The Villa Silvia was everything we had been hoping it would be – private, quiet and peaceful.
The flat was clean, comfortable and well equipped (including iron, washing machine etc) and also had air conditioning. The worst thing I think to say is that the taps in the kitchen were a bit hard to turn off.
It was the grounds that really stole our hearts – a shady terrace overlooking a lawn stretching down to a really lovely pool, and a grove of trees beyond that. It’s geared for relaxation – loungers and deck chairs, an excellent barbeque (with insect zapper!), and everything was beautifully lit at night.
We felt it was truly an oasis.
For the map-reading impaired, (like us) our GPS navigator was very handy - we still managed to take wrong turns – as many of the roads are badly signed. Apart from a few hairy moments in amongst the narrow streets of Ostuni, we did not find Italian drivers to be too bad. Just relax and join in the fun…
The “tenuta” is only a short drive from any number of beaches and rocky coves. Unfortunately some areas are litter strewn so we’d suggest exploring north along the coast where you will undoubtedly find your perfect spot.
The owners couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful, yet at the same time, we were left to our own devices.
A marvelous holiday – many thanks to Nadia and PIno.