Villa Silva

Sleeps: 19 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 19 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 4


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This superb villa in Puglia provides incomparable views over the Adriatic Sea from its hilltop location within a rocky outcropping near Bari. Though its seclusion allows for complete privacy and relaxation, it’s ideally situated to exploring renowned beaches, ancient towns and incredible cuisine nearby.

Inviting common spaces are fitted with period furnishings and original art. You’ll find thoughtful excellent amenities throughout every corner and a kitchen on every level – making it easy to separate the home into individual accommodations if desired. The main kitchen is big enough to host the group, or enjoy a catered meal by the private chef available for hire.

Eight bedrooms represent the height of elegance, and the masters even benefit from their own sitting/dining areas and flat-screen TVs.

Descend the steps into your private outdoor oasis, where a pool and Jacuzzi offer relaxation with a view. Have breakfast in the lush gardens and dinner on the covered terrace set for twenty. With the many terraces, pagodas, and lounge furniture, you’ll find it easy to spend the whole day outside.

Within a few minutes drive you’ll find yourself in the centre of local tourist attractions. Make sure to visit the famous trulli homes!

“This large eight-bedroom villa offers wonderful views of the Adriatic coastline and is decorated with Puglian charm. Villa Silva is perfect for families or large parties looking for a rural escape.” Read the Telegraph’s full review of Villa Silva

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.


Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The bedrooms in this villa in Puglia are fitted with memory foam mattresses, an entertainment system, and a DVD library
  • Stunning panoramic views are available from the terraces and bedrooms in the villa
  • The local butcher will cook and serve you handmade sausages and bombette in the shop’s back restaurant!

What you should know…

  • A car is recommended due to the villa’s location. And be sure to follow the owner’s directions, rather than the GPS
  • The pool hours are 9am to 7pm. Night swimming is strictly prohibited

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)

Villa Interior
Villa Silva comfortably accommodates 19 people and is perfect for all large parties of family and friends. It is easily separated or can be used as a whole family house.

The main house comprises of a stunning large Italian family kitchen, a large saloon with four chesterfield sofas and a log burning stove, both these rooms have French doors that lead out on to the delightful terrace with dining table and seating for 20 people.

There is a wonderful family bedroom, leading off this main room, with a king size bed and a small double bed, plus another bedroom with two single beds and a family bathroom with bath and shower. Further living and sleeping areas, down the corridor, include a Master bedroom with a large king size bed and another twin bedroom with two single beds and a further family bathroom with bath and shower (All master bedrooms have sitting and dining areas and flat-screen televisions and entertainment systems)

On the lower level there is an attractive living area with a Master bedroom with king-size double bed and a small bedroom, off the main room, with two twin beds, a beautiful appointed kitchen and a sweet bathroom with shower. This section of the house is particularly nice because of its open plan lay out and comfortable studio living and dining space

The top floor has further sleeping accommodation, composed of a lovely bedroom with three single beds and a forth Master bedroom with a large king size bed, plus a small kitchenette and another family bathroom with bath and shower.

The villa has an internal marble staircase that allows you to reach all rooms from inside and as the villa is on terraced land, set into the rock of the hillside, you may also access all of it many levels from outside too.

All of the many terraces of the Villa have the most incredible views and huge outside living spaces with separate pagodas, barbecues, dining areas and even private sunbathing areas.

The Layout and Facilities
The main family kitchen is fitted throughout with Smeg appliances and is designed as the centre of the common area in the middle of the house with a beautiful oak dining table and benches. Next to this is a charming Living room with four large chesterfield sofas, a large flat screen television with various entertainment including a Music Library, Video Library, DVD Player, CDs, Italian Satellite TV, Books, Board games and toys for the children.
This main room also houses a large Log burning stove or air-conditioning for the summer months. All communal rooms have large French doors that lead out on to the communal patios where there is a handmade long mosaic table for 20 people with panoramic views of the coastline.

High-speed wireless internet is available throughout the building.
All floors also has its own private fully fitted kitchen, that includes gas oven, grill and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, sink, kettle and toaster plus all kitchen Amenities, for separate dining.

