SUNNY ELEGANT COUTRYHOUSE FOR WONDERFUL APULIA EXPERIENCE Gargano coast, sleeps up to 4,self.catered, fully equipped
Holiday in Puglia is always a suggestive experience. Our proposal is to make it warm and comfortable. Imagine a sober, elegant building of the XIX century, situated on the hills of Gargano. Imagine around it olive-groves, the characteristic fragrance, that only this very land can have. This is Villa Basso, for the traveller who appreciates fine taste, a real historical character, and a home away from home.
The villa has been the summer residence of a rich family . It is placed in an ideal position to enjoy a wonderful view of the sea . It has been also the set of the movie “ High bright sun” with Dirk Bogarde.
The villa been restored with the care and the passion that only who loves this indeed this place can feel; it is equipped with every confort and furnished with taste: a spacious and brightl kitchen with a big stone fireplace and a living room with an open mezzanine floor( screened from view but no door separating) with the double king bed bed and other furniture( a cot is available with no charge).
Two comfortable single sofa-bed complete the sleeping possibilities; wide bath with shower and sunlight.
The in entrance is direct from the very large terrace overlooking the sea
In the Villa another delicious self-catered suite for 2 is available , for a total number of 6 in party , see the advert on the same website-
ref. 8470 : Delightful ,panoramic suite -GARGANO,PUGLIA
The owner speaks english and will help and suggest you for every need.
The house is in an enchanting and calm situation in the heart of Gargano National Park, easily reachable from the main road, and not so far from other touristic destinations such as Vieste , Peschci, San Giovanni Rotondo( a religious site) Monte S. Angelo, Amalfi Coast ( two hours) .The nearest beaches are only 1 km from here.
The Gargano promontory is a different proposition to the rest of Puglia; a rugged spur jutting out from the coast covered in forests. Now a 15,000 hectare nature reserve, the Parco Nazionale di Gargano (ww.parcogargano.it) is home to thousands of different species of flora and fauna, including deer and wildcats.
Also in the park you can visit the Foresta Umbra or "Forest of Shadows", a beautiful blanket of Aleppo pine, oak and beech.
The Gargano is also home to some of Puglia's best beaches. Its capital, Vieste, is a pretty medieval town that gets incredibly busy in the summer but also boasts one of the region's most spectacular beaches, which looks out onto the towering Scoglio di Pizzomunno, an enormous monolith of rock in front of the beach.
There are places which, as a result of their history, position or the exceptional events which occured there, are shrouded in a veil of almost tangible sacrality pervading every nook and cranny. The Gargano is a “holy” land, a much-visited venue for some of the most important religious gatherings on a world-wide scale. The apparition of the Archange Michael on Mount Gargano is without doubt the core of religious experience in this land. Thousands of pilgrims travel tu visit the cold, dark grotto which Michael chose as is earthly dwelling. But is not only the cult of St. Michael which exalts the religious spirit of this area – there are the many churches, set against breath-taking backdrops, such as the Convent of St. Matthew in San Marco il Lamis. In more recent times, the presence of Padre Pio, who lived in San Giovanni Rotondo, has provided a strong attraction for millions of people. But it is the Gargano as a whole which expresses its divine beauty in every time and space.
We had a great vacation in this villa!
Excellent location and very comfortable atmosphere!
A special thanks to the owner!
richard from Canada
very good, we were very happy with everything, our hostess was wonderful, extremely helpful and attentive
2 other reviews
Stayed September 2006
Stayed Sep 2006
We booked a last minute flight then fortunately found this apartment . Very comfortable and with many extras we were not expecting such as a selection of DVD's, quality patio furniture and kitchen equipment.
Prior to travelling Debs kept in regular contact offering help and advice well beyond the call of duty. We were met by Debs at the apartment who made us a very welcome with a cup of tea !
After many years of self catering breaks I have to say this is one of the very best .We have already started to recommend this apartment to our friends and relatives and so hope to find availability when we want to return !
Alison & John 15-26 April '08
Certo che la natura qui vi ha dato molto!scorci magnicfici,mare bello e la vostra ospitalità non è da meno!DAVIDE E GAIA - Varese ,ItalyDear Maria Grazia and family,many many thanks for your hospitality.We had a wonderful holiday that was much even better by your amazing home.Allow us to congratulate you in your fantastic renovations..God willing, we look forward to enjoying your house once again in the next not too distant future..Chris and Malcom - LEEDS, U.K.Dear Maria,we have had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house with all is character.We have particurarly enjoied sitting on the terrace, admiring the view of the sea and, of course, reding books.Thank you for your kindness...Kate and Frank , LondonWonderful house, fantastic sitting o the terrace.This is a really special place...Jacie, Tom and Tim, Manchester , U.K.Dear Maria Grazia and family,thank you for our stay in your beautiful villa, we could not have whished for a better accommodation....Emma and Laurence, Suffolk, U.K.