Apulian vacation property in Savelletri

New paradisiac masseria

an Apulian vacation property 

By BeeYond Travel

There is one thing in everybody’s mind these days. No matter where you live and no matter what you do:

The answer is: COVID-19 or Corona Virus

After over a month of hearing terrifying news on TV, after many days of re-inventing the way we live, the way we work and the way we normally express our feelings, we are all starting to feel a bit pressured by the circumstances. 

Unemployment, the partner, the kids, the husband, the wife, the relationship, the dog, college…we are all mentally exhausted.    

Paradisiac Vacation Property in Puglia by BeeYond Travel

Today we are extremely excited to share this new vacation property in Puglia because while the Covid-19 was about to blow up, we were getting ready to get on a plane for a 3 weeks trip in Puglia to meet with suppliers, strengthen relationships and find new  accommodations so your vacation can be truly special. It was February 15th, 2020; no known cases in the US yet, but the situation in China was bad, and Italy was starting to get just as bad.

My family and friends drove me to the airport and even if  the jokes helped me get distracted, I could not keep thinking about this new Virus, afraid that in the near future we could face one of the worse times in history.

One of the biggest differences between BeeYond Travel and many other Tour Operators, is that we do not propose anything we have not seen first hand and experienced first hand. The most important thing of all: “we must know personally the Providers, to make sure they share our same passion and they accept to be by our side along the way. 

We always tell them: “You are an extension of our Staff, and as such we must be on the same page”!

So, despite the worrisome moments before departing, we flew to Italy and we did what we do best: We have started new relationships! We are working hard behind the scenes, and little by little we will share everything with you, but today, we want you to understand what those relationships translate into.  

We invite you to visit our latest property addition to our portfolio. This is what came out from one of those relationships. This one of a kind place is called Masseria Torre Abate Risi.

This property sits in Savelletri countryside (attached to Fasano) surrounded by beautiful olive trees and few minutes from the beach. In a buy-out form, this property can accommodate up to 18 people. Inside the property, 5 independent suites can also be booked individually. Each suite can accommodate 2 to 4 guests, or by booking different suites, you can increase the guests capacity.

We have listed each option below. Please read about this property Masseria Torre Abate Risi, and most important, please check out the pictures, they are powerful and they can transport you to this beautiful region called Puglia, allowing you to take that famous “mental break” we mentioned at the beginning of this post and so important right now.

Luxury Vacation Masseria Torre Abate Risi

  • Adults: 18
Hidden in the charming countryside of Savelletri, in the most exclusive area along the Apulian coast, Masseria Torre Abate Risi invites you to immerse in the rich natural beauty of Puglia.

Prices start at: $1,670 per night

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La Torre Suite

  • Adults: 4
  • Size: 1075ft²
1075 square feet in size and has a private entrance and a shaded, panoramic terrace within the walls of a luxury 16th Century Masseria with pool in Savelletri Countryside 2 mi from the Beach

Prices start at: $560 per night

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Fico d’ India Suite

  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 2
  • Size: 645ft²
Luxury apartment with a private entrance, carved among the cavern walls. Part of a luxury 16th Century Masseria with pool in Savelletri Countryside 2 mi from the Beach

Prices start at: $315 per night

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Prices start at: $315 per night

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L’ Ulivo Suite

  • Adults: 4
  • Size: 645ft²
Luxury apartment with a private entrance and garden patio. 645 square feet in size, part of a luxury 16th Century Masseria with Pool 2 mi from Beach in Savelletri Puglia

Prices start at: $315 per night

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We at BeeYond Travel, are always on a quest to discover new vacation properties to include in your next unforgettable trip and in our Tours in Puglia.

We hope the beauty of this vacation property in Puglia will fill your mind with positive thoughts, reminding you to stay strong during this difficult time. We remain available to you for questions and doubts you may have. We are live by chat during business hours or check out the Contact Us page to find out how to best get in touch with us.

Stay strong and healthy, we will help you travel! 

 

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How many of you are familiar with the popular statement: “Nothing good comes easy”?
We at BeeYond Travel can surely raise our hand, both hands…actually! We had shared for a while now the “We Have Grown” news, but we had to work behind the scenes to make the right implementations before unveiling the new BeeYond Travel!

Growing is what makes us better and as reliable as you would expect when traveling overseas.

But what do we mean when we say we have grown? And how did we do it?

Let’s backtrack a bit to 2016, when the first drafts of the villa rental company were drawn. We simply wanted to be the best Vacation Villa Rental out there. While dreaming with our head up in the clouds, we always kept our feet grounded.

