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Villa Cappelli

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Enjoy an Italian vacation in an authentic villa filled with modern amenities.
Enjoy some pool time or explore all the  nearby day trips.
Relax in comfort with 9 Queen size beds & 4 twins.

Overview
11 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
22 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
When we found the villa, it had been abandoned for 40 years. For years, we have painstakingly restored this historic villa to the beautiful home it is now. At Villa Cappelli, you'll have an unforgettable, authentic stay in a truly undiscovered part of Italy. Relax and enjoy immersing yourself in Italian indulgence: the food, the people, the fun. Villa Cappelli sits majestically on the ancient Via Appia near the town of Terlizzi, just northwest of Bari in the region of Puglia. We have a small apartment on the premises, so we are always available to ask any questions and provide any services. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: BA07204351000026187
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No more than 20 guests unless previously agreed upon.
Bedrooms
9 Kings4 Singles
Bathrooms
9 Full baths

Meet the host
Steven C
Hosting since October 2010
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe have an apartment on the premises so we are always around if you need help or have any questions. We can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like. Think of us as your concierge during your stay. We definitely want to make your stay amazing, so let us know what we can do to help.

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Reviews (63)
Connie R
Connie R
2 contributions
The Two Nonna’s in Italy
I came to the villi with my friend as traveling companion. She wanted to experience a culinary vacation in Italy but her son was concerned about her traveling alone. So I offered to go. I always wanted to see what it would be like to travel with a girlfriend. For me it was also a challenge to empower myself by taking such a big adventure without my husband doing everything for me. My friend found the perfect venue through HE travels. It was called Puglia 2023. It provided us with a place to stay for a week, the Villi Cappelli. It was the ideal set up for two Nonna’s (grandmas) like us. We looked forward to sharing our trip with a group of gay men thinking we’d have a blast, and we did. We also felt that two Nonna’s like us would be in good hands, and we were. I loved everything about the villi. We stayed in the Gemini room that had a beautiful view of the villa’s grounds. We cooked, ate, drank wine, traveled to various sights and had some wonderful talks with the men in our group. A big thank you to Steven and Vito for being so attentive to our needs. For being such an intricate part of our group and sharing their home with us.💕
Visited October 2023
Written 30 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rodney P
Rodney P
1 contribution
Villa vacation for the ages!
Villa Cappelli has our unanimous vote of appreciation for its hospitality, patience, assistance to create an amazing experience for our group of 17 family and friends. Our Villa Cappelli experience was outstanding in all areas, especially learning the history of the renovations and seeing how Paul and Steve's vision came to life. Our entire vacation group shares the same sentiments and feelings that Villa Cappelli far exceeded our expectations!
Visited September 2023
Written 26 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FarAway61235531044
FarAway61235531044
1 contribution
Fantastic Villa Capelli
We had a marvellous week at Villa Capelli! We loved the beautiful pool and the big rooms. One day we had homemaid pastalesson and another evening romantic dinner at the patio. Steven and Vito were excellent guides for all our questions about where to go and to shop. Their garden with tomatoes, zuccini, chili, badil and more could we use for cooking😀. The antique atmosphere everywhere made the stay even more enjoyful. We recommend Villa Capelli for everyone! Elisabeth and family Stockholn
Visited August 2023
Written 20 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gm S
gm S
Phoenix, AZ14 contributions
Sensational Week at Villa Cappelli- Like stepping into a Merchant Ivory Film
Off the beaten path and away from tourist crowds, the Villa Cappelli is a magical place. Host Seven and his deputy Vito make you feel so at home in this 12th century Villa. Rustic, and charming spacious and private... and views and views for days.. you really feel like you are on the set of a Merchant Ivory Film.... Accommodations are lovely, food plentiful, and the grounds and vegetation stunning. We were very hands on in the kitchen preparing dinners and learning about local ingredients, Steven even took us shopping to his local shops for cheese, bread, veggies, meat, like a local.... the wood burning pizza oven we made our own pizzas in was amazing, our handmade pasta and focaccia delicious, and each day exploring various towns and villages, each with its own unique twist.. and such a nice leisurely pace.. The seasides of the Adriatic were stunning and the fresh seafood and fish delicious, we had farm to table experiences on farms as well as michelin listed restaurants, it is mind boggling how much he was able to fit into an incredible week at such a casual relaxed comfortable pace. The handmade cocktails form our favorite Italian Mixologist were great, especially Vito's Negroni... and the selection and tastes of the digestivos after dinner were amazing.. oh.. we made limoncello , too..... This was an amazing experience and the warm welcome from the hosts at the Villa will be cherished long after our departure ! Many thanks, Steven
Visited October 2022
Written 16 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Baur S
Baur S
1 contribution
Place to disconnect
We had a week-long yoga retreat and had the best stay one could wish for. Stephen and Vitto are incredible hosts. The stay included breakfasts, lunches, and welcome and farewell meals. The food was so good, we would subscribe for a cooking class. The Villa is conveniently located between the major sightseeing destinations within 30-50 minute drive. Every morning we took a walk or a run along the ancient Roman road and savoured figs and plums right off the trees. We completely disconnected from the stress of daily life.
Visited August 2022
Written 3 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Guðmunda Á
Guðmunda Á
1 contribution
Excellent stay
We were a group of 16 people and stayed in the villa for one week. We had a great time and Steven is a super host. The villa is beautiful and the swimming pool was amazing. We highly recommend to stay in Villa Capelli.
Visited August 2022
Written 21 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tour54136057819
Tour54136057819
1 contribution
Villa Cappelli is everything you could imagine in a welcoming Italian country villa.
Villa Cappelli is a handsomely remodeled Italian country estate with loads of old-time charm and modern comforts. Stone archways and ancient-looking walls frame an open courtyard leading to beautifully appointed rooms with lots of special character. There's a huge pool, a garden, even a old private chapel. Innkeeper and gracious host Steven Crutchfield makes everyone feel like his personal guest. The villa is surrounded by olive trees, with cherry orchards and vineyards nearby. A short drive away are picturesque Italian towns like Matera, Trani, Giovinazzo, and Polignano a Mare. Highly recommended for a sunny getaway in the countryside of Puglia.
Visited May 2022
Written 1 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dr Bear
Dr Bear
6 contributions
Villa Cappelli, a little piece of heaven on earth.
Last week, I had the honor to spend at Villa Cappelli in Puglia Italy. Not only did I get to rest and relax here, but the proprietor, Steve and his right hand man, Vito, led an amazing series of day long bike tours in the region. When we weren't biking, they did multiple cultural tours to the local cities and castles which are steeped with over 7000 years of history, Knights Templar, and art from every epoque along the way. Under Steve's watch eye, Villa capelli was not a b&b at which I stayed, rather it was my home and family in Puglia. The rooms are gracious, clean, and comfortable. Luckily, there are no televisions to distract one from relaxing. The rooms are spacious and each room is uniquely decorated. With its cellars dating back over 4000 years, and first buildings dating back to 200AD, it is like visiting the coliseum with beautiful historical furniture and a swimming pool all in the comfort of a very quiet and secluded space surrounded by a formal garden and hectares of olive groves. A fun fact, Villa Capelli is actually located on a part of the Appian Way. The sense of home transcends the historical nature of the site, with three very loving dogs and a super team of pussycats making sure that everyone except rodents are included in the festivities. There is even a chapel dating back to the Knights Templar on site, if more meditative moments are required. The villa can accommodate groups of up to 90 (estimated) people if a catered affair is in order. There is a lovely bar area for visiting and a small informal dining area and kitchen with an outdoor poolside eating area. If you come, please don't expect a cold and sterile hotel. Expect instead, to be welcomed into somebody's amazing home and family. I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Villa capelli is literally a house built by love and passion. When you visit, ask to look through the before and after pictures of the villa. The founders, Steve and Paul, took a ruin and turned it into a beautiful and comfortable home to be shared with others. You may enter as a guest, but if you are like me, you will leave feeling like a member of the family. Lastly, if you are a chef in training, an advanced cook, or just someone looking for some new chips and tricks, please talk to Steve. He is an accomplished culinary artist who shares his passion freely. Steve prepared many healthy, delicious, and diabetic friendly meals for me, for which I shall be forever grateful. Villa capelli maybe a bit out of the way, but I assure you, if you are looking for rest, relaxation, or even a bit of healing, then it is one place worth your making the journey and taking the time to stay.
Visited May 2022
Written 31 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Craig O
Craig O
1 contribution
Villa Cappelli
10 out of 10!!! Absolutely beautiful Puglia experience. 12 of us rented the villa for a week and got to see much of Puglia. We had a chef do ever dinner-excellent -and our host was gracious and fun and full of great information. This is a must stay place in this area.
Visited April 2022
Written 30 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Doreen C
Doreen C
1 contribution
Villa Cappelli-outstanding!!
I was invited to Villa Cappelli to celebrate a friends 60th birthday! Wow!! What a beautiful, historic, perfectly renovated villa, that is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with fresh flowers that were cut daily and used as part of the centerpieces. Steven, the owner, is so attentive to his guests. It’s wonderful having coffee with him in the morning. He recommended places to tour, restaurants to eat at, while answering all our questions about the Villa and life in Terlizzi. Our hosts had arranged for dinner every night at the Villa, Steven and his staff amazed us every night. All the food had Puglia roots. Steven gives the history of every course. Outstanding!! There is a beautiful pool, it was too cold to swim but I did put my feet in. The Villa is very clean, the bedding is so luxurious and comfy, I slept great!! Highly recommend!!
Visited April 2022
Written 29 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property

