Masseria Salice Salentino

  • Location: Countryside
    Salice Salentino for supermarkets and restaurants: 7km (10 mins by car)
    Sandy beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Porto Cesareo: 25km (25 mins by car)
    Beautiful Baroque city of Lecce: 27km (35 mins by car)
    Beautiful towns of Gallipoli and Ottranto: 1h by car
  • Brindisi Airport (BDS): 46km (45 mins by car)
    Bari Airport (BRI): 160km (2hs by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

Outside of July and August, it is also possible to rent only part of the house (max 6 persons). The owners will then stay in the main house and provide daily breakfast.

Please note that the pool is closed from October to end of March.

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An introduction to Masseria Salice Salentino

How would you describe Masseria Salice Salentino in a nutshell?

Masseria Salice Salentino is a luxurious country estate that’s been lovingly renovated to retain its original 18th-century features while incorporating modern furnishings and design pieces.

What was the inspiration and story behind Masseria Salice Salentino?

I am from Liguria and my partner is from Puglia but we are based in Milan. In 2006, we made a trip to the Apulian Salento region and I fell in love with it — the space, the natural beauty and the brightness. This was just when the masseria phenomenon was starting and we decided it would be a great project to buy an old farmhouse and have it as an alternative to the frenzy of Milan.

The property we found has existed since at least the mid-18th century (it was listed on the land register of Terra D’Otranto in 1747) and was used for the farming of tobacco and wheat, as well as the raising of sheep and pigs. We had it for 10 years before we started to renovate and restore it, little by little, turning it into the comfortable holiday home seen today.

What do you particularly like about this part of Puglia?

It’s sleepier than the more famous provinces of Ostuni and Gallipoli but it’s precisely for this reason that it offers a more authentic atmosphere and unexpected discoveries. It’s also a region where excellent wines are produced, with the vineyards of Negramaro and Primitivo marking the territory with their geometric patterns and colours. The whole region is scattered with wineries and farms offering tastings and gastronomic tours.

How would you describe the interior design?

We wanted to retain as much of the original structure as possible, particularly the exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, as well as the tiled floors and arched windows, which provide plenty of light. In contrast, we incorporated modern furnishings with a vintage touch and handmade pieces using natural materials and colours. We’ve used traditional agricultural equipment as design objects and featured just a few paintings, with the real masterpiece being the views that lie beyond the windows. Despite the retro feel of the property, it has all of the contemporary comforts you would expect - Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and underfloor heating.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Masseria Salice Salentino?

The farmhouse has a relaxed yet refined atmosphere, with its setting amidst unspoiled countryside adding to its authenticity. It allows direct contact with nature — it’s impossible not to be struck by the silence and space that surrounds you.

To you personally, what is so special about Masseria Salice Salentino?

For us, the masseria is the realisation of a life project — a dream that has become a reality thanks to the hard work, dedication and love we have for this land. Now, we want to share all of this with our guests so that they too can discover the wonders that this land has to offer.

Please tell us about the food.

There is no restaurant at the property itself but we can organise for a private chef to come and cook for guests using organic produce from the garden. Alternatively, guests can help themselves to the vegetables and utilise one of the two kitchens or try one of the local trattorias for an authentic dining experience.

Is Masseria Salice Salentino best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on kids?

Masseria Salice Salentino is the ideal place for groups of friends and large families, with children more than welcome to stay. Having two kitchens makes it perfect for two families travelling together! There’s a large, grassy lawn where children can play and we can provide baby beds on request.

The masseria
Terrace
Pool
Pool
Pool
Outside dining area
Terrace
Terrace
Entrance
Living area
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast area
Dining area
Lounge area
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Roof terrace
Roof terrace
Pool area and view
The masseria

Masseria Salice Salentino rooms & rates

Masseria Salice Salentino comprises two buildings and can accommodate up to 14 people across its six bedrooms, all of which are different in size and orientation. The main house has three spacious bedrooms between 40 and 70 sqm, two of which boast private terraces, plus a light-filled dining/living area with a fireplace, lounge area and a large dining table as well as a fully equipped kitchen.

The old stables have been converted into a garden villa, which features three additional ensuite double bedrooms, as well as a living space and a newly-built designer kitchen.

In the courtyard of the masseria is an inviting swimming pool, which is framed by a pergola terrace where you can dine alfresco or lounge with a good book while enjoying the sunsets. Surrounding the farmhouse is 20 hectares of private land that’s planted with fruit and nut trees, as well as a vineyard and organic vegetable garden that guests are welcome to help themselves to. We don’t use any pesticides in our garden or vineyard and compost all of our food waste while solar energy is used to heat the water system.

All bedrooms have king-size beds with fine linen and cotton beddings. All rooms feature: free Wifi, audio system, air conditioning and underfloor heating, bathroom and pool amenities as well as courtesy products.

  • Masseria Salice Salentino for 12-14 people / 600 m²
    / night
    • 6 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 5 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 3 Living rooms
    • 1 Dining room
    • 2 Kitchens
    • 2 Sofabeds (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include a welcome hamper with typical Apulian products, utilities, linen and bedsheets, towels and toiletries, WiFi, air conditioning and 2 mid-week cleaning services, one of which includes a complete change of linen.
Optional extras
Available on request are: a private chef, catering, wine tastings, massages, yoga classes, bicycle rental and guided tours.
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome. A baby cot and high chair is available free of charge.
Minimum stay
7 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Concierge service
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Pets welcome
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We’re more than happy to share our love for Puglia with guests and can organise a variety of authentic experiences such as bicycle rides, wine tastings, cooking lessons and boat trips. Masseria Salice Salentino is centrally located and the perfect starting point for exploring the Salento region, which offers something to experience in every season. Local festivities are held in the summer months, truffle markets take place amidst the changing colours of the fall and spring offers the perfect climate for walking and cycling.

Things to do in Puglia & Salice Salentino

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Boat trips

In addition to wine tastings or food and wine tours, it’s also possible to take cooking courses and artisan workshops in the creation of traditional wicker baskets. Diving and fishing are also possible along the Ionian coast, with the beautiful beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Porto Cesareo just 25 kilometres away.

Nearby, there are several fascinating places that make for alluring day trips, including the Baroque city of Lecce, the white town of Otranto and the historic island settlement of Gallipoli. Surrounded by water and accessed via a 16th-century bridge, it retains the charming atmosphere of an old fishing village and is renowned for its seafood restaurants.

The location of Masseria Salice Salentino

Masseria Salice Salentino is around half an hour north of Lecce near the town of Salice Salentino, which is just 10 minutes drive away and has all the services you need. It’s in quite a wild, natural setting that’s not developed for tourists but this is exactly what we wanted!

You can ride a bicycle to the nearby towns and villages where you’ll find supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as local restaurants that offer a unique experience. If you’re after more tourist-oriented dining, I’d recommend you go to the seaside, which is just 15 or 20 minutes by car. There is also a food delivery service based in Guagnano, which is operated by the same chef who provides catering at Masseria Salice Salentino. The property is 30 kilometres from Brindisi Airport and 150 kilometres from Bari Airport.

When is the best time to visit Puglia?

The best time to visit is generally from April to October but even in wintertime, you can enjoy the region. The mild and temperate climate of Puglia makes it ideal for excursions and city visits during the cooler months.