Villa Meo Evoli
Spaces designed around the concept of hospitality and leisure-time quality are the hallmarks of Villa Meo Evoli.
In Contrada Cozzana, locality Sant'Oceano, set amidst softly rounded hills with a distant view of the sea and blessed by a mild climate, Villa Meo Evoli dates back to the second half of the 18th century and is a worthy testimonial to the life and times of that period.
Villa Meo Evoli was built at the wish of the nobleman from Salerno Vito Giuseppe Martinelli (1758-1833); he was the first member of the family to move from Mola to Monopoli where he set up a trading business in draperies, silks and oil and wine. According to oral tradition, the family was originally from Veneto.
The bountiful farmland (producing grains, olives and wine) led to the development of large estates, whose noble owners contributed to the flowering of the farming economy and built their patrician homes there. Built in the Venetian style, Villa Meo Evoli distinguishes itself from the classic 'masseria' (farmhouse). It offers a varied, multifaceted ambience, dedicated to the enjoyment of life in all its aspects.
The loggia, the hanging gardens and the classic garden counterpoint the frescoes on the barrel-vaulted ceilings and the walls, which depict nature themes with a delicate touch and soft colours. Harmony and tranquillity are the distinguishing features of this residence, inviting its guests to experience inner calmness and serenity in a place which both sooths and delights the senses.
At the same time, the Villa is an ideal setting for enjoying the pleasures of social life.
Its Venetian rococo furnishings are both pleasing to the eye and designed to ensure comfort and foster conviviality.
The rooms at Villa Meo Evoli are situated on the villa's piano nobile or principal floor, embellished with decorations and stucco designs. Special attention has been paid to furnishings, decorative elements, furniture and draperies, all in 18th century style. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with wash basin, bidet, shower, and toilet, and have a mini bar. Some are also equipped with air conditioning. All rooms have a splendid view over the imposing access drive flanked by lime trees and the ancient Italian garden dotted with Graeco-Roman statues.
A structure with three conical roofs, comprising a large entry area, two separate rooms, en-suite bathrooms with wash basin, bidet, shower and toilet. It is a faithful replica of the true, ancient 'trullo' house, with all its advantages (cool and absolutely noiseless, truly fascinating) and a few minor defects (low entry doors and relatively small rooms).
The trullo is set in a splendid garden with pine trees, holm oaks, rose and Mediterranean bushes, and natural grass. The garden includes a charming area with a table for 'al fresco' meals under the shade of the holm oaks. The 'Ancient Trulli' offer the perfect ambience for a typical, unusual holiday, marked by beauty and complete privacy.
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This page was last updated: 14 May 2010