Situated in Salento near Lecce, and just two kilometres from the Adriatic Sea, Tenuta Monacelli is a wonderful example of the history of olive-growing and oil production. The Estate boasts two splendid manor farms, Masseria Monacelli and Masseria Giampaolo, together with a huge swimming-pool; offering you a unique experience in terms of both natural beauty and architecture. Tenuta Monacelli Lecce is fully immersed
in 320 hectares (790 acres about) of olive trees, An architectural jewels set in a wild and untouched nature where history and modernity live as one. They both offer to their guests an oasis of peace, wellness and relaxation thanks to the park, the massage room and the gym. You can find a suggestive and charming swimming pool, completely absorbed in the green colour of the olive trees.
Tenuta Monacelli welcomes 26 rooms divided between the two historic Masseria Monacelli and Masseria Giampaolo, where elegance and charme have been combined by using the authentic materials, such as local stone, each with different features, giving a very emotional impact and architecture. The “Rifugio del Re”, with its characteristic star vaults and fireplace, is the restaurant at Tenuta Monacelli. On warm spring evenings and during the summer, guests can sit on a large terrace overlooking the beautiful olive groves of the Estate. The “Rifugio del Re” restaurant faces onto the inner courtyard of Masseria Monacelli, providing an atmosphere of conviviality. The restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cooking, with an emphasis on traditional specialities from Salento and the region. Our chefs use only wholesome ingredients, many including the olive oil produced on site, to create dishes that combine healthiness, the Mediterranean diet and the pleasures of eating well.
At Tenuta Monacelli Lecce, in the heart of Salento, just few kilometres from Lecce and from its limpid and incontaminated sea water, history, nature, architectural spaces, earth and sky do communicate together in a perfect harmony just making every event an unforgettable experience. Should you love nature as witness to your dreams, we offer a stunning backdrop rich of bucolic suggestions where nature and decorations
merge together creating a harmonious whole in a dance of emotions.