Experience the vibrant southern Italian city life in the Palazzina Alchimia! This 17th century townhouse is centrally located on the ancient Corso Garibaldi in the Apulian town of Fasano. A steep staircase leads you away from the bustle of the street and up to the first floor where you’ll find the combined living, dining and kitchen area. The high room with vaulted ceilings and patterned tile floors has been fitted out with classic designer furniture and a mirrored kitchenette, exuding Italian elegance and coolness. The master bedroom can be found on the second floor and features antique stone flooring and a cross vaulted ceiling. The bathroom is housed within one of the wall niches and is separated by glass walls. The roof terrace – complete with sun beds and an outdoor shower – offers views over the rooftops of the city and out to the Mediterranean Sea.
Pictures by Alexandra Meurant
What to do
Beach, excursions (for example to Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Ostuni, the trulli village Alberobello, Locorotondo), horse riding, cycling, tennis, golf
Why we like this house
A charming Puglia townhouse with sleek design elements.
Caroline Groszer lives in the Masseria herself and is more than happy to share insider tips with her guests.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 holiday home situated on the 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.