Masseria Trapanà (PUGLIA)

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Strada Vicinale Masseria Trapanà, 9 – 73100 Lecce, Puglia, Italy
Tel: 01139 832 183 2101   Fax: 01139 832 183 1686
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Joanna’s Comments

Massiera Trapanà in Lecce, Puglia, is a unique and beautiful property, lovingly restored by owner Rob Potter-Sanders, a charming Australian. He has spent three years remaking this beautiful old olive farm into a world-class private hotel. There are nine gorgeous suites with huge bathrooms. Rob is on the property at all times throughout the season (April – November), and is a delightful host. Surrounded by walls and olive groves, the attractive house sits in lush gardens – there is a large swimming pool and a fire pit. A spa, treatment rooms and a hot thermal pool are located in the old olive press. The house is 10 minutes by car from Lecce, and the hotel car can take guests into town or sightseeing at any time. The villa would be perfect for a family reunion or an exclusive occasion as it is very private.  Children must be 12 years of age or older to stay in the hotel, unless it is a private family take over of the whole property.

The hotel is closed 25 October 2017 through 27 March 2018.

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General Information & Rates

Courtyard Room €250 €300 €360
Corner Suite €350 €420 €500
Garden Suite €375 €550 €750
Suites €450 €675 €950
High Season:  16 July – 15 September
27 March– 03 April, 01 May – 15 July, 16 September – 15 October
Low Season:
 04 – 30 April, 16 – 31 October

The rates listed above are per room per night, based on double occupancy and include breakfast and 1 bottle of olive oil from the hotel’s olive grove. They exclude a 10% tax and the city tax of €2 per person per night. Extra Bed: €30/night. Cancellation Policy: when cancelling 14 days or less prior to the arrival date, 100% of the total stay is charged; when cancelling 15-30 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the total stay is charged; when cancelling 30 days or more prior to the arrival date, there is no charge.  Beds in all suites are extra-large (78 x 78 inches) four posters.  Twin beds are available in 3 of the suites, one in each of the suite categories except for the Corner Suite. The above rates are per room per night based on 2 people sharing.  All of the above is subject to availability and change. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply.

9 Bedrooms and Suites
Connecting Rooms – Yes
  3 People Sharing – Yes
  4 People Sharing – No
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Spa with 2 Treatments Rooms & Heated Thermal Pool
SKY Television
Heated Floors
Heated Towel Racks
BOSE Mini- Portable Sound Dock
USB Plugs in Room
Room Amenities – AESOP

Rob Potter-Sanders

Giuseppe De Luca

Brindisi – 40 km (taxi approx. €80, the hotel’s Mercedes approx. €80)

Lecce – 15 km (taxi approx. €30, the hotel’s Mercedes approx. €30)


ALBEROBELLO: Near Bari, Alborello (the name means beautiful tree) is known for its unique trullo buildings. These unique stone structures are made without mortar and have conical roofs. The town has been mad a UNESCO World Heritage site.

LECCE: A perfect little gem of a Baroque city,Lecce’s crowning glory is the Church of the Holy Cross, completed in 1695. Next to the church is the Governor’s Palace, a former convent. The cathedral is one of the most important in Italy, with an enormous five-story campanile that towers 70 meters (231 feet) above the square.

MATERA: The city of Matera forms a bowl cut into the rocks, with unique cave dwellings known as sassi. In the 1950s, this was one of the poorest areas of Italy and the people living in the sassi had an unbelievably squalid existence. Their plight was highlighted by Carlo Levi in his book Christ Stopped at Eboli, and the government was finally shamed into rehousing them in modern homes on the outskirts of the city. In 1993 Matera was made a World Heritage Site, and since then, people have been restoring the sassi turning them into hotels, guest houses and craft workshops.

MARTINA FRANCA: This is the second-largest city in the Taranto province. The beautiful old town is surrounded by a stone wall and is known for its narrow winding streets, Baroque gates and piazzas.

OSTUNI: Located only 8 km (5 miles) from the coast, Ostuni is know as “the white town” as its walls and architecture are typically painted white. The town has many points-of-interest including the Ostuni Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace, and a number of palazzi for local aristocratic families. The “old-town” is the Citadel, which is built a hill and fortified with ancient walls.

GALLIPOLI: Founded on the Ionian seacoast, Gallipoli’s old town is located on a limestone island. A 16th-century bridge connects it to the mainland.

OTRANTO: Visitors to this harbor city will find beautiful beaches and historic sites, including the Castello Aragonese, the Cathedral, the church of San Pietro and the catacombs of Torre Pinta.

PORTO CESAREO: Known for its beautiful long sandy beaches and blue water that is more reminiscent of the Caribbean.

SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA: This town is famous for its iconic lighthouse, the second- most important lighthouse in Italy, after Genoa. Felloniche, Posto Vecchio, Torre Vado and Pescolus. There are excellent beaches nearby.

Commuting Distances

Lecce – 7 mi, 15 min (car)
Adriatic Coast – 10 min (car)
Matera – 110 mi, 2 hrs (car)
Bari – 85 mi, 1 hr 35 min (car)
Otranto – 38 mi, 45 min (car)
Gallipoli – 32 mi, 50 min (car)
Beach Club – 30 min (car)