Villa Spina in Carovigno, Puglia - Sumptuous 4 bedroom Villa for 9 adults with large pool. Private and peaceful, but not isolated. Great sea views!
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A retired Italian/Canadian living in Vienna, Austria for over 30 years. Worked with the United Nations for 30 years prior to my retirement. I am fluent in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and can communicate in several other languages but cannot claim to be proficient.
Tony purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Tony chose Carovigno
The sea, olive trees, the colorful vegetation and the tranquility of the area led us to buy a piece of land in Carovigno and build our home away from home.
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The villa lived up to our expectation and we could not have asked for anything more. Everything was great from the pool to the bedrooms to the landscaped grounds. Particularly enjoyed having morning coffees on the terrace with the early morning sun shining down and enjoying the relaxing seaview. The kids definitely enjoyed the pool and running around on the grounds. Absolutely breathtaking! Highly recommended!
Great getaway destination
My wife and I plus our two teenage kids spent two wonderful weeks in August at Villa Spina. The four bedroom house offered everybody privacy in their rooms while the open design of the common areas made for great family interaction. The facility, including the generously sized pool, were in top condition, which further enhanced the experience. Easy access to various towns and villages as well as the sea makes the spot ideal if you're looking for a relaxing time among the olive trees away from clubs and crowded tourist areas. Highly recommended!
Beautiful and relaxing holiday
My family and I stayed there for two weeks. The house is very clean and the layout of the house is great. There are 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms and this allowed my spouse and I to have our 'wing' and the kids had their 'wing'. The kitchen, living room and patio are all open concept so I always had an eye on the kids.
The pool was my favourite part, it is perfect for exercise and to play because it is the same depth so we could always touch the floor. The area is very quiet, and while you have dinner on the patio you have a view of the ocean.
You do need a car to get to places, but I guess that comes with wanting the peace and quiet we were looking for. It is safe and the grounds are big enough for the kids to run around and enjoy themselves within the gates of the house.
You are only a few minutes away from really good Italian restaurants and the market at Carovigno (great finds for souvenirs and good food to bring home and cook). You must try the restaurant Fantasy, everything was delicious (we went 3 times!) and they have good 'to-go' pizza to enjoy at home with some good wine.
We went to the beach a few times, but enjoyed being at the house with the pool just as much. It was easy to go for day trips to Brindisi, Bari etc and we saved a lot of money because we'd usually come home for a late supper.
I'd recommend this home if you are going on a family vacation, if you want more of a party and nightlife vacation you might not enjoy the location. Next time we want to take the ferry to go visit the Greek islands for a few days while we are there.
Villa Spina allowed us to have one of the quietest and relaxing holiday we have had in years, we are already planning to return soon.
Fantastic vacation spot!
Although we were a little early in the season - we had a wonderful holiday at this great spot. The layout of the facility was perfect - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and spacious open concept kitchen, dining and living room area - all on one floor. Having said that - we spent most of our time outside either beside the pool, or on the large patio area enjoying a BBQ, the view of the sea and lovely garden as the roses and many of the other plants were already in bloom. We enjoyed visits to Carovigno, Ostuni and Lecce.
Special interest holidays:
Upon request, cooking classes can be organized with a first class Italian cook. Payment, very reasonable, for this activity it is strictly between you and the chef.
Riding stables offering both English and Western saddle riding are only a few minutes drive from the Villa.
Only minutes driving time from Puglia's finest beaches. Torre Santa Sabina, Specchiolla and Torre Guacetto are just a few kilometers drive away providing a combination of golden sands or rock formations stretching for kilometres along the Adriatic coast. Ideal for swimming, wading, deep-sea diving or snorkelling.
GPS navigational coordinates will be provided.
Villa Spina is only a 20 minute drive from Brindisi airport or 45 minute drive from Bari airport. Ryanair has daily flights to both these airports.
Carovigno is only a 2 minute drive away. Ostuni, the White City, is only a 10 minute drive. San Vito Dei Normanni lies 10 minutes away. Brindisi, the provincial capital, is only a 15 minute drive. Alberobello, reknowned for its numerous Trulli is only a 20 minute drive and Lecce, the "Florence of the South" is only a 40 minute drive.
Carovigno offers all necessary services, such as well stocked supermarkets, local bakeries, fresh fruit and vegetable shops, banking facilities, petrol stations, numerous restaurants serving delicious local fare to suit all tastes and pockets (including Michelin starred restaurant Già Sotto l'Arco in the main square).
If you want a greater variety of shops and restaurants, just head out towards San Vito or Ostuni and if you want to visit some shopping malls, follow the road to Brindisi where two huge malls, with over 200 stores, are just waiting for you to spend your money.