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Masseria Poesia About us

Chiara has her roots in the North-Italian Trentino region. Among her many and varied activities she is still fondly remembered by her fellow-citizens of Trento as one of the founders of the only bar in town that was not the usual neon-lit impersonal and sterile place where people went to have a coffee. The Arcipelago was a members-only (for tax reasons) meeting point where the local beautiful people went in the evening for a bite to eat, a glass of wine and a dose of cultural activity. Jack is Dutch and the son of pioneering parents who with their children and the latest in camping gear went on holiday at lake Garda (their blue Walker tent drew many admirers). In those pre-autostrada times the journey by car would take two or even three days - but one saw much more than today! Many years later we met and stayed together. Several years afterwards we arrived by chance in the Itria Valley. It was love at first sight. We have remained under its magical spell ever since. For us it is the place where our bodies and minds come to rest in all seasons.


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We like the idea of ​​hosting and perhaps sharing emotions, to get to know people, places and flavors that are unforgettable.
 

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They say about us

This place is really amazing and the whole experience was incredible. We will definitely be back! Michele (September 2018)

From the minute we arrived we felt at home. It was so comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated. Our host Jack was so extremely friendly and generous and Sara looked after us and made some lovely suggestions of how to spend our time. Saying that we were just so happy to stay at the property, swimming in the lovely pool, basking in the sunshine on the lovely terrace or swinging on the hammock in the garden. The area is so beautiful and oh the joy of no noise, the sounds of nothing is so great when you live busy lives. When we did venture out we saw some amazing places and thoroughly enjoyed the lovely food, wine and people, all in all a lovely experience and will definitely visit again. Marian (August 2018)

Just a quick note to let you know what a pleasure it was to stay in the White apartment last week. It was my first visit to Italy and of course to Puglia but I was delighted with everything about it. Although my companion is one to get out and about, I think I could have quite happily sat in one of the white chairs on the terrace overlooking the fields, with perhaps the occasional trip to the pool, for the whole week!
As someone who is involved in interior design as part of my job I was particularly impressed with the fitting out and styling of the apartment which worked perfectly with the location. There was also a plentiful supply of everything you could possible need complete with the creature comforts like a dishwasher and a decent hob. 
I also loved the clean simplicity of the swimming pool area with the retaining walls in a modern version of the traditional stone walls. The rendered finish in the pool itself blended perfectly and was so much better than the traditional tiles. The absence of the clutter of signage was also great. Obviously at the pool the view steals the show, but it has been done really well to fit in with the location.
I was also interested in your internet connection which of course none of us can do without. This worked faultlessly and quickly where ever we were.
Thanks to Sara who gave us a few tips on places to go including the restaurant at Alba Chiara where we had lunch on our last day, with the waves literally lapping at our feet.
We had a brilliant holiday and the apartment, location and everything about it made for a very memorable holiday, so thank you.
Michael L. (August 2018)

Posizione ottima per visitare tutta la zona! Spazio caratteristico con piscina pulita, comoda e funzionale anche per i bambini! Massima disponibilità e cortesia di Sara (co-host). Elena (Agosto 2018)

A very cosy stay in a very neat appartment! We had a wonderful time at Masseria Poesia. Thank you Jack, Chiara and Sara. Fam. Mullender (August 2018)

Posto strategico per visitare le zone delle provincie di Bari Taranto e Brindisi. Posto tranquillissimo. I proprietari sono discreti ma anche disponibilissimi per suggerimenti e consigli. In casa c'è tutto. Piscina splendida. A 10 minuti di macchina Cisternino molto carino ma anche con tutti i servizi. Che dire:assolutamente da consigliare. Fam. Massetti (Agosto 2018)

Très bel endroit au calme et très bien situé pour découvrir cette belle région. Super accueil de Sara qui sait se rendre disponible et répondre rapidement à nos demandes. L’appartement est très agréable, la terrasse bien reposante et la piscine dans un cadre magnifique. La cuisine est plus que complète avec bien plus d’ustensiles que vous en avez dans votre cuisine ! Le linge de maison est complet et vous disposerez aussi de quelques produits d'entretien ainsi que de quelques denrées alimentaires. Nous avons passé un super séjour. Astrid and family (July 2018)

