The most beautiful parts of Italy are scattered like small gems across the south of the peninsula where natural simplicity prevails. There, just 6km away from Ostuni downtown, the Masseria le Carrube is set to provide a truly Italian experience.
New to the San Domenico Hotels group, the farmhouse that entered the hospitality industry in 2015 is an irresistible attraction to true Mediterranean lovers. White, of course, is the signature color of the area and Masseria le Carrube is dripping in it, completing the palette with the Maquis shrubland and endless blue of the sky.
The traditional elements of that former farmhouse are easily detected; with the tile roof and the stone inner walls giving a rustic edge to the newly renovated building. On the inside, everything you see is dominated by the theory of simplicity – the goal is for the guests to have a calming experience, and it’s definitely achieved.
Soft lighting, white and dark wood, simple lines and whitewashed walls are the protagonists of the 12 rooms and 7 suites of the hotel. In an ingenious use of the older facilities, the courtyard that once was used as a sheepfold, now hosts 2 swimming pools, one of which is heated. The feeling is, without a doubt, relaxing and cozy, whether you are a winter traveler or a summertime visitor.
Being at one with nature is the philosophy that the restaurant of the hotel, Le Carrube, adopts as well. Tradition meets new-age dining in the concept around which the restaurant’s menu came together. With the main focus on healthy and organic living, Le Carrube is the ideal choice for vegetarians who love exploring new tastes.
Moved by the desire to introduce a healthy and new cuisine to the guests with dietary restrictions, the restaurant build a menu based on organic and local food. The farm-to-table style meals will be loved by even the most demanding palates.
Of course, such a charming place is ideal for events. Depending on the season and the occasion, the hotel provides picturesque interior and exterior spaces for any kind of event. One majestic Mediterranean garden awaits in the open space in front of the masseria, while the two orange groves would make a dreamy set for wedding celebrations. If an interior space is preferable, then the ancient oil mill is the place to be.
The olive press with the millstones, chandeliers and lots of white put together a monasterial atmosphere, only enhanced by the Trullo inside the olive grove. In any case, Masseria le Carrube is a must-visit for a quality getaway, far from any hectic routine and very close to hedonistic aesthetics.
Written by Ada Alti
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