Masseria Montenapoleone |
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our fortified masseria dates back to the 1600’s

in the heart of centuries of olive plains of Puglia

Masseria Montenapoleone built on a natural legacy, sits atop an ancient cave settlement, ensconced in the heart of centuries of olive plains, (the “Ulivi Secolari”), it is an ideal haven from which to admire the sea stretching across the horizon, and the green hills that frame this perfect picture. This is an ideal position to visit Puglia – Masseria Montenapoleone is in the heart of the region, about 50 km from Bari, surrounded by the Itria Valley, and is a perfect starting point in order to explore the Salento beaches.

Colors, odors & flavors

surrounded by nature

As soon as you come through Masseria Montenapoleone’ gates, you will notice the perfume of the wild rosemary and oleanders, mixed into the sea breeze.
The Masseria has a long drive up the main building, with its irregular contours reflecting the passage of time, and surrounded by the marshlands of Pezze di Greco from which it rises. As you arrive, you will have the feeling you have arrived in a most extraordinary place, with plenty to explore.

unique experiences

discovering authentic emotions

Masseria Montenapoleone’s open spaces liberate your mind and soul. Sitting in one of the gardens and watching the stars or a new dawn are experiences you can enjoy at any time of year. This spot, full of charm and character, surrounded by nature, brings some very unique sensations – your discovery of authentic ancient flavours, reading a book written by one of the great authors of the area, writing and feeling inspired by the landscape, or just simply touching the nature around you.

precious fruits

from the land of Puglia

We pick all our produce directly from the Masseria land in order to make olive oil, wine and tasty jams. The freshness of the produce allows us to avoid adding preservatives and chemical colourings. This produce is available for purchase at reception.

  • surrounded by nature

    Agriculture has been the main activity for Puglia’s inhabitants since Greek times. The Masseria lands are cultivated using the most ancient traditional organic methods. The olive grove to the side of the Masseria where the olives grow for producing oil, are collected by letting them......

  • The magic of traditions

    The rural architecture follows the traditions of this southerly region of Italy. In the past the Masseria was a sort of autonomous citadel, able to defend itself. At times it was also a sign of the presence of an underground cave. Thanks to the Monteneve –Van Gaubergen family, this gem in the history of Puglia has come alive once again... ...

  • Discovering ancient methods

    Masseria Montenapoleone was re-born with the utmost respect for nature, and the sustainability of its surroundings. The Monteneve – Van Gaubergen family saved the Masseria from the vestiges of time, and transformed it into an agriturismo (holiday farmhouse) whilst perfectly respecting its natural habitat. The......