Contrada Pilapalucci -, Toritto 70020 Toritto (Bari)
Looking for a remote getaway or a countryside base from which to experience Puglia's undiscovered wonders? Masseria Pilapalucci is in Toritto, near the National Park of Alta Murgia, 15 miles away from Bari, Italy. There are many internationally acclaimed tourist sites within easy reach of Masseria Pilapalucci like Matera, Ruvo and Altamura.
The D’Urso Family has owned Pilapalucci for several centuries. The beauty of the historical Farmhouse is given by its singular ancient a pignon style.
At Masseria Pilapalucci, most of our land is dedicated to growing organic almonds and organic olives for extra virgin oil. Our almonds are used by select bakeries in Europe. Shelled organic almonds are available in moderate to large quantities. Our wonderful almond oil is appreciated worldwide.
We also export extra virgin olive oil, using a cold press, which is a more expensive but higher quality process. Our extra virgin olive oil has been selected by Slow Food for the Guide to the Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Masseria Pilapalucci is a founding member of the Praesidium of Slow Food “Mandorla di Toritto” The Praesidium promotes the delicious local almonds named “Filippo Cea” and “Antonio Devito”.
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.
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 excellet food and wellness. It is Praesidium Slow Food “Almond of Toritto”. Famed are the almond cookies.
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.
Nice trips to historical sites of Matera, Bari, Altamura, Hohenstaufen Castle in Andria, Ruvo, Giovinazzo.
The old historic farmhouse, beautifully renovated is situated in a charming place, surrounded by olive groves and almond trees that stretch as far as the eye and convey a sense of peace and tranquility. The hospitality and friendliness of dott.sa Emilia and Professor Domenico take you back to now very rare kind ways. The excellent cuisine using local organic produce is personally followed by Emilia and it's really delicious. My wife and I, in May 2015, we spent a memorable stay and we highly recommend the hotel.
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My sister and I stayed two nights at Masseria Storica Pilapalucci and only wished we had more time there. Emilia and her husband were terrific hosts- couldn't have asked for friendlier, more helpful hosts.
While we had a total of 15 days in Italy, the multi-course meal Francesco Padlera, the chef at this agriturismo, served was the best we had throughout our stay. The meal he prepared was light, flavorful, sourced from the farm and made thoughtfully- it couldn't have tasted better! We will be talking about that meal for some time to come.
For your information, wifi is sketchy here and yet, the property is so peaceful that having a break from it was welcome.
Finally, the property appears at the end of a long dirt road and one shouldn't be discouraged by that- the property and structures and amenities are stunning- this place is a real treasure!!
We have to probably felt incredibly at this beautiful property and wonderful erholt.Wir were exemplary supervised and cared for and have never eaten better! Emilia is a master of Slow Food cuisine and Domenico her husband the best tour guide to a brilliant host and entertainer. The railway connections of Toritto to Altamura, Matera and Bari are very good, but a rental car is recommended. The fall was a good travel time, the almond harvest we can so experience.
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