Masseria San Giovanni is set in an enchanting landscape, surrounded by age-old olive trees, orangeries, vegetable gardens and Mediterranean flower shrubs. The Masseria dates back to 1600, and its architectural style represents the typical features of the fortified farms in the region. The property has been restored according to local tradition, with respect to authentic materials and original details, with the aim of protecting the farmhouse’s features, of monumental value to the world’s architectural history.

Onsite is also a humble church from the early 17 th century known as Chiesa “Madonna della Madia” that served residents, workers and visitors to the masseria. It was the place where agriculturalists gathered to pray and express gratitude, and today, the church serves as a place for festivities and meditation. Guests are welcome to take a seat and enjoy the silence.

Spanning the property are charming areas where guests can relax, enjoy lunch or our ‘couture picnic’ under the shade of the trees, meditate in the fruit orchard, read a book in the nooks of the former stables, and swim in the saltwater pool that seamlessly integrates with the majestic landscape. True hospitality is all about feeling utterly at home.

Interiors are warm and welcoming, furnished according to our philosophy of simplistic elegance that gives each suite its own original character and sense of style. In the common spaces you can enjoy the cool air, snacks & refreshments, and explore our collection of books in the former olive oil pressing room. Masseria San Giovanni is located in the fraction of Montalbano di Fasano, and on the historic Via Traiana, the ancient Roman route that once connected the Holy Land to Rome.