Baglioni Hotels & Resorts officially welcomes its newest property in the collection with the highly anticipated launch of Baglioni Masseria Muzza located in Puglia, southern Italy.
Ideal for American travelers rediscovering Italy this summer, the heart of the newly transformed Masseria is an ancient whitewashed building, dating back to the 17th century, surrounded by five acres of idyllic countryside, all renovated and operated by Baglioni Hotels & Resorts. The 40 beautifully designed rooms and suites are dotted around the central courtyard in charming former stables and barns, with high vaulted ceilings and original stone features. Guests can opt between rooms with balconies and verandas overlooking the Alimini lakes, or others which boast sunset views over the expansive Mediterranean gardens, olive groves and Adriatic beyond.
With Puglia known for its thriving culinary scene, Baglioni Masseria Muzza is home to three restaurants: Le Site, where guests can enjoy gourmet dinners, La Limonaia Restaurant, ideal for those in pursuit of authentic Salentine dishes, and the Mirto Restaurant, for exquisite light breakfasts and lunch, offering Pugliese cuisine, with expansive outdoor dining and an infinity pool with lakeside views. For those seeking some relaxation time, the hotel features a luxurious spa complete with a steam bath, covered pool, 90°C Finnish sauna, ice fountain, relaxation zone, sensory showers and four treatment rooms, as well as a fitness room with natural daylight.
Baglioni Masseria Muzza sits between Baia dei Turchi beach and Alimini Piccolo lake, benefitting from spectacular countryside and coastal views. The fortified UNESCO heritage city of Otranto, perched at the edge of Italy’s heel, is only 10 minutes away from the hotel, with cultural and architectural influences from the Greeks, Turks and Romans. The town boasts a Medieval castle and Romanesque cathedral, as well as numerous craft shops and waterside restaurants. Baia dei Turchi is one of Salento’s finest beaches, protected by the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), with a stretch of white sand bordered by dense pine forests, meaning it is only accessible by foot.
"Similar to Baglioni Resort Sardinia which we opened last summer, we are once again offering our guests a 5-star resort experience that is wholly immersed in nature. The Masseria Muzza’s prime location near Otranto means it is close to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Salento coast,” comments Guido Polito, CEO of Baglioni Hotels & Resorts. “This property launch is particularly significant for Baglioni Hotels & Resorts too as it marks our sixth destination in our native Italy."
The private estate and surrounding countryside provide an idyllic setting for yoga, jogging and hikes, as well as mountain biking and horse riding. Keen golfers can enjoy a round or two at the nearby Acaya Golf Club. For watersports enthusiasts, the spectacular Salento coast from Otranto to Santa Cesarea Terme further offers unrivaled diving, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, kitesurfing and fishing.
Rates at Baglioni Masseria Muzza start at €535 per night in a Deluxe Room including breakfast.