LUXURY VILLA FARMHOUSE, HISTORIC MASSERIA, CENTRAL TO PUGLIA'S TOP SIGHTS

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURY VILLA FARMHOUSE, HISTORIC MASSERIA, CENTRAL TO PUGLIA'S TOP SIGHTS

Mesagne Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 baths, sleeps 12

This historic farm estate dates from the 1500s. The recently completed restoration preserved the villa's integrity and incorporated modern amenities and design elements, resulting in a harmonious blend of elegance & history.

The former stables is now a light-filled Great Room with: an open kitchen, unique teak dining table for 14, and living area with a large couch and comfortable chairs around the fireplace. Original stone and tiles are prominent throughout.

The courtyard is over ½ acre and enclosed by the original walls, outdoor dining 'room' for 14, outdoor living room with ample couches, ancient wood oven, fig trees, a vegetable garden, and a 25 meter pool.

The villa is situated on 15 acres of cultivated farmland and situated in a sea of olive groves. Just 5 minutes from the town of Mesagne, with a charming historic center, and a medieval castle, restaurants and shopping. The closest beach is 25 minutes away.

#4 of “The 20 Best Mediterranean Villas with Big Pools” The Times (London)

PRESS

“Turning off the main road, Villa Pizzorusso, my six-bedroom home for the week, appeared in a flash of pink nestled between fields, vineyards and olive groves. Lovingly restored over three-years by its Italian-American owners, the Villa now features tasteful modern touches and flawless furnishings, which blend seamlessly into the Moorish and neo-classic design.' Indigare.com

'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 travelling, a corporate group looking for a retreat, or those seeking a truly exclusive experience, this is the place.” Lucire Magazine

“Want to do some real swimming? We find the best pools in the Mediterranean… #4 Villa Pizzorusso, Puglia, Italy... It’s completely private in the vast courtyard of this stunning pink masseria (fortified farmhouse) near Mesagne, so you can plough up and down the 25m pool in the buff if you want to. The house has stone floors, vaulted ceilings and a shower in a turret, as well as wi-fi and air conditioning. There’s a large covered outside terrace for eating.” The TImes, London

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
“We are back in Los Angeles, and I finally have the time to write and tell you how truly spectacular our experience at Villa Pizzorusso was. We first read about your home on Designtripper.com and we fell in love with the photographs that were posted. One of the things that Megan said in her post was that it was paradise for families with young children, and she was absolutely right. It was paradise for the grown-ups as well, of course. Everything was perfect -- "grand" and "comfortable" don't always go hand in hand, but this is what makes it such a heavenly and rare gem. And it is so rare to rent a vacation home and feel like you could live there yourself, right down to every tiny esthetic detail. Needless to say, we were very sad to leave, and truly hope we will be back someday soon.“
Jul 2013
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Owner/manager

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Speaks italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Luxury Villa Farmhouse, Historic Masseria, Central to Puglia's Top Sights
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VILLA PIZZORUSSO

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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.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brindisi International
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Brindisi
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Mesagne
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
SS7
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Torre Guaceto
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Mesagne
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Savelletri
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mesagne
Car: necessary

Villa Pizzorusso is located on the ancient Appian Way, which connected Rome to Brindisi.

It is set amidst olive groves on 15 acres of cultivated farmland, five minutes from the towns of Mesagne (population 30,000) and Latiano (20,000). Both towns have wine and olive oil coops, grocery stores, butchers, bakeries, cheese shops (mozzarella and ricotta made on the premises daily), local fruit and vegetable vendors, open air markets, cafes, restaurants and all amenities. Mesagne has a medieval castle, a fine archeological museum and a charming historic center.

Among the many choices of beaches, these are two great ones: Torre Guaceto — a beautiful protected marine reserve on the Adriatic Ocean with white sand beaches, a snack bar, and chaise lounges for rent (25 minutes drive); and Campomarino — a local treasure on the Ionian Sea with sand dunes and limpid, crystalline water for swimming. (45 minute drive)

The ceramics center of Puglia is located in Grottaglie, which is 20 minutes away.

Muro Tenente, an archelogical site, is within 5 minutes of the villa. The ruins there are from the Messapian era which pre-dates the Greek and Roman occupations of the region.

Alberobello (55 minutes away) — which has the greatest concentration of “trulli”, the conical shaped homes and structures that are indigenous to Puglia; Martina Franca (50 minutes away) — site of the premiere summer classical music festival in the south, the Festival della Valle d’Itria; Castellana Grotte (60 minutes) — perhaps Europe’s most dramatic underground caves; and Otranto (70 minutes) — the cathedral at this picturesque seaside city has one of the oldest and most unusual mosaic floors in Italy, as well as the eerie shrine of the skulls of 600 martyrs who were decapitated here by invading Turks.

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Mesagne Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$10,200
 
 
Mid
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,300
 
 
Low
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
Notes: Long weekends may be available, please inquire.   
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,300
 

Notes

  • 5100 - 10200
  • - Dates indicated above are are the starting day of the week.
    - Prices are for rental of the full house and its private grounds and they are inclusive of water, electricity, gas, all linens for bedrooms, baths and kitchen.
    - Prices include 2 hours cleaning daily and welcome food basket.
    - Prices do not include heating, air conditioning and telephone.
    - Arrival time between 4pm and 6pm; departure at 10am.
    - Pool is open the second Saturday of May to the the second Saturday of October
    - For long weekends (in low season only) please contact us.
    - 1,500 euro security deposit is required on day rental begins.
    - For all other information including directions to the property please contact owner directly.
    - Cooking class and/or meal can be scheduled (contact owner for details).

Amenities

Mesagne Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , can be converted to 4 singles
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private chef available upon request. We also offer welcome dinners on arrival day, grocery shopping, wine tastings and cooking classes.