Masseria Torre Pinta
Puglia & Basilicata, Italy
- Elegant interiors
- Beautiful gardens
- Short drive to shops and restaurants
About the villa
A far cry from its forbidding past as a Norman fortification, this unique and now inviting house was also the 17th century home of a Maltese Knight. In the tower itself, with walls well over a metre thick, the sitting room is furnished with leather chairs and benignly guarded by a bronze black panther, and stairs lead up to the magnificent master suite. With vaulted ceilings, barley toned walls and limestone flagged floors, the rest of the house is at ground level. At one end of the well-equipped kitchen, a huge wrought iron candelabra hangs over a big oak dining table, while the three further bedrooms, each with en suite shower room, are adorned with oriental rugs and eclectic art.
Outside, a walled courtyard is almost filled by a solar heated swimming pool, its paved terrace furnished with a pergola and plenty of potted plants; and the gated entry courtyard has corner cloisters and a rampart-sturdy stone staircase to al fresco living on the upper terrace. With bikes at the villa and Carpignano just 3km away, Torre Pinta is 7km from the sands of Torre San Andrea and 13km from Otranto.
- Kitchen with dining area opening out to courtyard, terrace and gardens at the front of the property
- Sitting room with steep and narrow internal staircase to first floor
- Double bedroom with shower room en suite
- Double bedroom (can be made up as twin) with shower room en suite
- Twin bedroom with shower room en suite. A third full-size single bed can be placed in this room (please request on booking)
- Utility room
- Sky TV package
- DVD Player
- CD player
GAMES & SPORTS
- Air conditioning - €40 per day, payable locally
Please note any late arrivals between 20:00-22:00 are on request. If it is possible there is a fee of €30 payable locally in cash.
An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00. For arrivals later than 9 pm an extra charge of € 30 is applied and must be paid in Euros, in cash, directly at the key holder at arrival day.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Nearest bars and shops & restaurants 3km Carpignano Salentino
- Maglie 15km
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Otranto 13km
- Santa Cesarea 20km
- Lecce 22km
- Gallipoli 35km
- Santa Maria di Leuca 45 km
- Alberobello 120km
- Brindisi 65km
- Bari 170km
- Otranto 13km
- Lecce 22km
If a building can be a symbol for a whole region, then the trullo stands for Puglia—also known as ‘Apulia’ in English. Think of a Puglia villa holiday and those round, whitewashed limestone buildings with their comical, conical roofs always spring to mind. But there’s more to the region that is the narrow heel of Italy’s boot than trullo country around Alberobello. Discover baroque beauty in Lecce, Emperor Frederick II’s mysterious architecture at the Castel del Monte, and total relaxation on a Puglia villa stay in a rural Masseria.
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Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival
Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Gatwick to Brindisi.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.