The Apulian Melpignano family’s vision is to engage local experiences with luxury, warm hospitality and cultural richness throughout all their unique hotels and places.
Masseria San Domenico
Nestled in Puglia’s idyllic landscape, Masseria San Domenico bridges the beauties of its past with its luxurious present. Dating back to the 15th Century with a history that includes being the Knights of Malta watch tower, after a careful and loving restoration by the Melpignano family, the farmhouse became the charming and classically styled hotel it is now in 1996. Guests wishing to relax can spend their days in the large free-form swimming pool that’s located in the hotel’s expansive estate, surrounded by ancient olive groves. Our recommendation is to relax and heal at the thalassotherapy spa where an underground natural hot spring provides the mineral-rich water used here. Delicious local cuisine is on offer at each of the hotel’s three restaurants. An al fresco buffet lunch is served at the pool grill during the summer months, the atmospheric San Domenico restaurant has arched vaults dating back to the 1700s and the restaurant La Nassa, practically on the beach, offers the freshest seafood available. Masseria San Domenico offers the opportunity to slow down, relax and be enchanted by Puglian values.
Masseria Cimino, an 18th Century farmhouse is an authentic boutique guesthouse surrounded by olive groves and located on the award winning San Domenico Golf Course overlooking the Adriatic coast. Here guests experience true rural charm in a setting with rustic style, an array of white and cream blends and furniture inspired from period and modern décor. A must is dinner with all the Cimino guests (there are only 14 rooms) to experience typical Puglian family style dining. The outdoor pool is discreet surrounded by the natural colours of Puglia making it perfect for couples on a romantic escape. Our top tip is to hire a bike and ride through the farmland fields to the local cheese making Masserias.
Masseria Le Carrube
Masseria Le Carrube is the 2015 novelty by San Domenico Hotels, a typical farmhouse with a traditional tile roof, whose walls have the inner side with the stones on view and the external side whitewashed. Only 6 km away from Ostuni, it is situated at the foot of the hill on which “The White Town” rises up as a background. Secluded and exclusive, the area is characterised by the colours and the flavours of the Maquis shrubland, the typical vegetation of the Mediterranean region. The restaurant offers homemade Puglian tastes but without the inclusion of meat – try it and believe us, you will not realise it is missing. Conde Nast Traveller wrote