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A 16th-century fortress is reimagined as a chic B&B

Chic simplicity and friendly service in southern Italy

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A 16th-century fortress is reimagined as a chic B&B

July 07 2010
Maria Shollenbarger

In the far south of Italy, in Basilicata, an authentic masseria experience awaits in the form of a sweet new B&B in the hilltown of Pisticci, perched above the Ionian Sea and just a short distance from the Unesco World Heritage Site Sassi di Matera. Hotel Torre Fiore (www.chicretreats.com; from €120 per person) is a 16th-century fortress with interiors that have been gutted and reimagined in whitewashed, purely contemporary schemes. This is simple chic, offering friendly, but not obsequious, service – ideal for those in search of a genuine sense of place.

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Hotels, Italy, Basilicata