We were aware that for the kind of service we wanted to offer, we needed to pick a small area and become the best advisors for the most discerning clientele. We picked one of the most beautiful countries in the world: Italy. We then picked one unique region: Puglia. We picked this region because this region offers tourism options all year long. Of course, the majority of people travel during the summer months but there is another large percentage of people who choose to travel off season because maybe they are not big fan of hot temperatures of they just dislike crowds or many other reasons. Puglia, has much more to offer than just beach: history, culture and traditions can be felt everywhere, food it top notch and we all agree we do not need to wait for summer to eat well.

Once we picked our beautiful corner of world, we literally moved there in 2017 and for 2 years we lived exactly like the locals and we explored every single corner of this amazing region. This was a stretch well worthed. We have met and selected the best professionals to help us out in this incredible journey. Thanks to our alliances, we were able to see the tourist traps and learn how to stay away because authenticity is key to us when delivering a certain level of luxury.

Professionalism is also key, Puglia for instance is packed with beautiful villas but finding gorgeous villas and owners who can actually run those properties in a professional manner was not that easy. Unfortunately, many people think they can open up a restaurant and be called Restaurateurs or refurbish a beautiful old farmhouse and be called Hoteliers; we know well it is not the case so we made sure we looked at the whole picture before “shaking hands”.

Along the way, our clients kept requesting more than the unique villas we offer. We decided then to offer tailored vacations with villas, transfers, tour guides, experiences and anything in between that would create an amazing vacation.
BeeYond Travel based in NY, evolves into Outgoing Tour Operator and after getting the necessary “checks” (insurance, certification, inventory, booking engine, proper staff, etc.) we are now proud to be probably the only Outgoing Tour Operator specialized in this small region capable of offering excitement all year long.

While we are in NY orchestrating unforgettable vacations, there is a Team in Italy coordinating the operation. The Team is directed by Paola Puzzovio; we are very humble so we will just say that she is the best local tourism expert in Puglia, a pioneer of enogastronomy, the first one to preach not only about food and wine but enogastronomy as an expression of culture of the local community. She is the person every traveler would want by their side while on vacation and we are so proud to have her on our Team making sure our travelers can experience a vacation in a way that they will remember forever.

The website got a new “engine”. Although it looks very similar to the previous version (we kept it that way because we all love its simplicity), under the “hood” multiple tools and widgets allow us to keep track and manage inventory, reservations and payments all using the strictest encryption to guarantee your data is safe while on our site.

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We have also added a new page dedicated to Cruises. We now offer day sailing excursions in Puglia and just because we like to always bend rules…even our own, we offer week-long sailing cruises to the Eolian Islands aboard some very unique sailing yachts; one in particular can accommodate up to 12 people; we call it the Orient-Express of the sea! Check out the new page.

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We have changed some numbers but we continue to keep our Italian number to make it easier for our suppliers and travelers to reach us from Italy.

We promise to continue to evolve and we will continue to listen to our guests and suppliers because thanks to them we are who we are today. More tours and more experiences will be added but if you have specific places in Puglia where you wish to go or specific experiences you wish to book, let us know, just send us a request

We hope you will enjoy the new BeeYond Travel and please keep your feedback coming.

Happy Travels,

The BeeYond Travel Team

Family Reunion, meet up again in Puglia for Vacation

In these first days of spring, if you are lucky, raising your eyes to the sky you can see flocks of swallows that come back after the long winter.

It is a fascinating spectacle that fills the heart with hope: the beautiful days are coming back, let’s get ready.

The return of the swallows is a moment of joy and serenity and we imagine that many of you have experienced this sensation.

No, we are not swallows, obviously, but how many times have we found ourselves looking up while waiting for a plane to land that brings home a family member who works or lives far away?

And who returns, does not feel a little like a small swallow who finally returns home, to find the nest he had left?

Airports and stations are places that could tell millions of these stories, tears of joy and long hugs.

Summer is the time when those who return home do not do it for a simple vacation, they want to embrace their origins and recharge their batteries.

In Puglia, the Family Reunions, are a real village festival: Everybody is called: cousins, second and third degree uncles, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All ready to have fun, tell old anecdotes, stories of past lives.

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to even meet in another part of the world, a place that no one has ever seen and live it together, like a family?

Obviously, our advice is, also in this case, to choose Puglia: the BeeYond Travel villas have numerous beds and ensure the necessary privacy and tranquility that these moments deserve.

Waking up together, having breakfast, going to the beach, and then in the evening enjoying a barbecue in the moonlight: all these elements would make any family reunion unforgettable.

There are experiences that can be made here in Puglia that would strengthen ties that maybe the distance has weakened: gathering fresh fruits and vegetables and preparing them for lunch, perhaps after having learned to make orecchiette, the classic Apulian pasta. And then excursions in wonderful cities of art or in small villages, where you can lose yourself in the intricate streets and meet again in the only square of the village, perhaps led by the band that plays in honor of the Patron Saint.