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About the neighbourhood
Villa Cappelli is centrally located to many amazing sites in the area. It's very easy to do quick day trips to some breath-taking spots and make it back to relax by the pool and have lunch or dinner at the villa. Terlizzi is closest town, where you can head to enjoy some great restaurants and buy the freshest produce around, the tastiest meat you've ever had, and the best seafood in the world! Then, there are so many other spots not far from the villa. From amazing seaside towns like Giovinazzo and Trani to breath-taking sites in Gravina and Matera. There's also Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, the Gargano, and Castel del Monte all close by!
Getting around
We are located in the beautiful Italian countryside, so you will need a car to get around.
Access
Car required
How to get there
This link takes you to specific directions via Google Maps driving from Rome: http://bit.ly/1Ms5Sef or this one from the Bari airport http://bit.ly/1Ms5Sef Once you are in Terlizzi, follow any signs leading to MercatoneUno. It is a large department store near the villa. That will get you on Strada Provincaiale 108. Follow this road going to Mariotto. Eventually, you drive across four speed bumps in the road (you will hear a short chopping/rattling sound as you drive over them, not big 'mound' speed bumps), after the fourth speed bump/rattle, take an immediate 90 degree hard right. You will see a pine tree-lined street. That is Via Appia and Villa Cappelli is about 200 meters in on your left.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Exclusive weekly rentals are 8,800 Euro for the week, usually Saturday to Saturday.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Cappelli

Villa Cappelli is able to accommodate up to 22 guests. See all property details.

Villa Cappelli has 9 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Villa Cappelli has 11 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Villa Cappelli must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.

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