Puglia

My springtime

My springtime

by Giorgia Eugenia Goggi

We admire Giorgia’s cooking skills and her being in-house chef at one of our favourite places, Masseria Moroseta. There is no menu, each dinner is unique and depends on her daily inspiration and on the vegetable garden’s yield…

Masseria Tagliente

Masseria Tagliente

Puglia, Italy

If I had a masseria, I think I’d want it like this one: a luxury family residence with a big, spotless white, Spanish-style façade and five balconies on the piano nobile to see if the black wild horses are back from the woods, if the goats have gone into the shed, and if Brindisi and the Ionian Sea are glittering in the evening. The corner kitchen tiled with majolica ends in a big roof terrace, near St. Martin’s statue…

Masseria Schiuma

Masseria Schiuma

Puglia, Italy

‘Schiuma’ (foam) is a splendid word. It quickly calls to mind high waves’ foam, soft soap bubbles and their rainbows, soft milk, shaving foam that smells like pungent cologne, the lightness of childhood, an adolescence-like goliardic spirit, and an ephemeral consistency that leads you to play at any age. There is a street named Schiuma that from national road S90 – Monopoli to Savelletri – going south, takes you away from the sea and into an unexpected countryside. Masseria Schiuma’s name comes from it. In my opinion, its owners – a sincere Danish couple, graceful and beautiful, Pernille and Lars – love simplicity so much that they did not want to add any more frills or meanings to this place, a temple of private and shared spaces. Every movement of hosts and guests is free and mature…

Palazzo Penelope

Palazzo Penelope

Puglia, Italy

‘32 sq. m. of sea’. Water is the primary element that always fascinated Pino Pascali. The artist re-created his own sea in zinc tubs, each one containing a tone-on-tone variation of the colour of the sea. Pino Pascali, the greatest Apulian artist, was born in Bari on 19th October 1935. His parents came from Polignano a Mare. Very soon, his works emphasized his Mediterranean culture…

Masseria Moroseta

Masseria Moroseta

Puglia, Italy

There are books of which I underline entire sentences. These are the books that I keep on my desk and entrust to friends visiting me at home. Masseria Moroseta is like that – a poetic tale about which I want to remember and share each line: the spartan, thin spigot of the set-aside fountain; the staircase standing out against the lively light-blue sky of a summer day in the South; the peace and quiet that permeate the white backyard. I also want to keep alive the memory of the dog Beppe, lazily moving from one shade to the other…

Masseria Cervarolo

Masseria Cervarolo

Puglia, Italy

From atop it resembles a white hamlet surrounded by thick bushes and a pastel blue lake. It appears like a world of its own, and in some ways that’s exactly what it is. Masseria Cervarolo is a world of beauty, delimited by limestone walls, olive trees and prickly pear trees. White and ivory walls define the inside and outside spaces (rooms, courtyards, staircases and terraces) where you can enjoy wondering and getting lost. Trulli, typical Apulian rural houses, sit aside from the main building, facing an immaculate lawn and the garden with hammocks tied to trees. Climb a few steps. The swimming pool opens up up in front of the pergola. Every detail has been carefully thought through: cactuses in old colourful vases (yellow ochre, rusty red and forest green), frescos in the small centenary church, collections of shells and black and white pictures. Amid the tamed Murgia plateau, lies a vegetable garden with wild capers, lavender, rosemary, thyme, fig trees and strawberry trees…

Masseria Potenti

Masseria Potenti

Puglia, Italy

The masseria is right there, among the fields. In September summer is not over yet. Not in Salento, where prickly pears, pomegranates and grapes ripen between the brilliant white of this masseria’s lime and the universal light blue of the sky. Women iron clothes, linen filters the light of the sunny squares, chilli wreaths dry. Your welcome comes in the shape of a bunch of firm cherry tomatoes on generous friselle sprinkled with oil and fresh oregano. At three p.m. women cooks knead dough and make arrangements for the dinner and for next Saturday’s wedding…

MASSERIA CIMINO

MASSERIA CIMINO

Puglia, Italy

Masseria Cimino was built in the 18th century on the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Egnatia, among fields reaching out to the sea. In the past, part of the farmhouse buildings within the white sturdy external walls were used to lodge the workers and as occasional residence of the landowners. Today, the guesthouse attracts within these same walls travellers in search of simple elegance, rich flavours and magnificent olive trees.

BARI

BARI

by Domingo Milella

Domingo Milella, photographer, born in Bari on 26/12/1981.

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