Do you take the time for luxurious spa treatments when you travel? Now enjoy the ultimate in Italy!

When you travel is it a mad dash to see as much as possible on the short time you have to “vacation”?
As a traveler you may have more time to experience a location, culture or country but do you take the time to relax while on the mission to experience everything?  
Yle introduces us to a extreme spa, where all your wishes can be granted while you are pampered in the Italian countryside.     What a great way to spend your first day in Italy while battling jet lag, the time change and trying to “do nothing”!   
What spa towns in Italy have you visited?

cremea di caffe

Let’s join Yle at an Italian spa……..  and dream of your customized holiday in Puglia.
continued from the earlier post:
Drinking a “caffè” (in whatever way you like) in a central bar in Lecce is often a way to meet some friends and talk to them, even if you have not planned that and that was the case. I had just asked for my lovely coffee cream when I noticed the wonderful look of a lady who was actually very close to me.                 I immediately realized I knew her and told her: “Marisa how nice to meet you here (that in Italian would be translated like “Che piacere vederti qui”). This lovely friend and her family owns in Salento some very nice resorts by the ocean and are just unique in their style. The last born is a dream place in Lecce where you truly experience a relax atmosphere while enjoying the sun.

We decided  to have coffee together and at the end of the meeting she pronounced the magical formula: “Yle come and visit me tomorrow at Masseria Luciagiovanni”, we will have a brunch together by the swimming pool” (a 1600 sqm swimming pool with Jacuzzi) followed by a spa treatment (I could choose among: sauna, steam bath, hammam, body treatments, massages, indoor/outdoor Thalassic Therapy path and Jetstream, whirlpool). 

I accepted the invitation for the next day and could only picture myself swimming in a late, hot Salento spring day kissed by the sun (baciata dal sole). The brunch was amazing based on Salento traditional specialties paired with a glass of white wine from the very best wineries of the area.  
My dear friends, as soon as I got to this place my relaxation buttom was put on:     perfect!   
The Masseria was in Lecce, so I did not have to drive for km looking for parking and as soon as I got inside I was literary in love with the whole atmosphere, the zen music and the smile of Marisa who was so nice in waiting for me.     The style, the colors, the class approach, the privacy were just the perfect signs of the place I was looking for.
This oasis of peace has 28 rooms and is a mixture of East and West culture and combines style, comfort, luxury and personalized services, a refined expression of hospitality based on experiences and sensations exceeding the traditional concept of a hotel stay.  

  Far from any expectations, she told me there was a “lettino” (bed) for me under the sun by the swimming pool and that she would have joined me for the brunch.    Now the swimming pool is one of a kind, the music is a real caress for the soul and the service simply perfect.  
I am always excited when I find new, gorgeous places to recommend to my friends.

I was in a state of “total karma” and could only think my lovely friends would have adored it,
the perfect place to relax, unfold, refresh and immerse in a Mediterranean atmosphere.
I could only appreciate every single minute of that atmosphere and tell myself “you deserve to live a gorgeous morning. Even bigger than the one you were dreaming of”.     I had just found the place to recommend to my friends.

There is nothing more rewarding for anyone going on vacation than finding the perfect place: for the perfect holiday.     Be it an experience, a unique place, but for sure something that makes you feel you are in the right place.

Did I say I was excited? 

My dear friends, I am here to share the most extraordinary and exciting experience with you.

MASSERIA E SPA Luciagiovanni  via Caliò/Torre Veneri, Lecce tel +39 392.70.80.167  fax +39 0832.1831665 email
If you would like me to customise your Puglia holiday and recommend the very email anytime to

See you next Monday for a new story. 

Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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