Masseria Marco Aurelio
Apulia Calabria and Basilicata - Leverano
Masseria Marco Aurelio - Leverano - Apulia
8 Bedrooms/Suites – Pool – SPA with indoor Pool
The private Masseria Marco Aurelio is a completely renovated old flower market, bringing design in to the authentic building but staying in contact with the territorial values. Located between the beautiful vineyards and the Porto Cesareo Sea Area, the Masseria is set amid the baroque art city of Lecce and the natural beauty of the Salento area in Puglia. The Masseria is a mixture between a private home away from home and a design boutique villa hotel bringing pure luxury to the next level in hospitality in this area.
Besides the magnificent beaches and the crystal clear waters, Apulia’s highlights include the unique village of Alberobello with its white-washed trulli lining the streets, the natural wonders of the famous Grottoes of Castellana and Fasano, the baroque city of Lecce, Ostuni, nicknamed "la città bianca" due to the picturesque white stone houses and churches. Conquered by many different ancient civilizations – Greeks, Romans, Turks, Franks, Normans, Swabians, Angevins and Bourbons - Apulia treasures an impressive collection of castles, great artistic and cultural heritage, and important archaeological sites.
The quiet and calm aesthetics of the interiors extend to the outdoor space. Here, the sun-drenched huge private pool, elegantly furnished patios, many tables to dine "al fresco", the gardens are the ideal places where family and friends will have an effortless vacation in a no-sense-of-time paradise. The masseria is an inseparable aspect of the Puglian countryside. These fortified farmhouses that dot this south-eastern region of Italy, are rustic but luxurious stone buildings that are now often converted into luxurious rural hideaways.
Masseria Marco Aurelio is a 8 bedroom luxury villa located in the small town of Leverano, in the province of Lecce. It is an authentic farmhouse-turned-private resort that combines the austerity of the centuries-old building’s bones with superior furnishings of Belgian provenance - more precisely, from the province of Limburg, where the Masseria’s namesake owner immigrated to as an 11-year-old boy.
Upon entering, a custom-made piece in oak by Casimir welcomes guests into the lobby. The Masseria’s walls, made of pietra Leccese, a regional limestone are hand-polished; the monastically arched hallways and their ceiling paintings - which are classified heritage - thoroughly renovated. The travertine marble floors have been given a matte finish. A long oak table accompanied by solid yet refined ‘tree trunks’ remade from oak wood, also designed by Casimir, sit in the ‘silent room’, a space that can be reserved for private designed by Casimir, sit in the ‘silent room’, a space that can be reserved for private dining.
In the garden, a swimming pool surrounded by Tribù furniture beckons, and the on-site professional kitchen, where a professional chef can be engaged to serve traditional Salentino or an international cuisine. Where a cool wine cellar used to be, the owner has created a spa area with a sauna, a Turkish bath and a vertical massage shower – but personal beauty and relaxation treatments are an option, too.
The rooms of Masseria Marco Aurelio can accommodate up to 4 people. They are furnished with double beds in Memory Foam with original leather headboards and can be made into twin rooms when necessary. The ceilings are characterized by barrel and groin vaults made of a typical local material, pietra leccese. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, shower, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, Bang & Olufsen Smart TV, air conditioning, heating, hairdryer, bathrobe, pool towel and slippers.
3 CLASSIC ROOMS. Classic rooms can accommodate two adults. They are equipped with a separable memory foam double bed with leather headboard, private bathroom furnished with sink, shower and other services. Two of them can accommodate up to two adults and two children. The private bathroom is furnished with a sink, a shower and other services.
3 DELUXE ROOM. The Deluxe rooms are equipped with a double bed and a single 75 cm-bed, which makes it possible to welcome a child too. The ceiling has a barrel vault and all Deluxe rooms have an outdoor garden overlooking the courtyard of the Masseria. The private bathroom is furnished with double sink, shower and other services.
1 JUNIOR SUITE. The spacious Junior room can accommodate two adults. It is accessible from the outside courtyard and has a groin vault ceiling. The double memory foam bed has a unique leather headboard. The bathroom is furnished with sink, shower and other services.
1 SUITE. The Suite can accommodate two adults and is accessible from the garden. It is characterized by a groin vault ceiling and a private Turkish bath. The double bed in memory foam has a leather headboard and can be separated in two single beds. The room is equipped with a private Turkish bath, sink and other services.
The spa experience is an extra touch of luxury we added to the private resort to make sure our clients have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the masseria all year round. In the former wine cellar we created a lovely spa area where our guests can enjoy on reservation a private session in our pool with jets , the sauna’s and Turkish bath , the vertical shower that operates as a massage center. But off course we offer a personal service of beauty and relax treatments given by our Spa Manager.
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- 8 Suites and bedrooms with king size or twin beds, slippers, bathrobes, hairdryer and luxurious amenities, private safe, fridge, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi (Sleep up to 16 Guests (adults) + 7 children)
- 8 Bathrooms
- 2 large Drawing Rooms
- 3 Private Dining Room
- Professional Kitchen
- SPA with indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath
- Private Gated Gardens
- Private Car Parking
- All utilities, A/C and final cleaning included
- A generous welcome hamper or aperitif of local food and drink to revive you after your travels
- High quality bed linen and towels (including beach pool towels)
- Daily maid service, breakfast preparation and mid-week linen change (4 hours in the common area or for the rooms)
- Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
- Flat screen TV B&O in all rooms and B&O elements in all public areas
- Garden and pool maintenance once for week
- Daily lifeguard (every day from 10 am to 7 pm)
- Concierge Service on request
- Extra or service on request: extra electricity charged (over 1,000 KW per week), cleaning service extra hours, night porter service, security service, cook service available also with executive chef, exclusive collection of wine cellar