Located near the Adriatic coast of Puglia, this agricultural property built in the 17th century has been completely restored and transformed by its new owners, the Bavarians Max and Jutta von Braunmühl , into a hotel with 24 rooms and suites nestled in the heart of 8 hectares planted with centuries-old olive trees which opened in May 2021. The original whitewashed building dating from 1658, the chapel (still consecrated), the bread and pizza oven, the well and the old stables are set around a central square – piazza – in the shade of a majestic olive tree and lined with cacti and rosemary.
Welcome to the heart of the central piazza of the Masseria, where you can taste the Apulian specialties in particular
The Aperitiv o is enjoyed on a terrace decorated with Moroccan furniture and overlooking the swimming pool below. On the piazza, the restaurant La Corte welcomes hotel guests and visitors alike for pizza evenings cooked in the traditional oven on Sunday evenings and a weekly festival of Apulian gastronomy which showcases the talent of the chef, Pietro Sgaramella, and his team. , with demonstrations of making local pasta – oriecchette -, mozzarella , not forgetting the cutting of that of fish and shellfish carpaccios and the famous local barbecue skewers – the pugliese bombette, small slices of veal wrapped and stuffed with pancetta and Caciocavallo (the cheese of the region). Ingredients come from the property’s vegetable garden and henhouse and from local suppliers carefully selected by the chef.
Chef Pietro Sgaramella will also introduce you to the secrets of pizza making. Quite an art!
Beneath the piazza , a dry stone wall shelters an 18-meter swimming pool bordered on one side by a lawn welcoming sun loungers in the shade of olive trees and on the other by a bar-restaurant, the Gioia , decorated in yellow and white.
Andiamo for a dip in the pool or enjoy a Spritz in the shade of the bar
The elegant, simple and refined design of the buildings, rooms and suites has been designed as a tribute to local craftsmanship: the ceramics come from the workshops of the famous Enza Fasano in Grottaglie , the tiles, the furniture and the basketry are made in the cabinet area and handles are the work of a local master ironworker.
The rooms pay homage to the local refined style: whitewashed walls, stones, wood and ceramics
The gardens of Masseria Calderisi were designed by a local landscaper, the owners wishing to give an authentic Apulian face to the hotel environment, economical in water, with endemic plants and trees: cacti, reeds, succulents , pomegranate, lemon and orange trees.
A craving for the beach? A shuttle takes you to Calderisi Beach, the private beach of Masseria Calderisi , reserved for hotel guests, equipped with beach mattresses, umbrellas and offering drink service. A beach restaurant – Gioia a mare – allows you to have lunch on site, with the same menu as the hotel pool restaurant.