House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The apartment "Meridiana" is situated on the ground floor. Completely renovated in typical Apulian style with vaulted and tuff ceilings.
This apartment can accommodate up to 6 people in three separate bedrooms (two have matrimonial beds and one has twin with single beds).
The living area has access to the front square of the Villa, furnished with wooden furniture and 2 large sofas. From here you can enter the kitchen area which has access to the rear external area and the sleeping quarters. The villa has two comfortable bathrooms.
The ten hectars of gardens surrounding Villa Carenza are witnesses of a history spanning more than a century. A story that has gone through several generations. Today guests can be a part of its ongoing history by renting its apartments and/or suites. They are guaranteed to have unique experiences on the grounds of this picturesque villa.
Villa Carenza is a typical Pugliese Villa situated on the hills of Monopoli. Built in 1892 in between Neo-Classical and Liberty style, the complex houses three independent units and two adjoining suites.
The villa stands on park of 8 hectares of Apulian countryside among olive and fruit trees. It is surrounded by a charming Italian garden in which a beautiful swimming pool 24m x 9m has been placed, and a small area dedicated to the children with slides and outdoor games.
Villa Carenza is now a complex with three internal independent structures and two mini suites. All units can be booked together or separately.
The villa is enriched by a spectacular garden that surrounds it. Within the garden there is a pool (24x9mt) area and a play area dedicated to children equipped with slides and a small merry-go-round.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Monopoli 4 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari Palese/Brindisi 55 km, Nearest railway: Castellana Grotte 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is a wonderful area to consider. It offers at least one excellent archaeological museum, a host of cathedrals dating back to the 10th century, Greek and Roman ruins, a gleaming necklace of lively fishing villages, one of Europe's largest forests, a chain of medieval hill towns, and some of the very cleanest beaches and water in the Mediterranean.
Monopoli is a very nice town on the sea, famous, apart for its beaches and clean waters, also for its baroque churches.
What to see:
- CATHEDRAL - it is one of the most attractive examples of Baroque in the entire Apulian region. Its imposing monumental front is flanked on the left by an elegant bell tower that has markedly projecting cornices separating its floors. Notable is the Byzantine icon portraying the Madonna della Madia - legend tells that the sacred image was washed up from the sea on a stack of trunks, that were then used for the building of the trussed roof - very well-preserved and of fine workmanship, it dates from 1280.
- SANTA MARIA DEGLI AMALFITANI - a Romanesque building erected at the beginning of the twelfth century on a pre-existing rock settlement.
- ABBEY OF SANTO STEFANO a fortified complex built in 1086, the remains of an old church survive in the inner courtyard, still inside there are the visible remains of the Roman settlement of Turris Paola, one of the landing places for nearby Egnazia.
- CASTLE bounded on three sides by the sea and protected on the fourth by a moat that no longer exists, it was used as a prison until the beginning of the twentieth century, the castle has been recently restored and today houses the Municipal Archaeological Museum on its first floor.
- PURGATORIO CHURCH with images of skeletons on its doors. Inside you will find familiar Baroque interior but on the adjusting chapel you will find mummies of some local citizens. If the church is closed then you can watch some of the mummies through the street window.
- PALAZZO PALMIERI central square of the Centro Storico.
- MADONNA DEL SOCCORSO CHURCH old grotto with frescoes was dug out of a natural cavity in the rock.
It consists of 99 districts(“contrade”) characterized by the presence of 'Masserie Fortificate' of ancient roman origin, Rupestrian Churches, neo-classic villas and houses.
The outstanding landscape consists of almond and olive trees, apart from fruit trees of all sort and vegetables cultivation.