Archive for June, 2009

“CN Traveler” Highlights Masseria Torre Coccaro

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The July issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine reports on Masseria Torre Coccaro, a luxury agriturismo in Savelletri di Fasano, in an article titled “Spa Plus: The Foodie.” The article advises readers to, “Take a road trip from Italy’s mountainous north down to the heel and you’ll experience the country’s most picturesque regions, fantastic food and superlative spas.”
The article says this about Torre Coccaro’s spa: “In a beautifully restored masseria (farmhouse) hotel, this Aveda spa offers treatments that use local ingredients such as wild capers and fresh fava beans. The seaside massages at the hotel’s private beach club are also a highlight.” For “foodies,” it says this: “At Restaurant Egnathia, sample Pugliese specialties like orecchiette with broccoli rabe and agnello con lampascioni (lamb with wild sweet onions), plus plenty of veggies from the resort’s kitchen garden.”
We visited Masseria Torre Coccaro in the summer of 2002. It was an extraordinary experience for us, and with the upgrades that it has undergone since then, the resort has been receiving excellent reviews in international press coverage over the past few years. The masseria is on the Adriatic coast in the Province of Brindisi, halfway between the cities of Bari and Brindisi. Take a virtual tour at

Our New Puglia Connection Blog

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Our current blog program is being eliminated next month, so we will be moving to a new blog program during the next few weeks. Please bear with us during this transition, and please keep in touch. We’ve also begun posting in the Puglia forums on Trip Advisor, so please watch for us there now too. All the best – the Puglia Connection Team