La Tenuta

by Anthony Lopez-Vito
Campi Salentina (LE)
Puglia Italy

La Tenuta was once a country residence of a noble family built in the 1800s with its own chapel and gardens, later becoming a Boy Scout camp filled with bunk beds and featuring a football field. In its latest reincarnation, after a 2-year renovation, the villa has evolved into a 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom luxury vacation retreat offering top-notch concierge services to spoil the most discerning guest.

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 12 guests

Best for: Families, large groups, private events, retreats

From: €5200/week


  • Pool
  • Safe
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bikes


La Tenuta’s patina of the old mansion combined with its newly renovated, modern comforts makes one feel welcome instantly. Echoing its neoclassical roots, its exterior features wonderful stonework, grand proportions and unique details. Inside, its Southern Italian heritage is found in the stone vaulted ceilings and terrazzo or crushed concrete floors.

The living areas are composed of formal and less formal spaces. Harkening a Palladian villa, the formal entrance is striking with its octagonal vaulted space. The dignified dining room, connected to the outdoor terrace, boasts views of the olive orchards and vineyards in the valley - and ideal location to entertain a stately dinner party. If one is looking to escape the summer sun, refuge can be found in the small library, enjoying the stere sound system with MP3 player, passing the time in the TV area, or learning the art of Pugliese cuisine in the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen, fully-equipped with all modern comforts, is at the heart of the house, connected to the outdoor dining area in the portico which sits up to 12 comfortably, the formal indoor dining area, the gardens, and the pool area.

Each of the 6 bedroom suites are spacious, with extra large king-sized beds, sitting areas, ensuite bathrooms, and large windows to take in the views. Two of the bedrooms’ ensuite bathrooms feature freestanding bathtubs and double sinks. Every bedroom has air conditioning, more than enough wardrobe space, and a safe for valuables. Despite all bedrooms featuring modern comforts, each has its own personality through the design, decor, and interesting details.

There are two twin beds available for extra guests.

The property currently covers 10 acres and the gardens surrounding the villa have been landscaped with the best of the flora of the Mediterranean including olive trees responsible for valued extra virgin olive oils; fruit trees bearing figs, pomegranates, quinces, citruses, and prickly pears that are harvested to make homemade jams; an organic vegetable garden available to all guests to use as much as they would like; and formal gardens with Mediterranean flowering plants, herbs, roses, and cacti. The pergola is covered in edible grapes and the citrus orchard is filled with oranges, lemons, tangerines, and kumquats.

Bedrooms Configuration

Each of the 6 bedroom suites are spacious, with extra large king-sized beds, sitting areas, ensuite bathrooms, and large windows to take in the views. Two of the bedrooms’ ensuite bathrooms feature freestanding bathtubs and double sinks.

Facilities and Services

Private parking, Fully-equipped kitchen, Oven, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Dryer, Library, Games, Kids toys, BBQ
A full-service event planning is available for all events from weddings to birthdays to special dinners, ready to organise to the smallest detail and customise to your personal taste and needs.
Various sized cars and minivans are available for transfers to or from the train station or airport.
A private cook is available for any meal of the day. Grocery shopping can be organized based on a personalised list to suit all of your needs and wishes.

Pool and Spa

The infinity pool (18m x 5m, 55' x 15') with patio, pool towels and sun loungers, offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The swimming pool is open from May through October.

Special Touches

Guests can enjoy a broad spectrum of personalised services from a private cook to a driver who can chauffeur to various locals throughout the region to private tours to event planning for special events, birthdays, or weddings - and more.



BY AIR Brindisi Airport: 45Km Bari Airport: 162Km

Puglia is located between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and is often referred to as the heel of the Italian “boot” and is renown amongst locals for its beautiful beaches. Vineyards, olive trees, flamboyant Baroque architecture, Roman ruins, museums, Romanesque abbeys, and pristine waters and beaches, the area is rich in culture, history, art, and architecture.

The towns of Lecce, Nardo’, Galatina, Oria, and Francavilla are within less than 20 minutes from the villa. Within 45 minutes, find Grottaglie, Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Taranto, Otranto, Maglie, Ostuni, Gallipoli, San Foca, and more.

The private cook is available to prepare any meal of the day, specialising in Pugliese and Mediterranean cuisine prepared from fresh, local ingredients. Meals can be customised for your group's dietary needs. Breakfast can be delivered to the kitchen or to the portico, including fresh baked pastries, juice, coffee cereal, and yogurt.

Cooking classes can be organised in the comfort of the villa, or in selected local restaurants. Learn about the rich history of the local, Pugliese cuisine through seasonal ingredients and flavours.

At the villa, discover the underground wine cellar with select local wines for your indulgence, with a price list included. Charges will be accounted for accordingly after use or after your departure.

The concierge has a network of professionals to help organise any event or activity, including drivers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, tourist guides, vineyard and wine producers.

Schedule a professional massage therapist to visit Masseria La Tenuta, offering a selection of wellness treatments including lymph-draining massages, holistic massages, Chinese zu reflexology, and more. (Prices vary.)

The Pugliese region is renown for its wines, especially red wines and rosés. Wine tastings with an expert chef can be enjoyed in the Masseria La Tenuta. Wine tours in the surrounding renown vineyards.

For sun worshippers, Puglia is renown for its beaches, located between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.

Booking Enquiry

    Additional Information

    Rates Table

    2022-2023 PeriodRates per weekMin stay
    November 2022$56504
    December 1-23 2022 $56504
    December 24 2022 - January 6 2023$79504
    January 7 - March 2023$5650 4
    April 1 - 28 2023 $79504
    June 4 - July 21 2023$129007
    August 27-31 2023$129007
    September 1-8 2023$99507
    October 1 - 20 2023$79504
    October 21-31 2023$56504

    Booking Conditions

    Rental fee includes:
    - gas
    - water
    - electricity
    - Wifi internet
    - bed linens, bath & hand towels, pool towels
    - soaps, shampoos, detergents
    - exclusive concierge service
    - final cleaning
    - 3 midweek cleanings
    - use of all appliances and equipment.

    The price does not include:
    - house heating costs in winter or AC use in the summer. These are considered extra charges.

    Refundable security deposit: €1,500 cash on arrival.

    Turnover day: Saturdays.
    The villa can accomodate 12 guests. Two additional single beds can be added at an additional charge.

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

    Although calendars are updated daily, they may not reflect the latest availability. Always contact Passepartout Homes to discuss availability for your chosen properties.

    Rates may vary without prior notice.