Welcome to Masseria Malvindi! It’s located in the rural area of the ancient city of Mesagne on the edge of Via Appia, which in Roman times connected the capital of the Empire, Rome, to the important port of Brindisi. In the Middle Ages the Masseria area was affected by the passage of the Limitone of the Greeks: which marked the border between the Byzantine territory, to the south, and the one occupied by the Lombards, to the north.
The property boasts a 24-hour reception and an outdoor swimming pool...
Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. All rooms at the hotel have a flat-screen TV. The rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries, while some have a terrace. The property is 40 km from Lecce and 21 km from Brindisi.
Masseria Malvindi is 24 km from the nearest airport, Brindisi-Salento, and provides an airport shuttle service for a fee.
The “Limitone” started in Otranto, a center of great strategic importance, moving along the Traiana road, which linked Otranto to Lecce and Brindisi, continuing towards Rome, arriving near the destroyed city of Valesio, near S. Pietro Vernotico. The “Limitone” was detached from the road leading to Levante and still today, near the Malvindi farm, you can notice part of the ancient “tratturo” path, paved with the ancient ‘chianche’.
Not far from the Masseria, archaeological excavations carried out since 1986 have brought to light a Roman thermal plant. This plant, composed of 3 rooms, was partially paved with mosaics, removed from the Superintendence of the Monumental Heritage of Puglia for restoration. In the second room, heated to hypocaust, were highlighted the ‘suspensurae’, suspended floor under which passed hot air in order to heat the ‘calidarium’, that is the hot water tank.
The water is taken from the stream that still flows nearby today, whose source is a few hundred meters from the Malvindi farm, and which can be seen crossing the bridge of Roman times that connects the farm to the main road. The extension of the excavation documents a Roman occupation from the first to the fourth century DC.
The Masseria owes its name to the ancient family of the same name, extinct in the second half of the 19th century, of which stands the coat of arms at the entrance of the structure, depicting a helmet above a pen and a crossed sword.