Ostuni, Puglia, Italy
Review by Mila
Written on 13-12-2023
16th-century Masseria in the middle of nature, near the white town of Ostuni
A holiday to the beautiful Italian Puglia? We say do it! This once unknown but now so popular Italian area has pristine nature, pearly white beaches, delicious lakes to cool off in, countless traditional trattorias and authentic masserias to stay in. Masseria Grieco is one such special refuge. Located near the white town of Ostuni and surrounded by a lush landscape.
Masseria Grieco is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing holiday together with your lover. The converted farmhouse is located in the countryside and offers views of a wooded area of 10 hectares. As soon as you arrive, you feel any stress slide right off your shoulders. There's mostly silence around you and the sounds you hear are from birds and chirping crickets.
The masseria itself dates from the 16th century and is a beautiful stone building with sloping roofs and old details from the history of the Itria Valley. When you walk around the grounds, you'll be amazed: there's a large square with a church, an old-fashioned well, and centuries-old trulli; the typical Apulian structures you no doubt know from Instagram. That's why Masseria Grieco is also very suitable as a wedding venue.
The rooms are also completely in style. They have a rustic interior that perfectly matches the building and the surroundings. Think of walls made of Apulian limestone, earthy colors, and natural materials such as wood, linen, and stone. To fully absorb the surroundings, join in at the restaurant of the Masseria Grieco. Here you see, smell and taste the southern Italian region at its best. They cook purely with fresh and seasonal ingredients from the surrounding area - simple, but according to old tradition and oh so flavorful!
The pool of this House of Hideaways accommodation is the perfect place to enjoy lazy days under the hot Italian sun. When you lie down on a sunbed and your gaze drifts to the untouched surrounding landscape, you immediately enter relaxation mode. Would you rather have a day out? There's plenty to do in the surroundings. You can go to the beach, to the port city of Brindisi, or to one of the many wine and olive oil farms in the vicinity. In short, a fantastic place for an unforgettable holiday.
Masseria Grieco is located near the white town of Ostuni, which owes its name to its charming whitewashed houses. This authentic place is situated on three hills and consists of a labyrinth of narrow winding streets. During a walk through the center, you will see beautiful churches and monumental buildings passing by, and you should not skip a visit to the beautiful square, Piazza della Libertà.
Masseria Grieco has 25 little gem rooms that blend seamlessly into the rural surroundings. They are embellished with Pietra Viva (an Apulian limestone with a marble look), have a rustic appearance, and are equipped with calm colors and natural materials, such as wood, linen, and stone. Furthermore, the rooms feature a rain shower, a minibar, air conditioning, and a television.
In the Apulian cuisine, nothing can beat family recipes and cooking with fresh, local ingredients. The same goes for the kitchen of Masseria Grieco. The chef creates the tastiest dishes following the old recipes from the Valle d'Itria with products from the surrounding area. Think of handmade pasta, a salad of fresh tomatoes, olives and burrata, and homemade fruit pastries. Are you already salivating?
A beautiful walk
Do you love to venture into nature? Then put on your hiking boots and stroll down the long path that runs along the farm through the woods, and during your walk, take in all the smells and colors of the surroundings.
Masseria Grieco is located in a quiet, rural area. The white town of Ostuni is approximately a fifteen minute drive away. Also other nice towns are within reach.
Contrada Grieco, 72017, Ostuniinfo@masseriagrieco.com +39 0831 330480 https://www.masseriagrieco.com/View on the map
The nearest airport is Salento Airport, the airport of Brindisi, which is located approximately 50 km away. You can also fly via Bari. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to the accommodation.
It is possible to park for free at the property. There are also charging stations for electric cars.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 10:30
- Outdoor pool
- Pets are not allowed
- Free parking
- Family rooms
- Facilities for guests with disabilities
- Outdoor swimming pool (unheated)
- Free WiFi
- Babysitting service
- Child bed available