Sideways glances exalt the enchantment of a resort resting upon the undulating Puglia lands, which preserves the flavors of the traditional farmhouses.
The Masseria San Domenico is a five-star luxury hotel housed inside a fifteenth-century watchtower that was once used by the Knights of the Order of Malta. Surrounded by a hundred hectares of centuries-old olive groves, carefully restored and opened to the public in 1996, the hotel preserves the charm of the ancient Pugliese masserie, or agricultural centers. Located in Savelletri di Fasano, between Bari and Brindisi, it is the site of one of the finest Italian spas and thalassotherapy centers. At the heart of the resort is a large swimming pool with filtered seawater; the pool is irregularly shaped and surrounded by rocks and plants. Furnished with the sober elegance of Pugliese countryside constructions, this architecture stands out against the blue sea just 800 meters away, whose view guests can enjoy from the very new 18-hole, 72-par (6,100 meters) golf course. The hotel offers a private beach, tennis courts, a gym, a sauna and a Turkish bath. The restaurant is famous for its fish and the wide range of fine local and international wines, and it also offers a special low-calorie menu based on the traditional Mediterranean diet.