Villa Silva stays cool and fresh in the summer and stays cosy and warm with log burning stoves in the winter, making visits pleasurable all year round. All rooms have been fitted with the highest quality specifications from the utilities through to the finest quality Italian linens, where modern comforts blend with traditional Pugliese settings.

All our bedrooms are safe, peaceful places to relax and sleep. They each have a good selection  of unique antique furniture  and guests can expect memory foam "Tempur" style mattresses on all beds for added comfort, plus finest quality Italian bed linen, pool towels, hair-dryers, ironing facilities, DVD entertainment system, with an extensive choice for all ages, Plasma TV, Italian Satellite and a good selection of board games and books and a full guide book of everything there is to see and do in the area with restaurant guides, local tips and all the information you need for enjoying your stay

8 Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs
Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Beds      
Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Double bed
Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds
Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, All master suites include sofas, dining tables and chairs          
Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Beds      
Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
Bedroom 8 - two single beds

Our bathrooms can become a retreat where the day’s stresses of hot sandy beaches and sea salt are easily forgotten. In the morning, our bathrooms can revitalize your spirit, making for a great start to the day. Whether our bathrooms are small or large,  you will have a space that rejuvenates and refreshes you.

We therefore hope to provide you with everything you would like to find in your bathroom from Egyptian cotton bath towels, bath robes, slippers, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser and hand soap.

Obviously all the sanitary necessities and good showers are provided  plus the little extras like bath foam and a beautiful candle and a good book.

Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure    
Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet.

Outside Grounds
Villa Silva’s grounds offer a feast of perfumes and colours. Guest can take advantage of the large 14 x 7 m swimming pool with inbuilt Jacuzzi roman steps. It is completely private and secluded but still allows you to gaze out over the wonderful views.

Surprisingly even the noonday sun is never too much because of its fantastic hilltop position. The heat is always tempered by the gentle winds whispering in over the Adriatic, allowing you to laze under the palm umbrellas all day long.

This pool is ideal for all the family as each section and the stairs are gated for security and peace of mind and everyone can enjoy the Jacuzzi jets set into the steps, giving a soft massage after a refreshing swim.

There is a good selection of sun loungers to choose from and also tables and chairs where you can eat lunch. In the evening as the cicadas start to sing, the lights enhance the old olive trees, allowing you to enjoy a cocktail as the light dims for another day.

Additional Amenities
- Ipod dock
- Barbecue
- Highchairs, cots and stair gates are available on request
- Swimming pool, Dimensions: 14x7m


About the surrounding area of Villa Silva
Coastal Walkable Village Walkable Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Silva’s prime location offers easy access to endless beaches, Mediterranean climate and exquisite cuisine. The villa is in the central point of all the interesting tourist attractions.

There is so much to enjoy of Puglia. History from Roman times is evident in its extraordinary array of architecture. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals, and the baroque exuberance of some towns testify to their Spanish legacy. If there is one symbol of Puglia that stands out, it is the imposing castles and mystical 'trulli' houses that are built all over the province.

Here, the tourist industry still remains wonderfully primitive, which is amazing considering how much the region has to offer.

Puglia is the land of the grape. It is the source of 80% of Europe's pasta and most of Italy's fish. It produces more wine than Germany and more olive oil than all of the other regions of Italy combined. Apulia has forests of twisted pines, ancient olives, huge old carob trees, and acres of vineyards that are losing ground to cherry and peach orchards. Junipers, sage and rosemary grow near the sea and, because of its Mediterranean position, plenty of tropical plants grow happily next to fields of grains and vegetables.

Local Attractions
There are many delightful towns within close proximity to Villa Silva. They all have an authentic Italian feel with year round street festas, weekly market days and charming old centres dating back hundreds of years.

Only a few kilometres down the hill is Fasano, a beautiful ancient town which was subject to the Knights of Malta for many years. The hills, Selva di fasano, are a naturally wooded area rich in oak trees and perfect for stunning country walks.

A few kilometers' drive into the interior are the towns of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo and Alberobello.

