Agritourism in Apulia Pilapalucci
Looking for a remote getaway or a countryside base from which to experience Puglia's undiscovered wonders?
The historical Countryhouse Masseria Pilapalucci, in Toritto, Apulia, is in an enchanting landscape, at the crossroad of ancient sheepways, not far from Altamura and midway between Bari and Matera From the XVI century has belonged to the D’Urso Family and once had the function to defend a vast territory. Now it hosts an agritourism and farmstay. The landscape is one of the most beautiful in Apulia, over the so called 'Lame', once river beds.
The ancient horses’ yard, the tower, the walls bring the mind to noble knights and a lady as Maria Amalia D’urso, who three centuries ago provided the dowry to hundreds of poor girls.
Today this masseria hosts an agritourism and farmstay, aimed to provide excellent food and wellness. Masseria Pilapalucci is a founding member of the
Praesidium of Slow Food.
The Praesidium promotes the delicious local almonds named “Filippo Cea” and “Antonio Devito”. Famed are the almond cookies.
Pilapalucci hosts a living museum of almonds trees, including several ancient varieties.
A delicious dish which has been handed down in our family is Cavatelli alle mandorle, homemade pasta with an almond pesto.
The bedrooms, with terrace over the National Park of Alta Murgia, are finely furnished. The spectacular dining room is located in the ancient horses’ stables, now completely restored.
The stillness of the place, the silence, the pure air, along with skin care and hair with almond oil to make a living at Pilapalucci a moment of relaxation and wellbeing.
The oak of four hundred years, proud patriarch, under its huge branches will be glad to protect your moments of meditation and concentration.
||Bari, Via Robert Kennedy 5 CAP 70124
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This page was last updated: 29 January 2011