“Arriving at Masseria Trapana, a fortified farmhouse ten minutes outside the baroque city of Lecce in Puglia, Italy, I felt transported to a place where orchards full of olive groves and walnut, pomegranate, lemon, and mandarin trees hum with birds and butterflies. Where the history of the land feels sublimely wrought in the timeless simplicity of the stone and iron. The stylish and newly refurbished 16th-century masseria has heart and soul in spades…”


by Julie Pullen