Centenary olive trees as proud sentinels of an ancient time surround an enchanting siege of the two farms Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo, historic homes integrated in perfect harmony between history and modernity. Tenuta Monacelli, with the Rifugio del Re restaurant, the gym, the 24 rooms and suites, the beautiful swimming pool among the ancient olive trees renew the charm and elegance of the Salento aristocracy of other times in the welcome.
Tenuta Monacelli History
In the heart of Salento, land of sun, sea and wind, among centenary olive trees and splendid expanses of Mediterranean scrub, Tenuta Monacelli, a fortified farmhouse of the seventeenth century, and Masseria Giampaolo, dating back to the fifteenth century, hand down a centuries-old history, told by stones of the ancient towers whose memory is lost over the centuries. And this story has given rise to a careful restoration that has preserved the charm of the noble country residences.
So beautifully surrounded by the embrace of 350 hectares of olive trees, unspoiled nature and a forest to discover ancient paths, the unique Baroque triumph and the capital of Salento, which are about 15 km away. A short distance away are some of the numerous beaches of the two Adriatic and Ionian seas. They are also very close to the famous abbey of Santa Maria a Cerrate, the ancient feud, and bordering the vast regional natural park of Rauccio.
Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo, set in an architectural jewel perfectly integrated between history and modernity and wild nature, offer an oasis of peace to rediscover serenity and well-being in the park, massage room and gym. Spectacular is also the suggestive and inviting outdoor swimming pool, a slice of sky and sea between the green of the olive trees, it promises absolute relaxation even just looking at it.
Divided between the two farms, there are 24 rooms and suites of simple elegance typical of the Salento farms, all with private bathroom and equipped with every modern comfort. All furnished with taste and attention to detail, each with unique characteristics. The service includes accommodation, breakfast and on request also half board or full board.
The flagship is the restaurant with summer terrace "Rifugio del Re" which offers typical, genuine dishes of the Salento and Apulian culinary tradition, expertly proposed by the Chefs but also recipes of Italian and international cuisine. Each meal is a royal, unique moment to be enjoyed in a natural setting enhanced by a refined setting.
Quality and freshness of the ingredients are the principles of the restaurant's success, in addition to the exclusive use of local or locally produced raw materials, such as extra virgin olive oil and other products, protagonists in every recipe and which genuinely accompany every dish from authentic flavor.
The wonderful Hypogeum Oil Mill, restored to its former glory, fascinates guests in its elegant and evocative setting to celebrate every festive meeting.
The unique charm of a magical location that captures every glance for its privileged position, history, traditions, culture and anticipates the cordial hospitality of Salento, an ancient art of making guests feel at home; the comfort of modernity completes the extraordinary picture that only nature can draw and then give.
Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo a warm and exclusive welcome, full of surprising natural beauties that feed the body and mind; strong sensations and emotions to be lived with intensity for an unforgettable experience in this enchanting place, at any time, in all seasons.