Ostuni is an exquisite town known as the White City because of its white-washed streets surrounded by medieval walls. A visit is highly recommended. Martina Franca is a town with a tangible Moorish flavour. It has a medieval centre adorned with some of the best examples of baroque architecture that you'll find.

Cisternino and Locorotondo are both small, charming towns with whitewashed historic centers obviously influenced by the Greeks. Guests can view the Valle d'itria from there and some of Puglia's prettiest landscapes.

Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia. Their intrinsic beauty has captured the hearts and souls of many. Alberobello is also only a short drive from the apartments, and there guests can view over a thousand of these magical limestone dwellings standing out against the bright blue sky. They create a beautiful exotic scene, almost like a fairy tale. It is impossible to see anything like it anywhere else in the world.

Also just a few kilometres away is the zoo/safari Fasanolandia. This is the greatest animal park in Italy where thousands of animals can be observed free in a completely protected area. There is also a dolphinarium and an amusement park for all ages.

The Beaches
There is a selection of different beaches on the Adriatic shores in close proximity to Villa Silva, and because of its prime location guests also have the choice of the Ionian Sea, around forty minutes away. The nearest beaches are;

Savelletri (10 mins) - which has a rocky shore with small sandy coves and crystal clear water. In places, the olive trees grow close to the water’s edge, and there is a wonderful selection of small marine grottoes and caverns.

Torre Canne is to the right (15 mins) - which is well known for its long sandy beaches lined in a few places with large hotels. This is a safe, child friendly shallow beach. Just a few kilometres further guests will find endless, unspoiled and secluded beaches with tall dunes and typical Mediterranean vegetation.

Capitol is to the left (15 mins) - its beaches are less wild, but it has a fine selection of water sports and modern facilities including well equipped lidos. Most of these beaches have a selection of sea lapping, shore side trattorias and cafes where the fish are caught right there. There is almost an endless choice of fruita de mare.

The most important thing is that these coastlines offer a very clean natural environment where guests can soak in the warm Mediterranean sun and enjoy the feel of the sand, the sight of the sea and the sound of the surf.

The owners are confident that they can recommend a beach exactly for specific guests' needs. The climate is entirely Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot dry ventilated summers. Puglia is good for all year round beach activities. It is possible to sun bathe from March to to late October as spring and autumn months can be enjoyably warm. Most precipitation falls mainly in winter and even that can be scarce.

Savelletri Di Fasano:10 min drive

This small fishing resort has a village that is inhabited by fishermen, a charming old port and a nice promenade. Its rocky shores on either side of the village are spangled with small sandy coves and crystal clear waters. There are many sea shore cafes and trattorias where guests can sit right on the beach while in swimsuits and savour the freshest fish, literally just caught that morning. If inclined to eat more formally, then there are a great selection of restaurants that sit right next to the sea, with wonderful cuisine and a broad choice of sea food ranging from lobster to plain sea urchins (Ristorante La Marea and Da Renzina). Torre Spaccata is just one of these small rocky coves which is great for snorkeling and fishing.

We have found that all of these beaches offer a different challenge for sea fishing, which is very popular. Rods and equipment are easily bought in any of these towns.

Torre Canne: 15 min drive

In comparison, Torre Canne has long sandy beaches which are lined with a few large hotels. There is a curved beach that is particularly good for children, as it is very safe and shallow. Although there are some hotels, the environment is still very natural. The slightly built up areas are gathered around the town center. The town itself is a typical bustling seaside resort, although it is never too busy and always delights guests with its fine selection of seaside restaurants (Taverna O’ Santos or Ristorante Punto bar), bars, shops and a small fishing port next to the light house.

If heading out of Torre Canne towards Brindisi, guests will come across the nature reserve. Le Dune which has long stretches of beach with tall sand dunes completely free from any construction and as nature intended.

There, guests will find peace and tranquility (for most of the year) and should be able to lay back and enjoy the sound of the sea. There are a quite a few lidos, where visitors pay to park and use the facilities. Some of the beaches are free:

- Lido Tavernese– has good parking facilities and is child friendly
- Lido Pino Verde– has lovely clear water and a long field to park in
- Lido Kypos
- Mediterranean Lido Machina
- Lido Morelli
- Lido Onda Blue

Our favourite is the furthest Lido Bosco Verde, which has high dunes and clear sea.This is a free beach so there are no facilities, except sometimes there is an ice cream van, you can park on the large field in front of it.

