Masseria Fontanelle is located near Ugento, between Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca, on the southern end of a splendid headland of the Salento hills, from where it is possible to admire the magic of the Ionian Sea and breathe in the sparkling air perfumed by salt and the variegated Mediterranean shrub. Deep inside a wonderful pine forest, which is part of the Litorale di Ugento Regional Nature Park, it is just a short distance from a heavenly beach of fine white sand in Marina di Ugento. The beach, extending for more than 12 km, is accompanied by large, protected dunes and has been renamed the Maldives of Salento for the shades of blue and turquoise of its crystal-clear waters.


The ideal place for lovers of the sea and nature, wellness and sport, good wine and good food, the Masseria consists of 35 rooms, of which 32 double and 3 Junior Suites, the “LE SERRE” slow-food restaurant with its organic vegetable garden, and the Pool Bar with its Gin Corner for aperitifs, light lunches and elegant cocktails to be enjoyed by the pool with soft background music.

The Technogym® outdoor gym, the fitness area in the pine woods, where yoga, pilates, and meditation courses are held, and the padel court are ideal for keeping fit and taking care of body and mind. Just outside the Masseria, a beautiful cycling route sets the path for unforgettable bicycle rides. And for those who desire extra pampering, the charming spa created inside an ancient cave is where we take care of your body and mind, with treatments using highly performing organic products, and a candlelit swimming pool.

The evenings in the Masseria offer a variety of live performances by local artists, evenings dedicated to pizzica, and the cinema lounge under the stars, while the playroom features backgammon, chess, board games and card games.

Around us there is the most beautiful and truest Puglia. Trust the local concierge to organise for you unique and less touristy itineraries to visit the most beautiful beaches of Salento, the most charming villages in Italy, baroque Lecce, the sanctuary of Finibus Terrae in Leuca, the Cathedral of the Martyrs and the Palascìa lighthouse in Otranto, the fish market of Gallipoli, pizzica dances, the ancient underground oil mills, and much more.

The beach service, which is included in the price, offers transport to and from our partner beach, one of the most renowned in the area ( with an umbrella and two sunbeds (pets not allowed on the beach).
In summer 2023, both the Rooms Masseria and the Junior Suites will benefit from an exclusive first-row umbrella included.

Some background on Masseria Fontanelle

Historically, the masserie of Salento are large white houses which formed the fulcrum of the rural community, whose activities were marked by the rhythms of a fertile land that gave way to the large expanses of olive groves, the delicate blooms of almond trees, and the endless vegetable gardens and vegetables that dot and colour the Salento countryside making it unique. Built between 1600 and 1800, it has been authentically restored by respecting the canons of rural architecture.

The limestone vaulted ceilings, the white lime of the walls, the manicured gardens, peace and relaxation are key features of Masseria Fontanelle. Available to all guests free of charge are the beach transfer service, and a private station in the renowned beach establishment

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