Surrounded by six and half hectares of olive trees, on the hill top of Alezio’s countryside, near Gallipoli, Tenuta Monticelli is neither a classic farmhouse nor a typical local masseria, rather a bio-relais. Immersed in the brilliant and unique country colours of Salento and surrounded by 450 secular trees, whose trunks resemble natural sculptures, it dominates the Gallipoli Bay, only 3 km away.
Preserving the identity of the place, a typical Salento farmhouse dated back to 19th century, has been the owner’s goal who has managed to keep the intimacy and charming original design of the house, while creating a new space to welcome guests from around the world.
The original five tuff-vaulted rooms, fireplaces and underground granaries for the wheat storage are now a welcoming Country House Hotel with a simple modern design and minimal furniture.
Guests are welcomed into the star-shaped vault, which opens into a spacious room with a fireplace as well as windows overlooking the beautiful countryside.
The 5 rooms of Tenuta Monticelli are designed for total relaxation.
Located on the ground floor, each with an independent private patio in the green, and on the first floor with a panoramic terrace and one with a jacuzzi pool, they all boast beautiful white walls, light grey painted wood doors and windows, granite flooring, handcrafted furniture, wrought-iron or canopy beds, large glass mosaic bathrooms, a white pickled wood harbour.
The Country House Hotel offers elegancy and intimacy at the same time, by respecting the simple and authentic design of the original farmhouse.