Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel Italy
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Contrada coccaro sn – Fasano (BR) 72015
Date of Creation
Built in the early 16th Century, the ancient Masseria will be under the management of Rocco Forte Hotels from 2019.
Hotel General Manager
Franco Girasoli, Italian native, brings 30 years of hospitality experience to the new Apulian resort and has excelled at building strong relationships with an international clientele from key markets such as the United States, the UK, Russia, Japan, France and Germany. Prior to taking the helms of the new Rocco Forte property, Girasoli spent a large part of his career with Belmond Group, where he started in the F&B department of Villa San Michele and eventually moved his way up to General Manager in 2004. After 20 years in Tuscany, Girasoli transferred to Ravello in 2008 where, for 10 years, he led the team at the Belmond Hotel Caruso.
5 star luxury
10 new suites and junior suites have been added to the existing building, including a singular 80 square meters Torre Suite, thus extending the accommodation from 30 current rooms to 40.
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel
History & Story
Found amid a sprawling hillside estate on the Puglian coast and set overlooking the Adriatic, the Torre Maizza farm is surrounded by a grove of ancient olive trees, from which generations of local farmers have pressed the liquid gold that this region is famous for. Orchards and vineyards, fields and flowers—from heady myrtle to delicate jasmine—also envelop this historic estate, lending it the most fabulous fragrance, as well as stunning natural scenery.
Over the centuries, Torre Maizza has been a garrison in the defence line that spanned across the Puglia region, a 16th-century fortified watchtower against raids from Ottoman and Saracen Turks, as well as a place for pilgrims to take refuge during invasions. It has been a symbol of protection and safe haven for many years, slowly evolving into a working farm as the generations passed. The olive grove that’s lovingly tended on the estate has trees thought to be over a thousand years old. The Torre Maizza grove is still harvested and pressed today to make olive oil—one of Puglia’s globally renowned exports.
The history of Torre Maizza lives on. Where once pilgrims were welcomed, now guests are treated to the superlative service of Rocco Forte Hotels. The old olive mill is the new world-class spa. The renovated 16th century masseria still retains the mezzanine area where local cheese and salami was made.
Torre Maizza is now part of the Rocco Forte Hotels family. We are proud to be part of the history of this extraordinary estate, which has welcomed, housed, fed and protected people over hundreds of years. Past, present, and future, Torre Maizza has an exciting story to tell.
All rooms have been newly refurbished: 10 new suites and Junior Suites have been added to the existing building, including an 80 square meters Torre Suite extending the accommodation from 30 current rooms to 40.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• 16th Century historic Masseria
• Existing good reputation
• Refurbishment project with additional 10 units and Torre Maizza Suite
• Intimate, boutique hotel
• Distinctive interior design by Olga Polizzi
• Enchanting location and landscape
• Proximity to charming and unique towns
• Proximity to sandy beach and private beach club
• Easily accessible from Brindisi and Bari airports
• Sunset Rooftop bar
• Ideal for buy-outs
Set at the centre of Puglia only 45 min from both Bari and Brindisi airports.
50 min from Lecce Baroque capital of south Italy.
20 min from Alberobello UNESCO site, 1 hour from Matera Unesco site, 20 min from Ostuni white Greek Town similar to Santorini.
Key sites/activities in the area
Puglia offers a fascinating mix of activities. Explore the nearby archaeological museum of Egnazia, or the colourful and breath-taking Polignano a Mare where every year takes place the European Red Bull Cliff Diving. A few miles away get charmed by the White Cities, the wide Itria Valley and Matera, Capital of Culture 2019. Puglia is a place where fun and culture merge together.
Wine and olive oil tasting. Sailing or motorboat excursion in the sea caves. Experience with your family our cooking class and prepare by your hands an original apulian course.
Rooms and Suites: 40
- 5 Superior Room (31m2)
- 15 Deluxe Room with Terrace and Garden (37m2)
- 8 Junior Suite with Terrace and Garden (42m2)
- 7 Deluxe Junior Suite with Terrace and Garden (55m2)
- 2 Deluxe Suite with Plunge Pool (55m2 + 100m2 garden)
- 2 Deluxe Suite with Terrace and Garden (62m2 + 87m2 garden)
- 1 Torre Suite (80m2 + 50m2 Terrace)
Restaurants & Bars
• Restaurant, with orchard terrace
• Pool bar & restaurant
• Bar with outdoor terrace
• Sunset rooftop bar
• 20m x 14m outdoor pool
• 2 treatment rooms
• Relaxation area
• 40 m2 gym
Corporate & Celebration Events
100m2 banqueting space with 120m2 terrace in the olive garden
Extra Notable Features
• 9 holes GOLF course onsite, 18 holes championship course at 1 km
• Cooking school, wine tasting , olive oil tasting, gourmet tours
Number of employees