rural architecture

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The magic of traditions

rural architecture

Masseria Montenapoleone emerges on a craggy plantation and characterises traditional country-life in Puglia. In the past the masseria was primarily used for agricultural purposes, and still today tracts of cultivated land surround it. 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, offering new hospitality whilst keeping its rural vocation with its organic cultivation. With its almond, citrus, and ancient olive trees – which still today produce the olive oil used in the dishes served to our guests…


Discovering ancient methods

Surrounded by nature