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 Villa dell’Alto in a nutshell?
Villa dell’Alto is a noble villa from the early 1800s. Fully restored to honor its past, yet completely modern and full of personal touches with an eclectic collection of objects and furnishings. Its location near the city of Lecce and the Salento wine country makes it close to everything wonderful there is to see and experience.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Villa dell’Alto?
The house and its grounds are so quintessentially Puglian yet also so elegant and spacious that you feel like you stepped back in time! The atmosphere is very relaxed and serene. It is congenial to family gatherings and groups of friends as well as events such as weddings and other special occasions.
What is so special about Villa dell’Alto to you personally?
Villa dell’Alto is a labor of love. The generosity of all its indoor and outdoor spaces make me feel like a noble countryman living a privileged life. It makes me want to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of walking my dogs, preparing a meal from the organic vegetable garden, or inviting friends over for a drink and relaxing by the pool.
Please tell us about the interior design/architecture. How would you describe it?
An eclectic mix of old restored frescoed walls with exposed stone vaulted ceilings, mixed with modern concrete floors and modern, minimal furnishings enriched by local antiques and vintage items. The combination makes the house sensual and very comfortable. The height of its vaulted ceilings, the large doors and windows give the house a very elegant feel.