Puglia, in the heel of Italy, is surrounded by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Relatively undiscovered by overseas visitors, lush olive trees, long sandy beaches and authentic coastal towns make up the area. As with the rest of Italy, Puglia’s food is rich, plentiful and all-important. Famous for its cucina povera (peasant cooking), fresh seafood, orecchiette, meat ragu, tomatoes, artichokes, lamb and homemade cooking reign in the region.
In the countryside of Grottaglie, Puglia, sits Masseria Angiulli Piccolo. Dating back to the 16th century, the masseria (a fortified farmhouse typical of the region) is surrounded by its 85-acre grounds of olive, fig, pear and pomegranate trees – as well as its own vineyard.
Cool, neutral colours make up the interior of the house, with elegant contemporary and antique furnishings that complement its original features. Not that you’ll want to spend much time indoors; the large pool is equally as stylish, with lots of space for sunbathing or relaxing beside, and its views over the valleys are second-to-none. Take advantage of local produce with the masseria’s own kitchen and outdoor dining area, and truly enjoy one of Italy’s unspoilt treasures.
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Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Masseria Angiulli Piccolo.