|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.Learn more
Those in search of a luxurious home from which to explore the relatively undiscovered region of Puglia will find an absolute gem in Villa Silvana.
Beautifully designed and presented with great attention to detail, its three floors offer both independence and convenience for large families holidaying together.
This superb FOUR-bedroom property is bright, bold and fabulously indulgent. and Perfectly positioned on one of Fasano's hills overlooking the deep Blue Adriatic sea, within walking distance of local restaurants and three of Puglia’s most talked about villages and only a short drive to the sea.
Whether you are here to sight-see, simply chill out with family and friends or celebrate a special occasion together, you will find that Villa Silvana ticks all these boxes and many more.
From a broad, shaded terrace under the villa’s impressive arches, you will find a large marble mosaic table for all guests to enjoying al fresco dining together, floor to ceiling French doors lead through into a truly dazzling kitchen-diner and large comfortable living room. Keen cooks will adore the traditional Italian Mammas kitchen, as well as finding all the state-of-the-art appliances, while the bar stools along the stone breakfast bar, and oak table and benches will ensure you are never short of company as you concoct your favourite dishes.
Meanwhile the light-filled lounge is effortlessly stylish yet invitingly cosy with comfortable chesterfield sofas, a further antique dining table and chairs and a traditional large fireplace with wood burning stove. It is a relaxing place to catch up on some movies, either with Sky, the internet or DVD’S for all the family, after a busy day’s sightseeing or family fun in the pool.
Villa Silvana’s FOUR gorgeous bedrooms are spread on either side of the main living areas. Each one is individually styled with a particular colour theme. There are Two adjacent bath/shower rooms, fitted to the highest specification.
If you would like additional bathrooms they are also available please enquire when booking
All rooms have terraces with panoramic views across the vineyards and olive groves down to the cobalt blue sea
The beautiful large villa has been Constructed from “Tufi”stone so characteristic of the area, its elegance and charm are instantly engaging and guests can’t help but relax into the gentler pace of life here, the property is set within pretty, wild natural gardens brimming with shrubs and cacti, olive amd palm trees. There are large dining areas on all terraces of the villa, with beautiful handcrafted marble mosaic tables, underneath traditional wooden styled pagodas.
There is a winding stone pathway leads you down the terraces to the delightful 14m pool with its stylish sun loungers, bamboo parasols and uninterrupted sea views.
From the immaculate outside terraces, planted with fragrant herbs, succulents and beautiful Olive and palm trees, to the beautifully presented, colour-themed bedrooms, this wonderful property has been crafted with incredible attention to detail.
Villa Silvana has been imaginatively designed and appointed to a very high specification. This distinguished Traditional property is a blissful retreat for all its guests. Private and secluded, it is a wonderful venue for an unforgettable celebration or simply a friends and family luxury holiday.
My name is Michael I am an artisan from Southern Ireland, I am a plaster and carpenter by trade but I like to work with all materials. My wife, Susanna is a makeup artist in the British and American film industry, we have been living in Puglia now for more than 15 years and we have a beautiful daughter Isabella
We have always been great fans of Italy travelling here for work and pleasure over the years, but many reasons led us to Puglia. Originally we were drawn to the Heel of the boot, because of the lure of adventure and to explore its undiscovered secrets, but then Susan worked on a movie with the famous Italian director and actor Roberto Benigni and all her colleagues after the job was finished, advised her to visit Apulia, as it is the favourite destination for Italian tourists
It’s so hard to explain to other’s why you feel so passionate about another land, maybe it is the fact that Puglia feels like the rest of Italy did 50 years ago or somewhere you can escape the stress of life nowadays or its probably Puglia’s seductive wildness, clear blue sea and unspoilt coastline, we were desperate for this after leaving behind the grey miserable skies and being overworked in my mundane job.
Susan sometimes still works as a makeup artist but also enjoys to stay at home with our little girl and paints and exhibits her artwork and I have set up a small company with local Italian friends and artisans.We are enjoying one of the best lifestyles and quality of life that there is.
The foundation of our local society is the family and community; its very obvious to us our italian friends close family ties and we’re very privileged to be included in so many families here, friends are never slow to break into song or dance when the mood strikes them. For sheer vitality and passion for life, Italians have few equals and, whatever Italy can be accused of, it’s never plain or boring living here, its just wonderful
Susanna Howard and Michael Foley purchased this villa in 2003
Why Villa Silvana?
By staying in the accommodation, you sustain the environment by creating employment to enable people to remain in our local village and continue with their traditional way of life, which is far more environmental and sustainable than modern life, which is beginning to encroach on southern Italy.
During your stay you will experience traditional village life, plus Puglian cooking, the possibility of enjoying our Local festa's and Sagra's, we will be on hand to host you in the true Puglian style.
Also you will notice where our attention to detail is evident in every single part of the residence, We have put pure Love, sweat and tears into this beautiful house, building most of it ourselves and when needed our local talented artigans.
