This historic farm estate -- masseria -- dates from the 1500s. The recently completed restoration preserved the villa's integrity and incorporated modern amenities and design elements, resulting in a harmonious blend of elegance & history.
The former stables is now a light-filled Great Room with: an open kitchen, unique teak dining table for 12, and living area with a large couch and comfortable chairs around the fireplace. Original stone and tiles are prominent throughout.
The courtyard is over ½ acre and enclosed by the original walls, outdoor dining 'room' for 12, outdoor living room with ample couches, ancient wood oven, fig trees, a vegetable garden, and a 25 meter pool.
The villa is situated on 15 acres of cultivated farmland and situated in a sea of olive groves. Just 5 minutes from the town of Mesagne, with a charming historic center, and a medieval castle, restaurants and shopping. The closest beach is 25 minutes away.
#4 of “The 20 Best Mediterranean Villas with Big Pools” The Times (London)
“Turning off the main road, Villa Pizzorusso, my six-bedroom home for the week, appeared in a flash of pink nestled between fields, vineyards and olive groves. Lovingly restored over three-years by its Italian-American owners, the Villa now features tasteful modern touches and flawless furnishings, which blend seamlessly into the Moorish and neo-classic design.'
'A loving restoration–regeneration has transformed this eighteenth-century property into a tasteful and secure base, which retains the feeling of a country home with the comfort and style of a five-star hotel. For a large family travelling, a corporate group looking for a retreat, or those seeking a truly exclusive experience, this is the place.” Lucire Magazine
“Want to do some real swimming? We find the best pools in the Mediterranean… #4 Villa Pizzorusso, Puglia, Italy... It’s completely private in the vast courtyard of this stunning pink masseria (fortified farmhouse) near Mesagne, so you can plough up and down the 25m pool in the buff if you want to. The house has stone floors, vaulted ceilings and a shower in a turret, as well as wi-fi and air conditioning. There’s a large covered outside terrace for eating.” The TImes, London
STYLISH PLACES TO STAY IN PUGLIA 'Check into a masseria, or fortified farmhouse, many of which have been renovated recently. Villa Pizzorusso is among the best, with a 25m pool in a vast courtyard garden and a Moorish-style pink exterior, in a secluded spot five minutes from Mesagne. Visit in the summer and you’ll spend much of your time in the courtyard with its large shaded terrace. Within, the old stables have been converted into a huge living area, where a minimalist feel prevails, despite the teak dining table that seats 14 and comfy chairs round the fireplace. Some bedrooms have frescoed ceilings or intricate tile work, while others have stone floors and high, vaulted ceilings.” The Times, LondonGet the full listing »