Porta Antica

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request


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Surrounded by fragrant lavender and orange groves in lush Puglia countryside you will discover Porta Antica, a delightful 5-bedroom home. With villages close by, plus historic towns and plenty of beaches within easy reach, this is a brilliant base for your holiday.

This spacious villa is a period building filled with vaulted ceilings, local stone and tiles plus feature fireplaces. The owners have done a wonderful job of combining quality furnishings and antiques with elegant colour palettes, a modern kitchen and bathrooms to create a relaxing environment.

As you enter the home you will walk into an open plan living space which flows through to the fully-fitted kitchen. When it is time for dinner, choose to eat in the indoor dining room or al-fresco under the covered pergola. As the daylight dwindles you can choose between five lovely bedrooms to get a good night’s sleep. There is a room with bunk beds which is ideal for kids, plus 2 bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. In the main house there is another serene double bedroom and the final double en-suite room can be accessed privately from the garden, perfect for those who like a little more privacy.

The garden at Porta Antica is a great feature. The home sits in an acre of grounds, though you are likely to spend most of your time in the stunning walled courtyard. Here you can swim in the L-shaped pool, cook on the barbecue or relax with a good book on the comfy seating, all while the children are happily entertained on the climbing frame or playing basketball.

When you need to pick up some groceries or grab a morning coffee there are two towns nearby. Oria is 4.5km away and is a gorgeous medieval town which was first settled by shipwrecked Greeks. Explore the winding cobbled streets on foot to soak up the history and the atmosphere of the place. Visitors can view the imposing castle and its towers or the cathedral with its fascinating crypt filled with mummies! Alternatively, why not grab some pastries and visit Montalbano Park for a relaxing picnic in the sun.

The other nearby town is called Latiano and it is just 5km away from the villa. This town is not well known by tourists so is a good spot for an authentic Puglian meal in a little trattoria. You can also see the town hall, ancient churches, museums and centuries-old palaces which line the pretty streets filled with floral displays and fountains. If you are in town on a Friday then you can pick up some fresh produce and homewares at the thriving market or pop in to some of artisan shops where you can purchase a jar of the local honey.

If you would like to spend the day at the seaside, you do not have to travel far to find some stunning sandy beaches - Specchiolla beach is 30km away and Costa Merlata, which is framed by pretty cliffs, is 40km away. The stretch of coastline between these beaches has everything from chic private beach clubs to small swimming coves there is something to suit everyone in your party.

If you don’t mind driving a little further for a day trip, the famous White City of Ostuni is 33km away and the port city Brindisi is 30km away.

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What you should know…

  • One of the serene bedrooms is accessed privately from the garden and has its own bathroom, making it perfect for those travelling with grandparents or a couple wishing for a little privacy from the main group.
  • Due to the stunning rural location, a car is recommended for exploring Puglia’s towns and coastline and there is parking available for guests.
  • The house is all on one floor which is fantastic for those with little ones or guests who struggle with stairs.
  • A pull out bed is available to sleep an additional guest on request. Please refer to the 'Features' tab for full details.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interior (175 m2)

Main Villa
- Living area with sofas, smart TV and fireplace
- Fully-fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Nespresso machine, kettle and blender
- Dining room with table seating 6 guests and garden access
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers and WCs
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with bunk-beds (best suited to children) and extra pull out bed
- Bathroom with shower and WC

- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds (1 acre)

- L-shaped swimming pool with shallow children’s section (8m x 4m, max depth: 1.5m)
- Private landscaped garden with 200m2 courtyard, established trees and lawned areas
- Poolside sun loungers
- Covered al-fresco dining table seating 10 guests
- Outdoor sofas
- Children’s climbing frame, slide and swings
- Basketball hoop
- Barbecue
- Parking spaces


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Central heating
- Smart TV
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board


About the surrounding area of Porta Antica
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Puglia is located in Italy’s heel, in the south of the country. Dotted with historic hill towns, with rolling countryside and lined by the dazzling Adriatic Sea, it is hard to imagine a more idyllic holiday destination.

The villa is rurally located and is nestled amongst verdant farmland with famous towns and sandy beaches easily accessed by car.

You will find the nearest amenities in Oria which is a picturesque historical town, a mere 4.5km away from the villa. With a wealth of shops, cafés and restaurants, this is a great place to have so close. In under a 10-minute drive you can be sitting in a pretty piazza tucking into pasta and a glass of local wine! Oria also has a number of historical buildings to explore; settled by ancient Greeks but later ruled by Romans, the town has a long history and as you wander around today you will notice that most of the buildings hail from the middle-ages. One place you can visit is the Baroque cathedral which is filled with intricate carvings and artwork, though many people tend to visit to see the amazing collection of mummies which are kept downstairs.

For something a little different why not walk around the Jewish quarter. Firstly, head through the Porta di Ebrei which is the 15th century gate that leads into this once bustling settlement. If you are visiting Oria in August then make sure to look out for the Torneo dei Rioni, a horse race in which riders from the town’s 4 different districts compete against each other. Alongside the horse racing there is a parade with participants wearing full medieval style costumes and the whole town is packed with events, shows and food festivals.

