Villa Pizzorusso, Italy
Villa Pizzorusso is a historic masseria (fortified farm estate) located directly on the ancient Appian Way and set amidst a sea of olive groves in the southern Italian region of Puglia. The villa is situated on 15 acres of cultivated farmland, and five minutes from the towns of Mesagne (population 30,000) and Latiano, 20 minutes from Brindisi airport, and 25 mintues to beautiful beaches. Villa Pizzorusso, with a 500 year history, had been abandoned for over 50 years, when its restoration began 3 years ago. Just completed, its historical integrity has been preserved and integrated with modern design elements and amenities. 6 br/6ba/3 fireplaces/25 meter pool/great room/citrus grove/grand terrace.