The best masseria hotels in Puglia

The best masseria hotels in Puglia

For those who find Italy’s most visited landscapes – the ‘sweet Tuscan hills’, the lakes of Lombardy, and the Ligurian gulfs – too manicured or simply too crowded, Puglia’s jagged coastline and earth-red plains studded with gnarled olive trees offer a wilder, unkempt beauty. Scattered across the area are robust masserie – historic, fortified farm estates built in chunky limestone, painted brilliant white. Architecturally, they are fabulously exotic places where Greek, Moorish and Spanish influences bear witness to Puglia’s eclectic past. Here’s our pick of the best masserie in Puglia.

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