Tenuta Monacelli

 via Giacomo Monticelli, località Cerrate 73100 Lecce − Italy

865 acres of ancient olive trees gently surround Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo, a rare find among agritourism farms in Lecce, featuring upscale hospitality in one of the most authentic manor farm of Salento, among the charme and the elegance of Salento ancient aristocracy.
Discover wellness and relax in our park, swimming pool, massage center and gym. Experience the flavors of Apulian cuisine as you sample local products made in the farm and taste regional entrees at the Ristorante Rifugio del Re, the farm's festive dining venue: an unforgettable stay in the heart of Apulia awaits for you at Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo.
The amenities and comfort you'll experience at the Tenuta are quite higher than the standard level of service offered by most of the manor farms in Salento: the foyer, the bar and the tv room are the open areas where guests can entartain themselves and collect tourist information; the front desk is available to reserve your newspapers, transfer, guided tours and excursions, or coordinate your laundry service; your continental breakfast will be catered to your table in the estate's lovely breakfast hall; the convenient open-air free parking lot is ideal for those arriving to Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo by car. Free bikes are available for short excursions among the estate area.
Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo is also a delightful venue for meetings and seminars. In fact, the estate's meeting hall, Frantoio Ipogeo, is a relaxed picturesque setting for up to 150 guests, equipped with state-of-the-art conference technology. The Ristorante Rifugio del Re Staff and the Tenuta's splendid setting ensure a positive turnout for any event (coffee break, buffet, lunches and formal dinners).

You can’t miss the opportunity to experience an authentic and exclusive property; timeless like the place where it is located, hidden in the archaic nature of Salento, a building of emotional impact. The architecture is in harmony with the contest giving it a classic elegance. Two beautiful majestic historic buildings belonging to the same owner formed of two areas of accommodation.

At Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo,you will feel a sense of space nestled into the idyllic landscape of countryside. Uninterrupted views of olive trees, a strong symbol of identity; suggestive and charming place, intimate ambience, a spontaneous warm and friendly welcome.

Tenuta Monacelli and Masseria Giampaolo, with its in-house restaurant, gym, 24 rooms and suites, beautiful swimming pool among olive trees as old as those in Jerusalem, are located 13 km away from the glamurously baroque city of Lecce and a short drive away from the ancient watchtowers of the Salento, which were historically used to ward off pirates and Saracens and are now surrounded by crystal clear water and pristine white sand beaches that are not too far. This enchanting land between two seas offers guests a real chance to eperience unique truly rural Salento at its best.

The Pool 

Enjoy the  huge and  inviting  outside swimming  pool among  age old olive trees surrounded by a choice of comfy sunloungers and chairs shaded by parasols and olive trees; or just while away your time here working up your appetite by doing a couple of lengths and then relaxing with a chilled drink and a tasty snack prepared by our Chef.

Wellness Nature 

A park of 320 hectares of woods and olive groves crossed by trails for healthy walks, lights, scents and colors to be discovered, and the large pool among the olive trees, proximity to the Park and the headwaters of the Idume Rauccio offer guests a truly special experience. Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo is the right place for a wellness and nature holiday in Puglia.


  • Hiking in the park
  • Trekking bike
  • Gym


Standard Room

Elegant, spacious and bright. They are in the Tenuta Monacelli courtyard and were recently built to allow guests easy access to the park. 25 m2

Superior Room

The comfortably and elegantly renovated Tenuta Monacelli and Masseria Giampaolo are nestled in the historical and luxuriant century old olive grove. They have vaulted ceilings, classic furnishings and living area. 35–50 m2.

Superior Room with Loft

Recently built, they are in the Masseria Giampaolo and include a magnificent in-ground pool with 5 m2 equipped patio that overlooks the farm gardens and olive grove. 35 m2

Suite with Terrace

Located in the Tenuta Monacelli's seventeenth century tower where the original owners lived, they include a furnished terrace with a view of the surrounding countryside, majestic olive grove and ancient courtyard. Canopy bed and fireplace. On the first floor, with a small entryway with couch and TV. 45 m2

Junior Suite

Part of the Masseria Giampaolo, they date back to the 1400s. Extremely elegant, with vaulted ceilings and floor bathtub. One has two separate rooms, fireplace and living area. 35 – 45 m2.

Torre Suite

The largest suite, it is found in the ancient fifteenth century tower that dominates the Masseria Giampaolo. It is in the center of the courtyard and includes two separate rooms whose couches pull out to become two comfortable beds. What's more, two TVs and bathroom with shower in the bedroom. 60 m2

Tenuta Monacelli is endowed with rooms of great charm, designed within the marvelous restored setting of the two manor farms featuring superior interiors and comfort. Our rooms make of Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo one of the best agritourism facility near the city of Lecce.
Solemnly elegant, as were the original manor farms of the Salento, our estate's geust rooms are available in the following layouts standard, superior, junior suite and suite to provide complete comfort for up to four people.
All rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryier and courtesy beaty kit. The rooms overlook the atrium of the manor farms, while the suites are located inside the towers; LCD TV, telephone, minibar, safe, and ari conditioning in every room make for a perfectly comforable stay.

Located in the heart of the Salento, the Baroque city of Lecce will strike you as a surprisingly crade of history and civilization and a glamorfously baroque setting. Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo is among those hotels conveniently located near Lecce and near the manor farms of the Salento. The city limits are only 10 km/6.2 miles away from the estate. Yet, the hotel is surrounded by tranquil countryside, the perfect place to get some rest after a wonderful day of touring and sightseeing. The city of Lecce is a living testament to baroque architecture, featuring a 25,000-seat Roman amphitheatre dating back to the 2nd century AC, statues, little angels, grotesque masks, and plaster details visible throughout the city's buildings and on the Cathedral of piazza del Duomo. Via Libertini is an ancient street featuring the exhuberantly rich façades of churches such as Saint Theresa's, Saint Ann's, the church of the Rosary, the church of the Holy Cross, as well as that of Palazzo dei Celestini. At night, Lecce boasts a lively scene of local and trendy clubs, theatres, and independent movie theatres.


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Hotel: Tenuta Monacelli

Address: via Giacomo Monticelli, località Cerrate 73100 Lecce

Region: Puglia

Country: Italy

Official website: http://www.tenutamonacelli.com/

Telephone: +39 3298 375434

Fax: +39 0832 382037

Hotel email: info@tenutamonacelli.com

By plane
Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo is located 25 km (15.5 miles) away from the Brindisi airport. An airport transfer may be arranged upon reservation.

By train
The most convenient train station to Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo is at Lecce, 13 km (8 miles) away, on the Brindisi–Lecce line. To reach the estate, ask the hotel to provide a transfer.

By car
From highway A14, exit at Bari nord and continue on to Brindisi. From here, continue on the Brindisi - Lecce freeway and exit at Squinzano-Trepuzzi. Continue on to Torre Rinalda - Abbazia di Santa Maria a Cerrate, where you will see signs that will direct you to the Tenuta Monacelli hotel. Driving from Lecce, exit at Squinzano-Casalabate.

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