Dolce Kerida | Maison d'Hôtes dans les Pouilles en Italie

Dolce Kerida

My new guest house in Ceglie Messapica in Puglia

I imagined this house as being yours: welcoming, warm, relaxing, surrounded by greenery, ideally located and with particular attention paid to renovation while respecting tradition and decoration.

It consists of 3 independent units that can accommodate up to 9 people and is ideal for a friendly and warm stay with family, friends, or loved-ones and I will be at your disposal to concoct a tailor-made program for you if you wish.

Welcome to Dolce Kerida !


In the beginning

After a few years spent in Cuba where I created my first guest house "Casa Kerida", I discovered Puglia and fell in love with this magnificent region that is the Itria Valley and the kindness of its inhabitants. I decided to move there and relive the enriching and exciting experience of running a guest house. After a few visits, this house was the obvious choice ! It met all the criteria: a charming old olive mill rich in history in the middle of the countryside, but near the city, in a quiet area, a large plot of one hectare, several buildings and equipped with a trullo so typical of the local architecture... a real favourite! After two years of work, Dolce Kerida was born.

The apartments

Dolce Kerida is made up of three accommodation untis :
Il Mulino, L’Ovile and La Cappella. They can be rented together or separately for a total capacity of 9 people.

Il Mulino

Il Mulino is an independent space of around 50 m² for 4 people, fully equipped. Ideal for a family !

The Ovile

Can accommodate up to 3 people in its 35 m², view of the swimming pool.

The Cappella

Charming studio of 25 m² fitted out in an old chapel. For couples or solo travellers.

Common areas

A 10,000 m² garden is at your disposal with small secluded relaxation areas under the olive trees for lovers of tranquility.
Swimming pool, outdoor lounge and catering are at your disposal.

You will have the opportunity to meet Bruno & Cindy, my two adorable traveling companions.

PS : The work ended this winter, I’m just waiting for the Spring colours to emerge to show you some pretty outdoor photos !

Some traveler reviews


" Enchanting stay at Dolce Kerida. Warm welcome of which Laura has the secret and which contributes to the impression of living in a little paradise, serene, beautiful and sunny. Neat decoration inside the Trulli and the apartments – large or small – vast and colorful garden where we find olive trees, almond trees, fig trees….everything is there to allow us to feel good and calm in this place, close to the pretty little town of Ceglie Messapica. Thank you Laura for all your attention ! "

Marie-H. & Pierre B.

" A prime location, which immerses us in the heart of the architectural particularity of the region. Once there, the impression of being alone in the world. Apart from the warm presence, smiling and full of good advice from Laura. Always there for advice or a helping hand. Laura alone makes you want to extend the stay !
Halfway between the two coasts and in the middle of a network of villages whose historic centers compete in beauty. An ideal base for discovering this part of Italy. "

Baptiste L.

" I have just spent a great weekend at Laura's and I come back delighted. Dolce Kerida is a place full of charm, surrounded by nature and at the same time close to Ceglie Messapica and its lively market. My accommodation was very tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A superb base camp to recharge your batteries and visit this beautiful region. And yet the infinity pool was not yet in use! Thank you Laura for your kindness and your joie de vivre which are also the soul of this magical place. "

Caroline D.

" Laura's estate is a place apart, out of time.
An old mill, a sheepfold and a chapel, far from the tumult, carefully restored and decorated.
Laura's warm welcome, her knowledge of the region and the people who live there, her good food... We immediately felt at home.
We stayed there for a week. A week spent, depending on the mood of the moment, touring Puglia (the main tourist sites are easily accessible by car) or taking our time in Dolce Kerida, in the middle of olive groves and dry stone trulli. The dream Italy. "

Eric P.
For all those who appreciated the Casa Kerida in Cuba,
it goes without saying that the Dolce Kerida in Puglia follows in the same vein !

" Beautiful residence full of charm. Laura, its owner, is also a sparkling person who fully lives her Cuban project. Go ahead, you cannot be disappointed, everything is perfect there ! ".

Valérie L.

" An unforgettable place with a soul that will touch all lovers of authenticity. A house of character with a very neat decoration and above all... Laura is a true, warm and luminous woman who will do the impossible so that your discovery of Havana is unique ".

Delphine C.


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