The Villa sits majecstically on the ancient Via Appia in the town of Terlizzi, just northwest of Bari in Puglia. Only 20 minutes from the Bari Palese airoport and 7 miles from the Adriatic.
The garden was begun in the 13th century as a monastic garden, the farm buildings were built in the 14th and 15th centuries, and the newest portion in the 17th and 18th centuries. The garden’s grott was pre-Christian dating from the Bronze Age over 4,000 years old.
Roman legions, Crusaders, Saints, and Pilgrems have traversed the area and there is a stone cross built by the Knights Templar. Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent and his royal family have stayed at the Villa. He’s Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin.
You can also buy products from the Villa online. This is a must stay for foodies.