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 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!
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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