Il Melograno


Apulia, or Puglia – as the locals call it, is located in the “heel of the Italian boot”. It is a countryside blessed with countless charms: Rest your eyes on undulating hills, lush olive orchards, picturesque fishing villages and immaculate beaches with crystal-clear water.


Thus, it is no surprise that the region has become increasingly popular as a holiday destination. The charming, little village Monopoli is located at approximately sixty kilometers distance from the regional capital Bari. read more »


Monopoli is the setting for the delightful Il Melograno Hotel – a secluded country estate that dates back to the 16th century. It is the perfect destination for all those that would like to escape the hectic bustle of everyday life to savour quiet country charms.


The venerated, white-washed walls of the country hotel contrast magnificently with the bright blue sky of southern Italy. It is a romantic scene charged with local character that is further underpinned by the lush and blossoming gardens.


The interior is adorned with precious carpets and original furniture that includes pieces dating back to the estate’s first construction. It is a magical atmosphere that takes you on a journey to glorious days and fairytales.


Of course, the refined atmosphere is accompanied by local delicacies par excellence. Sample the region’s fine treats followed by a sip of the superb wine.


The Il Melograno is the creation of Camillo Guerra – antiquarian by profession. He has created a masterpiece! His skilled eye and great fascination with even the minutest details set the Il Melograno apart, making it a uniquely romantic and authentically historic country hotel!


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Framed by countless olive trees and kissed by a warm, salty breeze arriving from the Adriatic Sea, the Il Melograno Hotel provides the perfect setting for sweet relaxation no matter which of the thirty read more » rooms or seven suites you choose.


It is no surprise that the Il Melograno scored a membership with the renowned hotel chain Relais & Chateaux. Large, cosy beds promise sweet dreams to come after long and wonderful days in Apulia.


Of course, the tastefully furnished accommodation units leave nothing to be desired where comforts and facilities are concerned. All of the rooms and suites have been individually and painstakingly designed, furnished and decorated.


Hot summer days are rather common at the heel of the Italian boot - all the more reason that you will appreciate the state-of-the-art air-conditioning system. Entertainment and news are provided by the TV with satellite reception.


Some of the units even boast a private patio complete with a Jacuzzi! There is no better way to celebrate at hot afternoon than with a lazy soak and cold drink from the mini bar!


Of course, you may also slip into the warm water late at night, with only the sparkling sky for company. Your valuables are well protected by the room or suite’s safe.


Your host Camillo Guerra certainly has the magic touch, an incomparable instinct for historic flair and a well-balanced, harmonic ambience. But you should best come and see for yourself: Welcome to the Il Melograno in Monopoli!


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Do you feel it is time to kick back and indulge in sweet idleness? How about a day of supreme laziness by the Il Melograno’s large and welcoming swimming pool! And on a rare rainy day, the indoor pool read more » quickly lets you forget the fool weather.


Those that prefer the salty tang of the sea may hop aboard the courtesy shuttle bus and enjoy a day at the Il Melograno’s Le Tamerici Beach Club at only eight kilometres distance.


The delightful private beach is just the right spot for a few hours of sunbathing beneath the bright Italian sky – interrupted only by the one or other refreshing splash in the sea or the pool!


Experience supreme bliss for body, mind and soul at the excellent spa! Allow yourself to be spoiled by caring and professional hands with any of the many treatments and therapies.


The fully-equipped gym allows you to balance the rich Italian cuisine. Hard training is best followed by a session in the sauna! And on a different day, why not improve your serve on the tennis court or your handicap on the nearby golf course?


At some stage, however, you most certainly need to explore the stunningly beautiful region. Set off exploring on horseback or on a mountain bike. Of course, you may also drop a line hoping to hook some dinner or skip across the waves in a kayak.


The classic and beautifully restored Il Peschereccio fishing boat is available for charter – the perfect option for a long and wonderful day out on the Adriatic Sea with family or friends!


Last but not least, those that are intrigued by the Italian cuisine may learn from the masters who unveil some of their secrets in a Mediterranean cooking course. Doubtlessly, the Il Melograno has all the ingredients for a sensational holiday in southern Italy and is one of the finest hotels in Apulia!


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