English speaking hostess






English speaking hostess

Guest entrance freedom of coming and going

Guest entrance freedom of coming and going

Breakfast on the covered veranda

Breakfast on the covered veranda

Villa Lavanda vanaf Manege








logeren bij Nederlanders op het platteland van Puglia

Oasis of peace

oasis of peace

Welcome at Villa Lavanda

Located in the rolling Apulian countryside, Villa Lavanda is the perfect starting point to explore the region.

I am Jenny, your Dutch hostess and living in Apulia since April 1997. That means that I can tell you a lot about the region and I have also made an Info Book about it with trips that are possible from Villa Lavanda, special excursions, the most beautiful beaches and recommended restaurants. My book is going to be your guide in Apulia.

With us a delicious full breakfast, the use of bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and beach towels etc. so you have to carry less luggage.

I would like to welcome you to this beautiful part of Italy.

Arrivederci in Puglia!

Would you already like to have a sample of the atmosfere, then look here.



Villa Lavanda the Rooms






Bread from Matera
breakfast is different every day and we ask for your wishes

Breakfast is different every day. You can choose coffee or tea, fruit juice or water with lemon slices or fruits, eggs prepared in different ways, bread and cornetti, yogurt and breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed, home-made marmalade, cheese and cold cuts






Why book with Villa Lavanda


If you book directly with us, from 3 nights you will receive an increasing discount over the entire duration.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed with a drink to recover from your travels and every day starts with a fantastic breakfast on the covered veranda.

I have been living in Apulia since 1997 and can therefore tell you a lot about the region

In your room you will find my information book about Puglia with the nicest places, the beaches on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea and the recommended restaurants

Cooking workshops Apulian cuisine, with the best regional products and subsequent meal. There are various other workshops. Customization is possible.

Look here for more reasons.

E-bike tours in the region can be booked with a visit to a special location with a wine tasting or cheese making demonstration e.g.




News from B&B Villa Lavanda and from the region.


B&B Villa Lavanda Puglia eten bij Agriturismo Mastro Marco
Free dinner

Room Mt Lavinia’s make-over is ready and done  now. Beautiful wallpaper behind the bed and the chest of drawers.  A larger bed (160×200), a good new mattress and  a new style. The beautiful chest of drawers as well as the table have been given given a new and unique look. In short, super nice and the first guests have stayed there now. Available  again from 23 May 2019 and the first 5 bookers who book directly with us for at least 7 nights somewhere in 2019 will receive a dinner at Vecchia Mastro Marco. Are you going to be among the first in this beautiful room? In a few days the new photos will be on the site. For the makeover of room Mt Lavinia I learned the new techniques of Tin Piercing and Tin Punching. Old techniques from the days of pioneers in the American countryside from an era without refrigerators. They were then like panels in cupboards where food was stored and were often literally made from beaten tins. The original Tin Pie Safes are now quite valuable. The aim was to circulate air and to cool food (e.g. pies) an keeping the food safe for insects or mice.  It is now possible to follow a workshop with me on the principles of these techniques and to return home with your first homemade Tin Piercing panel and perhaps make many more in the future. After this workshop you might make such old-style furniture yourself



p.s. if you book two rooms with Mt Lavinia for at least 7 nights in 2019, then if you are one of the first 5 direct bookers, both rooms will have dinner at Vecchia Mastro Marco


Matera is only a 45-minute drive from Villa Lavanda and will be in the spotlight this year because this city is the European Capital of Culture. in 2019 and really worth a day of your vacation!