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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.

There are four double bedrooms in the main villa, plus a one-bedroom dependence, sleeping up to 10 guests in comfort. On the ground floor of the main villa, two bedrooms share a shower room and a common area, and two on the top level share a bathroom and a common area leading out to a balcony, which overlooks the pool and gardens. The dependence features one en-suite double bedroom that opens directly onto the garden.

For guests looking for an authentic Italian experience in a property teeming with history, Villa Tafuri is hard to beat.

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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

Bedroom 5 – double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and direct garden access

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6 Jan 2024 - 10 May 2024EUR 7,400 per week
11 May 2024 - 28 Jun 2024EUR 9,600 per week
29 Jun 2024 - 30 Aug 2024EUR 13,800 per week
31 Aug 2024 - 18 Oct 2024EUR 9,600 per week
19 Oct 2024 - 28 Dec 2024EUR 7,400 per week

Price per week for up to 8 guests. Price for one-bedroom dependence and/or different service packages available on request. City tax not included.

Indoor Features

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Fireplace
  • Bread oven
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

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Outdoor Features

  • Countryside views
  • Swimming pool
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor living areas
  • Outdoor dining
  • Barbecue
  • Children’s playhouse
  • Organic fruit & vegetable gardens
  • Parking

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  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily continental breakfast (food & beverage costs excluded)
  • Midweek towel change
  • Final cleaning

Extra Services

  • Food & beverage costs
  • Private chef service
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Yoga instructor
  • Wine & olive oil tasting
  • Guided tours
  • Boat hire
  • Activities & excursions
  • Weddings & events
  • Film & photo shoots
  • Pets

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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.

Distances (approx.):
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

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Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.

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