Oriental - Mediterranean - rustic - individually
Although the apartment is decorated in oriental style, the Porta D'Oriente presents, as it were, the gateway to the Orient (and the geographical location of Apulia accordingly) without doubt. Than a very successful and interesting meeting of cultures
This individually designed garden is accompanied by two massive columns with white stone domes which can recall distant mosques, found his place next to a green cactus fig tree. The outdoor area or the terrace of the holiday home is bordered by a dry stone wall in warm tones such as sand and terracotta, which is characteristic of both Apulia as well as Arab countries and thereby offering guests a certain feeling of security. Special attention is the front page of the location, in the middle of the rivet studded, curved door in sea green clay has the input. The oval windows have been skillfully studded with irregular shaped stones.
An elongated seat from white masonry, decorated with oriental cushions, invites, with a nice glass of red wine of Puglia, sensual listening to the ocean waves. From here you have a partial sea view (from the front of the building, just a few steps away, is the direct access to the sea with a sandy beach cove). On the lawn, guests are offered furniture made of wood, which lends itself to romantic dinners by candlelight. The warm light of the stone wall and the bench combined with a series of lanterns emphasize the homely as individual ambience outdoors.
The newly restored apartment Porta D'Oriente suite is suitable for two people (or possibly with a toddler). Since the apartment also has air conditioning (hot / cold), it can also be good and like to use for the cooler fall and winter months.
With much love and passion the owners designed the apartment. Fine materials such as travertine and other natural stones were used. The beautiful Pietra di Gerusalemme, a natural stone from Jerusalem, for example, as a sand-colored, slightly yellowish, shimmering stone floor. Many ideas and inspirations as the brick, Moresque double bed can unmistakably feel the pronounced penchant for interior design. Above the bed is wall mounted with colorful majolica from Persia decorative one line. Fascinating light effects are from the discreetly perforated wall and ceiling lighting, a traditional crafts from Morocco.
The brick kitchen buffet line is covered with a beautiful stone slab of yellow travertine, and also the saffron yellow wall color blends harmoniously into the image. If you still wish to dine inside in between times, there are also two bar stools in colonial style. The kitchen is very well equipped (hob, oven, fridge freezer, glasses, crockery and lots of utensils).
The hosts wore the individual designs that originate from the oriental home decor, from travel together: The oriental mirror with elaborately decorated pattern, a picture and some accessories came for example from London, the two antique prints, however, were discovered at an antiques market in Tuscany. The Kelimkissen were specially brought to the White City of Ostuni. Other was easy to buy. In place of a conventional wardrobe here ivory canopy comes with an attractive orange fabric hangings to wonderful effect. (Custom-made soils in the niche serve as a shelf). To preserve the authenticity of the location, was chosen rustic-style walls with non-smooth surface.
A smooth transition into the bathroom offers a white sliding door. Here, too, were deliberately omitted classical flow. Only the shower (crystal door) was alternatively lined with travertine mosaic tiles. At the walled pool table there is a counter top washbasins, also of travertine. Noble fittings, a large mirror and natural stone floor refine the bathroom. (Windows, shoot Heating, Hairdryer available).
Porta D'Oriente suite benefits from a very personal atmosphere. Wall safe, washing machine and iron are provided. One parking space is available to the host part of the estate available. The ground-floor apartment Porta D'Oriente is located slightly lower than the adjacent apartment with patio.
Villanova with its picturesque old fishing harbor and the adjacent Camerini, where the apartment is located on a headland, still retains its original character. Here you can still watch fishermen who go out in their boats on the sea and its polipi hit after the catch on the rocks, so they can be well prepared in the kitchen. Puglia, the Mecca of Mediterranean cuisine!
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world between East and West, in a country of southern culture and tradition. Listen to the magic of the sea under a sea of ??stars ...
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Marina di Ostuni, has pronounced the Blue Flag award for decades Bandiera blu for the excellent sea water quality. In addition, in recent years, the '5 sail '(maximum score) of Legambiente - one in Italy rather kristisch settled environmental organization.
Along this coastline before Ostuni is lined with various resorts. The center, at least geographically, the picturesque ancient fishing port of Villanova dar. There are bars where you can have breakfast, bakeries, fish restaurants, pizzerias, etc. Even though you should not imagine Villanova as sophisticated, as can be seen in the summer months have a and see the other yacht, because the crystal clear sea attracts many wealthy Italians and Europeans. In August there is Holiday mode.
The coast is very varied here. If there are elongated in the northern area of ??Marina di Ostuni beaches (Pilone, Rosa Marina), the subsequent part of the coast in the south (Lido Fontanelle, Costa Merlata) but is increasingly characterized by bays. Sandy beach bays alternately with rocks. Bizzarre rock formations, ancient lighthouses, beaches lined with fragrant Mediterranean vegetation characterize the landscape. Not far from Ostuni, in the direction of Brindisi, is the National Marine Park Torre Guaceto.
Could you be inspired to paint a picture of südapulischen city of Ostuni, you really need only a few colors: green for the endless centuries-old olive groves stretching down to the sea and flank the coast, the blue in various shades of the azure sea that looks like a blue carpet merges into the sky at the horizon. Contrast, bright white are the whitewashed houses in the Moorish-style old town of Ostuni, with its labyrinthine alleyways and stairs. Pride and as an oriental "Kasbah" dominates the White City at 300 m elevation in the sunlight up. The old town of Ostuni is also officially a city of art in Italy. Individual accents in the picture put purple and purple color for the lush bougainvillea grown, peeping out from the walls and beautify the gardens.
Along the fields everywhere no longer ending muri a secco, vonApulien the typical dry stone walls. The colors of the stones range from white, beige, mottled reddish-peach color to anthracite, almost black when they are fading from decades of weathering. The best are the sand-colored, reddish-brown traversed, reminiscent of beautiful planted with flowers terracotta vases. It is a lovely sound, radiates the heat and we associate with Mediterranean culture and lifestyle.
The rural charm of Apulia is characterized by shady olive trees, wild-growing prickly pears, red tomato fields and vineyards alternating with idyllic villages and natural. By the friendly hospitality of its inhabitants Heavy bearing fig trees just waiting to be picked. Fragrant lemon, orange and mandarin trees blend harmoniously in the Mediterranean, sun-drenched paradise. Pure nature!
In the background you will discover isolated trulli immersed in the green hills of Ostuni, at the foot of the Murgia. They are an integral part of the cultural landscape of Puglia, the trulli, archaic white round houses that taper conically according to the brim. The former farm cottages have here in the idyllic Itria Valley (Valle d'Itria) their homeland, a territory that extends from Ostuni and Cisternino about Martina Franca to Locorotondo.