Masseria Pilapalucci stands out on an enchanting landscape, at the crossroads of archaic sheep tracks, in Toritto, not far from Altamura and halfway between Bari and Matera. The austere stone construction, surrounded and heated by the colors of the earth, has guarded a large territory since the 16th century, once ravaged by Saracens and brigands.
This countryhouse today is an enchanting example of “pignon” architecture, immersed in oak, almond and olive woods; It hosts a charming agritourism, vocated to the valorisation of typical local products and well-being.
The countryhouse, member of the Slow Food Chefs' Alliance, hosts an award-winning restaurant recommended by prestigious specialized international magazines, including "Gambero Rosso" and "Osterie d'Italia". The high level cuisine is guaranteed by the close relationships with the Slow Food Presidia and by the work of the chef specialized in Apulian cuisine but attentive to the many Mediterranean flavors.
Stone is the absolute protagonist of the Apulian “pignon” architectural structure which manifests itself in all its beauty and authenticity in the dining rooms of the Masseria.
The charming quiet also echoes in the rooms. They are all different, with an ancient architectural language and original decor that gives them the authenticity of the great Apulian countryhouses from another time.
Wooden beams ceilings, walls with hand-finished plasters and exposed stones, lots of books available to guests, sun, ancient oaks, almond and olive trees, gourmet candlelight dinners on the terrace and starry skies: authentic details for a bucolic and tasty holiday.
Ceremonies, family celebrations, business meetings, food and wine events can benefit of a culinary culture that values variety and originality. The large spaces of the countryhouse allow for any form of celebration and meeting.
One of our missions is the education to the “buon mangiare” (good food). Food taste education is one of the missions of our cooking. We are an educational farm of the Puglia Region, a Slow Food Presidia and we work closely, also through catering, with organizations whose institutional aims are the improvement of lifestyles.
The organic farm shares the principles of the sustainable agriculture and produces the precious Toritto Almond Slow Food Presidia and an award-winning extra-virgin olive oil.
The Masseria, through direct sales, offers home delivery or on-site sale of its products.