktail and take a moonlit walk across the fairway. 

Dates
July
Hear Mambo Italiano as well as opera, symphnoies and sonatas at the Itria Valley Festival, centred on the town of Martina Franca.
GETTING THERE

Location
Contrada Masciola, 72010 Savelletri di Fasano

Parking
There is free guest parking

Trains
Fasano station – 5km

Taxis
EUR 25 from the station or EUR 100 from the airport.

Airport
Brindisi – 45km



Rooms and suites

12 rooms, one suite

Special features
Every room has a flat screen TV while some come with an open fireplace or balcony.

Also…
Practice your swing with a round of golf – you're at the ninth tee of the San Domenico golf course. Keep in shape with a bike ride or swim, all on site.

ESSENTIAL INFO


Rates guide
EUR 220 - 590

Open/closed
Open all year

Check-in

3pm

Check-out
10am

Minimum night stay?
No

Breakfast
Buffet breakfast is served until 10:30am

Room service
No

Children
Welcome

Pets
No

Air conditioning

Yes

Languages
Italian and English

Wedding license?

Yes. Up to 100 guests can be catered for with exclusive hire of the property.

Your contact
Genny Mansi – general manager



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