We are delighted to welcome you to our newly renovated location within the Masseria La Macina .

L’Aia is private and elegant, perfectly suited for a small number of guests, with an enchanting patio and a charming terrace overlooking the sea, as well as a large centuries-old olive grove

L'Aia - Masseria La Macina

L’Aia was once the place where wheat was “threshed”.

We wanted to preserve this memory and this scent by building a marvelous wood-fired oven, where our chef Renato Morisco bakes bread and focaccia according to tradition

We could not resist the call of the ancient cooking in the “pignata”.

Baking and lifting the lid gives ancient and extraordinary fragrances that are increasingly rare to find nowadays.

francesca lafratta

We entrusted her with the management of this magical place.

After studying pharmacy, Francesca realized that her true passions were cooking, hospitality and beauty in all its forms.

She attended and studied courses at the Etoile in Chioggia and at “La Cucina Italiana” for a long time. 

In 2003 she founded WeddingApulia.  
Italian and foreign couples come to her to realize dream weddings in extraordinary locations, historical residences, breathtaking landscapes all over Italy, including the islands. 

She became aware of the uniqueness and precious beauty of her beloved Apulia, which became the driving force behind her entrepreneurial activity that she carries out with passion and dedication.

In February 2023, when Hubert, the owner of Masseria La Macina, showed her L’Aia, she fell madly in love with it and for the first time she agreed to put down roots.

No matter the size of your event, you can be sure that Francesca will know how to listen to you and make you feel at home: you will be able to rely on her without having to worry about anything except enjoying your very special day.

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