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Masseria Serrano

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Carpignano Salentino | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 8 + 3

Rates: from £4,465 per week

Masseria Serrano is the perfect family retreat in Apulia. The villa offers something for everybody: those who wish to relax can do so by the private swimming pool or reading immersed in two hectares of centuries-old olive trees. There is also a covered dining area for lazy al fresco meals. The more active ones will enjoy the all-weather tennis court, the professional size bocce court and the bikes at their disposal. Immersed in the lush garden is a yoga area. The Adriatic sea-side with its long sandy beaches is just 15km away.

Masseria Serrano has been lovingly designed as a family home and one feels immediately at ease in it. Built in the local pietra leccese, the main villa is based on a traditional masseria, a typical fortified farmhouse with a central courtyard yet the interior is finished in contemporary style and equipped with all modern appliances and furnishings. There is a huge common area that opens up onto the garden and private swimming pool with living room, dining area and kitchen. In the main villa find also master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a double bedroom facing the pool area with private bathroom and a family suite (double bedroom and triple bedroom which share a bathroom). Next to the tennis court find the dependence built like a pajaru - a variation of the Trullo, without the cone shaped roof - with double bedroom and bathroom and its private covered terrace. Outside find a covered dining area overlooking the pool and a covered breakfast table and sitting area. There is a gas BBQ and a professionally-built stone pizza oven.


Main Villa

  • Open plan common hall comprising living room with working fireplace and sofas, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Access from these rooms the garden and the courtyard.
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower).
  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub and shower attachment).
  • Family room with double bedroom and bunk bed for 3. These rooms share a bathroom (tub and shower attachment). The bedrooms are accessible from the courtyard.


  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower).

Events in Puglia


La Fòcara: The celebrations in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot culminate with the ignition of the Fòcara the huge bonfire 20 m wide and over 25m high, the biggest in the Mediterranean basin.


Carnival of Putignano: among the oldest and longest-lasting carnivals in Europe


The Holy Week in Puglia: The sacred liturgy and the popular piety relive in the traditional processions

European Film Festival: A festival of European and Mediterranean culture, distributing every year 100 films, among feature films, short films and documentaries from several European countries


Cantine Aperte: one of the most important events on wine tourism, which takes place on the last Sunday of May, when the wineries that adhere to the Wine Tourism Movement open their doors to visitors for tastings and guided visits in a warm atmosphere of conviviality

La Festa di San Nicola: Celebrating the arrival of San Nicola's relics in Bari, La Festa di San Nicola is a colourful three day event with spectacular firework and light display.

La Festa di San Cataldo: A procession at sea that combines both religious moments and joyful celebrations, including a rowing competition and fireworks display.


Festival Metropolitano Bari in jazz: The festival will host the main contemporary music trends through a series of free concerts held at the most spellbinding settings amid art, nature and history

The Palio of Taranto: a traditional costumed boat race with 10 wooden rowboats each representing a city neighborhood, helmed by two standing rowers.


Santa Domenica - The Night of the Lights: In honor of the patron saint St. Domenica very long illuminated galleries made of thousands of colored lights and incredible choreographies depicting monuments and saints are et up in Scorrano.

Itria Valley Festival:for all opera and symphonic music lovers

Locus Festival: concerts featuring national and international guests and emerging artists


Historical parade of Frederick II and the Joust of the Boroughs: around 800 figures participate in a parade taking over Otria

Ghironda Summer Festival: international festival of art and culture from the five continents, whose goal is to make the public familiar with the region's landmarks

The Night of the Taranta: promotion of Salento's folk music and its crossovers with other music languages, from world music to rock, to jazz and symphonic music

International Festival Castel dei Mondi: Ten days of theatre, music and art

Sagra Pirotecnica della Valle d'Itria: As part of the 5-day celebration of Locorotondo's patron saint, San Rocco, 3 or 4 of Italy's most renowned firework specialists come together for a competition in pyrotechnics.


Salento International Film Festival: Promoting young talents by fostering new forms of film production


Bacco delle Gnostre: one of the most anticipated events on food and wine in Puglia


Living Nativity Scenes

Suggested Activities for Puglia

  • Water sports: scuba diving, sailing, kiting or wind-surfing
  • Golf courses: the 9-hole Coccaro surrounded by 700 year old trees and the 18-hole championship course of San Domenico
  • Guided tours to Puglia's baroque treasures, like Lecce with its impressive Basilica di Santa Croce and Museo Faggiano
  • Yacht charters
  • Nature reserve of Le Casine
  • Roca (a natural bay with stunning coloured water)
  • Alimini lakes
  • Otranto – Italy’s most eastern point
  • Leuca - a famous sea-side resort with stunning art-deco villas


Time Zone

GMT +1 hour



Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping IN Puglia

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.


It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity SUPPLY IN Puglia

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving IN ITALY

There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver's license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 - 300.
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked " biglietti" before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in Italy

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying " Zona a traffico limitato".
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.


The villa is part of an exclusive compound of private villas set in the Salento area. Masseria Serrano is a great location to explore this captivating part of southern Italy. The Baroque city of Lecce, a true masterpiece and must-see, lively and young, with bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques, is just 40min away; Otranto, the white town heavily influenced by Greek architecture is a mere 30min away; Gallipoli, a lively fishing village, and Baroque Nardo' are 50min away. Worth visiting are also Galatina with its famous cathedral and Maglie, both 30min away.

While staying at Masseria Serrano we suggest you tour the lower Adriatic coast. Start from the natural reserve of Le Casine (managed by the WWF), head south to Roca (a natural bay with stunning coloured water), and the Alimini lakes, stop in Otranto - Italy's most eastern point, and continue along the coast until Leuca, a famous sea-side resort with stunning art-deco villas along its coast.

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, usually to the closest town or village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on (+44) 01242 547705 (UK) or (+1) 800 652 8413 (US).


  • Maid service 4 hours on Wednesdays.
  • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
  • Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to.
  • - Heating.
  • Air-conditioning
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool (12 x 6m / 39.4 x 19.7ft) and tennis court.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels.
  • Final cleaning.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service - available on request at EUR 11 per hour.
  • Extra linen and towel change from EUR 30 per person.
  • Cook service - available on request in advance at EUR 150 per meal plus the cost of groceries for up to 6 guests, EUR 210 for up to 10 guests, EUR 270 for up to 14 guests.

  • The road to the villa is unpaved but in fair condition.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Bicycles
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Recreation (Board Games)
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Tennis Court
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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