A 19th Century Nobleman's Home In Puglia

Tenuta dell'Alto, Puglia, Italy
Tenuta dell’Alto, Salento, Puglia, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Villa
  • 6 BR
  • Sleeps 14
  • from $ 4,950 wk
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.

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.

Description

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 twelve 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 re-imagined 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 fifteen 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 two thousand 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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Tenuta dell'Alto

from $4,950 to $11,900 / wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
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Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms6 Bedrooms
Bed Type6 King, 2 Twin
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms5 Bathrooms
AccommodateAccommodates 12+2: 12 in king beds, 2 in twin beds (extra 2 not included in price)
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyYes
ViewStunning vineyard and olive grove views
Rates
Pet Fee$100
Cleaning (One Time)$100
Sec. Deposit$1000
Check-In3pm-8pm
Check-Out10am
Cancellation100% refund any time (minus a cancellation fee), but only if re-rented. The sooner it gets cancelled the better the chance for it to get re-rented.
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.
Season Start Date End Date Weekly Min Stay
January 4 - April 23Jan 4Apr 23$4,9007 nights
Changeover DaySaturday
April 24 - May 15Apr 24May 15$7,8507 nights
Changeover DaySaturday
May 16 - June 5May 16Jun 5$9,8507 nights
Changeover DaySaturday
June 6 - August 30Jun 6Aug 30$11,9007 nights
Changeover DaySaturday
August 31 - September 25Aug 31Sep 25$9,8507 nights
Changeover DaySaturday
September 26 - October 18Sep 26Oct 18$7,8507 nights
Changeover DaySaturday
October 19 - December 20Oct 19Dec 20$4,9504 nights
December 21 - January 3Dec 21Jan 3$7,8505 nights
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