Relais Histò San Pietro sul Mar Piccolo

Puglia, Italy

Exclusive room

Exclusive room

Deluxe room

Deluxe room

A secluded Puglian hideaway surrounded by olive groves, with an atmospheric spa, charming restaurant and stunning views – with breakfast, wellness extras and more





Accommodation

Overlooking the pretty gardens, many of the rooms are minimalist white-on-white spaces sitting pretty beneath stone arches, others are accented with dark wooden furniture and tiled floors. All stream in natural light through huge windows and feature polished-stone bathrooms and super-comfy king-size beds. Opt for an Exclusive room to take advantage of a small outdoor terrace overlooking the pretty internal courtyard.

Amenities:

- King-size or twin bed
- Garden or courtyard views
- Terrace (Exclusive rooms)
- En suite bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Safe
- Iron
- Minibar
- Flatscreen TV
- Hairdryer

Dining

Housed in a rustic farmhouse that used to be a former olive press, the elegant Relais Histó restaurant serves up traditional Mediterranean cuisine and Puglian specialties. A secluded nook in the gardens is shaded beneath a lush emerald canopy for al fresco dining, while a stone terrace offers a glimpse of the sea shimmering on the horizon.

Wellness

Nestled among olive trees, the 1,750 square-metre spa and wellness area is a tranquil haven with a lounger-lined indoor pool and a handful of ancient Roman baths and heat experience rooms. The dry-heat Fire Cave is carved out of traditional trullo stone, while a saltwater outdoor pool is the perfect place to while away a few hours. Be sure to book in for a sea-based spa treatment for a hefty dose of relaxation.

Location

Highlights

A Puglian hideaway ringed by sprawling olive groves, Relais Histó San Pietro Sul Mar Piccolois is located 14 kilometres from Taranto, home to an old town crowned by an Aragonese castle, the Cathedral of San Cataldo and the must-visit National Archaeological Museum.

If you can drag yourself away from the hotel’s charms, hire a car to venture out and explore the trullo houses of Alberobello and the Sassi di Matera, known for its ancient cave dwellings, plus the postcard-pretty beaches of Salento dotted along the coastline towards Gallipoli. Alternatively, a hotel shuttle bus can whisk you to nearby Canneto Beach if you want to stay closer to home.

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