Masseria Alchimia is a small Chic Retreat in Puglia on Italy's Adriatic coast. Caroline Groszer has taken this old mansion house, formerly a 17th-century hermitage and transformed it into a boutique hotel with just 10 studios. Classic design and furnishings from some of the most well-known contemporary designers such as Norman Forster and Philippe Starck blend well with the charming building and this luxurious hideaway is surrounded by olive groves, in a tranquil countryside setting, away from any nearby towns or cities.
With a strong design ethic, this chic retreat also has an eco-friendly conscience, using solar energy, controlling water consumption and recycling wherever possible. Minutes from the beach, this is a stunning location perfect for romantic couples, families and friends, and with an ever-changing display of art, from photography & paintings to sculpture & land art, this boutique hotel is as beautiful within as the surroundings. Photo shoots, weddings and parties can now be catered for in the new grotta and outside space.
Masseria Alchimia is minutes from the Adriatic coasts' sandy & rocky beaches where water sports are on offer and staff are happy to book sun beds and umbrellas for guests. Bikes can be rented to explore the beautiful natural surroundings and horse riding is available. Golfers can choose from 2 golf courses close to the masseria. New for 2011 is the beauty room which features a large Whirlpool, where you can enjoy massages and beauty treatments.
Guests can explore the area around this boutique hideaway and take walks & hikes in the surrounding countryside, or else visit Bari where Romanesque art can be seen in the majestic cathedral and the Byzantine-Arab castles of Bari, Lucera and Castel del Monte are worth a visit. The region is rich in architectural history and there are many quaint villages to explore. This boutique hotel is child friendly and has a small playground.
Masseria Alchimia is self-catering and just 1 km from Fasano which has a supermarket and some great local restaurants. On arrival, complimentary breakfast ingredients are provided in the room.