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.
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.
We serve 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!
Villa Lavanda the Rooms
Breakfast is different every day. You can let me know your breakfast wishes in advance. You can choose from coffee or tea, in season there is freshly squeezed orange juice from nearby citrus groves and out of season there is water with lemon slices, fresh fruit, eggs prepared in various ways, bread and cornetti, yogurt and breakfast cereals, home-made marmalade, cheese and cold cuts. Usually breakfast is served on the covered porch. It is a nice starting point for your day here in Apuglia. Are you a vegetarian or do you have a diet? Please indicate it in the breakfast form.
Breakfast is the moment that I would like to hear from you how last day was and what the plans are for the day. You can always approach me for suggestions or help with your plans.
Breakfast is the moment that I would like to hear what your previous day was like and what the plans are for that day. You can always approach me for suggestions or help with your plans.
It is possible to order a guest dinner. This will take place at the neighboring Agriturismo Masseria La Mandra or at my daughter’s B&B. These dinners have proven to be a great success. During this dinner you get to know other guests and you can exchange tips. If you have something special to celebrate, we can also organize a tailor-made dinner with cake and spumante if desired.
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 porch.
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.
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.
A good recommendation is the dolphin watching excursion from Taranto. This excursion must be booked early due great interest. Of course I can arrange this for you if you wish.
News from B&B Villa Lavanda and from the region
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. New photos will be made shortly. 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
Summer 2019 offer
Book at least 7 nights directly with us, sometime in 2019 and you will have dinner at the nearby Masseria 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 is really worth a day of your vacation!
Shooting recently took place here for the new Bond film that will be released next year.
In 2019 this special city will be the Cultural Capital of Europe.