Alabaster stone and groves of centuries-old olive trees mark the medieval splendor of Relais HistÚ San Pietro Sul Mar Piccolo, a postcard-perfect resort located in a bucolic region of Puglia, Italy. Built on what was once an ancient Masseria that housed an abbey dating back to the first century, this cloistered retreat has just 46 stunning rooms and suites that evoke old world charm and contemporary pleasures. Chambers embrace a monochromatic color scheme, creating an uncluttered ambiance complemented by streamlined appointments. Some feature bathrooms cloaked in rich marble, while others boast Juliet-style terraces. The hotel has an aura of serenity, attributed to its estate-like setting, with an aroma of citrus and a perfect location between the placid waters of Mar Piccolo and the verdant, rolling hills.
Relais HistÚ San Pietro Sul Mar Piccolo strikes the perfect balance for social settings and individual reflecting with an array of creative spaces. The Lounge, with its Culti design, and HistÚ Coffee Bar, where baristas tamp and brew savory espresso, lend themselves well to socializing. The courtyards are more intimate and surrounded by trees rich with plump olives and orange blossoms. These remote enclaves are ideal for getting lost in a good book or inhaling the fresh and fragrant air. The resort has its own gourmet restaurant, tucked inside the aged olive mill, with a menu of traditional and regional dishes. An outdoor swimming pool and the addition of a spa sanctuary, where pampering is elevated to an entirely new dimension, make Relais HistÚ San Pietro Sul Mar Piccolo one of Europe's greatest escapes.