Masseria Poesia is located very well, between some very fine villages (Cisternino, Locorotondo and Martina Franca). The place itself is also very good, you really feel welcome, the apartment was very nice, the wifi worked and the pool area are so cool. We will gladly return for another visit. Jan & family (July 2018)

Superbe séjour. La "masseria" est idéalement située au coeur de la vallée d'Itria et de ses oliveraies. Les plus beaux villages des pouilles sont à moins d'1/2 heure (Alberobello, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Ostuni, Monopoli). Les plages sont également proches avec l'Adriatique à 20' et la mer ionienne à 45'. La "masseria" se trouve en pleine campagne sur un colline sans vis à vis avec vue à 360°; Elle est très bien aménagée, avec beaucoup de goût et d'intelligence, tout le nécessaire est disponible. On ne croise les autres locataires que rarement car l'emménagement des appartements est très bien pensé. La piscine se trouve à une centaine de mètre de la masseria, elle est parfaitement sécurisée et la vue est superbe depuis l'esplanade sur laquelle elle se trouve. Côté accueil, 5* avec Sara discrète mais toujours disponible et Chiara et Jack très accueillants et prêts à partager leurs secrets sur cette magnifique région des Pouilles. Olivier (July 2018)

This is easily one of the most picturesque places I have ever stayed. The amenities are top notch. The washer was a key to our booking. The pool is absolutely stunning. Sara the co-host is the best. She nailed all suggestions and made sure we were extremely comfortable. This region in Italy is a hidden gem and this property is perfect. Hoping to return again soon! Mike (July 2018)

We hadden een fantastisch verblijf in het witte appartement, wat perfect uitkwam met onze twee grote kids. We namen een kijkje in de andere appartementen en deze zijn zeker even mooi. De locatie is perfect voor het bezoek aan alle dorpjes in de omgeving. Het is er rustig, er is een leuk zwembad, je hebt overal een groot terras aan en een zalige hangmat, kortom het was echt genieten. Sara zorgt voor leuke attenties en tips. Het domein wordt goed onderhouden. Wij plannen een terugkeer! Wim, Ariane &Kids(July 2018)

My husband and I loved the Itria Valley. It was magical, beautiful and so relaxing. The food is, of course, extremely good. Masseria Poesia is the perfect place to explore and enjoy many surrounding places. Our co-host Sara couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. If only the sun had shone and we could have used the lovely pool our stay would have been perfect. Next time! Kim & Matt (June 2018)

De masseria ziet er heel verzorgd uit en de tuin is mooi aangelegd. Wij hebben in het appartement met de trulli geslapen en vonden dit een hele leuke belevenis. We werden enorm gastvrij ontvangen en kregen veel tips met betrekking tot de bezienswaardigheden in de omgeving. Dit is zeker een plek waar wij graag nog eens naar terugkomen. Nicole and Inge (June 2018)

Un lieu extraordinaire avec une vue incroyable de la région où le temps s’arrête pour le repos du corps et de l'âme avec un accueil généreux et attentionné....si vous voulez vous prélasser c'est l'endroit. Chambres confos et appartements tout équipé, rien ne manque. Suuuper! Frederic (Juin 2018)

Een geweldig verblijf bij Masseria Poesia. Alles was goed. Het rode appartement,waaraan werkelijk niets ontbrak, de trullo prachtig ingericht. Een heerlijk zwembad, mooie omgeving maar bovenal maakte de gastvrijheid die in alles terugwam en het bijzonder hartelijke contact met Sara dit verblijf tot een unieke ervaring. Elizabeth (Mei 2018)

"Perfect Italian Getaway" The co-host Sarah was very welcoming and responsive. She made sure we had everything we needed and even left a bottle of wine for us in the fridge. The pool is absolutely stunning, with a perfect view over the farm fields. I hope to go back! Emma and Pablo (May 2018)

We liked our stay in Masseria Poesia, Sara and Chiara were very friendly and Sara even cooked for us. We will come back when the weather is a little bit better! Axelle & Dries (May 2018)

Gezellig appartement met heel veel privacy. De hangmat was een heel groot pluspunt. Hier hebben wij het grootste deel van de tijd doorgebracht! :) Het bed lag zeer goed en de handdoeken waren zacht. De keuken was zeer goed uitgerust, heel veel keuze tussen potten en pannen. Grote koelkast en diepvries. Het zwembad was nog net iets te koud om in te gaan zwemmen, maar pootje baden is wel gelukt! Laura (May 2018)

