Masseria Salinola is surrounded by olive groves and rolling hills, and is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're looking to explore the local countryside or relax by the pool, Masseria Salinola is the place to unwind and recharge.
This beautiful 16th-century agriturismo Masseria (traditional farmhouse) in Ostuni, southern Italy, is surrounded by seven hectares of cultivated land. You'll find a beautiful and tranquil setting among the olive trees, some of which are over a hundred years old.
- Romantic, incredibly quiet, and peaceful
- The family goes out of their way to make your stay special
In winter, the pool is closed
Masseria Salinola Style
Masseria Salinola was once a salt house and has been in the family for generations. This historic building was renovated with great care and attention to detail, using only traditional methods and materials.
The result is a truly unique place to stay, where you can enjoy the quiet of the Puglian countryside while just a short drive from some of the region's most popular tourist destinations and the coast.
The rooms are incredibly cozy and styled with antique furnishings that are both simple and luxurious. Every tiny detail was taken care of to make you feel at home.
The white-washed walls, linen covering the chairs, the tile flooring, and olive branches in vases all added to the ambiance.
Each room is decorated differently; some have fireplaces, small outside seating areas, and kitchenettes which are great if you are traveling with small kids.
The shower in the room I stayed in was recently updated with rustic concrete walls and gold antique fixtures to give it a luxurious feel.
The family made the toiletries using olive oil from their olive groves. The products have a natural feeling, and the shampoo and soaps are lovely.
The olive oil helps nourish and condition your hair; the scent is gorgeous. I loved using these products. They have several different products that they produce on display in the dining room.
You can purchase whatever you want and have it shipped back to your home while you continue your journey around Italy. The bottles that they use are very posh.
Masseria Salinola Restaurant
The restaurant at Masseria Salinola is gorgeous, with such tasteful décor and a massive fireplace that was so welcoming during our January stay.
There are armchairs by the fireplace where you can sit in if you are early for dinner; with the fire burning, it has such a beautiful ambiance I could have stayed there all day.
Masseria Salinola offer four, five, or six-course menus with excellent Puglian dishes and ingredients produced by the farm or sourced locally; this is farm-to-table.
You can add wine tasting to your meals from a great selection of local wines. Each day is a set menu, but they tailor the ingredients if you have allergies.
I am gluten-free and a pescatarian, and during my entire time in Italy, that was never a problem in restaurants, especially while staying at Masseria Salinola.
The food was so delicious; I have to say that during my five weeks in Italy, I had the best meals here.
We stayed three nights and had not planned to eat dinner there every night, but we ended up doing that, and it was so worth it. Plus the cozy ambiance you just can't get that in a lot of places. It felt wonderful.
There is a large selection for breakfast, with freshly baked pastries, juices, meats, bread, eggs, etc. I just wanted to spend my whole time eating.
Service & Facilities
Luxury chaise-lounges surround the pool, and you can find rustic seating areas throughout the property.
Unfortunately, when I visited in January, the pool was closed, which was ok, and there were not many travelers staying at the hotel. I would love to return during the warmer months as I imagine it would be so serene, either walking through the property or lying by the pool.
The kitchen garden is lovely to walk through in the evenings and is next to the pool area. You can book of a cooking class with the chef! However, book it well before your trip if you plan to do that.
You can also borrow the bikes on the farm to explore the local area or head into nearby Ostuni.
The service is impeccable, the family made sure that you were made to feel welcome and at home. Everyone was so lovely.
Masseria Salinola is Italian hospitality at its best. It's off the beaten track after visiting Rome, Venice, and Italy's more famous tourist sites. Here, you felt like you were experiencing the real Italy versus the tourist Italy.
This rustic, yet elegant masseria is a true oasis in the heart of Puglia. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, Masseria Salinola is the perfect place to create lasting memories. It is the BEST PLACE EVER for anyone who is highly sensitive.
Ostuni, Puglia 72017
- Price includes Bed & Breakfast; some apartments are self-catering
- Highly Rated Restaurant with indoor & outdoor dining
- In-room tea | coffee | minibar | robe | slippers | beautiful toiletries | tv
- Pool | Hot tub | Laundry Facilities
- Free Wi-Fi | Free Parking
How to Get There
& When to Go
Fly into Bari, the capital of Puglia, an hour's drive from Ostuni. Alternatively there is a regional airport, Brindisi Salento Airport, a half an hour from Ostuni.
The nearest train station to Ostuni is 3 kilometers away, so you need to take a taxi once you arrive. It takes about 50 minutes to get from Bari to the Ostuni station. However, the best way to tour the Puglian region is by car; public transport is problematic in that area.
There is a large parking lot at the base of Ostuni where you can park and then walk up the hill to the entrance of the old town. Remember that many Italian cities have the Zona Traffico Limitato (Limited Traffic Zones), which, if you don't pay attention, you can receive hefty fines if you try to drive through.
Best Time to Visit
April, May, September, and October are the best times for HSPs. I visited this time in January, and the town was practically empty with minimal options for shops and restaurants.
Italian, although each region has its dialect.
Cash | Cards
Most places accept credit cards but always carry cash. Shops in smaller cities, some car parks, and most parking meters only take cash. Use Visa or Mastercard with no foreign transaction fees in Italy.
Discover, Diners Club, and American Express are not commonly accepted. ATMs are the best way to get cash.
The standard voltage in Europe is 230 V; buy a travel adapter before leaving the US.
113 Italian National Polizia
115 Italian Fire Brigade
118 Health emergencies
EU Emergency Number
Dialing 112 from any country in the European Union will connect you to emergency services, such as police, fire, and ambulance services. Dialing 112 is free, and you can dial from any mobile phone, landline, or payphone.
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