A farmhouse turned luxury vacation rental, Masseria Petrarolo in Puglia combines rustic warmth with elegance. Nine bedrooms in the villa and pool house are set in olive and citrus groves.
How would you describe Masseria dei Noci in a nutshell?
Masseria dei Noci is a traditional country house that's surrounded by centuries-old oak and olive trees in Puglia’s Itria Valley. It’s a place where the intense colours of the Mediterranean scrub blend with the ancient smells of wild plants and you can enjoy slow living amidst the silence of nature.
What’s the story behind Masseria dei Noci and what was your inspiration to open it?
Masseria dei Noci is a historic farm that centres around several trulli — typical buildings of the Itria Valley. It was once inhabited by farmers who worked the fields and raised their animals here. When we discovered the farm, we fell in love with it immediately because it is such a quiet place and perfectly positioned on a south-facing hill.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Masseria dei Noci?
The calm and relaxed atmosphere of the outdoors flows into the interior spaces of the property, which have been designed with a tasteful aesthetic. There’s a certain nostalgia about the place and a sense that time has stopped.
To you personally, what is so special about Masseria dei Noci?
Masseria dei Noci is a place where you can experience slow living, where everything stops and you can listen to yourself and the surrounding nature. It’s a place to enjoy good food and good wine, with our aim being to welcome our guests as we would like to be welcomed.