The shining white Masseria set itself apart from the brown-green Apulian countryside with its fields, olive groves and fruit trees. The German-Swiss host Caroline Groszer has converted the remote manor house from the 17th Century into a stylish holiday destination combining tradition, local crafts and modern design. The various-sized apartments have private entrances, some feature terraces, others offer direct garden access. All have a kitchenette and are decorated with design classics. From the romantic suite on the top floor of the Masseria you can look out over the Adriatic Sea, which is just a few minutes drive away. The Masseria also considers itself an art space and offers painters, photographers and sculptors an unconventional exhibition venue.
What to do
An overview of the region and activities an be found in the house guide My Puglia (German).
Caroline Groszer, a German-Swiss business economist and photographer, and mother to a teenage son, has lived in Apulia for several years. In 2001, she transformed an estate of Trulli huts into a holiday home. Some years later she sold this property and opened the Masseria Alchimia, fulfilling her dream of founding an apartment hotel. Her latest venture is the Palazzina Alchimia - a holiday home situated on a small palazzo in the town of Fasano. In all her guest houses, the passionate hostess has successfully combined her managerial skill and interest in art and design. Caroline Groszer lives in the Masseria herself and is more than happy to share insider tips with her guests.