A 16th-century farmhouse now converted into an intimate nine-bedroom hotel, Lecce’s Masseria Trapanà specialises in simple pleasures. “Ordinarily when on holiday the last place I want to find myself is by a stove. So it came as a surprise to find myself longing to be in the kitchen at Masseria Trapanà, a fortified Italian farmhouse of honey-coloured stone dating back to the 16th century that is poised to open as a hotel…”


Claire Wrathall