Agriturismo Masseria Cannella
, Strada Provinciale 35 KM22, Lesina.
A masseria is a large farmhouse, the word coming from the same root at a mas or a masia in France and Spain. Masseria Cannella was built in 1928 amd became an agriturismo in 2018 following a renovation and conversion by architect Domenico Power.
The conversion of Agriturismo Masseria Cannella opened up the ceilings revealing whitewashed timbers on the upper floors that complement the light, bright ambience of the rooms. In downstairs rooms the plastered ceilings were removed to expose the beautiful brick vaulting. The overall result is a small hotel that brings the Mediterranean air and light into its interiors and becomes a space for both physical and mental relaxation.
The spacious lounge at the top of the house is an ideal spot to look out on the garden, the flat Puglia fields, the lagoon and the sea.
Agricultural Puglia has a slow and gentle pace of life that is reflected in the restaurant. Nature and good food are the drivers to providing guests with the simple pleasures of delicious homemade cuisine. Ingredients travel the minimum distance possible right down to zero kilometres in some cases. Local specialities are the speciality: buffalo milk mozzarella and ricotta cheese, grilled aubergines, fried peppers, courgettes, mushrooms, asparagus, sausage, tomatoes, fennel and the best meats from local farms.
The guestrooms are bright, simple, clean, tidy and very comfortable: wood is abundant and the colours subtly evoke all the nuances of the earth. Each room is equipped with a flatscreen television, air conditioning, wi-fi, mosquito net, toiletries, hair dryer, and extra towels as required. Two of the double rooms have a private terrace with an outside table and chairs and a view towards the lagoon. There are triple rooms too, including one with a bathroom adapted for a disabled guest.
The Lago di Lesina lagoon is just one field away. Within a five minute drive there is the sea with several beaches to choose from, the Acquafantasy waterpark and the Canale di Acquarotta with its little harbour at the end. Just two kilometres away there are woods perfect for walking, while a drive of just 30km will lead to the rocky hills of the Gargano National Park.