No, it’s not a dream.

Now we understand why swallows always come back: they are doing well in Puglia and you and your family could say the same thing if you chose all this beauty for your holidays.

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Tourism is changing.
The data coming from the BIT, the “Borsa Internazionale del Turismo (International Tourism Exchange) that took place in Milan from 10 to 12 February, is an essential event for all tourism operators.
Ok, but how is it changing?
The most evident transformation is the one linked to the digitalization of businesses and tourism services.
Even the travel business has been absorbed by the pressing technological progress of the most recent years. The sector most affected by this new phase undoubtedly affects the Travel Agencies and Tour Operators.
The typical 2.0 Tourists book online travel, they gather information on-line, they book restaurants, experiences, and entrances to the main attractions.
In short, they are able to create a trip by themselves, a real custom vacation that is totally in line with their tastes and their expectations, without undergoing any market or sales logic.

At first, it might seem that this change of direction against the travel agencies is all in favor of the tourist, but is all that glitters gold?
The advent of OTAs, the online travel agencies such as Booking, HomeAway, Expedia has greatly facilitated the process of adaptation to the present times, this is a fact, but are we really sure that these channels are one hundred percent reliable?
The algorithms that regulate them allow us to find only the most chosen itineraries by travelers, thus proposing standardized and already been-there-done-that trips.
Among accommodations, for instance, you will find will only the most clicked ones, putting aside small hidden gems that simply have less luck online.
Where is the authenticity in all this?

The answer to this question is simple: there is not.
Only companies like BeeYond Travel can “sew” a trip on you like a perfect suit because they know the territory that they are selling and love it.
Here, the difference lies completely in one single word: passion, the uncontrollable desire to tell a land, in our case Puglia, through its traditions, its artistic beauties, its culinary art.
We partner with the local tour operator Salento Travel to protect you from unpleasant surprises. Enough with fake reviews on TripAdvisor!!!
These fake reviews just ruin the reputation of many structures, but also ruin the reputation of the area itself, just because on TripAdvisor someone said that in that particular area of ​​the world everyone is rude, the food is bad, etc …

We would also never dream of cutting costs at the expense of our travelers; you can now find everything on the OTAs but have you ever wondered if the operator who offers a certain experience is covered by insurance? If all those people offering you food tasting experiences have the HACCP certificate? Guarantee that you will not get sick because of poorly managed food? Yes, we know…you should not worry about these things but it is important for you to know how important it is to rely exclusively on certified professionals because your experience and your health may be at risk.

We go beyond making sure that everything checks both professionally and legally, we personally test the experiences and only those able to engage us emotionally will be proposed… we do not sell cheap properties, nor cheap experiences, we sell them at the right price because we do not believe shortcuts and above all, we do not believe in the “hit and run tourism” phenomenon, unfortunately so fashionable nowadays. Just check out the pictures below to see us in action when selecting your experiences.

Our best reviews are the smiles of our customers when they return home satisfied and able to bring with them the desire to tell a beautiful and authentic story to friends and relatives, not to the world wide web.

We promise you a smooth holiday, tailor-made for you. For us, creating a trip is like inviting a traveler to our home: we will prepare everything before hands so you can feel pampered.

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We have some news! We wanted to find the best words to announce them, so we took a while to publish a new article on this blog.

What is it? Well, you just have to keep reading this article.

BeeYond Travel is synonymous with authenticity and refinement and as perfectionists, as we are, we could not ignore the requests from some of our customers.

You have requested the same care that Beeyond Travel has in seeking the perfect five-star holiday accommodation in Puglia, for dream homes throughout Italy…not only Puglia.

After all, how to blame you, when a traveler chooses Italy, he already knows that he has to go back more than once to completely fall in love with it.

So, thanks to a new collaboration with Easy Reserve Limited, you can find on our site a section dedicated to accommodation in other areas of our peninsula and beyond.

We have chosen to collaborate with them because they have our same passion for the work we do.

Even if we do not personally manage the properties they offer, you can contact them directly to request assistance by calling the dedicated number or via email; they will be able assist you every step of the way, including payments. You can start by searching for your next destination using the booking engine you will find on our home page. Just look for the following image and then click on MORE PROPERTIES just above the picture from our home page:

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Our intention is simple: offer you an alternative if you decide to travel to places where BeeYond Travel does not manage the properties directly.

We want to give you a tailor-made holiday, and we want you to choose the destination.

We are fortunate to live in the most beautiful nation in the world and it is mostly you…the customers to say so, it is not self-congratulation.

A famous phrase said:

“It is not the destination, but the journey that counts”

Prepare your bags and games. Italy will surprise you everywhere: come and find out what it means to wake up in the morning and know that as soon as we open the window there will be beauty waiting for us.

We will welcome you as only Italians can do.

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