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“A dream destination for wedding, family or friends”

Review of Villa Cappelli

Experience an amazing stay in an undiscovered, beautiful part of Italy.
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Experience an amazing stay in an undiscovered, beautiful part of Italy.
Enjoy an authentic stay in a historic villa in the Italian countryside Enjoy beautiful views everywhere.
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Experience an amazing stay in an undiscovered, beautiful part of Italy.
Enjoy an authentic stay in a historic villa in the Italian countryside
Enjoy beautiful views everywhere.
Soak up the Puglia sun and then cool off in the large outdoor pool.
Read a book or a sip a cocktail while relaxing by the pool.
The Courtyard Room. One of the ancient stone bedrooms with a private bathroom painstakingly restored
Enjoy the amazing features of ancient stone rooms.
Sleep comfortably in queen size beds. Linens all provided.
You won't be cramped in the Courtyard Room's large private bath.
Enter through the historic courtyard and enter a whole new world.
Large fully-stocked kitchen with an industrial stove, island, wood-burning pizza oven, and more.
You'll fall in love with the Garden Room, another ancient stone bedroom with a private bath.
You'll feel like royalty in the Princess Room with a private bathroom and views of the olive grooves
You definitely won't be roughing it with all the clean and spacious bathrooms.
Lavanda is easily accessed off the terrace.
Nice big bathrooms, unlike most in Europe.
Enjoy modern bathrooms with all the amenities.
Also easily accessed from the Terrace, the Primavera Room is truly relaxing.
Hang with friends and family in lots of common rooms.
The Gemini Room features twin beds and amazing views.
The Pompeii room is on the top floor and has mind-blowing views!
The Via Appia room is large with great views of real Via Appia.
Lupa is on the first floor on the Via Appia side of the villa.
Enjoy comfortable twin beds in Romulus & Remus room.
Another large bathroom to make life extra grand.
You don't have be stuck in your bedroom like a hotel. Tons of common rooms make it easy to hang out.
You'll love having meals on the loggia. Right next to the kitchen and poolside, it seats 20 easily.
You'll always a special spot to relax, drink, eat, and be merry.
Our ancient wine cellar can be converted into dinner or party spaces as well.
Explore the huge garden full of fruits, flowers and seating areas.
After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a glass of our homemade wine and some amazing views.
Enjoy a day trip to stunning Matera, the European Capital of Culture 2019.
Head over to Castel Del Monte, featured on the Euro penny & Templar legends. Just a half hour away.
Head over to Gravina, just a half hour away, and enjoy a truly breath-taking town.
Charming Terlizzi is just a couple of minutes from the villa with great restaurants and more.
You are sure to love Polignano a Mare as much as travel writer does!  Just 45 minutes away.
Take a quick trip to the sea and enjoy Giovinazzo, just 15 KL away.
Dine outside and make every meal special.
Need help? We have an apartment on the property & are available for any questions or services.
Cooking school on site. Learn how to make fresh pasta and local specialties.
Dance the night away under the Italian sky.
Look for a place for you destination wedding or what to renew your vows? We can help with that!
Get married in the olive grooves.
Choose just about any location.  Love is always in the air at Villa Cappelli.
Need car rental advice?  We might be able to help.  Car and bus service also available.
Join our harvest tour, pick olives and make your own extra virgin olive oil.
Learn how to make pizza in our ancient wood-burning brick pizza oven.
As a working agriturismo, we make our own extra virgin olive oil, which is available to you.
Our new bar next door is great for grabbing a coffee or drink with the locals.
The new reception area for the event space next door can make any occasion extra special.
Wake up and enjoy breakfast poolside.
Make any event a grand event with our newly renovated event space (subject to availability).
Dine poolside and make every meal an event to remember.
Dine like royalty and celebrate in style, like any good Italian!
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10 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Terlizzi, Province of Bari, Puglia

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Alabastr0
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A dream destination for wedding, family or friends”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

If you ever saw the movie "Stealing Beauty," and wanted to be Liv Tyler in that movie, here is your chance. We heard about Villa Cappelli from an event planner friend in New York. It's a stunning stonework villa in Puglia, restored to its full romantic glory, with the added touch of a soft-water pool and sculpture garden. The owners have recently finished restoration and expansion of a beautiful vaulted-ceiling great hall for "Big Night" dinners and dancing. The food, flowers, cats, sky...everything here conspires to sweep you off your feet with sun-drenched Italian seduction and charm. The hospitality is purely Italian, with a touch of Texas charm thrown in for good measure (own of the owners is from the US). The rooms are spacious and lavish in an old-school way. A fantastic time, with day trip to Pompeii - we look forward to returning for our wedding!

