Life in the Masseria

Life in the Masseria is all about relaxation, good food, and wellbeing. The restaurant LE SERRE serving the typical food, the POOL & GIN BAR where to enjoy romantic poolside aperitifs, the CHARMING SPA built inside an ancient cave, the PLAYROOM with book-sharing library, the POOL with sea view, the state-of-the-art Technogym® equipped open-air GYM, the PADEL court, the open-air CINEMA, the CABANAS and HAMMOCKS in the shade of the pine woods, ensure just that. All, in a wondrous context of nature: an oasis of peace and tranquillity.

You will never be bored here, every day in the Masseria, an unforgettable new experience: individual and group yoga, Pilates, and meditation lessons, bike rides in the Nature Park, exclusive tours recommended by our concierge, music evenings, cooking lessons with the lady of the masseria, wine tasting accompanied by local delicacies, and much more.

Sporting Activities

  • Padel court (rackets and balls available)

  • Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics and Meditation courses (offer may vary pending on the period of the stay)

  • Open air gym with Technogym®

  • Tour & Excursions as suggested by our Concierge

  • Cooking Lessons with the Lady of the masseria to learn the secrets of the local cuisine

  • Bicycle Tours in the Nature Park

  • Wine Tasting

  • Personal Trainer upon request

SMALL PETS ARE WELCOME. However, for a peaceful coexistence among guests, pets must always be on a leash, and are not allowed in the common areas of the swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Our partner beach ( unfortunately does not accept animals, however there are free beaches nearby that are accessible to animals and an AGRI-BEACH where our four-legged friends are the protagonists (

Charming Spa

Housed in the large natural cave that served as a water cistern to the convent, the Spa is a magical and intimate place where to relax after a day at the beach.

Sea & Beach

The Maldives of Salento, the splendid white sands of Marina di Torre San Giovanni, washed by the turquoise of the most beautiful of Salento’s beaches, are just a few minutes away from the Masseria.

The Swimming Pool

Overlooking the sea, and next to the pine woods, the swimming pool and its large solarium offer a delightful alternative to days on the beach.

Sport & Wellbeing (NEW)

Sports loving guests have access to a padel court, a Technogym® fitted outdoors gym, and sports activities such as Pilates, yoga and meditation.

The Apulian Cuisine

Le Serre restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner, offers traditional and healthy cuisine.

The Pool & Gin Bar

The pool bar offers delicious light lunches and signature cocktails based on gin and more. An essential feature is the aperitif by the pool. Selected wines, and cocktails prepared to perfection, with sea views and spectacular sunsets with our music selection in the background.

Salento Experiences by Masseria Fontanelle

Just a stone’s throw away from the small town of Ugento, a few minutes’ drive from Gallipoli, Specchia and Presicce (two of the most beautiful borghi – characteristic villages – in Italy), forty-five minutes from Lecce and Santa Maria di Leuca, and less than an hour from Otranto, the “Salento Experiences” are a dream for those who want to explore Salento living unique experiences.

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