Blue sea, green nature, red ground and sun, gold sunset. From the Gargano to the Salento, across the coast of Trulli, the Murge and the land of Bari, holidays in Apulia, are colourful emotions in every moment of the year. Beaches, castles, cathedrals and cave churches, typical products, natural parks, country events… Your journey starts here.
Monopoli (monos and polis in Greek) means “only city” and surely, to this day, remains faithful to its name.
In fact, the city keeps intact the charm that comes to its history and traditions. It has about 50,000 inhabitants, lies about 40 km southeast from Bari and borders on the cities of Polignano a Mare, Conversano, Castellana Grotte, Alberobbello and Fasano. Monopoli arises along 15km of flat and jagged coast, with many coves with suggestive names and long sandy beaches which represent a safe landfall for vacationers and tourists.
The medieval centre, characterized by churches and monasteries, today rises again thanks to important restorations, as the complex of fortifications (walls and castle), the Romanesque church of Santa Maria Amalfitana, the magnificent Baroque cathedral.
The rural country, constituted by 99 districts, covers an area of more than 150kmq of great naturalistic and cultural interest. In fact there are many fortified “masserie” (centres of agricultural activities) including some dating back to Roman times, rural churches, trulli, wonderful neoclassical villas and farmhouses.
Among the most important tourist attractions of Monopoli there is the Feast of the Madonna della Madia (16th December – 15th August), that each year suggests again to the resident devotees and the many tourists the landfall of the icon of the Madonna aboard a raft.
Description of the rooms of the scattered hotel Don Ferrante
The houses (Dimora De Luxe and Dimora Suite), restored to their original splendour, with the vaults in travertine and with the characteristic niches in the Mediterranean style, are furnished with care and attention to details.
The elegant and welcoming atmosphere is made unique by the numerous white ceramics of the Apulian crafts. All houses are provided with every comfort.
Our luxurious, seaview Master Suite “DF” will give you a breathtaking sight, from sunrise to sunset.
The bedroom, with the vaults in travertine, is elegantly furnished in all its details, from the Apulian white ceramics to the comfortable king size bed. The living room is welcoming with its conversation area and the presence of a fireplace that completes the dreamy atmosphere of this suite. At the request, it is possible to have 2 beds.
Description of the hotel
This hotel is a charming house in Monopoli, the “only city”. An ancient fortress on the reef, close to the sea, in an enchanting atmosphere. Since the wake up, the sea breeze will cuddle and give you a pleasant comfort that will follow you for the whole day. Rooms and suite with elegant furniture have exclusive and personal services.
Further sporting activities / Entertainment
This hotel in Monopoli offers everything that can make your stay special with the assistance of our highly-trained staff that will respond to every need. The breakfast, served in our Restaurant Locanda with continental buffet, proposes a large choice of cereals, cookie and pie, fresh fruit, accompanied by hot and cold drinks. At the request, it is possible to enjoy breakfast in room. You will live pleasant moments of relax, rubbed by the freshness of the whirlpool bath, outdoor on the terraces. As an alternative, you can walk along the promenade or the suggestive tiny streets of the historic centre.
General comments/ Miscellaneous
The restaurant “Locanda” rises in the ancient powder magazine of the sixteenth century between the sea and the tiny streets of the historic centre. It will conquer you with a genuine and typical cuisine made of recipes of the Apulian gastronomic tradition, with a large choice of wines. Mediterranean tastes and fragrances will seduce even the most exigent palate.
During the summer months, the restaurant will be activate on the terrance, sheer from the sea, or at the side of the sea on the suggestive and exclusive cliff. Moreover, the lounge bar will accompany your relaxing moments.
From Monopoly is easy to reach many of the most important tourist destinations of Puglia, we will mention a few: