Previously the little sister of Masseria Torre Coccaro owned by Vittorio Muolo, Masseria Torre Maizza has just recently become the new project of Rocce Forte and reopened in May 2019. Think 40 rooms designed by Olga Polizzi, Queen of hotel interiors.

The converted Masseria, an ancient farm stedding sits amongst fields of olive trees that date back to the Roman Empire. The 16th century watchtower is home to the new Presidential Suite, leading to fantastic views of the Puglian countryside and emerald Adriatic sea. We also can’t think better than dining under the garden pergola, draped with ivy and roses, or watching the sunset from the rooftop bar enjoying expertly crafted cocktails.

The stylish Coccaro Beach Club is just a short bicycle ride away. With its faded clapper board exterior and teak fans, it feels more reminiscent of the Hamptons, until little gangs of chestnut brown Italian children run in barefoot for their lunch of spaghetti whilst being swooped up by Giacinto and the other waiters. Then it couldn’t be anywhere else but Italy.