|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Villa Silvana is the epitome of an exclusive villa holiday offering the very best for its distinguished guests. It has a hilltop position allowing incomparable views over the Adriatic turquoise sea and white beaches, with its natural rustic garden and inviting 7- 14m swimming pool, with an abundance of outdoor spaces for al fresco dining and relaxation.
Where within a few minutes drive you can Breakfast in a Baroque city, lunch in a restaurant built inside caves and enjoy dinner in a cobbled white village in the hills.
Original art and period furniture contrast with tiled floors and pale walls, creating a serene romantic atmosphere adding a touch of luxury to your holiday.
Converted from an old Masseria, Villa Silvana offers a warm welcome, where character and charm are combined with personal touches making it a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Guests can enjoy tranquillity and privacy, where modern comfort blends with the traditional Pugliese setting.
Villa Silvana comfortably accommodates 19 people and is perfect for all large parties of family and friends. allowing enjoyment of entertaining together or with enough space to be able to take a quiet moment for those who need it.
The main house comprises of a stunning large Italian family kitchen with breakfast table, a large living room with a further dining table, chesterfield sofas and a log burning stove, both these rooms have French doors that lead out on to the delightful terrace with a dining table and seating for 20 people.
On this middle level are two beautiful appointed large master bedrooms, (one with two double beds), plus two twin bedrooms. Their are two family bathrooms with bath and shower also on this main level (All master bedrooms have either sofa or lounge chairs and flat-screen televisions,separate italian sky and entertainment systems)
On the lower level is a studio room including another Master bedroom with king-size double bed and a small twin bedroom, off this main room. Both rooms share a beautifully appointed kitchen and a sweet bathroom with shower. This section of the house is particularly nice because of its open plan lay out and comfortable studio living and dining space
At the top of the house is further sleeping accommodation, composed of a lovely bedroom with three single beds and a forth Master bedroom with a large king size bed, plus a small kitchenette and another family bathroom with bath and shower.
The villa has an internal marble staircase that allows you to reach all rooms from inside and as the villa is on terraced land, set into the rock of the hillside, you may also access all of it many levels from outside too.
All terraces of the Villa have the most incredible views and huge outside living spaces with separate pagodas, barbecues dining areas and even private sunbathing areas.
My name is Michael I am an artisan from Southern Ireland, I am a plaster and carpenter by trade but I like to work with all materials. My wife, Susanna is a makeup artist in the British and American film industry, we have been living in Puglia now for more than 10 years and we have a beautiful daughter Isabella
We have always been great fans of Italy travelling here for work and pleasure over the years, but many reasons led us to Puglia. Originally we were drawn to the Heel of the boot, because of the lure of adventure and to explore its undiscovered secrets, but then Susan worked on a movie with the famous Italian director and actor Roberto Benigni and all her colleagues after the jobs was finished, advised her to visit Apulia, as it is the favourite destination for Italian tourists
It’s so hard to explain to other’s why you feel so passionate about another land, maybe it is the fact that Puglia feels like the rest of Italy did 50 years ago or somewhere you can escape the stress of life nowadays or its probably Puglia’s seductive wildness, clear blue sea and unspoilt coastline, we were desperate for this after leaving behind the grey miserable skies and being overworked in my mundane job as site manger for a huge London company.
Susan sometimes still works as a makeup artist but also enjoys to stay at home with our little girl and paints and exhibits her artwork and I have set up a small company with local Italian friends and artisans.We are enjoying one of the best lifestyles and quality of life that there is.
The foundation of our local society is the family and community; its very obvious to us our italian friends close family ties and we’re very privileged to be included in so many families here, friends are never slow to break into song or dance when the mood strikes them. For sheer vitality and passion for life, Italians have few equals and, whatever Italy can be accused of, it’s never plain or boring living here, its just wonderful
Susanna Howard and Michael Foley purchased this villa in 2003
Why Villa Silvana?
Mainly because it has been lovingly restored by us, this is not just a business, this is not just a holiday home, and this has been our passion and our romance with this stunning country and beautiful region of Puglia. We want to share it with others and mainly because we have tried very hard to meeting the high standards of quality and we really want to guarantee you a great holiday
The residence has breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and valley and Villa Silvana truly has a prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy, art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa.
Also an important note is that we have incomparable local knowledge and we can help you with everything you need, where you'd like to visit, and what you'd like to do, through living here for ten years we have cultivating a large and growing network to provide you with the real Puglia that the casual tourist simply won't find
Posto e persone fantastiche, la villa ha ogni comodità! Capace di ospitare anche venti persone, per non parlare dell'igiene, impeccabile, cosa molto importante nelle strutture alberghiere! Ah, e non potete assolutamente perdervi le delizie tipiche del posto, preparate da una cuoca fantastica tanto quanto lo sono i suoi piatti! Veramente una vacanza da ricordare e da rifare !
we were a large family including small children.the rooms are very nice decorated and the kitchen is well equipped
thank you Sue and Michael for your hospitality .. .
A beautiful villa, in a lovely area, that accommodated sixteen of us comfortably. It was clean & very well equipped.
The pool area was spacious & comfortable for all with luxurious sunbeds.
The owners were quick to respond to any queries & were extremely helpful.
The private chef is a must!
