Interior

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Interior

Mr. Alessandro Amati, together with his wife Mrs. Virginia, decided to restore the Masseria 15 years ago, preserving the atmosphere and the appeal of the past, creating an elegant, sustainably-minded and traditional country house, where you can find the beauty of the colours and the lights of the surrounding countryside.
Eighteen suites simply but stylishly furnished, respecting Apulian traditions.
Each suite with its own view, its own light and, each one, with a different game of “chiaroscuro” which livens up the fantasy of a very rural take where, undisputed protagonist are centenary, even thousand-years old olive trees and ancient carob trees.
It is among those “patriarchs” that Mr. Alessandro will guide you into his estate, just like a modern Omero he will tell you moving stories about 13000 trees.
And, just like in the Odyssey, your journey in Borgo San Marco will take you to different places: a pool, an elegant Mediterranean garden, a citrus grove among ancient pillars, a little church with frescoes dating back to the XVIII century, a terrace where you could sip local, fresh and home-made drinks, a coffee-reading room in the ancient oil-mill with the stone oil press and a traditional restaurant with excellent, refined yet rustic food.
Last but not least, the little movie room reveals Mr. Amati’s strong passion for acting. Actors and directors meet the guests of the Borgo to tell them about tourists and travellers going through magical Apulia to live enchanting stories about timeless olive trees and dancing between Valle d’ Itria and the Mediterranean sea.

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Our masseria

Our masseria

Puglia is a journey, an experience that awakens wonder because few others are the land where beauty moves in procession with religious feasts of saints and madonnas. In Puglia, masserias are like maidens in white dresses, singing songs of love for the Sun. The historical centers in Fasano and surrounding areas are like sugar nuggets filled with the sweetness of Barocco.
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A millenary historic house

A millenary historic house

Borgo San Marco is situated south of Bari, towards Brindisi. It is enclosed by an enormous set of olive trees, which themselves are worth visiting. Borgo San Marco is a charming, authentic and culturally rich Masseria that faces the Adriatic Sea, which can be reached by following a snake shaped red gravel path.
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Outside Spaces

Outside Spaces

Ancient, very ancient bold white walls which challenge the compass rose of the 12th century when the architecture was born around a settlement of Byzantine monks which became, in the 18th century, the Knights of San Giovanni’s defense base and later, in 700 A.D., the farmhouse estate with swimming pool as it is today.
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Cave settlements

Cave settlements

In the cave church at the rear of Borgo San Marco (owned by Dr. Alessandro Amati and recently restored by Mrs Nori Meo Evoli) important and beautiful frescos, never seen before, were discovered. The images of the Saints and medieval writings have been hidden for years, perhaps centuries, underneath a whitewash and plaster blanket.
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