Born at the beginning of the 900 in the U.S., International Women’s Day in Italy is associated with mimosa, a delicate but colourful and energetic flower blossoming in the first days of March. At the Masseria we`re celebrating Women’s Day in a special way every year. The swimwear fashion show in the spa of Torre Coccaro for example was something to remember!
This year we’re offering an exclusive and intimate hedonisnim package, tailormade for our women guests and their best friends: A wellness package for body and soul to wipe away the stress and celebrate the beautiful things such as friendship in life.
Breathing pure nature, stretching out one’s mind and enjoying our chefs’ and bartenders’ delicacies you’ll understand what Sophia Loren meant by saying:
“Every woman will look at her best if she feels good in her own skin. It is not a matter of clothes and makeup, the only important thing is the way she shines”.
Discover the “Friends in Love” offer or our Women’s day Spa special.
Italians don’t seem to appreciate much one thing that many northern Europeans just LOVE: Hanging around in a nice and cosy coffee bar for hours and having one cappuccino after the other while reading magazines, working on the computer, talking with friends…
While they quickly have their short espresso and tend to leave right after, your favorite coffee shop can easiliy become your second home, don’t you agree?
Well, you don’t need to miss out on that beautiful habit any more while you’re on holiday in the south of Italy. At BOCAFE, right in the center of Monopoli, no more than 10 minutes by car from Coccaro and Maizza, you’d wish to stretch out all day, enjoying huge and comfy armchairs, indulging in a heaven of homemade pastries and more than a dozen yummy coffee delicacies (– including the classics, of course: their cappuccino is fabulous!).
And of course you can remain as long as you wish, in fact you don’t even need to get up to have lunch or dinner some place else because the BOCAFE guys (and girls!) are serving good food, too, like one tasty lunch menu per day and a variety of pugliese dishes for dinner.
Why don’t you put it on your list for your next visit in Puglia? BOCAFE is definitely more than just a coffeeshop. For those who aren’t convinced just yet: Their cocktails and aperitivos will make you feel like heaven – in Monopoli! (Via Mazzini, 25, 080 332 8301)
You love taking pictures but you could use someone to give you a hand in finding the better objects, the right angle, the more efficient light etc? You are blogging, writing and publishing on- or offline – or you are “just” a passionate photographer who wants to get better? Working on it is the key – and working together is always more fun.
We can’t wait to welcome you for a photo workshop that you won’t forget:
Are you free from the 11-14 april – then don’t hesitate and come over! Check further details on http://goefot.wordpress.com/ and book as fast as possible. There are only few places left!
“When we were kids, our mom used to spoil us in a very “pugliese” way“, says Donato, our head chef at Masseria Torre Coccaro. “Whenever she prepared her homemade bread, she would create a little doll out of dough for each one of us kids. These “pupazzetti” were the most popular snacks I can possibly remember, since they not only looked cute with their little chubby little arms and legs and the weirdest hairdos, but also tasted like heaven, especially when eaten freshly from the oven…”
You might want to try it at home – and surprise your own family with a typically puglia present. It doesn’t take much to prepare the dough. You’ll certainly have all the ingredients at home and even if you don’t own a breadmaking machine like we do in our Coccaro kitchen, don’t worry: You can easily work the dough by hand. One of the kids might even want to give you a hand.
Our chef Luigi Giannuzzi will show you step by step how you prepare your own fresh panini at home and surprise everyone with a delicious object of art.
Here’s the recipe.
1 kg flour
30 g yeast (fresh)
30 g salt
500 g water
Work all the ingredients beside the salt by hand for about 15 minutes. Towards the end – that’s important, otherwise the dough won’t become fluffy! – add salt. Put your dough on a clean, not too warm surface and cover with plastic foil to accelerate the the rising.
Then remove the plastic and take a sharp knife to cut pieces off your dough. Look, here’s what Luigi created especially for you: Don’t you just love them? Put everything on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 160/170 degrees. And, please, don’t burn your fingers while you try to taste right away
Winter in Puglia. Nothing to worry about!