Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel Italy
Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel
Via Appia, 32 – 72015 Torre Canne di Fasano (Brindisi) – Italy
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
MR GIANVITO MANGANO
The owner of Canne Bianche_Lifestyle Hotel, Mr Antonio Mangano is Gianvito’s father.
Gianvito spent his summers at the hotel with his family and it is safe to say that he grew up with the hotel itself. He worked in Canne Bianche over summer breaks throughout his teenage years covering various roles, until he enrolled at the École Hôteliére de Lausanne, where he got a Bachelor degree of Science in International Hospitality Management and had the chance to enrich his resume with internships in big luxury hospitality companies.
His role as General Manager and Director of Operations at Canne Bianche officially started in 2019.
Gianvito Mangano is also politically involved in several tourism associations that both operate at regional and national levels, and he also cooperates with a private school for unemployed youth funded by the Regione Puglia as Teacher of Event Planning.
5-star Boutique Hotel
Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel
History & Story
Constructions started in the 2000s and Canne Bianche finally opened its doors in 2012. Nestled on the Adriatic Sea shore of Torre Canne, the hotel is one of the few luxury hotels with direct access to the sea. At its early stage, Canne Bianche was a family owned 4-star hotel, but immediately started working on its structure, facilities and luxury services to finally become a 5-star boutique hotel in 2019.
In 2020 Canne Bianche became a proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the following year a partnership with SELECT / Travel leaders started.
2022 – rooms and common areas undergo renovation every year: bathrooms, walls whitewashing, furniture are improved constantly.
Bathrooms have been recently renovated with new walk-in showers or new Jacuzzi tubs.
Date added extensions
Looking to the future, Canne Bianche will keep on promoting and enhancing our concept of “Slow Life”. In doing so, we are looking at implementing the hotel’s offering by reducing the number of entry level rooms in favour of more luxury rooms and suites. To add more to our luxury services, we are also working on a project for a new beach club and investing on other undisclosed assets for future hospitality related activities. The hotel Management is also getting more and more involved with social thematic and environmental sustainability.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The owner’s idea of hospitality is for all guests to feel like they are visiting their Apulian friends’ home and have an authentic experience of the region. That is why he likes to surprise guests with tasty seasonal fruit or traditional bites. The attentive Guest Relations team is eager to assist with guests’ request and help plan the perfect Puglia Experience. The hotel USP is its unique location on the beach as well as the attentive and anticipative team.
Canne Bianche_Lifestyle Hotel is located just outside the village of Torre Canne, a fishermen’s village on the Adriatic Sea. The village center, where there is a promenade, a lighthouse and a few restaurants and bars, is only at 20 minutes’ walk along the sealine. We are also included in the natural reserve of “Parco delle Dune Costiere” and very close to the Monumental Olive Trees that are scattered in the area.
Puglia is best enjoyed by car and Canne Bianche is strategically located near the coastal towns of Monopoli, with beautiful beaches and nightlife, Polignano a Mare perched directly on the cliffs and natural grotto, and the beautiful borghi of the Valle D’Itria like Ostuni (the “White City”), Alberobello – the Unesco heritage site known for its typical “trulli” houses – and the charming Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca which are all within 30 minutes’ drive. A little bit farther, but all reachable within one hour’s drive, there are the larger towns of Bari – the main town of Puglia, famous for its shopping and raw seafood cuisine and home to the typical focaccia (a kind of pizza bread) and orecchiette – Lecce “the Florence in the South” renowned for its beaches and Baroque and Matera, the “City of Sassi” which is actually in Basilicata Region, that was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Key sites/activities in the area
The hotel provides bikes/ e-bikes to rent that can be used to explore the area.
Activities at the hotel include cooking classes, cooking shows, wine tasting and pure relaxation by the pool. In peak season we organize typical Apulian nights, with plenty of traditional food, dances and music, or other theme nights and activities for our guests.
We also promote external activities, such as visit to wineries and olive oil farms or cheese making experiences as well as boat tours, horse riding along the beach and much more.
The name of the Hotel translates into “white reeds” and also the nearest village of Torre Canne’s name translates into “reeds tower”. The owner, Antonio Mangano used to go running along the beach and he once spotted an old door that he was tempted to open only to find a field of reeds that were covered by white frost. He later bought the field and decided to build the hotel.
