_My wife and I stayed at this delightful farmhouse/hotel for four days in September. Although a bit hard to find at first, it is well worth tracking down. The old building is set in a courtyard with dozens of plants, including a spectacular bouganvillea. All the bedrooms have country views, are furnished with antiques and are totally peaceful.The small lounge has lots of books, and the restaurant is in an arched cellar with exposed brickwork. The lush garden with mature trees contains a fine swimming pool and an old chapel. Best of all, the staff are really friendly. From the manager Marco downwards all of them are smiling and helpful, while the cook Lucrezia prepares interesting dinners with local ingredients (there is no choice but the meals are delicious and very good value at 20 euros including half a bottle of wine each). This place is a find if you want to tour round Puglia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Agriturismo Montepaolo is a family owned and operated 16th century farmhouse located in the southeastern region of Italy called Puglia , in the WWF protected area of "Conversano lakes". The farmhouse sits on a small hill three kilometers outside of the medieval town of Conversano and only seven kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. The property was originally a country residence used for hunting parties by its former owners, the Counts Acquaviva d'Aragona. Montepaolo includes olive groves, outdoor terraces and a pool as well as its own little church.Agriturismo Montepaolo has been carefully restored to maintain its rustic charm, while fully equipped with modern amenities. It is now an elegant farmhouse with 10 rooms. All the 10 finely furnished rooms, have a private bathroom, telephone, TV, fridge, safe deposit box, hairdryer and other amenities. Each room has a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Facilities include free wifi connection, free use of our bikes, of the swimming pool and of an equipped baby park. Recently a "winter garden" made in wood and glass has been completed to host wedding parties or special events. A medieval stone tower, dated from the 14th century, stands not far from the main structure La Torre del Brigante di Montepaolo ( The Tower of the Highway Bandits of Montepaolo) is officially recognized by the State as a structure of particular historical and architectural interest. The Tower hosts two independent apartments, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. The apartments are fitted with quality materials and the latest fixtures. Each of them has independent heating and air conditioning systems. They are comprised of a master conjugal bedroom, a guest bedroom with two single beds or a double bed, a living with an equipped kitchen and bathroom. To reach the main building ,the guests of the tower can walk through a suggestive Mediterranean grove. Everything is prepared mainly with fresh local ingredients, following traditional recipes of Puglia . Cooking classes with 10-15 participants are periodically organized. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Masseria Montepaolo Dimora Di Charme Conversano, Italy - Puglia