This is the perfect place for an unforgettable experience, just a few kilometers from the A14 motorway toll booth and a few km from bari palese airport. The landscape appeals to all your senses, enhancing your body and soul. It is the ideal place where you will rediscover yourself and your own inner roots. Here you will enjoy many activities especially arranged for you, mixing comfort and discovery chances. San Marco Antico Relais is next to Bitonto with its ancient city center and not far from Bari, Alberobello and Castel del Monte (UNESCO World Heritage Site).Pretty soon you will realize that the whole province of Bari gathers priceless treasures of art and beauty.
San Marco Antico Relais was purchased in January 2018 by the current owners. It is a splendid large dwelling house where time seems to stand still.The walls, the floors and the ceilings tell charming stories in the Mediterranean mood, for everyone to hear. The Relais is a stone farmhouse perfectly restored and brought to its original majesty. Inside it the large hall with its high ceilings preserves the medieval aspect, as well as the adjacent hall with beamed ceiling. The appealing tiny church that stands next to the main building dates back to the year 1000. The house stands among ancient gnarled olive trees that add beauty to the park and make the place even more fascinating.
Near Bitonto and on the ancient road to Patierno there is the little church consecrated to Saint Mark dating back to XII century. The church is inside a “masseria “ ( large farm) with a large olive oil mill called “Pezza di San Marco “ or “Trappeto del Capitolo “. The ancient farm has recently been restored, renovated and converted into a banquet hall still keeping the previous rural style.
Saint Mark church is a single nave building with barrel vault and a small apsis with a wall made in bricks . Over time the church has been transformed and disfigured , now it is a squat bare building adorned only by the small bell tower which was added later above the entrance door.
Rooms and suites
- Double standard bed
- Private furnished terrace
- Bathroom with shower
- Disabled bathroom
- Air Conditioning
- Digital TV
- Safe deposit box
- Mini Bar
- Bathrobe and other accessories
San Marco antico Relais is a magical place and the perfect location for unique events for our customers. The reception areas are cozy and refined and the guests will choose the hall inside the mansion or the outdoor spaces (garden and a pool area) . This place was carefully restored to make it magic and our staff will help your dream to come true and make it an experience you and your guests will never forget.
Wedding is the happiest event in a couple’s life. Enjoy the thrill of an unforgettable moment in the shade of the Apulian olive trees and share the experience with the people you love. This location will welcome you in a warm embrace not only in the summertime in the large parks, but also in the winter in the cozy and spacious medieval hall.
A private event, is an event created according to the needs of our guests. With a large choice inside, outside and in the pool area, this place is perfect for theme parties, meetings and corporate events,birthdays, anniversaries and every moment you want to celebrate.
The Relais has a large turquoise colored pool, and a large relax area with loungers and beach umbrellas where you will spend pleasant hot summer days. Furthermore you will have pleasant walks in the garden and in the surrounding countryside. San marco antico relais is only 4km from the historical center of Bitonto. On request it will be possible to join yoga classes at the Holistic Center Ganapati in Bitonto in winter time, and inside the Relais in summertime.
Where we are
Airport: 7km (5 min by car)
higway A14 exit : 2,5 km ( 3 min by car)
inhabited center of bitonto : 2km
center of Bari : 15 km
Santo spirito 6km
Castel del monte 30km
Trani 25 km
Monopoli 55 km
Polignano 45 km
Alberobello 65 km
Matera 55 km
How to reach us
- Adriatic Highway A14 exit Bitonto, continue following our indications.
- SS16BIS exit Bitonto Ss. Spirito, continue to Bitonto and follow the indications.
- The Bari Karol Wojtyla airport is only a few kilometers from our hotel and it is possible to request a shuttle service to and from the airport 24 hours before.
- With the State Railways you can reach the city of Bari and from there take the railways of the north of Bari (www.ferrovienordbarese.it) and get off at the SS. MEDICI or BITONTO. From here our staff will be happy to wait for you and take you directly to the farm.