A succession of vineyards, olive groves and lush gardens marks the path leading to the Masseria Baroni Nuovi, in the countryside of Mesagne. It is not the canonical Apulian landscape that you can enjoy from the terrace of the house – tells Rita that from Perugia came here 35 years ago, becoming part of the great family Campana as the wife of Antonio. She ‘s in charge of public relations, dividing his time between Umbria and Brindisi countryside and managing the family property along with Emanuele, Angelo and Anna, heirs of the beloved father Antimo, who died a few years ago, and of the tireless mom Lucia.
The look from the terrace of the main spans a vast horizon on 160 hectares of land, the greenery around the farm, the orchard and the meditation garden with the spectacular central well. Not far from the house, the old plant, active witness of the history of this farm produces olive oil, wine and vegetables in the countryside between Mesagne and Brindisi, a few kilometers from the sea but from here you can not see. Other looming presences, the “tools” of the trade, the weary of the destemmer, wine presses and vats: extraordinary fragments of the history of this country house, built in 1600, enlarged in the last century and restored with respectful interventions in the name of genius loci. The interiors have kept the beautiful original floors in colored tiles different to each other and with the host family furniture and furnishings shabby chic milky white which blend well with the style of the house walls with carparo yellow ocher. Outside the porch welcomes guests who feel the strong reassuring presence of family memories and many childhood summers spent in the home country.
Thirteen places used hospitality, available in rooms, suites, junior suites and main apartment on the first floor of the structure. Guests are offered a welcome measure. On request you can attend cooking classes and workshops, participate in tastings of the products of the farm, be pampered by the relaxing massage service in your room. Moreover Saturday mornings you can take part in cycling with a guide, for a total immersion in nature surrounding the hotel. Guests also a shuttle service to and from the airport of Brindisi and bike rental.
The warm hospitality is guaranteed also to four legged friends: our Arturo, cuddled, has enjoyed a large room but also a huge green space, including the small woods, where running around with his new furry friends.In summer, guests staying at the Masseria Baroni Nuovi can enjoy sunbathing around the pool and relaxing swims but for those who choose the sea the hotel has an agreement with the bathing establishment Guna Beach that is far only 7 kilometers. From June to September, the farm receives in the elegant rooms of its restaurant Il Gelsomino both visitors and those who do not stay in the structure ensuring every evening menu zero kilometers with local products prepared by Carmelina, Emanuele’s wife, according to the recipes of the High Salento. And – as underlines Emanuele that takes care of the “farm” of the company – at the table never fail the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Baroni Nuovi and exclusive own prodution wines: Doc Rustem Negroamaro, Primitivo IGT Hippios, Rosato Menzana and the White Chardonnay Pluvio in two versions still and sparkling.
The farm, open hospitality eight years ago, linear in the shape but majestic, hidden at first glance spaces that develop on the right of the building, just after the reception, where you reach passing through a covered walkway that reveals before a dense woods and then a flat green lawn embroidered with twisted trunks and by the foliage of old carob trees: an ideal space to accommodate small receptions and any private occasion, but also the most important ceremonies such as marriages, but in the simplicity of a writing respectful of places.