Apulia Calabria and Basilicata - Maruggio
Villa Petrose – Maruggio – Apulia
6 Double bedrooms – Pool
Overview. Villa Petrose was designed by the internationally renown architect, Giuseppe Milizia, whose works can be seen from Cannes in France to Madison Avenue in New York. With Villa Petrose, he returned to his native Puglia to create a contemporary space based on the various elements of nature.
The villa, the annex and the trullo can sleep up to a maximum of 17 people in six double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and walk-in shower. The stone foundations and central part of the villa date back to the 18th century when the building was still a traditional pagliara Salentina, a stone shelter with a thatched roof used by local peasants and their animals. The straw roofing was substituted with local tufo stone vaulted ceilings and the resulting transformation is incredible. It manages to combine both beauty and aesthetics with its spectacular glass fronting and light, airy tones reminiscent of the surrounding sea and landscapes. Puglia is famous for its trulli; the traditional, circular dwellings with a conical, stone roof. They have the exceedingly comfortable quality of being cool in the summer and snuggly warm in the winter.
Villa Petrose makes a marvellous base for lovers of outstanding contemporary architecture who will appreciate the attention to detail in every aspect of this villa.
Villa Petrose is less than an hour's drive from Brindisi international airport and 150 kilometes from Bari international airport. Manduria and its splendid wines is 10 km away, Ostuni is 50km away and Lecce less than 60km. The famous beaches of Punto Prosciuto and Porto Cesareo are only 20 km and 30 km from the villa.
Layout and Facilities. The property totals more than 12,500 m2 and the living area covers approximately 270 m2, so there is plenty of space for everyone. The reconstruction follows the original plans of the building and the immense, glass-fronted living room is the focal point of the villa with splendid views out over the beautifully gnarled olive trees, a pine wood and the rich, red soils of Maruggio. There are a myriad of delightful attentions to detail; a pretty stone basin in one of the bedrooms, terracotta door frames, stylish floor tiles embellished with flourishes from the world famous ceramicists in nearby Grottaglie and leather art-deco armchairs from Paris.
The main house has three double bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms has the possibility of an extra single bed if required. The pool house offers two double bedrooms with king size beds and en suite bathrooms and both bedrooms are spacious enough to add a single bed if you need them. The trullo house has a double bedroom with a queen size bed, en suite bathroom and a double sofa bed.
The kitchen is fully equipped, spacious and airy with large windows overlooking the gardens. All of the appliances are new and the table is fashioned from an old, oak tree trunk. There is a pantry/laundry room and an additional bathroom.
The swimming pool area is fully furnished with sun beds, deck chairs and comfortable seats. The pool itself measures 12 m x 6 m and has a set of easy-access steps leading into it. The rocky gardens contain a wooden gazebo, a majolica-tiled ceramic table, a fully equipped outdoor cooking area, a meditation/yoga wooden platform, olive, almond and fig trees and a pine wood. There is an organic vegetable garden so feel free to help yourself to seasonal veg for scrumptious al fresco dinners! To work off those extra calories consumed, there is a fitness area on the roof with a multi-function bench.
Location. Puglia remains one of Italy's best kept secrets. This area south of Taranto is well worth exploring and contains some of Puglia's finest beaches and azure waters. The ancient village of Maruggio itself was founded in the 900s and once housed the Knights Templar. It was then governed by the Knights of Malta for more than 500 years.
Nearby Manduria has some of Puglia's most prestigious vineyards, famous for the Primitivo di Manduria, a superior quality DOP wine which is guaranteed to capture your hearts and tastebuds. We would be delighted to organize wine-tasting tours and let's not forget the gastronomic delights of the local olive oil!
The nearest beach, Ayala, is only 3kms away and is a hidden gem with its fine white sand and emerald water. It is an uncontaminated, totally natural beach, reachable only on foot through the Mediterranean vegetation which protects it. It is considered by many to be one of the most captivating tracts of the Ionic coastline.
Beautiful baroque Lecce has to be seen. It's the perfect destination for wandering around little lanes and admiring distinctive 17th century architecture. It has a delightful historical centre and an excavated Roman amphitheatre.
The fabled white city (Città Bianca) of Ostuni is a must on anyone's destination list. It rises high on a plateau overlooking the sea and you can spend hours getting lost in the pretty lanes only to find yourself back at the cathedral at the top. The nearby coastline boasts pristine, sandy beaches.
- Bedroom 1 queen size bed, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom 2 queen size bed, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom 3 queen size bed, (plus 1 single size bed at extra cost), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom 4 king size bed (plus 1 single size bed at extra cost), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom 5 king size bed (plus 1 single size bed at extra cost), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom 6 queen size bed (plus a double sofa bed), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Enormous central living/dining area
- Satellite TV and DVD
- Modern, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
- Pantry/laundry room
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi throughout
- Swimming pool (12m x 6m)
- Furnished poolside area
- Outdoor cooking/dining area
- Large gardens
- Meditation/yoga platform
- Fitness area
- 4 terraces
- Large, glassed-in patio area (60m2)
- Organic vegetable garden
- Gazebo over a water well with table and seating
- Extra services on request: private chef, use of additional single beds
* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.
How did you enjoy your ISV experience; actual accommodations, amenities and services
Hi to both of you!
I just wanted to thank you as we really had a great time in this place!
all was excellent including the service in the house witch was oustanding!
All the best to you and most probably we will talk soon for next year.
Marc, August 2018
How did you enjoy your ISV experience; actual accommodations, amenities and services
“We are a family of five and spent 2 weeks in the astonishing Villa Petrose together with Friends who have 2 children. The Domain is absolutely fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS to Giuseppe and Angelo for turning this beautiful place in a paradise. The new Pool was absolutely great and the pool house smartly built, design and very practice. Apero's at Sunset around the pool are a must! Loud speakers shall be installed next summer which will add a real value to the overall atmosphere. The domain is breathtaking, you are swimming and surrounded by old olive trees anchored in the typical red earth of le Puglie. Noise is non existent, you are surrounded by the cicada songs. The House was really great, a piece of history, spacious, clean and well decorated. The kitchen was fine, an airconditionning would be needed and better adapted to 10 people regarding the dining table and chairs. New furniture though is on the way and the lucky ones next summer shall enjoy a brand new set of dining table and chairs for the terrace and indoor. We had the chance to count on our own Chef cook Silvia for Dinner and she made our stay unforgettable. Make sure that you book her through Gianluca Ziveri (Italianstylevillas.com). Angela took care of the housekeeping and went beyond boundaries to make our stay more than perfect, she cooked us specialities from the region that were delicious. If you travel with two couples and very young kids, one of the couple will have to stay in the detached villas and have their kids sleeping in the same big room or you might be allright by using a babyphone. Giuseppe and Angelo were absolutely great, welcoming, generous and respectful, we can still feel the Magic... going on here and would love to be back in their Dreamy Place, Congratulations to both and Thank you very much for making our Holidays a Dream come True.”
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