Masseria Torre Coccaro offers luxury accommodation in Puglia for a vacation or south Italy trip complete with spa, restaurants, cooking class, golf and meeting facilities.
The masseria dates from the 16th century and is now a superb five star seaside resort on the unspoilt Bandiera Blu shores of the Apulian coast.
The Masseria Torre Coccaro was originally an old watchtower which became fortified following centuries of Saracen attacks. Look out for the little spy-windows which helped to spot potential incursions by Turkish pirates.
The masseria subsequently became a working farm and small village. You can still find the chapel and workers houses near the courtyard.
There are 33 rooms, all with their own small private garden and immersed in the antique olive trees of the Fasano plain.
Two stunning rooms are actually situated in old caves. One is a splendid suite with its own orange orchard and private swimming pool made from an antique water reservoir.
Other rooms are located in the old tower where cherries and tomatoes used to be hung out to dry for the winter.
The remaining rooms are placed inside the courtyard of the Masseria and there is also a beautiful swimming pool with jacuzzi and built like a natural pond amongst the olive trees and palms.
The main 150 seat meeting room is situated in the old olive oil pressing room placed in an antique cellar.
There are 4 dining options in the Masseria: Restaurant Gourmet, Cabana Restaurant, Restaurant le Palme and Coccaro Beach Restaurant.
The old stables has become the wonderful vaulted ceiling Restaurant Gourmet while the old hay deposits have been converted into meeting rooms.
Do look out or the old 'tufara' where stones were cut to build the original property. It is now an orchard providing organic products for the restaurant which has been built in the old stables.
Finally cooking lesson are held in the famous Coccaro cooking school.
The Masseria Torre Coccaro also offers the possibility of mountain bike excursions to the small coastal ports and other masserie, as well as horse back riding.
During the summer months every Wednesday and Friday the Masseria organizes a Jazz Festival were over 25 groups hold a concert under the stars and near the swimming pool.
Make use of the Coccaro Beach Club, an exclusive luxury lounge on a private sandy beach. Golf fans should ask about the 9 hole executive Coccaro Golf Club course.
A special 4 night B&B package is available throughout the year which also includes no Green fees.
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See also the sister hotel Masseria Torre Maizza