Villa Recitano is a stylish, relaxing home set out over three floors. The main living spaces are open plan, allowing for evenings spent together over a meal or playing board games. In this area, there is a large dining table, comfortable sofas and a modern kitchen. Downstairs there is another living room and a small kitchen which can be utilised by those staying in the two bedrooms in this part of the house; this set up is perfect for if two families or groups of friends are sharing as it offers privacy if needed.
The bedrooms of the villa are cosy and well-decorated, perfect for retreating to after a long day in the sun. The house has five bedrooms, including a master suite with a roof terrace and en-suite bathroom.
Due to its setting outside of the town centre, the house sits in a spacious plot filled with lawned areas, patios and rich planting with fruit trees and herbs. The focal point of the garden is, of course, the large pool which has a shallow area and also hydro massage jets. The poolside sun loungers, outdoor kitchen and al-fresco dining areas mean you can enjoy the garden well into the evening and eat outdoors as the sun sets.
Villa Recitano is ideally located for visiting the beach and the nearest is just 1km away. The local beach has fine white sand and the clear Adriatic Sea for you to enjoy, it has also been awarded Blue Flag status so you can be assured of a clean and stunning beach on your doorstep. This beach is just one of dozens which can be easily accessed from the villa including small pebbled coves, beaches offering water sports and rugged natural beaches with limestone cliffs.
When you need to buy some ingredients to cook up an Italian feast or if you would rather eat out, there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. The eateries and small shops along the seafront are within walking distance of the villa and the larger town of Monopoli is located a mere 6km away. Monopoli is a pretty medieval town filled with historic monuments and buildings alongside modern shops and restaurants and is great to have nearby.
If you want to explore more of Puglia’s culture and history then head to the city of Lecce which is just over an hour away and is filled with stunning Baroque architecture including the Castle of Charles V.
The villa is located 6km away from the busy centre of Monopoli, yet is also on the edge of a quieter residential area with a selection of restaurants and shops. Many of the eateries are on the seafront and offer amazing views. This area is renowned for its seafood, especially the squid, so this could be a good place to try it!
The town of Monopoli can be reached by car in just ten minutes, and this town has a wider range of shops and places to eat as well as a pretty harbour filled with fishing boats and local cultural attractions. This charming seaside town has an walled old town and a more modern area, the older area is often quieter and is a lovely place to go for a stroll. There are many historic churches and buildings in this town, a great place to start is a visit to the 12th-century cathedral.
The largest settlement in Puglia is Lecce which is around an hour from the villa by car. This stunning city can be enjoyed by wandering the winding streets, booking on to a guided tour could give you a better insight into the town. Lecce has a good selection of museums and galleries if you wish to get out of the heat for a while and take in some local culture; these include the Museo Ebraico which is the Jewish museum and the gorgeous 15th -century Monastery of Santa Chiara which is now a museum and gallery. The town even has a Roman Amphitheatre which has been restored.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Extra cleaning
- Change of linen
- Massage treatments
- Wine tours
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!