Hotel Biomasseria Lama di Luna Hotel 4 star
LocalitÓ Montegrosso 70031 Andria Italie Andria, Italy -
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This beautiful, solitary farmhouse set in the heights of Trani, facing the sea at the end of olive groves, looks like a Mexican mission. The Lama di Luna masseria (fortified farmhouse) is an authentic farm where you can enjoy organic products in every meal. A perfect blend of modernity and tradition.

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    Location 3.0 /10

    Away from the hamlet of Montegrosso, in the municipality of Andria, a few miles from the sea and Trani (magnificent cathedral). Bari is 50 minutes away and Castel del Monte 20 minutes away. The Gargano peninsula, or promontory as the Italians refer to it, is an hour away, and Matera with its fabulous Sassi (cave dwellings) is not much further . The perfect base for visiting western Apulia (Puglia).

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The masseria was organic long before organic even became fashionable, and the 11 guest rooms are feng shui: all the beds face north. The rooms are all different, the only constant being the old exposed stone walls and a fireplace. The standard rooms are about 25m▓, with a bathroom (shower) and a fireplace. The furnishings include stone flooring, sometimes stonework as part of the bed, ochre walls, air-conditioning, a minibar and even Wi-Fi, which somehow manages to penetrate these centuries-old walls. The toiletries live up to the hotel's 4 stars. The larger guest rooms are known as the 'Murgia' rooms, after the region . Often located under the vaults of the old cellars, these rooms measure 32m▓ and are fitted with a large wrought iron bed (which cannot be converted into 2 beds) and a bathtub (at last). There are a few Family Suites and even a Wellness Suite with 2 fireplaces, a hammam and 5m high ceilings!

    Overview 8.45 /10

    The masseria is rectangular, built around a large courtyard dominated by a 16th century dovecote. It has always been an active farm. The warehouses, storehouses, stables, stalls, and communal rooms all overlook this courtyard. Moreover, this layout has the advantage of protecting the farmhouse from the westerly wind, which can be icy cold in winter. It was in 2003 that a part of the estate became a destination for agrotourism. Guests enter a small reception which is more like a desk before discovering a large library full of art books, cosy sofas and armchairs around an age-old fireplace. This masseria, which seems austere from the outside, transforms into a cosy place. This impression will only get stronger in the guest rooms.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    The masseria does not provide catering services, except for small groups on reservation. However, it does have a beautiful restaurant set above the vines facing the horizon. Here you can enjoy a homemade and entirely organic breakfast. The owner makes it her mission to offer guests a taste of the jams, cupcakes made with local almonds and fruit juices that she concocts. A day that begins in such a place and with such refinement just cannot be bad.


    The huge splendid pool overlooks the plain. The beaches are quite far away but those near Margherita di Savoia are superb.

    To know

    Lama = valley. Luna = fertility. Hence the origins of this esoteric quasi-Incan name. The 'valley' part has to be surmised, as it is actually a large plain. The 'fertility' part though is immediately obvious: olive groves and vines abound against the sea in the background, punctuated by ochre villages. This plain was once the scene of a major battle, the battle of Cannae, and of a memorable defeat for the Romans at the hands of Hannibal's army. The land, though, does not reflect this in any way: the landscape is simply magnificent. You will drift off into a world of dreams gazing upon the panorama, seated on a stone bench built God knows when. Not a sound except the chirping of birds and sometimes the bleating of a lamb or the sound of bells in the distance. Pure bliss. In short, Italian.

    The masseria has its own electricity supply, produced at a solar park. The water used is rainwater and there is a well comes in case of prolonged drought. The products are ICEA certified, an organic label. Minimum impact for maximum pleasure.


    • Car park
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa


    • Swimming pool

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