A magical place at one with nature.
This sure is one magical place, a 180 hectare 19th century organic farm (and 140 chimneys, no less) of which we cannot speak highly enough, especially if what you are looking for is total respect for nature and the environment.
Located at the foot of the Murgian mountains, the landscape is of one of olive-yards, vineyards, almond, cherry-orchards, pastures and vegetables which are grown at the Lama di Luna, (biologically, of course), and so it is a place for those looking to be at one with environment in the way it should be. But this does not have to mean an ascetic or uncomfortable stay, indeed, far from it.
The Lama di Luna remains a classy piece of work. The main house dates back to the 19th century and has been recently renovated respecting its original structure. Centuries old traditions have been rescued thanks to the hard work of artisans who spent several months on this project. Each single detail has been meticulously studied to let the flavour freely circulate.
There are nine bedrooms in all, each equipped with the original fireplace to create the simple yet suggestive atmosphere of the old time. Beds are north facing to take in as much of the sun and solar panels heat each room and heat the water that supplies each bathroom.
We loved Lama di Luna. We travelled in Italy for a month and stayed at some beautiful places.
Lama di Luna was the only place my husband and I would return to. Why? It is so authentic. The people were so kind. The chef, Enrico, provided profoundly scrumptious meals that were typically Italian and elegant in presentation and creativeness. 400 acres of impeccably groomed orchards provided endless terrain to walk in...with a glimpse of the sea on the horizon. Having a cinema there was fun to watch Italian classic movies. The grounds are beautiful. I love that they are investing in the environment by being organic..not spraying with poisonous chemicals.
Much respect for the entire operation.
Date of stay 12/07/2018
We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful old farmhouse. It is a special building and it is renovated with great care. The staff is great and takes great care of their guests. The pool is nice, the food is superb and the cinema ! Is free and contains great Italian movies. I would go again
Da könnte man nochmal hin
Date of stay 21/07/2018
Aus unserer Sicht empfehlenswertes Hotel in hübscher erhabener Lage mit viel Ruhe und schönem Ausblick. Zimmer wie beschrieben, Frühstück gut. Freundlicher, persönlicher Service in allen Bereichen. Küche und Weine wirklich sehr gut. Die ständige Anwesenheit der Inhaber hat Vor-und Nachteile. Uns persönlich hat der fast schon deutsch anmutende Drang nach standardisierter Perfektion und die ständige engmaschige Überwachung der doch ohnehin schon liebenswerten und motivierten Mitarbeiter etwas gestört. Entspannter liefen die Dinge dann, wenn die Chefs mal einen Tag nicht da waren.
A fabulous experience
Our experience at Locanda Iluna was fabulous. This is a very well restored country house with great interior design and personal care. The owners of the house put a lot of care into it. Breakfast is exquisite and dinner impressive. Moreover, the natural environment of the house is beautiful and rich in the cultural heritage of Italy. I recommend this place especially for those who want to live a little of the real Italy, away from tourist clichés and impersonal places.
Xema Varela, Spain