My husband and I spent 10 days in Francavilla Al Mare and stayed in one of the small rustic villas on the wonderful grounds of Tenuta Querce Grosse. We usually take our main holiday in September to coincide with our wedding anniversary and we must say that the images on the website do not do this establishment justice, it was like a second honeymoon for us! As our taxi drove along the tree lined drive way, we could not believe how beautiful the grounds were. We drove past acres of vineyards, cherry orchards and olive groves. We then received a warm welcome from the wonderful Max who I believe was the hotel and events manager.
Even though it was out of season, the venue was extremely busy with weddings and we were the only guests staying there, we were treated like royalty as Max could not do enough to assist us.
Although my husband and I love exploring surrounding towns and villages whenever we go away on vacation, we did find time to explore the wonderful grounds which offered breath taking views of the sea! There is a wonderful swimming pool with sun loungers and beautifully manicured lawns, sweet smelling flowers, olive trees. As you can imagine we took endless photographs.
Our two bedroomed villa was cleaned every day and Max delivered a wonderful breakfast to our villa every morning.
This is a wonderful venue for weddings as there are various function rooms, gazebos and beautiful areas on the grounds for wedding photo opportunities. There was a wedding taking place there almost on a daily basis during our stay.
Although our return flight to London was not until 10.00pm and check out time was 10.00am, Max very kindly suggested that we stay on and make use of our villa and the grounds until we were ready to make our journey to the airport.
A wonderful place for people who like excellent service and beautiful surroundings!