We can't thank you enough for a wonderful two weeks in your beautifully appointed and lavish villa. As four families holidaying together, the unique layout of Villa Silvana allowed for terrific fun times together over meals and by the pool but also for quiet private times when appropriate.
A real enhancement to our experience was your genuine interest in our best possible experience of the Villa and local services available to use. All of your recommendations and bookings made kindly on our behalf were outstanding.
We'll definitely be back and can't recommend your lovely villa highly enough.
I'd be only too happy to provide more comment directly to anyone wanting more information.
Cheers and thank you again.
We were a group of 15 (10 adults and 5 children between the ages of 7 and 11). The villa was perfectly suited to our requirements, loads of space for everyone, lots of seating, pool loungers aplenty, loads of cutlery, plates, etc etc. The property is really child friendly and the kids had an amazing time playing football, swimming in the pool and working their way through the huge DVD library. I didn't meet the owners as I wasn't involved in any of the booking, but I did have some contact by e-mail prior to arrival and they couldn't have been more helpful and responded quickly. The parents had peace of mind that the property was clean, free of any breakables and safe. There is loads to do in the area (and everything seems to be 20 mins away) and the cove/beach at Polignano de Mare was a particular favourite. On a practical note, there is a large supermarket nearby, a few pizzerias, as well as a minimart within walking distance, which sells all the essentials. Lena, who cooked for us one night was also brilliant. We would highly recommend this property.
We had a fantastic break here and I would highly recommend it!!The house was in an excellent location with beautiful views from the top of the hill. The whole house has been done and maintained to a very high standard - each room is very comfortable, clean and decorated well. We really enjoyed the private swimming pool and spent much of our time relaxing out here - surrounded by trees and great views. The owners were lovely, and very helpful...they speak both English and Italian, gave us lots of recommendations, and are also living nearby so that was really helpful for us.
Particularly thanks to its endless beaches, Mediterranean climate and exquisite cuisine. villa Silvana in its prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy of Puglia, which has a landscape that is dripping with History from roman times onwards which is evident in its extraordinary array of architecture. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals and the baroque exuberance of some towns are testament to the Spanish legacy. But if there is one symbol of Puglia that stands out it's the imposing castles and mystical Trulli that are built all over the province.
Here the tourist industry still remains wonderfully primitive, which is amazing considering how much this region has to offer.
The Fasano / Lamia di Olimpia area
Villa Silvana's apartments are ideally situated for exploring Puglia's beautiful architecture, wonderful tourist attractions and the interior landscapes.
Art lovers can discover original art work both in the villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”, sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa
There is an abundance of delightful towns all within close proximity to Villa Silvana. They all have an authentic Italian feel with year round street festa's, weekly market days and charming old centers dating back hundreds of years.
Only a few kilometers, down the hill, is Fasano, a beautiful ancient town which was subject to the Knights of Malta for many years. The hills (Selva di fasano) are a naturally wooded area rich in oak trees and perfect for stunning country walks.
A few kilometers drive into the interior are the towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo and Alberobello.
Ostuni is an exquisite town known as the 'White City' because of its white washed streets surrounded by medieval walls, a visit is highly recommended. Martina Franca is a town with a tangible Moorish flavour, it has a medieval center adorned with some of the most subtle examples of baroque architecture that you'll find.
Cisternino and Locorotondo are both small charming towns, with whitewashed historic centers both obviously influenced by the Greeks. Also you can view the Valle d'itria from here, where some of puglias prettiest landscapes can be seen.
Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia, their intrinsic beauty has capture the heart and soul of many. Alberobello is also only a short drive from the apartments, there is over a thousand of these magical limestone dwellings, standing out against the bright blue sky, they create a beautiful exotic scene, almost like a fairy tale, it is impossible to see anything like it, anywhere else in the world.
Also just a few kilometers away is the zoo-safari Fasanolandia. This is the greatest animal park in Italy, where 1000's of animals can be observed, kept free, in a completely protected area. There is also a dolphinarium and an amusement park for all ages.
If you are a lover of long leisurely lunches and relaxing dinners, where the wine flows, the food just keeps coming and the bill is surprisingly cheap, then you’ll be glad to know that the Restaurants, Trattoria’s, Osteria’s, Pizzeria’s, bars and cafes in Puglia are not only incredibly reasonable, but well renowned for their freshness and taste. The food, its preparation and consumption is the focal point of Italian life, so when you eat out in any establishment you will never feel like you’ve eaten merely to refuel but rather to experience a sensory delight. We can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.
Whether you want the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia. Because of Villa Silvana’s prime location, strutting your stuff in Passegiata with the locals or being seen to be seen and enjoying the shops, is easy, as the apartments are near many of these small towns, that come alive at night.
There are many markets on in the surrounding villages that we can recommend
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£500.00|
|PER DAY PER CLEANER||£50.00|
|PER CHEF PER DAY||£150.00|
|CENTRAL HEATING PER UNIT||£5.00|
Prices are for the property per week in Sterling.
There are Discounts for long lets in any season and for smaller groups
Guests may arrive on any day of the week. Arrival times are no earlier than 5PM.
Check-out is no later than 11 am on the departure date.
We require a 25% deposit to hold your booking and full payment nearer to your arrival date.
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Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.