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Hospitality in the charming farmhouses of Apulia

Photographs and editing by Adriano Bacchella
Text by Franco Faggiani
Preface by Renzo Arbore

Text in English and Italian, 224 pages, 300 colour ill.,
hardbound with jacket
235 x 350 mm

ISBN 978-88-89082-59-1

€ 98,00

Last copies

Year of edition November 2015

After the successful volume Masserie, of 2009, now sold out, here is a new volume devoted to these amazing Manor-Farm resorts, set deep in luxurious nature

From fortified country houses for protecting people, animals and harvests from marauders from the Middle East to resorts offering top-class, family-run yet elegant hospitality, today these Manor Farms are a symbol of Puglia. Across borders, wherever a cultured traveller ventures, willing to go beyond a comfortable welcome in order to perceive the essence of places, to savour authentic traditions as well as good food, to gaze at panoramas where the horizon too is centre stage, the term “Masseria” or Manor Farm immediately evokes the whole region, its coastlines, its light-filled silent countryside, its generous sunny people, its outstanding artistic beauties.

Thanks to being dotted over a land so extended into the sea as to be more of an island than the last strip of a continent, these buildings – seemingly so simple on the outside but so articulated within – appear like small pearls, solitary strongholds where East and West have long come together and where today, thanks to guests from every country, world culture is breathed.


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