After months of rain and cold, we had decided to get away and enjoy sun, food and fine culture. We flew to Bari and rented one of the apartments in Masseria Poesia. We know the Venice area, Tuscany, Umbria, and Rome, but we did not quite know what to expect in Puglia; we had never been to this part of Italy. Masseria Poesia was an excellent starting point for our explorations into the southern tip of Italy. It is beautifully located, surrounded by olive trees, trulli, bean stacks, and fruit trees. The masseria is built on the top of a small hill, overlooking the trulli region. It is a beautiful, 360 degrees sight. All the major regional tourist attractions are easily visible. Masseria Poesia? I would say Masseria Paradiso! We had a wonderful stay. We were welcomed with wine, water, fresh beans and pasta and a nice plate filled with fresh strawberries. The apartment exceeded our expectations. Shower, kitchen, bed, interior design: it was all clean and nice and warm and 'familial': as if we were staying with good Italian friends. In the morning we went for a swim in the beautifully designed swimming pool: what a feast, what a view, what a beautiful spot, surrounded by olive trees and with a wonderful vista. Yes, Masseria Poesie exceeded our expectations, yes, it is a wonderful place to sit and relax, to eat and enjoy, to sleep and dream. No complaints, great hosts, warm welcome. Really a home away from home. We hope to come back soon. Diederik and Maartje (May 2018)

La masseria è situata in una posizione strategica e bellissima, in mezzo alla campagna della Valle d'Itria, dove regna la pace e si è a contatto con la natura, ma comunque vicino ai paesini più caratteristici. L'alloggio dimora verde è ampio, arredato con stile molto particolare e personalizzato. Abbiamo apprezzato gli accorgimenti degli host sia in fase di prenotazione che durante il soggiorno riguardo all'accessibilità, in particolare la pedana per entrare nell'alloggio. Sara è una co-host simpaticissima, disponibile e accogliente, con cui è stato molto piacevole fare anche due chiacchiere. Consigliatissimo, torneremo sicuramente! Caterina e Francesca (Aprile 2018)

A clean and spacious apartment with a very well equipped kitchen in a tastefully converted Masseria. Very peaceful location close to Cisternino and surrounding towns . The view from the pool is spectacular and the sunsets are breathtaking. The owners and staff are really friendly and accommodating and being able to pick fresh figs and other produce from the garden was such a treat. A real gem and highly recommended. Lindsay (Sept-Oct 2017)

We had a great stay at Chiara’s and Jack’s home. We were very welcomed and Sara was very attentive to our comfort throughout the week. Quiet and tranquil location, not far from many typical villages and tourist sites. I highly recommend this location. Marion (August 2017)

Un gran lloc per descansar i per visitar la zona. Molt agradable i perfectament equipat. Perfecte comunicació amb la propietat, que sempre està a disposició. Moltes gràcies! Gerard (August 2017)

La location è davvero eccezionale, vicina ai centri abitati, a 15 minuti dalle spiagge. La piscina ha una vista meravigliosa, perfetta per iniziare la giornata o per gustarsi il tramonto. Gli appartamenti sono ben attrezzati, eleganti e molto puliti.Consigliatissimo! Florabian (August  2017)

Beautiful position close to Cisternino. The pool has the most incredible views across the valley. The service is impeccable and welcoming.The apartments are very diverse from one another expressing and obvious concern for the residents' comforts. Highly recomended for your stay throughout the year. Colleen

