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.
Up to 100
Set menu + À la carte
We visited Agriturismo Masseria Storica Pilapalucci for lunch this summer on our trip from Naples to Puglia. I called Emilia before our trip to ask if we can visit for lunch. Emilia was so welcoming and was more than happy to accommodate us. The farm is absolutely beautiful. You drive through acres of olive and almond trees before arriving at a historic building, beautiful kept and restored. We sat down for lunch and had delicious course after delicious course. All the food was from their farm or local farmers. To name a few of the traditional Puglia items we enjoyed were focaccia, spinach pie, beet carpaccio, stuffed zucchini flowers, risotto, orecchiette, pork loin, zucchini with chocolate, and Chef Francesco Paldera's specialty almond dessert. Everything including the homemade aperitif was incredible. Both Francesco and Emilia were so welcoming and kind. We were so happy with our visit. It was the highlight of our trip. We would definitely recommend a visit to this "off the beaten path" gem.
We have just spent 4 days at the Masseria Storica Pilapalucci and we will keep an exceptional memory, both the wonderful setting and the fabulous cuisine of the chef, everything has delighted us. The owners and staff are lovely and available. We highly recommend this address.
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We stayed two nights while exploring Matera and Bari. The Masseria was more elegant than farm-like. The rooms appeared to be recently renovated and were large clean, and furnished with impressive antiques. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was modern, clean, and well equipped. The room had a mini-fridge stocked with bottled water, beer, and fruit juices. Breakfasts were generous, fresh, and delicious. The dining room was in a renovated vaulted stone stable that was fantastic. The multi-course dinners were amazing and the chef was generous with his time in explaining each course. The pre-dinner wines served on the stone veranda were charming and reasonably priced. We felt both pampered and part of the family. All this, at a very reasonable price. We may return to Italy just to stay here again!