The names of our restaurants and bar are inspired to the Mediterranean scrub: Ristorante Timo takes its name from ‘thyme’, Ristorante Aneto takes its name from ‘dill’, Bar Cumino and Bar Mirto take their names from ‘cumin’ and ‘myrtle’.
The current longest stay at Canne Bianche_ is 92 consecutive nights.
Children of all age are welcome, but the hotel is mostly geared towards grown-ups.
Only a few rooms can welcome families or extra persons (on request basis).
Due to the very limited number of children, we do not have dedicated services for younger guests, but we can arrange baby sitting on request or activities for the whole family, such as recreational fishing, horse riding, bike tours, cooking classes, traditional light installation lab, and educational visits to cheese farms and olive oil mills.
• Number of suites: 9
Canne Bianche Master Suite with Plunge Pool. It consists of two separate areas: a bedroom and a living room with sitting area. The Suite is located on the ground floor and while it does not have a sea view, it offers a heated plunge pool in the private patio.
Executive Suite sea view. With its stunning view of the pool and sea, this suite consists of a wide open space and it features a faux fireplace and cosy atmosphere.
Junior Suite side sea view. Located on the first floor with balcony and side sea view, the Junior Suites consist of an open space with sitting area.
• Number of Luxury rooms: 19
Superior Plus rooms. Located on the ground floor with private patio, this room features garden view and a private hot tub in the patio as well as a well-received outdoor shower that is much appreciated in the summer heat.
Superior room. Located on the first floor, it offers a partial sea view from the cosy balcony with tea table and chairs.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 51
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurants: We love the taste of authenticity and genuine flavours of our territory. At Canne Bianche, it’s all about tradition. Start the day with a rich breakfast with typical Apulian products and live cooking. At lunch, take a seat on the terrace by the sea of the Aneto Restaurant (seasonal), to enjoy light dishes with fresh fish and delicious raw fish, pasta and BBQ. At dinner, choose the traditional menu with a touch of originality by our Executive Chef at the Timo Restaurant, set in a chic and convivial atmosphere, perfectly adorned with details and decoration from our charming region, or in the outdoor terrace near the pool cuddled by the sound of the sea.
Bar: Enjoy a coffee or an afternoon tea in the library, indulge in a cocktail by the pool, or an aperitif on the terrace, accompanied by simple dishes of the highest quality. Every moment is perfect for a break at Bar Cumino (main bar) and Bar Mirto (pool side, seasonal). Savor the Apulian specialties inside or outside our bar, enjoy unforgettable moments on our portico by the pool gazing the sunset over the sea.
Bars, lounges: bar Cumino (lobby) and bar Mirto (pool)
CHEF GIOVANNI BACCARO
PASTRY CHEF CRISTINA CACUCCI
AQUA SPA is a small world, with water as the main protagonist. You can take advantage of different treatments, accompanied by a line of specific cosmetics based on the philosophy of “Marine Biomimeticism”. The wellness treatments will illuminate your skin and revive the muscle tone.
CB_Gym: to not miss the chance to take care of your body and keep up with your workout while on holiday. Our Techno Gym fitness area is ready to welcome you. For guests who prefer to focus more on the balance of the mind, we offer yoga classes in our outdoor garden, caressed by the sea breeze.
Outdoor Pool and sea: the hotel does not have a private beach, but our sunbeds, umbrellas and cabanas are in the pool area with direct access to the seashore. The pool water is not heated, but offers a whirlpool corner and it is filled with salt water.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Event Spaces: Canne Bianche can host small meetings and celebration events (small weddings, family gathering, sunset aperitif), but it does not feature a meeting room or conference hall.
The hotel organizes theme nights and, twice a month in Summer we host the traditional Apulian night “Festa Pugliese”, as well as the Ferragosto gala dinner.
Capacity is up to 100/120 guests for F&B. Up to 30 guests for meeting events.
Extra Notable Features
Cooking Classes can be arranged with a massaia who will teach guests how to make traditional taralli, focaccia, or orecchiette pasta.
Cocktail Masterclass with our Bar Manager
Private dinners on the pool deck
Water sports and boat tours / catamaran
Hotel and restaurant Awards
2022: Luxury Lifestyle Award
Number of employees