This is not just a business or a holiday home, you can see this has been our passion and the romance with this stunning country and beautiful region of Puglia, when you come to stay.
We want to share it with others and most importantly we have tried very hard to meeting the high standards of quality and we really want to guarantee you a great holiday
Gloriously spacious and immaculately presented, this wonderful house is ideally located in the heart of Puglia, Located just a few kilometres from the historics villages of Fasano, Cisternino and Locorotondo, offering a wealth of culture, history and traditional Italian hospitality at your fingertips.
Villa Silvana truly has a prime position , literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attractions provide so much to enjoy, 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.
We spent a week in the luxurious Villa Silvana 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.
Thanks Michael and Sue for all your help in ensuring our stay was a memorable one.
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
Villa Silvana 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!
Our family consisting of fifteen members with ages ranging from thirteen to seventy have just returned from a memorable holiday in Villa Silvana. Susanne and Michael always answered our questions and requests promptly. These requests included organising taxis and asking Lina to cook us a welcoming meal and some typical Puglian meals during the week. ( We recommend Lina's delicious meals.) We also recommend shopping at Maria's and Fedrico's Mini-Mart. They could supply most of our needs. The spacious , sparkling clean pool was very popular because the weather was very hot. The table on the terrace was perfect for our meals. We would gather around , eat and share our experiences.
Well what can I say, villa silvanna defiantly has the wow factor, everything from the stunning views to the little extras, such as a beautiful welcome hamper, wide selection of DVDs and CDs, where all perfect, we really where made to feel very special.
the surrounding areas are just a lovely, we travelled with young children and as anyone with children will understand you worry about everything and anything but their was plenty to entertain them all, both in the villa and in the near by villages.
I would really recommend the splash park to anyone looking for a day out, very clean tidy and kid friendly 5star!!! The villa owners where great very friendly and helpful assisting with anything and everything,
We will be returning again next year!
Beautiful property perched high on a hillside affording unimpeded views of the Fasano area and Adriatic Sea. Fully appointed with a spacious well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and bedrooms, gorgeous pool, and numerous outdoor areas (terraces and porches) with tables, chairs, and lounges. The property is immaculately maintained and built for comfort and relaxation -- and is convenient to so many villages and beaches (we took daytrips to Matera and the Basilicata region and shorter trips to Alberobello and the village and beaches of Savelletri and still made it back to enjoy wine and dinner at dusk). Thoroughly worth it, and highly recommended.
Villa Silvana is in a prime position, literally in the centre of all the interesting tourist attraction, in the centre of Puglia and endless beaches, Mediterranean climate and exquisite cuisine. Puglia, has a landscape that is dripping with History from roman times onwards which is evident in its extraordinary array of architecture. The Normans endowed Puglia with splendidly ornate cathedrals and the baroque exuberance of some towns are testament to the Spanish legacy. But if there is one symbol of Puglia that stands out it's the imposing castles and mystical Trulli that are built all over the province.
Here the tourist industry still remains wonderfully primitive, which is amazing considering how much this region has to offer.
The Fasano / Lamia di Olimpia area
Villa Silvana's apartments are ideally situated for exploring Puglia's beautiful architecture, wonderful tourist attractions and the interior landscapes.
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
There is an abundance of delightful towns all within close proximity to Villa Silvana. They all have an authentic Italian feel with year round street festa's, weekly market days and charming old centers dating back hundreds of years.
Only a few kilometers, 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 center adorned with some of the most subtle examples of baroque architecture that you'll find.
Cisternino and Locorotondo are both small charming towns, with whitewashed historic centers both obviously influenced by the Greeks. Also you can view the Valle d'itria from here, where some of puglias prettiest landscapes can be seen.
Of course the Trulli have always been an important tourist attraction for Puglia, their intrinsic beauty has capture 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.
Also 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.
If you are a lover of long leisurely lunches and relaxing dinners, where the wine flows, the food just keeps coming and the bill is surprisingly cheap, then you’ll be glad to know that the Restaurants, Trattoria’s, Osteria’s, Pizzeria’s, 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 when you eat out in any establishment you will never feel like you’ve eaten merely to refuel but rather to experience a sensory delight. We can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.
Whether you want 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 your stuff in Passegiata with the locals or being seen to be seen and enjoying the shops, is easy, as the apartments are near many of these small towns, that come alive at night.
There are many markets on in the surrounding villages that we can recommend
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Aug 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Prices are for the property per week in Sterling.
There are Discounts for long lets in any season
A separate Security Deposit will be required through paypal, refundable 1 week after departure OF 500 POUNDS STERLING
Guests may arrive on any day of the week out of peak seasons
Arrival times are no earlier than 5PM.
Check-out is no later than 11 am on the departure date.
We require a 25% deposit to hold your booking and full payment nearer to your arrival date.
Please read our full terms and conditons on villasilvana.net