Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Puglia on my Mind (once again)...

I admit it, my memories of Puglia include days bursting with warmth and sunlight, of eating pesce crudo with a nice glass of Grillo while watching the waves lightly roll onto the beach and visiting white washed villages dotted with bougainvillea and children playing on the cobblestone streets. Sounds like a dream huh?

Well, I realize that even down there the weather is less than desirable in the winter but from what I understand, nothing like the crud we have up here in Liguria (and for the record, here in Liguria it’s raining cats and dogs outside and the laundry I did on Sunday is still damp, while in Puglia it’s supposed to reach 65 degrees!). And in all my visits to the boot, those memories I mention above are all true. So I am temporarily transporting myself (and you!) to one of my favorite places in one of my favorite places.

Let me introduce you to La Rascina. This masseria turned B&B is where I usually call “home” when visiting Puglia. It is a sanctuary and perfect base for exploring the region. There are 6 charming rooms and 4 very comfortable apartments divided amongst two buildings with a welcoming swimming pool and lush garden in the middle. A delicious breakfast is served under a veranda with the smell of figs and olives in the air and there is a sense of completely tranquility here.

The owners, Paolo & Leonie, are a delightful couple, happy to assist with information and ideas of where to go and what to do.

La Rascina is excellently located a few kilometers from the white-washed hilltop town of Ostuni, the gorgeous Valley Itria and the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, making it the perfect base for exploring Puglia - that is if you can pull yourself away from the place!

Masseria La Rascina

Strada Provinciale 19

Rosamarina, Ostuni

Tel: +39 338 433 1573


diana said...

I do believe this can legally be considered torture. How awesome. Can I leave today? Please?

steve said...

ان الرائد تقدم افضل الخدمات النزلية في المدينة المنورة بارخص الاسعار يمكنك زيارة التالي للمزيد من المعلومات :
افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالمدينة المنورة شركة تنظيف مجالس بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف بالمدينة المنورة شركة تنظيف بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف بالخبر