Villa Pizzorusso • Italy

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Villa PizzorussoItaly

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  • Villa
  • 6 BR
  • Sleeps 12
  • from € 4997/wk
What we like about this property

We love the elegant and timeless beauty of this stately masseria. An inspired and respectful labor of love, the restoration process has preserved every graceful feature while infusing it with a few spirited elements of modernism and leaving it’s soul and enduring beauty undisturbed.

Description

Located along the celebrated Appian Way on over fifteen acres of beautifully cultivated farm land, this historic masseria estate is set among a sea of olive groves and aromatic gardens in the southern region of Puglia. 

Dating back over five hundred years, the entire property had been abandoned for over fifty years and was a stunning but challenging candidate for restoration. Discovered by a native of Puglia who returned to her home after decades away, the attraction was instant and the owners enlisted the talents of local architect, Mino D’Astore and local craftsmen to carefully and authentically rehabilitate the structures and grounds. 

The oldest sections of the villa date to the 16th century while the graceful neo-classic and Moorish design elements and piano nobile (owners floor) were added in the early 19th century. 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 floor tiles and frescoes to the locally sourced antiques, old and new are perfectly calibrated. There are a total of six bedrooms; four in the main villa and two in the courtyard building that can accommodate up to twelve guests. 

The grounds are designed for seclusion and escape with a half acre interior courtyard featuring a massive pool, outdoor dining and living areas, an abundant vegetable garden, and a walled ‘aranceto’ (citrus grove) with Roman columns. 

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

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Optional private chef, cooking lessons, tour guide, driver and Italian lessons available. Wifi throughout, media room with TV and DVD player, stereo system and iPod audio dock.  Daily housekeeping with laundry facilities. Parking.

AROUND

Just five minutes from the charming local market town of Mesagne, this region of Puglia sits along the ancient Appian Way within a few miles of the Ionian coast and just opposite the Adriatic. A mix of rich, layered cultures from over two thousand years of invasion, conquest and settlement, the area 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 within a half hour drive as is the stunning Baroque city of Lecce. The nearest beach, Torre Guaceto is within a half hour drive as well as the lovely seaside town of Otranto. 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 (25 mins)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms6 Bedrooms
Bed TypeAll Queen plus 2 twins in one bedroom
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms6 Bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 12 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesLow season weekly rates start at €4997 per week. See rates table
ViewBeautiful olive orchards and countryside views
Notes

10% discount for additional weeks 

Prices are for rental of the full house and its private grounds and are inclusive of water, electricity, gas, all linens for bedrooms, baths and kitchen. 

Prices include 2 hours cleaning daily (except Sunday) and welcome food basket. 

Prices do not include heating, air conditioning and telephone. 

Arrival: 4pm to 6pm. Departure: 10am

Rate Table

Change over day is Saturday

Seasonal Dates  Weekly Rates
March 26 - June 3 €6960
June 4 - September 9 €10,261
September 10 - October 21 €6960
October 22 - December 23 €4997
December 24 - January 6 €6960

 


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4 Reviews

  • Berkeleys, September 10, 2012

    “’Fabulous’ captures it for us all — it was a most wonderful week. Everyone loved the villa. The grounds in their natural splendor were beautiful, the pool inviting, the ambience lovely, the location was perfect in terms of access, touring and setting, and the layout with both great community areas and opportunities for privacy were appreciated. We all loved the unusual and beautiful dining room table”

    Berkeleys

  • Patricia U., April 3, 2012

    Villa Pizzorusso is a dream come true. Eleven of us stayed comfortably for a week in cool, comfortable bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms. We spent our days swimming in the long pool, eating long meals outdoors in the courtyard. We cooked in the outdoor wood oven and harvested arugula, herbs and radishes from the garden. We walked or drove into Mesagne (via the Appian Way!), though olive groves carpeted with wild flowers to shop for ingredients: a great local butcher with baby lambs, flavorful chickens, fresh cheeses, salume, bright green castelvetrano olives; the wine co-op where there is also local olive oil; a whole street of produce sellers, from trucks and shops; eggs straight from the farm; wood oven baked bread and crunchy Puglian taralli; even an excellent little fish shop. Michela, a charming young English teacher in town, whose parents help care for the property, showed us all the best spots for food shopping. Some days we rode bikes to the sea through olive trees. On others we visited nearby towns–Otranto and Gallipoli (fabulous fish market and fish restaurant) on the sea; the elegant Lecce; the hill top Ostuni. We ate rustic lunches, mostly of vegetables, in these towns. In nearby Brindisi, also by the sea, we scooped out the orange roe of ricci, sea urchin, before our pizza. We commissioned Michela to take us to see cheese makers, an olive oil producer; and some pre-historic sites. She arranged a home cooked meal in a village of trulli. She helped us become insiders in this ancient, yet still wild place. I will come back to Pizzorusso and this particularly beautiful part of Puglia as much as I can. I’ve been all over Italy. This is where I want to be–in this elegant house, surrounded by natural beauty, attended by such warm and generous people.

    Patricia U.

  • The Times (London), June 18, 2011

    “Puglia – Good food and great sites”
    Stylish places to stay in Puglia …check into a masseria, or fortified farmhouse, many of which have been renovated recently. Villa Pizzorusso is among the best, with a 25m pool in a vast courtyard garden and a Moorish-style pink exterior, in a secluded spot five minutes from Mesagne. Visit in the summer and you’ll spend much of your time in the courtyard with its large shaded terrace. Within, the old stables have been converted into a huge living area, where a minimalist feel prevails, despite the teak dining table that seats 14 and comfy chairs round the fireplace. Some bedrooms have frescoed ceilings or intricate tile work, while others have stone floors and high, vaulted ceilings.

    The Times (London)

    The Times (London)

    London, United Kingdom

  • Lucire Magazine, March 1, 2011

    “A Great Escape in the Heel of the Boot”
    “Villa Pizzo­russo, a six-bedroom rental villa, sits in a private com­pound on its own 15-acre plot, isolat­ed among olive groves. A loving restora­tion–re­generation has trans­formed this eigh­teenth-century proper­ty into a tasteful and secure base, which retains the feel­ing of a country home with the comfort and style of a five-star hotel. For a large family traveling, a corporate group looking for a retreat, or those seeking a truly exclusive experience, this is the place.”

    Lucire Magazine

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