— How would you describe Masseria Alchimia in a nutshell?
We are in the countryside here, but we are also close to the sea with very nice beaches. It is a very quiet retreat.”
— Masseria Alchimia
— What was your inspiration to open these holiday apartments in Puglia?
I worked as a photographer at that time, but when I had my son it became more difficult. So switching over to something brand new made sense.”
— Deluxe Suite
— Please tell us a bit about the history and style of the masseria.
In terms of decoration, I decided to break the rules and not use classic Italian furniture. Instead, I bought some colourful furniture pieces – some vintage, some contemporary – to create a nice mix. I also use the walls of Masseria Alchimia to show changing works of artists and painters.”
— Please tell us a little bit more about the holiday apartments.
All apartments have kitchenettes which are hidden inside a cupboard with fridges, cooking stoves, coffee makers etc.
All apartments have private outside spaces as well. The smaller apartments have small patios and the larger ones have big terraces. They even have small private gardens where guests can eat or read a book, etc.
I also have two neighbors who produce and sell food. They offer homemade breads, marmalades, olive oil, fruit and vegetables, and cheeses. Many guests walk over to them to purchase food to prepare in their little kitchens.”
— Deluxe Suite rock pool
— Do you have a favourite holiday apartment?
The other one I like very much is the Deluxe Suite. It has two terraces, and on the second terrace, which you get to from the bedroom, there is a small plunge pool in a rock.”
— Deluxe Suite
— What services do you provide at Masseria Alchimia?
When families with small kids come, there are a lot of places in the area for children to have fun, or we can arrange for a babysitter if the parents want to go out on their own.
I am also a member of the local beach club so can offer guests special rates or make appointments for specific sun beds and so on.”