Capitol: 15 mins drive

To the left of Savelletri is Capitol. This is the widest beach which has fine, snow-white sand. It has the best selection of lidos and sports facilities. Along this stretch of the coast, visitors can park in allocated car parks with modern facilities and more comfort than on the natural beaches. There is also an excellent selection of seaside restaurants and bar front cafes. This is a fun place for all the family, and all forms of water sports from pedalos to scuba diving are available.

There are so many lidos it would take pages to list them all, but the owners have been to almost all of them and have never been disappointed with any of the restaurants, cafes and facilities.

In the evening, Capitol is one of the most popular areas in Puglia, as the lidos host a selection of entertainment in many of the exotic clubs, cocktail bars, restaurants and trattorias, where guests can find some of the most delicious food ever, mostly right on the beach, and normally in the most idyllic, romantic locations.

Lido Gran Marino has good food, a gentle atmosphere, delicious cocktails and is in a trendy, pretty setting. Lido Losociale is a very popular lively cocktail bar and frequently has live music. It has a wide, white sandy beach and good facilities all day and night long. Lido Centro surf is another popular lido with good facilities and can sometimes be a little quieter as the beach is a little narrower and the sea has the odd rock Duna beach. Lido Torre Egnazia has fun beaches as the sea is almost always clear, the sand is fine and the surf tends to be a little livelier there.

The coves on either side of the restaurant L’ Ancora, are very child friendly and some shade is provided by the rocks. The restaurant does great food all year round and guests can sit right on the rocks overlooking the sea.

Food, Restaurants and Shopping

The restaurants, trattorias, osterias, pizzerias, bars and cafes in Puglia are not only incredibly reasonable, but well renowned for their freshness and taste. The food, its preparation and consumption is the focal point of Italian life, so every meal is prepared so that guest experience a sensory delight. The owners can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.

Whether the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia. Because of Villa Silvana’s prime location, strutting in Passegiata with the locals and enjoying the shops is easy. The apartments are near many of these small towns that come alive at night.

There are many markets in the surrounding villages and in every town every week: Cisternino is on Monday; Monopoli and Noci are on Tuesday; Fasano and Poligano al Mare are on Wednesday; Alberobello is on Thursday; Locorotondo is on Friday; Ostuni is on Saturday; and Torre Canne and Savelletri are on Sunday.

In the summer months, Martina Franca hosts the famous Itria Valley Festival with theatres, concerts and opera attracting music lovers from all over the world. There are many traditional festivals and concerts in most villages almost every week in the summer.

Golf Course
The San Domenico (10 mins) Golf Course lies near the small fisherman village of Savelletri, with its southern boundary as close to the sea as the road and rocky coastline will allow. This northern site was once part of olive groves and agricultural fields. The formerly flat and featureless land is now a challenging 18 hole golf course which offers an unforgettable experience for visitors and a superb view of the Adriatic Sea from every tee, green and fairway.

The Torre Coccaro (10 mins) Golf Course has its own 9 holes of golf in an incredible setting with huge olive groves overlooking the sea and sand and a pitching green, putting green and driving range.

The Acaya Golf Course is near the fortified town of Acaya, about 10 kilometres from Lecce. It covers an area of 120 hectares and is surrounded by a thick wood of holly-oaks next to vast olive groves and rare flora, which give the area a typical Mediterranean feel. The golf course, with 18 championship holes, is situated in this area of extraordinary beauty. The holes are placed in the strips of land not occupied by the maquis bushes, the typical Mediterranean vegetation surrounding it. From the fortified farmhouse which has been converted into the clubhouse, there is a splendid view over the course with the two large lakes that flank the 1st and the 18th holes.

The Riva Dei Tessali Golf Course is the oldest golf course in the south of Italy. It is in a maritime pine forest on the sea in Castellaneta (Ta). The 18 holes weave their way through the delightful pine wood. In stretches, it is reminiscent of the famous British links courses, although here the climate is always ideal.

