Outside, the olive trees are hundreds of years old, but inside, at the reception itself, stands a thousand-year old olive tree. In fact, the hotel is built around its trunk. It must surely have seen the days of Frederick II and perhaps even Charlemagne, so it couldn't be razed to the ground just to build a hotel. At least, not here, in this region with a long history of civilisation. The Melograno was originally a masseria (fortified farmhouse) built in the 17th century. It was transformed into a hotel in 1993. In twenty years, the garden has had time to flourish and cover everything with clusters of jasmine, bougainvillea and hibiscus. A real pleasure for your senses of sight, smell and hearing, enhanced by the birds singing.