Masseria della Croce

  • Location: Countryside
    Trulli town of Alberobello: 11km (10 mins by car)
    Beautiful Polignano a Mare: 21km (30 mins by car)
    Monopoli with its beautiful beaches: 21km (30 mins by car)
    Castellana Grotte White Caves: 5 km (5 min drive)
  • Bari Airport (BRI): 58km (50 mins by car)
    Brindisi Airport (BDS): 80km (1h by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Masseria della Croce

How would you describe Masseria della Croce in a nutshell?

Masseria della Croce is a luxury vacation villa rental in Puglia, Italy, immersed in unspoiled nature, 15 mins from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean and near many interesting sights like Murgia dei Trulli, Valle d’Itria and Salento.

The Masseria enjoys a spacious parlor with a warm fireplace, living room, study, dining room, full kitchen, four suites and four baths. All rooms overlook the courtyard, beautifully landscaped gardens and a marvelous heated swimming pool.

Please tell us a bit about the history of the Masseria.

The history of the Masseria dates back to the 17th century, during which the Knights of Malta and Benedictine monks stayed here.

The renovation to turn the building into a vacation villa, which begun in the mid 90s, took place with respect of the formal and structural elements of the Masseria, perfectly integrating the original features with the refined decor and furniture throughout.

How would you describe the atmosphere at the Masseria?

Puglia is an extraordinary place to be discovered and explored and yet we have had some guests who simply weren’t able to leave the Masseria once they got settled in. Here things seem to move a bit more slowly than in your previous reality.

Being at the edge of the pool is like a spiritual retreat. At the Masseria you will find harmony.

Masseria della Croce and pool
Villa pool area
Reading room
Fireplace on second floor living area
Villa bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Entrance hall
Outside dining area
Terrace and garden
Masseria della Croce at dawn
Ground floor bedroom
Villa bedroom
Villa bedroom
Ground floor living room with fireplace

Masseria della Croce rooms & rates

Every suite is special in its own way. All of the elegantly dressed suites offer beautiful views of the surrounding nature, allowing yourself to be pleasantly awoken by the melody of the rooster as the first rays of sun find their way through the shutters. One suite even features an intimate and relaxing Jacuzzi.

One of the many remaining original features, the embrasure, found in the walls of one of the upper floor suites reminds us of times in which enemies were repelled from above, by a bath of hot oil.

  • Masseria della Croce for 8 people / 300 m²
    2643 / night
    • 4 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 2 Living rooms
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Villa rental rates include: daily cleaning of rooms and bathrooms (2h), 1 change of linen, towels and pool towels per week, concierge service, welcome breakfast (after the first night of the stay), welcome basket, WiFi, final cleaning, satellite TV, alarm system, videos urveillance
Optional extras
Available on request: butler, personal chef, baby-sitting, dry cleaning, transportation from/to the airport, private driver, boat/sailing boat, car/bike rentals, massages, personal trainer, cooking courses
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Baby cots are available free of charge.
Minimum stay
7 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 10:00

Facilities & services

  • Swimming pool
  • Maid service
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge service
  • Children welcome
  • Sauna
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Babysitting on request
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Courtyard
  • Gym
  • Iron & Board
  • BBQ area
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer

Masseria della Croce would like to treat its guests to a unique and delightful vacation with an absolute attention to service. No wish is left unrealised.

Our services include a private chef who will indulge any request and would be delighted to prepare you one of our typical Pugliese specialties, or offer a private traditional cooking class for those keen to learn cooking some of the best dishes in the world.

Butler, baby-sitter, personal trainer or dry cleaning services are available upon request, we can even organise special excursions, a hired driver or a private boat.

Things to do in Puglia & Putignano

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips

The food and wine are certainly the most beautiful gifts of this part of Italy. Our cuisine boasts many simple recipes and authentic wines which you can discover with guided visits to the local wine cellars and vineyards.

Puglia is the most easterly region of Italy, known for its blue sea and beautiful beaches. With about 800 kilometers of coastline, it is ideal for a beach vacation and has some of Italy’s most unforgettable beaches, from Polignano a Mare to Monopoli, from Otranto to Gallipoli.

There’s a little place that few know about just an hour away by car. It’s called Torre Guaceto and is a natural marine reserve protected by the WWF. It’s a must-visit with perfectly serene places and little coves where sea turtles breed. It’s a feast for your eyes and for your heart.

We also have an 18-hole golf course surrounded by olive trees and sea, just a short distance away from the Masseria.

The location of Masseria della Croce

According to National Geographic and Lonely Planet, Puglia is one of the most beautiful regions of the world. The countryside surrounding the Masseria is distinctively rich and captivating. Unforgettable beauty and delights await you.

The Masseria is located in the heart of Puglia and within easy reach many of the most beloved Italian hamlets including Alberobello (5 mins away), Polignano a mare (10 mins), Ostuni (40 mins), Matera (50 mins), Otranto (90 mins) and Gallipoli (90 mins).

When is the best time to visit Puglia?

For the New York Times ‘Winter is prime in Puglia’. The American newspaper recommends its readers to ‘travel to the heel of Italy off-season in order to discover the slower, cosier, more welcoming side’. Or rather visit the back country, its quiet farms and products like burrata mozzarella, fava beans, wine and above all, olive oil.

As they say ‘Puglia is radiant in the summer, captivating in the spring, sublime in the autumn and cosy in the winter’. A region which knows how to amaze and to fascinate in every season of the year.