The Barialto Golf Course is in Bari. It is full of huge palms a great challenging tourist's course that requires players to use all the tools that they have in the bag. The barriers of sand and water placed strategically is not punitive, but it does reward courage and tenacity. The route is therefore suitable for different categories of players: beginners to practice, intermediate levels for fun, and professionals to train.

Villa Silva to Savelletri di Fasano - 5.5km
Villa Silva to Capitol di Monopoli - 7.2 km
Villa Silva to Torre Canne - 7.5 km


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • The property has discreet cleaning staff, waitress service, chef who can offer some amazing menus, plus excellent Concierge /House Manager, all provided to guarantee your total relaxation and ultimate well-being. (Staff and chef are all optional - consult us for your tailor-made holiday!)
  • We can arranged for a local beautician to come and pamper you with all the latest beauty treatments in your room or by the pool, so you can lounge with the cool breeze and enjoy a massage , pedicure, manicure or facial, allowing you to spoil yourself on this special holiday.
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

The villa offers a complimentary welcome hamper made by the local chef in the village with essential or luxury items that guests may need.

Gourmet Selection - contents will vary but typically will include: a varied selection of special cheeses, local cured hams and meats, Puglian olives, Italian antipastis, fresh coffee, local and exotic fruits, fresh breads, pastries, mineral water, milk, local wines and spumanti.

Guests who have any specific requirements or allergies should notify the owners on booking.

Optional Services
Child services and care for babies, free wireless internet access, barbecues, cool boxes, wind breakers, beach umbrellas and beach mats are available.

The property has discreet cleaning staff, waitress service, and a chef who can offer some amazing menus, plus an excellent Concierge/House Manager, all provided to guarantee total relaxation and ultimate well-being. (Staff and chef are all optional).

A local beautician can come and pamper guests with all the latest beauty treatments inside or by the pool. Enjoy a massage, pedicure, manicure or facial.

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.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Event information

Villa photography by © MARCO GRECO 2015.

Terms & Conditions

Swimming pool: All guests must observe the basic pool rules which are there for the safety and comfort of all swimmers.
The Pool is open from the beginning of April to the end of October, weather permitting. The Pool is open daily from 9am to 7pm, Swimming at night is strictly forbidden.
- You can travel to Puglia all year-round because of its temperate climate. In fact, the region is pretty dry. So, if you are looking strictly for a beach or seaside destination, May – October is the best time for you. Also there are some benefits to travelling off-season – including less crowds and tourists. Taking a trip during the winter months may also cost less, allowing you to spend more time in your destination, that is why villa Silva is open all year round allowing you to enjoy Puglia whenever it is convenient for you.

- Villa Silva will not accept responsibility of liability for money, clothing or any other articles that may alleged to have been stolen or lost by the pool or on the premises.
- There are discounts for long lets in any season.

Security deposit €500 payable via PayPal prior the arrival (will be refunded at the end if there are no damages)
Arrival time Arrival times are no earlier than 5 pm.
Departure time Check-out before 12.00 pm on the departure date.
Energy costs included? The rental rate includes all utilities (gas for cooking and hot water, electricity,) We would like you to agree to turn off all appliances, lights, fans, televisions etc., when you are not using them and when you are not in.
Pets welcome? No pets are allowed inside under any circumstances. (Pets can be kept outdoors on prior arrangement)
Changeover day Flexible (from 01-Jun to 31-Jul Saturday)
Smoking Allowed? The Villa is non-smoking apartments. We permit our guests to smoke outside or in the gardens or under the pagodas.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Other Ts and Cs While cot(s) and highchair(s) are available, please be aware that there is only a maximum of 3 of each item.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 19 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 17th 2018 - March 1st 2018 - - £4,573.00
March 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - £5,152.00
June 1st 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - £5,580.00
August 1st 2018 - September 11th 2018 - - £5,789.00
September 11th 2018 - February 28th 2019 - - £5,152.00
February 28th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - £5,152.00
May 31st 2019 - July 31st 2019 - - £5,580.00
July 31st 2019 - August 21st 2019 - - £5,789.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 19 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 17th 2018 - March 1st 2018 - - €4,971.00
March 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - €5,601.00
June 1st 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - €6,066.00
August 1st 2018 - September 11th 2018 - - €6,293.00
September 11th 2018 - February 28th 2019 - - €5,601.00
February 28th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - €5,601.00
May 31st 2019 - July 31st 2019 - - €6,066.00
July 31st 2019 - August 21st 2019 - - €6,293.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 19 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 17th 2018 - March 1st 2018 - - $6,168.00
March 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - $6,949.00
June 1st 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - $7,527.00
August 1st 2018 - September 11th 2018 - - $7,808.00
September 11th 2018 - February 28th 2019 - - $6,949.00
February 28th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - $6,949.00
May 31st 2019 - July 31st 2019 - - $7,527.00
July 31st 2019 - August 21st 2019 - - $7,808.00

