With hotels in vibrant and prestigious locations like Milan, Venice, London and the Maldives, Baglioni has relied on the brand’s classic five-star Italian origins. For its latest opening, however, the Family Collection opted for a more stripped-back, nature-inspired vibe to better suit the unique vibe of this new destination. Opened at the end of May, Baglioni Masseria Muzza is located in dreamy Puglia, the part of Italy’s “boot” known for its beautiful beaches and countryside, working olive oil presses, excellent wine and luxury style. calm.

The property is in the Salento region, famous for its masseria, or farmhouse, accommodations, many of which date from the 16th or 17th centuries. Each room in the property is villa-style and encourages guests to connect with the surrounding nature. Masseria Muzza was most recently a standalone bed and breakfast hotel before being purchased by Baglioni and refurbished by Spagnulo & Partners, the company behind all Baglioni resorts.

An elegant bedroom

Hotels in Baglioni

Each of the hotel’s forty rooms and suites are decorated in whitewashed limestone, a neutral color palette, and simple Apulian-style decor. Each room has a barrage of natural light and a large open courtyard with a mini gazebo and outdoor lounge chairs, as well as a comfortable indoor seating area, large bedroom, modern bathroom, and private patios. with greenery helping to create an intimate, hidden feel. While the Duplex and Family Rooms are two of the more spacious options, the Deluxe Sunset View or Junior Suite Sunset View are the best picks for those looking for views.

The hotel also offers a large infinity pool, pretty gardens, and three open-air restaurants serving Salentine-inspired cuisine. Mornings typically start with breakfast at Restaurant Mirto, which offers an array of fresh cheeses, pastries, and fruits buffet-style, as well as an egg station. After a dip in the pool, savor a lunch of light dishes like Caprese salad, salmon carpaccio, and traditional Salento frisa, to name a few. End the day at Le Site or La Limonaia restaurant with typical Salento dishes such as Orecchiette pasta, a barrage of fish options or a multitude of salad and vegetable choices. Tip: The sunset is best savored from the swimming pool or the Restaurant Le Site, cocktail in hand.

Baglioni Apulia

The hotel swimming pool

Hotels in Baglioni

Guests checking in with children can take advantage of the kids’ club, which offers daily group games, sports, dancing, nature activities, and a supervised pool, allowing parents to relax. There’s also a spa with state-of-the-art technology, like a Finnish sauna, sensory showers, and a steam bath, plus a lovely indoor pool and fitness room with Technogym equipment.

The location puts you minutes from Otranto, a picturesque town to which hotel guests can take a free shuttle service to a private beach with loungers and umbrellas that can be reserved in advance. For more cultural or culinary delights, Baglioni offers a range of tours or experiences, from a food tour of Otranto with a stop at one of the region’s most renowned wineries to a private yacht cruise on the coast of Salento and a sailing trip to see a secret snorkeling spot – to further connect guests to this idyllic part of Italy. The hotel is open from May to October; rates start at $535 per night.