Masseria Petrarolo

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Puglia, Italy

Just six kilometres from the historic town of Monopoli, nestled among 30 hectares of olive groves and with sweeping views to the sea, Masseria Petrarolo is a haven of elegance in the Italian countryside. The 17th century farmhouse was thoughtfully refitted as a stately luxury villa and expertly designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the brilliant minds behind Soho House.

The journey from functioning farmhouse to luxury retreat was a celebration of local craftsmanship and classic design. The original stone is combined with contemporary elements, creating comfortable spaces with a rough luxe feel. The unexpected mix can be seen throughout the exquisite eight-bedroom villa, from its rustic-meets-modern kitchens and inspiring living spaces, to the stunning en-suite bedrooms, complete with grand vaulted ceilings and private terraces overlooking the sea.

The villas once-strategic vantage point (originally built to protect the villages from North African invaders) offers sweeping views of ancient olive groves and the captivating Adriatic Sea. On site there is a wine room, a citrus grove, a hammam, and two outdoor pools where you can watch the fantastic sunset. Nearby, guests will discover the richness of Puglia in the laneways of Monopoli, on the beaches of Capitolo, or by simply exploring the protected olive groves that surround the property. Inside and out, morning to night, a stay at Masseria Petrarolo is truly a taste of la dolce vita.

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Location & Getting There:

Masseria Petrarolo is located in the Puglian countryside, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, 300 metres above the sea. The historic town of Monopoli is just six kilometres away, and Capitolo beach, with its beachside restaurants and clubs, is a short 15-minute drive. Bari and Brindisi Airports are both a one hour drive to the west and east respectively.


Masseria Petrarolo’s eight bedrooms sleep 16 in complete comfort, all with luxury ensuite bathrooms. High vaulted ceilings and expansive sea views combine with Alexander Waterworth interiors to stunning effect. Original features remain throughout, showcasing the timeless craftsmanship and design of the local tradition. They seamlessly combine with modern bespoke pieces that serve to enhance the stunning spaces. The result? Eight private sanctuaries, full of rustic elegance and warmth.

Each of the eight suites is unique in its own right, some with an open fireplace and outdoor shower, others with a private entrance to the hammam, and one with an enormous outdoor tub overlooking the citrus grove, where you can have a luxurious soak amid the heady scent of orangs and lemons.


-Two outdoor pools
-Citrus grove
-Central courtyard
-Drawing room


Masseria Petrarolo is conveniently located just six kilometres from the historic town of Monopoli, a 15-minute drive to the colourful beach side restaurants and clubs of Capitolo, and a short drive from Lecce, Bari, and Brindisi. But why leave, when there is so much to experience on the property itself?

The 17th century chapel, spectacular gardens, relaxing hammam, and two outdoor pools will keep you blissfully occupied for days on end. Hike through the farm’s 30 hectares of productive organic land that yields delicious fresh produce served daily to guests. Find a page-turner in the well-stocked library, a source of hours of entertainment for a curious mind. Request a set-up of the state-of-the-art sound system and projector in the garden for a starlit cinema experience. Or simply relax with an aperitivo by the rooftop pool, watching the sun go down in the warm Puglia air.


Children are welcome at Masseria Petrarolo.

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