Masseria Mongiò Dell'Elefante
Masseria Mongiò dell'Elefante is immersed in the beauty of nature, next to the precious and inspiring Baia dei Turchi. It emerges in an area of considerable landscape value, among the most beautiful and evocative of the coast of Otranto, near the "Baia dei Turchi", a genuine paradise surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation and a crystalline sea. It is precisely this proximity to the sea, yet in a rural context, which makes Masseria Mongiò dell'Elefante unique compared to all other masserias in the area.
The structure was born from the owner’s idea to transform some old rural buildings, no longer used in agricultural activity, into a place of relaxation. From existing buildings, after long and careful renovation, 12 suites have been created, each one different from the other in terms of size and distribution yet similar in style and materials, a restaurant and a SPA.
For the renovation, it was decided to use materials and colors that are fully compatible with the surrounding natural environment, maintaining a sense of continuity with the past and guaranteeing the best solutions for the well-being and comfort of the guests.
The project was aimed at minimizing environmental impacts, also thanks to the exclusive use of electricity from renewable sources, and has obtained the ITACA environmental sustainability certification. The suites have a terrace or private garden and all enjoy the beautiful and diverse surrounding landscape with its alternating forest, vineyard and cultivated fields, interspersed with glimpses of blue sea. The suites, all finely furnished with majesty and elegance, have 3 to 5 beds, an independent entrance and are equipped with air conditioning, 2 color TVs, minibar, safe, free Wi-Fi internet service and all. Two rooms are available for the needs of customers with disabilities. Within the masseria, a restaurant has been created which offers a cuisine based on the use of the products of our garden and local farms, selected to obtain the best quality for our guests, and produced in a simple cuisine, with innovative style and elegance. The particular position of the Masseria, near the sea yet in a traditional rural context, is expressed by a varied menu that combines the products of the land, in particular of the massiera's vegetable garden, with local fish.
The facility is equipped with a relaxation area for the exclusive use of the massiera’s guests, the Hypogeum, with a large whirlpool bath, a Turkish bath, a sauna, an impressive shower and a tea corner.
The Masseria is just a few kilometers from Otranto, which can also be reached using bicycles, available free of charge to guests.) The famous "Baia dei Turchi" beach can be reached on foot via a shady path and is just 200 meters from the property. The contact with nature, the scents of the countryside and the sea make Masseria Mongiò a place to experience a unique, exclusive and unparalled experience.