The coastline which stretches between Bari and Brindisi is filled with an astounding array of beaches, the closest of which is around 30km from the villa by car. Specchiolla beach is a long sandy beach with clear water, ideal for a family trip, while the much-loved Costa Merlata beach is 40km away. As you drive along the shore there are countless tiny coves and swimming spots for you to discover, or if you would prefer a beach club with sun loungers and an on-site bar and showers, then you will find plenty of these too.

A brilliant place for a day out and top of many Puglian itineraries is Ostuni. This enchanting white washed city is like something from a post card. If you would like to learn more about the city then a good way to explore is by booking on to a walking tour with a local guide. Alternatively set off on a stroll with your group and see one of Italy’s most beautiful locations for yourself. Inside the town’s historic walls there is a Gothic cathedral, civic museum, medieval gates and atmospheric churches. There is also a fantastic archaeological park filled with ruins from as far back as the Neolithic era which is located just outside of the centre and is a good escape on a busy day. Ostuni also has lots of bars and eateries so you can spend a full day here and experience the breath-taking sunset as you enjoy your evening meal.  

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi


Nearest Airport 2 Bari


Nearest Ferry Port Bari


Nearest Train Station Oria (local)/Brindisi (mainline)


Nearest Village Oria


Nearest Supermarket Oria


Nearest Restaurant Oria


Nearest Bar/Pub Oria


Nearest Town/City Brindisi


Nearest Tennis Oria


Nearest Golf San Domenico Golf


Nearest Beach Spiaggia di Specchiolla



There’s a reason Puglia is the region of the moment, or rather several: the excellent food, exuberant architecture dotted in the South, the breathtaking coastline and heaps more. Puglia is much bigger than you might first expect, but you’ll get both a wonderful and varied Italian experience here.Use our travel guide as a nifty sidekick (think of us like the Robin to your Batman) to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime. And don’t forget we’ve got a selection of villas in Puglia that will add that extra special touch to your trip.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Porta Antica is the ideal place to stay with children; with a kid’s room, outdoor play equipment and a safe enclosed courtyard, you can relax while the kids play happily. When you wish to go out as a family, Puglia is a lovely area with sandy beaches and picturesque towns to explore.

For a fun-filled day out, why not drive to Carrisiland Resort which is 28km away. This huge park has a forest with themed areas for children including Jurassic and fairy tale zones and you can travel between these spaces on a little land train which the kids will love. The park also has a vast water park with slides and pools to suit all ages and a large inflatable play area! After grabbing a bite to eat in one of the cafés you can take in a show or a musical before heading back to the villa.

If you visit Ostuni (33km away), a great way to keep the children engaged as you explore is to book on to a bicycle tour. A knowledgeable guide will show you all of the historical details and hidden gems to be found in the city as you cycle around. Some of these tours also visit nearby farmland and olive groves.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Climbing frame
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Playground
  • Board games
  • Bikes
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras services available at this property (payable locally):

- Mid-week cleaning
- Catering
- Private chef

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €750 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Flexible in June and September. Saturday during all other periods.
Minimum stay 4 nights approximately June and September. 7 nights during all other periods.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A pull out bed is available to sleep an additional guest on request. Please refer to the 'Features' tab for full details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 - - £2,556
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 - - £2,615
May 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - £2,615
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,164 £2,596 £3,028
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - £3,303
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - £3,441
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - £3,957
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - £4,129
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £3,957
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - £3,751
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £2,336 £2,336 £3,269
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £2,213 £2,213 £3,097
Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 £1,820 £2,183 £2,546

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 - - €2,795
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 - - €2,860
May 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - €2,860
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,366 €2,839 €3,311
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - €3,612
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - €3,763
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - €4,327
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - €4,515
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €4,327
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - €4,102
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €2,554 €2,554 €3,575
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €2,420 €2,420 €3,387
Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 €1,990 €2,388 €2,785

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 - - $3,012
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 - - $3,081
May 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - $3,081
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,549 $3,059 $3,568
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - - $3,892
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - $4,054
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - $4,662
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - - $4,865
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $4,662
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - $4,419
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $2,752 $2,752 $3,851
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,607 $2,607 $3,649
Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 $2,144 $2,572 $3,000

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Thank you!

    on 31/08/2023

    Lovely place.

  • Such a lovely villa!

    on 27/07/2023

    Such a lovely villa we really enjoyed our family holiday here. Kids were in the pool everyday.

  • Just perfect

    on 22/07/2023

    We stayed here with the whole family on our Puglia vacation. I love Puglia and this accommodation is just great! Everything you need is there. The bedrooms are perfect in size. We stayed in the property with 9 people. The accommodation simply has charm, with a touch that is partly local and partly modern. Almost every bedroom has its own bathroom. Just perfect.
    The highlight is of course the outdoor area, clearly the great backyard with pool, lemon trees, loungers, a barbecue... everything was there.
    Oh and what was really very friendly, typical products/food were provided as gifts + Prosecco in the fridge, that's another big plus!
    Perfect for a holiday in Puglia!

  • Perfect family vacation

    on 30/05/2022

    This villa is so beautiful and well set up for a family vacation. It had everything we needed both inside and out. The pool area is very private and quiet, there is a lot of seating outside with a BBQ and large dining table which we used every day/night. The kids had a great time exploring, playing in the playground and pool most of the day. Very clean and well presented. We had a day trip to Ostuni and Alberobello which are quite close. We are rebooking for July!!!

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