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Liked best: The chance to truly relax, talk and enjoy a beautiful setting; every meal was delicious.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
Thanks! We would love to have your wedding here. Come back soon!
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crookedca...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely but needs a good clean”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Lovely large eclectic villa - there are 22 cats and 3 very large dogs who live on site as do the owners. Paul, Steven and Kacy are very friendly and helpful to their guests. The premises and kitchen could do with a good clean, kitchen very well set up and the meal that was cooked for us by Steven was delicious and very well priced. Lots of great local wine and convenient to Bari airport.

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Liked best: Dining in the logia
Liked least: needed a good clean and 22 cats and 3 large dogs wandering around
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
23 Jun 2015
It was lovely having you and your friends here for your birthday week. So sorry you weren't satisfied with the cleanliness of the Villa. We gave it a thorough cleaning before your arrival and did the best we could. Admittedly, you caught us during a not so perfect moment — construction, a broken arm and three new litters of kittens which we hadn't had time to put up for adoption. If you had let us known anything was bothering you during your stay, we would have addressed it immediately. We're happy that the rest was to your satisfaction. Thank you for the constructive criticism — it'll only make us try even harder. Paul, Steven and Casey
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Loco2Go
Santa Monica, CA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“When can I move in permanently?”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Can't accurately put into words how much i loved my stay at Villa Cappelli. Paul and Steven are fantastic hosts, and just were non-stop in their hospitality. Way, way above norm. I don't know when they slept. Have stayed in many expensive resorts, as well as private villas, the world over, but i can’t say I have ever been happier after experiencing the warmth of Paul's and Steven's hospitality.

And then there was the food! Steven is just such an insanely great cook -- pasta with roasted tomatoes, their own exquisite spicy olive oil, and the seafood broth pasta cooked with sea water -- these are just some of the dishes that I will never forget. Their food was better than two of the highest rated Michelin restaurants in Italy that we tried out on other day/nights.

Pizza night at the villa, which admittedly sounds boring on paper, was a tremendously fun affair with Paul and Steven teaching all the guests how to make the pizzas by scratch and bake them in their brick oven. It was so much fun, with nonstop laughter and merrymaking, that I am thinking I am going to have to build a brick oven myself.

Paul never slowed up on the free pouring from his delicious cellar during the entire stay. The tab for the wine and liquors alone far exceeded what the trip should cost. Paul unselfishly accommodated everyone on their requests to chauffer them around, not to mention the countless hours he had to drive keeping up with folks with so many different cycling abilities.

More than anything else, I had such great conversations with Paul, Steven and Casey that I will always treasure. Paul’s love for the earth and the natural way of eating and living was and is infectious. My batteries are fully charged after La Dolce Vita. Still smiling as I am typing this!

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jun 2015
Grazie!!! We loved having you! You better come back soon!!
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LucaNj
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Truly a wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Where to start?! Villa Cappelli made my last trip to Italy. Though I traveled in January the warmth of the hosts and hostess made me feel at home and welcome. The accommodations are spacious and private. I enjoyed many meals in the kitchen by the fireside with Paul, Steven and Casey. An added bonus was the many trips to town with Paul to get the days groceries and conduct business. I was once again able to experience the warmth and kindness of the Italian people! Be sure to spend some time at Villa Cappelli, you will not be disappointed! Bravo!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Jun 2015
Grazie! Come back soon!
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Fatima A
1 review
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“Villa Cappelli is a wondrous, magical place.”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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people found this review helpful

My family and I came to Villa Cappelli to spend a week with friends. What a fabulous place to spend our vacation! Our suite was quite lovely (three rooms, sitting room and a bathroom) and the other suites/rooms were just as wonderful. Old school furnishings (but comfy) in keeping with the centuries-old villa. Our hosts were truly welcoming and loads of fun. We learned a lot from Paul, Steven and Casey. AND the food was phenomenal (we arranged to have nightly group dinners at the villa). They also make their own wine, olive oil, conserves. One evening, Paul arranged for a local pizzaca band to come and entertain us. What a treat! The band was fantastic. The villa is close to picture postcard beaches and to a castle. Beautiful Lecce is three-hours away. Lounging around the villa was also terrific - they have a great pool! Our kids loved it at the villa and they loved the Villa Cappelli family (including the three dogs and countless kitties). We highly recommend Villa Cappelli!

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Liked best: The Villa Cappelli hosts! And the dinners!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Sep 2014
Thanks so much! Tell Isabela to keep up with the pasta lessons so when you return she can treat us all to her own homemade pasta. See you guys soon we hope!
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