The Grand Salon, with vaulted, frescoed ceiling, splendid antique mirrors and furnishings
A sitting room. The owners' ancestors appear in the painting over the doorway.
Detail of the owners' ancestors in the charming painting over the sitting room door
Great pool for swimming laps!
Frescoes in this Bedroom Suite offer a fantasy garden in addition to the magnificent real garden outside the window
Beautiful, even without a Head !
Frescoes on the ceiling of the Grand Salon
Ceiling in another Luxury Bedroom Suite
A Conservatory at the Entrance
Close up of M-E's Trulli, a private apartment wit two bedrooms, kitchen, and living room with Fireplace. Fun!
A Small Niche on a Terrace near the pool offers a perfect place for an "aperitivo", or a meal
A View of the Pool and the Trulli
The Garden with its Sculptures
The Villa Facade
Villa M-E, and its tree lined "allee" in the Fall. Don't miss this beautiful season
Holidays in Puglia, an exceptionally captivating region of beautiful Italy, evoke dreams of turquoise seas, chalky cliffs, charming Trulli dwellings, a delightful local cuisine rich in seafood and fresh produce, and an historic past with an abundance of architecture and tradition to explore and discover.
There are few places in all of Puglia with as noble a heritage as this elegant 18th century Villa, built in the Venetian style of Palladio by an aristocratic family with Venetian roots and businesses in silks, oils, and wine. Now beautifully restored and cared for by descendants of the original family, this beautiful home is available for you and your family or friends to enjoy in exclusivity.
The Villa sits in the midst of splendid Italian-style gardens where winding paths, cooling fountains, rustling waters, Roman, medieval and eighteenth century sculptures, and the scents of Mediterranean flora delight every sense. In addition, the garden offers a pavilion built in the early nineteenth century to house the family's incredible art collection. For more sporting pleasures there is an extra large and inviting pool.
The Villa itself offers an incredible living experience for those who wish to holiday in an historic home, and thrill to frescoed ceilings, antique furnishings, and classic comforts. The property offers several large reception rooms, inside and outside dining, a large kitchen, 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, including 2 beautiful luxury suites on the “Piano Nobile”(noble's floor) as well as 3 two-bedroom family apartments, and a wonderful 2 bedroom Trulli dwelling with its own private garden. There is a magnificent terrace for dining and taking in the sunset and views to the sea. Daily maid service and delicious continental breakfasts with all fresh ingredients is included.
Places to visit: Monopoli: with its Roman remains, its Byzantine paintings, its Norman “masserie” and the Hispanic Castle of Carlo V Alberobello: an entire village of white trulli dwellings, a UNESCO heritage site Locorotondo, Martina Franca, and Cisternino: three historic towns in the beautiful Valle d’Itria Ostuni: the "white city" with its white-washed dwellings Bari: the old city, the Romanesque cathedrals, the Norman-Swabian castle Matera: an extraordinary city of cave dwellings built in the cliffs - a remarkable UNESCO heritage site Trani: the port town, with historical palaces, the cathedral and other examples of the Pugliese – Romanesque art Lecce: A famous Baroque city Grottaglie: If you love ceramics!
Though this Villa is only available to be rented for exclusive use, from May through September, it will be possible throughout the year to rent individual apartments on a last minute basis. Contact us for individual pricing.
The cancellation of a confirmed booking entails the forfeiting of all payments made. However, every effort will be made to find a replacement tenant, in which case the Client will be reimbursed pro-rata, minus a 25% service charge. If the client abandons the property, he loses all rights to any eventual refund or rebate.Special arrangements made for last minute bookings.
Terms and Conditions:
Check-in: After 15h00 Check-out: Before 10h00
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read carefully these Terms and Conditions so that you understand fully and correctly the basis upon which you will rent your Commendable Property. Your payment will acknowledge that you have read and accept these Terms and Conditions without reservation.
Formal acceptance of your booking will be by email. This email will be sent to you on our receipt of the Rental payment. It is understood that the person making the booking acts on behalf of all the members of the party.
The Rental Deposit is 50% of the full rental payment due. It is non-refundable. ( If booking is made less than 60 days prior to arrival, 100% payment due at time of booking).
Balance of Payment
The Balance of Payment is the full rental payment due for the entire rental period less the Rental Deposit which will have already been paid. This needs to be paid in full not less than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period.
Most properties require damage waiver insurance. A few properties require a security deposit. If required it may be paid in cash on arrival or with the final payment by bank . It will be repaid in full or in part, subject to any reasonable cost of repairs or replacements or connected administrative costs, in cash on departure or not later than 8 weeks after the end of your holiday, if it was paid by bank transfer. The Security Deposit will not, in any way, limit your liability to owner.
If the Balance of Payment and the Security Deposit are not received by us by the stated times, we shall be entitled to cancel your booking and retain the Rental Deposit, without prejudice to our claim for cancellation charges.
Bookings made within 8 weeks
For bookings made within 8 weeks of the start date of the rental period, the Rental Deposit, Balance of Payment and the Security Deposit must be paid at the same time as the Booking
If you need to cancel your booking, the cancellation must be made in writing and will be effective from the date that we receive the cancellation. It will be subject to the following charges and time frame:
cancellation more than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period will incur a charge of 50% of the full rental payment. Cancellation less than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period will incur a charge of the total cost of the holiday less the Security Deposit (if already paid).
As a client you agree to let no more than maximum number of people allowed. You undertake to inform us, at the time of the occurrence and at the end of your stay, of any losses or damaged items or damage to the Property. This allows us the maximum amount of time to put the problem right before the following clients take up residence. You undertake to pay us for any loss or damage incurred in connection with your holiday at the property.
You agree to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Although a final clean is included in our prices, we reserve the right to deduct from the Security Deposit the costs of any additional cleaning if you leave the property, in our reasonable opinion, in an unacceptable condition.
This map is intended to be used as a reference only. Please confirm the exact location with the property owner or manager.