If you appreciate fine dining, fine art, and fine wine, love historic architecture and wish to lead an undemanding, yet elegant lifestyle, there is no better place for you to be than Italy’s Puglia region. The vineyards, olive groves, and ancient towns are rich with old-world authenticity, as is Villa Petrose, your next Luxury Retreats vacation home. With an abundance of indoor/outdoor space and accommodations for thirteen, Petrose is perfect for a family getaway or a special event like a romantic destination wedding.
Merging classic Mediterranean architecture with a modern-contemporary philosophy led to Villa Petrose restructuring. Once a typical rural eighteenth-century building, this property has been carefully restored and outfitted using local materials and techniques. The interior features lots of floor-to-ceiling glass openings and white exposed wood ceiling beams, ensuring the flow of fresh country-side breeze and bright, natural sunlight. Designer furniture, neutral colors, and raw natural accent pieces are the highlights of the interior decor. The kitchen is fully equipped with state of the art appliances and plenty of functional counter space.
Villa Petrose does an outstanding job of combining its relaxing, old-world elements with its modern high-tech gadgets. Television, a house laptop, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and an exercise room are all ready to use when you’re not enjoying the swimming pool, jetted tub, lounge chairs and hammocks outside. The bedrooms at Petrose are divided between the main house, with three queen-en-suites, and the guest house with two queen/single bedrooms, both with en-suites as well.
Within six kilometers of Petrose, you’ll be able to find shops, banks, restaurants, and markets. There’s tennis, horseback riding, and diving classes on Campo Marino’s sandy beachfront. There are also several vineyards in the area that offer wine tasting and tours. Drive a little further, and you could spend an afternoon visiting the “Florence of the South” Lecce. There, you’ll find amazing historical sites like the Cattedrale di Lecce, Basilica di Santa Croce, and the Roman Amphitheatre.