Puglia, Italy, Elegant Historic 18th century Villa with Classic Italian Gardens and Large Pool
Description from the manager
Holidays in Puglia, an exceptionally captivating region of beautiful Italy, evoke dreams of turquoise seas, chalky cliffs, charming "Trulli" dwellings, a delightful local cuisine rich in seafood and fresh produce, and an historic past with an abundance of architecture and tradition to explore and discover. There are few places in all of Puglia with as noble a heritage as this elegant 18th century Villa, built in the Venetian style of Palladio by an aristocratic family with Venetian roots and businesses in silks, oils, and wine. Now beautifully restored and cared for by descendants of the original family, this beautiful home is available for you and your family or friends to enjoy in exclusivity.
The Villa sits in the midst of splendid Italian-style gardens where winding paths, cooling fountains, rustling waters, Roman, medieval and eighteenth century sculptures, and the scents of Mediterranean flora delight every sense. In addition, the garden offers a pavilion built in the early nineteenth century to house the family's incredible art collection. For more sporting pleasures there is an extra large and inviting pool. The Villa itself offers an incredible living experience for those who wish to holiday in an historic home, and thrill to frescoed ceilings, antique furnishings, and classic comforts. The property offers several large reception rooms, inside and outside dining, a large kitchen, 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, including 2 beautiful luxury suites on the "Piano Nobile" (noble's floor) as well as 3 two-bedroom family apartments, and a wonderful 2 bedroom Trulli dwelling with its own private garden. There is a magnificent terrace for dining and taking in the sunset and views to the sea. Daily maid service and delicious continental breakfasts with all fresh ingredients can be included.
Places to visit: Monopoli - with its Roman remains, its Byzantine paintings, its Norman "masserie", and the Hispanic Castle of Carlo V; Alberobello - an entire village of white trulli dwellings, a UNESCO heritage site; Locorotondo, Martina Franca, and Cisternino - three historic towns in the beautiful Valle d'Itria; Ostuni - the "white city" with its white-washed dwellings; Bari - the old city, the Romanesque cathedrals, the Norman-Swabian castle; Matera - an extraordinary city of cave dwellings built into the cliffs - another remarkable UNESCO heritage site; Trani - the port town, with historical palaces, the cathedral and other examples of the Pugliese Romanesque art; Lecce - A famous Baroque city; Grottaglie - If you love ceramics!
Although from May through September this Villa is only available to be rented for exclusive use, it will be possible throughout the year to rent individual apartments on a last minute basis. Contact us for individual pricing.
Additional amenities include: cooking utensils provided, cycling, satellite TV or cable TV, washer/dryer (private), event venue, maid service available, shopping/restaurants, ocean nearby, pool view, cd player, lounge/common area, TV(s), iron and board, golf nearby, wedding venue, swimming, coffee maker, continental breakfast, walking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding....Read more
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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