C'è un luogo dove tutto è a 20 minuti. Una cena in masseria, un concerto, il mare, un borgo antico. In fondo che sono 20 minuti? Il tempo di attraversare tre province, quella barese, altezzosa; quella tarantina, signorile, e quella brindisina, più combattiva, ruspante, normanna. E tu giri e scali le marce superando cartelli e nomi sbarrati di città. Ora Bari, ora Taranto, ora Brindisi. Passando per Locorotondo, con il suo lungomare senza mare più bello d'Italia, Martina Franca, con la sua araldica, e quel doppio nome di donna: "Martina", suadente, e "Franca", una vecchia zia che prepara orecchiette con il sugo di polpette, un nome composto che incarna l'essenza stessa di un paese che si muove tra "bracedde" e piazze eleganti dove andare a "prendere il fresco", lontani dai chioschetti cafoni sulle spiagge. Poi c'è Cisternino, con il suo borgo e le bombette mai troppo celebrate, l'architettura spontanea. A venti minuti c'è anche Ceglie Messapica, roccaforte della gastronomia, così pop nella piazza centrale, così normanna nel perimetro esterno. Un posto dove i ristoranti gourmet convivono pacificamente con vecchie taverne dove con 17 euro puoi mangiare nell'ordine: capocollo, mozzarelle e giuncata, melanzane sott'olio, pane fritto con pomodori e ricotta scuant, cozze alla tarantina, trippa, polpette fritte, orecchiette al sugo, strascinate al caciocavallo podolico e vino rosso. Qui, a venti minuti da tutto, c'è la Valle D'Itria, un racconto molto diverso dal "we are in Puglia" di certi Instagramer. Una storia molto più profonda di uno scatto trendy e pose viste e riviste, dal Gargano al Salento. Una storia rurale, di mura a secco e distanze uguali. E chissà se quella 500 l'hanno parcheggiata lì apposta. Mi piace pensare di no. Lo faccio mentre riprendo la strada del mare. "Ho sonno - dice Eleonora - tra quanto arriviamo?" "Tra venti minuti". Viva la Valle d'Itria!#igersvalleditria

Una bellissima location a pochi minuti dal paese con appartamenti indipendenti e ben arredati con gusto e cura. Piscina rilassante e riservata. Consigliatissimo. Elsa (Luglio 2017)

Splendida masseria, appena ristrutturata, nella pace assoluta e con tutti i comfort ma comunque vera, non artefatta. Bellissima la piscina. Il mare è a 20 min di macchina, ma il posto è perfetto anche per girare i borghi dell'interno. Da non perdere il "fornello pronto" (macelleria che cuoce la carne per i clienti) consigliato da Chiara, la gentilissima padrona di casa. Carlo Z (Luglio 2017)

Abbiamo trascorso una settimana in questa masseria di nuova apertura. La ristrutturazione è riuscita a a coniugare caratteristiche locali con un attenta ricerca del comfort e dell'eleganza nell ' arredamento. La privacy è garantita dagli accessi indipendenti delle singole abitazioni A pochissimi chilometri da Cisternino con un' ampia possibilità di escursioni nei dintorni per una vacanza mare/turismo. La piscina collocata in posizione dominante sulla valle consente , nelle giornate limpide, una vista ineguagliabile e la sua posizione defilata rispetto agli appartamenti è garanzia di tranquillità . Per visitare la valle d'Itria , se ancora non la conoscete, è la soluzione ideale che mi sento di consigliare senza riserve.La gentilissima Sara vi fornirà preziose indicazioni in merito. Mouise (Luglio 2017)

Abbiamo passato una settimana in questa incantevole Masseria. Appena aperta e completamente ristrutturata con grande gusto. Tutto è molto funzionale e la posizione centrale. Pochi kilometri dal mare e da Ostuni, Cisternino e le bellezze della Valle d'Itria e del Salento. La piscina è molto confortevole e gli appartamenti molto funzionali e arredati con gusto. Penso proprio di ritornarci ad ottobre e farmi una settimana alle terme di Torre Canne. Sicuramente da raccomandare! Ermanno M (Giugno 2017)

Il nostro soggiorno alla Masseria Poesia, con il nostro bambino di 3 mesi, è stato fantastico! La masseria è lontana dal caos e dal rumore, immersa tra gli ulivi e con una vista spettacolare sulla Valle d'Itria, che è visibile anche dalla bellissima zona piscina. Cisternino è a pochi minuti e anche il mare è comodamente raggiungibile. La struttura è molto fresca e accogliente, arredata con mobili classici e provvista di ogni comodità. Abbiamo apprezzato particolarmente la gentilezza e la cortesia dei proprietari Chiara e Jack, che ci hanno anche fatto trovare al nostro arrivo frutta fresca e altre cose buone! Torneremo sicuramente! Camilla, Enrico e Tomaso. (Giugno 2017)

Great hosts and great place to stay! Chiara and Jack were wonderfully welcoming and accommodating hosts. They made sure we knew they were available to help us. Jessica Priston

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