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?

10 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The residence has breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and valley. Villa Silva truly has a prime position, literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions which provides so much to enjoy. Where art lovers can discover original art work both in the Villa and around the neighbouring towns and villages, gourmets can taste fresh puglian food bought to their tables by the local chef or in the surrounding baroque and antique centre’s and sip excellent fresh home made wine on their private verandas looking out to sea or taste other delicious Puglia wines in the local “enoteca’s”. Sportsmen can enjoy activities such as cycling in the hills, fishing and golf and all can relax in our beautiful Villa.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Villa Silva was named after its previous owner Signora Silvana who renovated the Masseria into a Villa. The structure is incredibly unique as it sits jutting out of the rock on the hillside over many layers with entwining rooms, and staircases outside and in, allowing Panoramic views from its many rooms. Also it sits next to a small woodland, which name in Italian is also 'Silvana'.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

My wife Susan has been a make-up artist for over 20 years, applying makeup and prosthetics for television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry in hollywood and all over the world, she has met almost every star, celebrity, singer, actor and even various politicians, presidents and members of the royal family. During her profession in the entertainment industry, her teams have won Academy Awards for Best Makeup and even several entertainment industry awards such as the Baftas, the Saturn award and The Oscars.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?

Whether there was enough parking space for 20 Harley Davidson bikes. Whether a wedding buffet could be held on the 3 terraces. The answer was Yes to both.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

just a few kilometers away is the zoo-safari Fasanolandia. This is the greatest animal park in Italy, where 1000's of animals can be observed, kept free, in a completely protected area. There is also a dolphinarium and an amusement park for all ages. Also further along the coast, (10 mins) is Acquapark, owned by the same company, it is a wonderful splash park and fun for all the family

Really eat?

Let Villa Silva's private chef take care of the culinary details and delight your palate at every meal, if you wish, while you relax and enjoy your vacation. The quality of the food and the preparation and presentation is excellent. Our Chef provides a wonderful variety of Puglian cuisine, which is always fresh, local and organic.

Really see?

Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia, their intrinsic beauty has captured the heart and soul of many. Alberobello is also only a short drive from the apartments, there is over a thousand of these magical limestone dwellings, standing out against the bright blue sky, they create a beautiful exotic scene, almost like a fairy tale, it is impossible to see anything like it anywhere else in the world

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Villa Silva is the epitome of an exclusive villa holiday offering the very best for its distinguished guests. It has a hilltop position, set into the outcrop of the rock, allowing incomparable views over the Adriatic turquoise sea and white beaches, with its natural rustic garden with an abundance of outdoor spaces for Al fresco dining and relaxation. Within a few minutes drive you can breakfast in a Baroque City, lunch in a restaurant built inside caves and enjoy dinner in a cobbled white village in the hills. There is a selection of different beaches on the Adriatic shores, in close proximity to Villa Silva and because of its prime location, you can also have the choice of the Ionian sea too.



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.

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  • Breathtaking Views, a beautiful home

    Posted by Sarah jane M on 20/09/2016

    What an amazing villa, I stayed with my family in June 2016 for a delicious week in Puglia. Everything was the highest standard possible. It was ideal for all ages from 1year old to 70 plus. The views are spectacular and the pool is perfect. Would definitely recommend. Wonderful hosts, Wonderful home.

