A historic property with sprawling grounds surrounded by lush vineyards and olive groves
Villa Tafuri sits in the beautiful Salento region of Apulia. Originally a 15th-century watchtower, then a 17th-century noble residence, the property has been expertly renovated and transformed into a luxury villa; however, it still retains its historic charm and many of its original Baroque features.
Enveloped by expansive vineyards and olive groves and spanning four hectares, the villa’s grounds offer plenty of space to relax and enjoy nature. A beautiful, fenced citrus garden with stone columns provides a shady place to wander, whilst the sprawling lawn dotted with trees is perfect for enjoying a picnic of the property’s organic produce.
A paved terrace beside the villa is ideal for outdoor dining and socialising, whilst the first-floor balconies offer beautiful panoramic views.
Surrounded by stone pavers and carefully-manicured lawns, the private swimming pool provides respite from the heat, whilst poolside sun loungers are ideal for topping up a tan or enjoying a holiday read.
Indoors, the villa features high, vaulted ceilings, whitewashed walls with several preserved frescoes in muted tones, and fireplaces embedded in the stone walls. The minimalist décor allows the structure and its history to be the focus, yet guests can still enjoy all the modern comforts expected in a luxury villa.
The spacious, open-plan living area comprises a cosy lounge area surrounding a fireplace, an elegant wooden dining table for convivial meals, and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing delicious feasts.
Four double bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests in comfort. Two bedrooms on the ground floor share a shower room and a common area, and two on the top level also share a shower room and a common area leading out to a balcony, which overlooks the pool and gardens.
For guests looking for an authentic Italian experience in a property teeming with history, Villa Tafuri is hard to beat.
- Landscaped Gardens
- Swimming Pool
- Historic Property
Bedroom 1 – double bed and shared bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2 – double bed and shared bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3 – double bed and shared bathroom with bathtub/shower
Bedroom 4 – double bed and shared bathroom with bathtub/shower
|1 Jan 2023 - 2 Jun 2023||EUR 5,000 per week|
|3 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023||EUR 7,000 per week|
|1 Jul 2023 - 1 Sep 2023||EUR 10,000 per week|
|2 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023||EUR 7,000 per week|
|30 Sep 2023 - 31 Dec 2023||EUR 5,000 per week|
Price per week. City tax and mandatory housekeeping fees not included.
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Coffee machine
- Bread oven
- Air conditioning
- Countryside views
- Swimming pool
- Landscaped gardens
- Outdoor living areas
- Outdoor dining
- Children’s playhouse
- Organic fruit & vegetable gardens
- Mandatory final cleaning
- Mid-week housekeeping services
- Private chef
- Cooking classes
- Yoga instructor
- Wine & olive oil tasting
- Guided tours
- Boat hire
- Activities & excursions
- Weddings & events
- Film & photo shoots
Villa Tafuri is located near Porto Selvaggio in the Salento region of Apulia. Porto Selvaggio is a protected area, known for its beautiful beaches and lush pine forests. The villa is just a few minutes’ drive from the coast, where guests can enjoy the white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea.
The three baroque cities of Galatone, Galatina and Nardo are all a short drive away, perfect for day trips and cultural excursions including museum visits, guided tours of historic sites, and wine tastings to name but a few.
Other activities in the area include horse riding on the beach, cycling or hiking tours, and scenic boat trips.
Galatone – 5 minutes’ drive
Galatina – 12 minutes’ drive
Nearest beach (Caipiriña Beach) – 15 minutes’ drive
Nardò - 15 minutes’ drive
Lecce – 30 minutes’ drive
Salento Airport – 50 minutes’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.