Tenuta Mosè

Puglia, Italy

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  • Romantic suites with sunken baths
  • Beautiful walled gardens
  • Small intimate restaurant
  • Gallipoli and beaches 15-minute drive
  • Lecce 45-minute drive

Puglia is a place with an astonishing and varied history that pre-dates all known civilisations. It hides its treasures well, within the ancient walls of its historic towns and villages, and despite boasting a vast 800km of coastline even the beaches reveal themselves slowly in Puglia. So Tenuta Mosè should come as no surprise. Yet within the walls of this hotel in the unspoilt Salento region of Southern Puglia, lies an extraordinary oasis of beauty and elegant sophistication that is simply breath-taking.

As a child, the host Adriano, spent joyous summers at his grandparents’ home close to Tenuta Mosè where he recalls a house full of light, a garden scented with citrus, and almonds dropping gently to the ground. Years later, he bought an old farming estate with distant views of his much-loved childhood retreat and in a labour of love lasting four years, has transformed it into an unashamedly romantic haven; where people, good food and the elegant art of conversation can flourish.

Adriano’s passion for the finer things in life is evident throughout Tenuta Mosè. Using lavish natural materials, Neo-classically inspired décor, and grand antique furnishings he has created a wonderfully palatial feel. Our ground floor suites, Desert Rose and Smereld Laurel continue in this vein, offering opulence and old-school glamour in abundance; with sumptuous beds, enormous sunken baths, frescoes on the walls and terraces lined with rosemary, sage and verbena. The first-floor suite, Maestrale, is equally luxurious but less ornate, with vaulted ceilings crafted from the local Carparo stone and outside on the terrace, its own private pool and seating area with distant views to the Ionian Sea.

The elegant restaurant at Tenuta Mosè is set in the orangery, overlooking the magnificent formal gardens and offers a timeless fine dining experience, serving beautifully presented local dishes with some inspired international influences. Breakfast is served here too, or on your terrace if you prefer.

Outside in the Italianate walled garden, symmetrical box hedging and stone pillars line the walkways to a central pergola adorned with delicately fragranced roses, a sensuous pleasure on your way to the majestic swimming pool beyond. There is also a lovely spa, with steam-room and covered terrace which can be made private for a treatment. And beyond the garden walls, are the citrus scents of Adriano’s childhood and he has established a vineyard and organic vegetable garden, providing wine and produce for use at the hotel.

Tenuta Mosè is the sort of place you may not wish to leave but it is well-placed, just 15 minutes from Gallipoli and the numerous beaches that lie along the Ionian coast, and the many highlights of Salento are all within an hour’s drive. The magnificent Castello Aragonese in Otranto and mystical Santa Maria di Leuca, where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas collide are both easily accessible by car but undoubtedly, the jewel in the crown of Puglia’s baroque period is magnificent Lecce, offering culture and cuisine to rival anywhere in Italy.

Tenuta Mosè is a place for dreamers, explorers and romantics. It can be booked alone, for a minimum of three nights, or combined with a stay in one of our hotels in Northern Puglia, allowing you the flexibility to discover as much or as little of this magical landscape as you choose.



  • Adult Only (18 years or older)
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Hotel restaurant for snacks, lunch and dinner (reservations required), open every day in high season and every day except Monday out of high season
  • Hotel bar
  • Reception (staffed 9am-10pm)
  • Local excursions (booked locally)
  • Relaxation area (partially covered) with Turkish bath and Jacuzzi
  • Spa treatment room (treatments must be booked in advance)
  • Shared swimming pool 5m x 20m (depth 1.3m throughout)
  • A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash during your stay.

All suites

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar with complimentary water and soft drinks
  • Hairdryer, bath and pool towels
  • Bathrobes, slippers and complimentary bathroom products
  • Bose Bluetooth speakers
  • Private furnished balcony or terrace
  • Daily cleaning and towel change
  • Linen change every other day
  • Laundry service (payable locally), iron available on request
  • Shared safe available at reception


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4:00pm
  • Check out time – 10:00am


  • Sannicola (supermarket/bar) 3min drive
  • Lido san Giovanni beach 10min drive
  • Gallipoli 10min drive
  • Lecce 30min drive
  • Leuca 40min drive
  • Otranto 46min drive
  • Ostuni 1hr 20min drive
  • Alberobello 1hr 45min drive
  • Brindisi airport 55min drive
  • Bari airport 2hr drive


Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday All season
Manchester Easyjet Saturday 03/08 - 26/10


Car hire

Car options

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you.

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are available:

  • 2 guests – 1 group B, Fiat 500 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives. Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group C – VW Polo or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium and 1 large suitcases*

Group D – Peugeot 308 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group H – Alfa Romeo Giulietta AUT or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group F - Fiat Tipo SW or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large and 2 small suitcases*

Group G – BMW Gran Tourer Station Wagon or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large and 2 small suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.


Customer feedback

We found the Puglian wandering experience (10 days across three hotels of very different style and character but all with a high level of attention to detail and personal service) was a perfect introduction to the many charms of what was to us an entirely new region of Italy.
Alan & Jane Millar – June 2019


Much enjoyed our stay at Tenuta Mosè – a quirky yet lovely hotel with very friendly staff and the owner is a gem.
Mr McCallum – June 2019

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas and Partner Hotels to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Puglia.


Read more on our Puglia region page

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