  • Fantastic luxury retreat

    Posted by Jane H. on 20/10/2015

    This spacious villa is set in rural Puglia, with wonderful panoramic views of the countryside and sea beyond.It is beautifully quiet and perfect for large parties of family or friends to get together for a special time together. The villa, pool and surrounding grounds are maintained to a very high standard - there are several outdoor dining areas and the design allows for privacy and relaxation. We enjoyed relaxing by the large pool, eating al fresco and exploring the local villages. We also took advantage of the chefs who cooked us two very special 4 course dinners using the best local produce. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, allowing us time to settle in and being on hand if we needed any information. We shall certainly return!

  • A must stay

    Posted by Ghada R on 20/10/2015

    What a lovely villa in a great setting
    1). Great pool for kids and adults alike
    2). Great communal areas with plenty of DVDs for adults and kids
    3). The local,town has a great friendly small mini market and a butchers that will cook your meat
    4). Susan and Michael could not have done enough
    5). The bedrooms were roomy and all had fans. The sitting room had air con
    Thanks for one of the best holidays Sue and Mike

  • The perfect villa for a group of families

    Created on 08/08/2015

    We spent a week in the luxurious Villa Silva with 2 other families; there were 6 adults and 8 children in total and we all had a fantastic time without exception. Michael and Sue were very helpful and it is obvious that they have put an awful lot of thought and hard work into making the villa as well equipped and comfortable as possible. The pool area was particularly well used and the views out to the coast are amazing. We had the chef come in and cook for us twice which was well worth doing - she also made lasagna for all the kids on those nights and showed us how to make orecchiette pasta - everything was delicious.
    I would highly recommend the property to anyone that wants to spend some time exploring Puglia whilst enjoying some luxury accommodation and we will almost certainly return.

  • Outstanding Villa and warm, genuine hospitality.

    Posted by Tom H. on 17/07/2015

    We can't thank you enough for a wonderful two weeks in your beautifully appointed and lavish villa. As four families holidaying together, the unique layout of Villa Silva allowed for terrific fun times together over meals and by the pool but also for quiet private times when appropriate.
    A real enhancement to our experience was your genuine interest in our best possible experience of the Villa and local services available to use. All of your recommendations and bookings made kindly on our behalf were outstanding.
    We'll definitely be back and can't recommend your lovely villa highly enough.
    I'd be only too happy to provide more comment directly to anyone wanting more information.
    Cheers and thank you again.

  • Spacious and luxurious. Beautifully presented.

    Posted by Arthur R on 26/06/2015

    The villa is beautifully furnished and renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It is spacious and welcoming with delightful artwork and majestic furniture. The rooms are warm and inviting giving the guest both privacy and collective engagement. The swimming pool is immaculately clean as are all the common areas, kitchens and bathrooms. The location is stunning with views over the coastal plain to the east. The villa is privately situated and quiet allowing for the odd passing vehicle. Sunrise welcomes the guest on all the terraces and the swimming pool is a sun- trap until well into the late afternoon. The villa is well appointed with kitchens and bathrooms allowing privacy even for high guest numbers ( 15 males in our case ) All in all a delightful and enjoyable home. Wanted to stay longer of course. Thank you Michael and Susannah! Hope to return to the Villa Silva very soon.


    Posted by Nicky P. on 15/05/2015

    A beautiful villa, in a lovely area, that accommodated sixteen of us comfortably. It was clean & very well equipped.
    The pool area was spacious & comfortable for all with luxurious sunbeds.
    The owners were quick to respond to any queries & were extremely helpful.
    The private chef is a must!

  • Fantastic property for lifelong memories!

    Created on 06/03/2015

    Villa Silva is a very well maintained and stocked property.
    We spent 2 weeks as a group of 4 families in the house and we had a great time.
    The location is perfect to explore Puglia, the house is very pleasant, the pool is wonderful and the view is breathtaking.
    Sue and Michael are great hosts, always there when you need them but very discreet the rest of the time.
    We hope to be back soon!

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