A farmhouse turned luxury vacation rental, Masseria Petrarolo in Puglia combines rustic warmth with elegance. Nine bedrooms in the villa and pool house are set in olive and citrus groves.
How would you describe Masseria Di Gregorio in a nutshell?
Masseria Di Gregorio is the place where I spent my summers as a child. It has always embraced guests. It is a special place, it seems suspended between space and time. A perfect refuge to relax surrounded by history and nature.
What’s your background and what was your inspiration to open Masseria Di Gregorio?
My background is in culture and tourism. For 15 years I was the owner of Falsopepe, a successful bistro and restaurant. I am also artistic director of the film festival Vicoli Corti. And for the past three years, I have started to manage the family farm where Masseria Di Gregorio is located.
The country house where we used to host friends and relatives every year is a real place of welcome and sharing. I decided to combine my various experiences in this new project in 2019 which obtained the recognition of Archilovers as the best project in 2019.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Masseria Di Gregorio?
Masseria Di Gregorio is a small “masseria”, a typical Apulian farm, built in the early 1900s on the edge of a ravine. The historic building, planned as an accommodation facility, combines design with hospitality and art while maintaining the simple atmosphere of country life. A context reigned by the peace of nature. In this perspective the interior design aims to give a comfortable and sober atmosphere, combining the ancient and the modern with refined vintage furniture, contemporary design elements and original objects in which we have involved local artisans.
To you personally, what is so special about Masseria Di Gregorio?
Masseria Di Gregorio is my place of the heart. Now it is also work, but the spirit of hospitality is always the same!
Please tell us about the food.
Masseria Di Gregorio’s kitchen is equipped with all the main kitchen tools. The nearest supermarket is 1 km away, it is well-stocked and also has a good choice of wines. Other shops, bars and restaurants are highlighted in the guide that we send to our guests before arrival.
Is Masseria Di Gregorio best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on kids?
Masseria Di Gregorio is perfect for families or groups of friends. It is equipped with a cot and a high chair. Bicycles, hammocks and swings for children and adults are all available in the garden.