It is a special place, the best if you want to rest and enjoy the beautiful property. Amazing building with the highest level of comfort... bathrooms, bed, temperature, tranquility.. everything is top and spotless. We stayed in the suite Helena, stunning and huge. The gardens and pools are a dream to enjoy the tranquility and the stunning surroundings, its like paradise where you find olive trees, fig trees, prickly pear cacti, flowers, lemon trees, a real dream. Also, the people taking care of the place, Simona, Verna and Felizia, are awesome. Simona is sooo nice, with her baked delicacies in the morning is the star, Verna always ready to help and Felizia was very sweet when we arrived exhausted and gave us the tour. As well will like to mention the house keepers and the men in the garden, they do a great job.
Location is very good, near Manduria with many options for dinner, 15 minutes to the beach and a lot to see around if you are interested in art, in Lecce, Gallipoli, Oria and other towns
I recommend the place 100 percent, and cannot think of anything which was not perfect. I could spend my vacations there every year... Hopefully we'll come back soon..
Had a lovely (last minute!) stay at Masseria Li Reni. It is absolutely stunning and so peaceful. The pools are both great and the forested area looks like a fairytale. Breakfast features homemade cakes each morning. It is a new masseria, but nonetheless has an old charm to it. Our room had an amazing view of sunsets, and was spacious and very nicely decorated.
Rarely have I felt more like a king than during our wonderful visit to this sumptuous country retreat. We had 4 days of perfect relax and luxury. From the flower lined road that takes you through the vineyards to the main Masseria, to the warm and personable staff who welcomed us on our arrival, everything was a delightful discovery.
The large suite was incredible; warm, elegant, and romantic. The grounds and gardens are perfectly maintained. There are lots of places to wander or relax and there are plenty of places to swim; 2 swimming pools, an enormous in suite bathtub, a hottub, and beautiful nearby beaches on the southern coast.
The house offered us some of their delicious wines from the estate to enjoy as a welcome package and we certainly wasted no time in making ourselves welcome.
The morning breakfast buffet was excellent and varied, and again the attentive staff were there to provide everything necessary to begin our day well. It is a shame Michelin doesn't give stars for breakfast buffets.
There are lots of nice restaurants in the nearby historic center of Manduria for dinner and an evening stroll but there is a small kitchen area in the suite as well in case you want to prepare some meals on your own.
If I wanted to sum up the experience I would say: Romantic, Luxurious, Relaxed, and Welcoming. Would highly recommend Masseria Li Reni for an elegant escape for two or a weekend in wine country. Many thanks to Vera and the staff. I hope to return soon.