Authentic Puglia

Introducing our newest Apulian member:

The Talea Collection


Dear Travel Partners,

I’m not sure you are aware that at Waterstone, we don’t solicit hotels to join us. Instead, to enter into our Collection, a hotel must be personally introduced by a trusted colleague or current member. Over the years, several hotels in Puglia have made inquiries about our company but we never felt the opportunity was the right one for us based on the way we work. If we were going to accept a new client in Puglia it would have to be a special one, a hotel that boldly expresses what the region is all about.  

With that being said, we are very excited and honored to present you the newest Apulian additions to our portfolio of distinguished hotels. In fact, there are three hotels in Puglia, all under the Talea Collection, which are now part of Waterstone. They are: Il Melograno, La Peschiera and Cala Ponte Hotel which you can read about below. Not only do these hotels boldly express their heritage but they do so authentically and creatively. To complete the Apulian experience, the Talea Collection also includes a DMC who provides transfers, touring and sightseeing in the area. I invite you to get familiar with this fantastic collection by reading more below.

Best wishes, 

The Talea Collection: An Overview

Il Melograno *****

Il Melograno's labyrinth of whitewashed walls and garden paths dotted with gnarled, ancient olive trees could only belong to Puglia. The first "masseria" - meaning a fortified country house typically found in Puglia - to open its doors to guests, Il Melograno is a place of simple beauty.

  • Located near Monopoli, set among ancient olive trees and a citrus grove
  • 40 rooms and suites 
  • Mùmmolu gourmet restaurant
  • Petramare spa
  • Indoor & outdoor pools 
  • Property’s private beach club is minutes away

La Peschiera *****

Upon arriving at La Peschiera, "blue" immediately takes over; the blue of the sea, the sky, and the property's expansive pools blend together to provoke peace and relaxation. With such a spectacular and dramatic backdrop, La Peschiera introduces nothing unnecessary; the décor they've chosen is simple and pure.

  • Located near Monopoli, on the sea with a private beach
  • 13 exclusive rooms with terraces that face the Adriatic sea 
  • 6 pools
  • Gourmet dining at Saleblu seafront restaurant
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the Petramare Spa

Cala Ponte Hotel ****

The peaceful pools, contemporary simplicity, and refreshing cocktails found at Cala Ponte Hotel provide the perfect setting to unwind after a day full of strolling stone streets and admiring 17th century architecture. 

  • Located in Polignano a Mare
  • Set in a private marina 
  • 58 accommodations, including family rooms 
  • Wellness area
  • 2 outdoor pools and terrace court
  • Easy access to historical sites

Your Travel Advisor Contact

Serena Pignataro

The Talea Collection's Sales and Marketing Executive, Serena, seems to do it all. We are thrilled to be working with Serena and truly believe she makes the perfect addition to our Waterstone family.


Please direct all inquires to Serena and myself.


Serena Pignataro
Sales & Marketing Executive
Marcelo D. Vazquez
President & CEO
serena.pignataro@taleacollection.com marcelo@waterstonemarketing.com




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