Tenuta dell'Alto

Puglia, Italy
A 19th-Century Nobleman's Home in Puglia

Discovered in a state of semi-abandonment, this 19th-century neo-classical villa for rent in Italy was brought back to its original beauty following its purchase from the local priest. 

Originally built by a noble merchant family from nearby Lecce, the villa sits on the site of a 17th-century chapel, which is still standing today and from where you can enjoy the gentle breezes and amazing views of the valley below.

Elegant and timeless, the restorations were an inspired and respectful labor of love, that have preserved every graceful feature while infusing it with a few spirited, modern elements and leaving its soul and enduring beauty undisturbed.

Constructed of local limestone with terrazzo floors and dramatic vaulted interiors, the design's grand proportions and unique details are typical of the area, staying true to its southern Italian roots.

Surrounded by orchards, formal gardens and vegetable gardens, this stately masseria will help you get back in touch with nature, reconnect with a simpler way of life and enjoy la dolce vita.

Read more about this home's interior design in our Journal here.

Tenuta dell’Alto, Salento, Puglia, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent

Situated on a ridge overlooking miles of olive groves and vineyards, this villa for rent in Italy was once the country residence of a noble family from Lecce, complete with its own chapel and rambling gardens, orchards and vineyards.  Following two years of renovation, the villa and grounds have been fully restored and reimagined as an expansive vacation retreat, that is at once inviting, comfortable, and elegant.

Dating back to the early 19th century, the entire property had been abandoned and was a stunning but challenging candidate for restoration.

The grand arched entry leads to the great room with soaring cupolas and beautiful stone construction throughout. The room is divided to include a fireside sitting area and a fully equipped kitchen and dining hall that seats fourteen and a grand terrace overlooking the estate.

All of the historical integrity has been preserved with modern design elements and amenities that skillfully integrate into the antiquity of the home. From the colorful terrazzo tiles and frescoes to the locally sourced antiques, old and new are perfectly calibrated. There are a total of six en-suite bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests. 

The grounds are designed for seclusion and escape, with a formal garden and viewing terraces, a hammock area, pergolas, an infinity pool, outdoor dining and living areas, an abundant vegetable garden and orchards. 

A remarkable find, this property is a stunning example of elegant history reimagined for today. 

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Concierge service, daily housekeeping, private chef and cooking classes. Wifi throughout, cable TV, Mp3 player and audio system, games, children's toys, laundry facilities. Private parking for up to five cars, wheelchair accessible.

 

AROUND

Just 15 minutes from the coast, this region of Puglia sits below the ancient Appian Way between the Ionian and Adriatic. A mix of rich, layered cultures from over 2,000 years of invasion, conquest and settlement, the Salento Peninsula features some of the most interesting historical sites in southern Italy. 

The charming and unique UNESCO trulli dwellings, and the medieval city of Ostuni of Alberobello are less than an hours drive, and the stunning Baroque city of Lecce, known as the Florence of the south, is thirty minutes south. The Torre Guaceto beach and marine reserve is within a half hour drive north and Porto Cesareos on the Ionian side is a thirty minute drive to turquoise waters. 

The big city port town of Brindisi is within a half hour and the capital city of Bari is just over an hour's drive. And don't miss the spectacular underground caves of Castellana Grotte.

 

LOCATION

Puglia, Italy. Nearest Airport: Brindisi Airport (38km)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

 
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Puglia, Italy
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Tenuta dell'Alto
Puglia, Italy
Southern Italian Roots

Discovered in a state of semi-abandonment, this 19th century neo-classical villa for rent in Italy was brought back to its original beauty following its purchase from the local priest. Originally built by a noble merchant family from nearby Lecce, the villa sits on the site of a 17th-century chapel, which is still standing today and from where you can enjoy the gentle breezes and amazing views of the valley below.

Elegant and timeless, the restorations were an inspired and respectful labor of love, that have preserved every graceful feature while infusing it with a few spirited, modern elements and leaving its soul and enduring beauty undisturbed

Constructed of local limestone with terrazzo floors and dramatic vaulted interiors, the design's grand proportions and unique details are typical of the area, staying true to its southern Italian roots.

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Overview Fully Equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi throughout
Bedrooms 6
Bed Type 6 King, 2 Twin
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 5
Accommodates 14
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 3pm-8pm
Check-Out 10am
Cleaning $100
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit $1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with credit card
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes - The price does not include AC use in the summer. This is considered an extra charge. - Rental is usually Saturday to Saturday, except for low and shoulder season when the minimum rental period is 4 nights. - Maid service is included 3 times per week. Final cleaning charged separately. - Full concierge service is available. - Airport transfer can be arranged. - Massages and yoga classes can be arranged. - Wine tours, cooking classes, art and city tours can all be arranged. - Groceries can be ordered for guests' arrival at small extra cost. - A chef is available for dinners and breakfast.
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