In the heart of the Salento region of Puglia, the Masseria Cassiano, a stylish and authentic getaway in a secret 18th century palazzo, sits in the sleepy village of Cassiano, 35km from Lecce – known as the ‘Florence of the south’ for its Baroque architecture – and about 10 minutes’ drive to the coast. It’s exceptionally peaceful but there’s plenty to do.
The palazzo has been carefully restored to a luxurious, six-bedroomed boutique hotel with a zero-mile dining ethos. Whitewashed walls, exposed natural pietra leccese stone and star-vaulted ceilings create rooms which are airy and light, bespeckled with pretty ornaments, pumi (acorn-shaped ornaments native to the region) and crockery by ceramicists from Grottaglie and Vietri.
Outside, sun-soaked terraces house silvery olive trees and lavender pots while fruit orchards surround the sparkling pool. The newly added pool house is a modern outfit with Matisse-inspired murals and colourful objets d’arts collected by the owners from around the world. It’s modern Italian-chic at its finest.
The Palazzo disposes of all the services and facilities you can expect from a five–star hotel in the city, a swimming pool steeped in the green, a small lovely hammam, an orchard with aromatic herbs and fruit trees, a weekly outdoor cinema… There is also the possibility to assist yoga classes each morning in the fully equipped gym, day-long cooking classes in the huge cuisine to prepare handmade pasta and other traditional Pugliese dishes, or even bike and vespa tours to discover the delights of the local area.
Everything conspires to make your life as relaxed, as simple and as enjoyable as it can be. It is the place where productive leisure takes a new meaning. The magic of Salento all around does the rest.
We suggest you to book a stay for your HONEY MOON in this stunning masseria where time goes by slowly and caresses your soul gently
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