Newsletters  | Mobile


Il Melograno

Il Melograno

Photo: Courtesy of Il Melograno

345 Contrada Torricella
Monopoli, 70043, Italy
TEL: 39-080-690-9030

Italy’s only Relais & Châteaux property south of Naples sits just outside Monopoli on the Adriatic coast of Apulia, the “heel” of the Italian boot—a sunbaked corner of the country where everything is white-on-white. In a peaceful setting amid olive groves, this 17th-century masseria (farming estate) was converted into a small hotel by antiques collector Camillo Guerra, who scattered period furnishings and Persian rugs on the tile floors of the 37 simple but well-appointed rooms. Guests congregate by the indoor and outdoor pools and the new Orlane spa (complete with a hammam), or choose to board the complimentary shuttle to a private beach nearby. Don’t miss dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves excellent nouvelle Pugliese cuisine.

Room to Book:

Traditional thick walls and small windows help beat the summer heat, but those who want to soak up the Mediterranean sun should book a room with a patio or terrace—conveniently available in all room categories.

Insider Tip:

The hotel’s cooking classes require a minimum of eight people. Solo guests or pairs can book a relaxing coastal cruise on the fishing boat La Madonna della Madia.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Breakfast Included
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Manor/Estate/Villa
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Seasonal
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 37

Number of Suites: 7

Number of Pools: 2

Year Opened: 1987



Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition