Need to know
12 noon, but flexible on request. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $233.52 (€200), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include buffet breakfast.
Get a delicious taste of Basilicata culture at the hotel’s cookery classes. The chef doesn’t speak English, but leads by demonstration.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, shuttles to the beach. In rooms: flatscreen TVs, iPod docks, wet bars, Fragonard toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Each room is unique, thanks to the creative eye of the owner’s brother, and several incorporate symbolic features: the lines of marble between the terracotta tiles in Suite 3, for example, represent the Ottoman invasion of Basilicata. Suite 13, the caretaker’s former home, is perhaps the most epic: the tower has four turrets and two terraces for admiring the Campari-coloured sunsets over the valley and piazza. Suite 8 is the former chapel and retains a subtle religious theme, and in the three stable rooms you’ll find stirrups strung from the walls. The La Stall suite sleeps up to seven and has its own outdoor seating area.
The u-shaped heated outdoor infinity pool has a waterfall and Ionian Sea views.
Bring a light jacket in case you get chilly while watching the sun go down from the piazza.
The hotel itself is smoke-free, but smokers can light up in the grounds. There's a three-night minimum stay in August.
Welcome, but not particularly catered to. This masseria is designed with grown ups in mind.