The artist connects with the craftsman with whom he or she will carry out and share his/her work: these are traditions, rituals and villages selected by Manibus during events focusing on discovering Apulian craftsmanship.
Each guest artist-in-residence holds at least one experiential workshop open to residents and occasional citizens.
Manibus also organises visits for the artists to historical sites, centres of art and culture and urban centres in the region in order to foster their personal, and thus visual and inspired, knowledge of Apulia’s extraordinary cultural landscape.
Nestled amidst centuries-old olive groves and Mediterranean scrub, Masseria Torre Maizza is an ancient building dating back to the 16th century, now a buen retiro on Apulia’s Adriatic coast. Throughout the centuries, Torre Maizza has been a stronghold in the line of defence across the Apulian region: a 16th-century fortified watchtower against incursions by the Ottoman Turks and Saracens, as well as a refuge for pilgrims during invasions. The harmonious union of elegant Italian style with the warmth of Rocco Forte Hotels’ hospitality creates a unique atmosphere: between past, present and future, its history continues to excite and confirm its calling for hospitality, having hosted, nurtured and protected people for hundreds of years.
The Country House of Barnaba Sisters is located close to an area of great naturalistic and biodiversity. Is a place where excellence and tradition are essential values.
Here it is possible to experience a stay surrounded by a typical Apulian landscape, as an old river bed (lama) enclosed by the native “macchia Mediterranea” flora and fascinating
caves to visit.
It is a place far from the rush of daily life. Here it is possible to enjoy moments of relax made by the outstanding view of centuries-old olive oil trees and a wide swimming pool. It is the kingdom of stones full of ancient stories and unspoiled nature. Its name is “Lama dei Taveri rural park”.