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.
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We were staying 2 days first half of September. When we arrived at noon, we even were offered to have lunch, which was excellent. Chef Paleera prepared such a good lunch that we decided to have dinner both nights as well at the Maseria. Meet and pasta were outstanding. Paldera shared with us some of his "secrets" to get this kind of tasty meals. Emilia and her husband, a professor, were very friendly and helpful. Professor told us so many things about the region and Apulia that we followed his advices on our tour. A visit of the historical Maseria was included in his "services". All these positive aspects overlocked the breakfast, which was a bit chaotic and poor. Rooms were clean and big enough. Wonderful place for a peaceful and culinary stay.
If the food is really exceptional, very copious, very refined and organic, it is not the same with the room much too small. The bathroom is also very small with the toilets inside and it can't be two of us. I asked to have a bigger room for the next day, there was room but nothing was done.
Emilia's husband speaks very good French and kindly introduced us to his masseria, located in the heart of nature.
One important remark: you cannot pay with a credit card, hence the need to pay in cash, which is not necessarily obvious.
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A fantastic place, really beautiful. Care, attention, dedication. Francesco is the truly exceptional chef!
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Please to meet you, my name is Emilia D'Urso and I am 50 years old.
I have been managing Masseria Storica Pilapalucci since 2011
I personally am responsible for i welcome the guests, i am responsible for communication, i run the courses.+
I chose this job because to pursue a passion
Our guests especially appreciate the food.
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