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.
have also made a Info book with lots of information about trips that you can make from Villa Lavanda, special excursions, the most beautiful beaches and recommended restaurants. My book is going to be your guide in Apulia.
We provide bathrobes, slippers, towels and a hairdryer so that 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
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You can let me know your breakfast wishes in advance. Breakfast is different every day. 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. Further fresh fruit, eggs prepared in various ways, bread and cornetti, yogurt and breakfast cereals, homemade marmalade, cheese and cold cuts. Usually breakfast is served on the covered porch. It is a nice starting point for your day here in Apulia. Are you a vegetarian or do you have a diet? Please indicate 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 that day. You can always approach me for suggestions or help with your plans.
Why book with Villa Lavanda
If you book directly with us and stay longer than 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 Apulia with the nicest places, the beaches on the Adriatic- and Ionian Sea and the recommended restaurants.
You can participate in a cooking workshop Apulian cuisine, with the best regional products and with subsequent meal. See Workshops. Customization is also possible.
There are E-bike tours in the region always with a visit to a special location with, for example, a wine tasting or cheese making demonstration. Very special is the dolphin spotting excursion from Taranto. This must be booked well in advance, because it is much in demand.
News from B&B Villa Lavanda and from the region:
The Corona Virus:
For the time being it is fairly far away and hopefully it will disappear before the holidays begin. Do you hesitate to book? I will add to the conditions that if there is a negative travel advice (WHO) for this part of Italy, you can postpone the vacation until you can travel again. The downpayment can be used until the end of the following year. If it strikes in your country, the same applies.
Makeover Room Mt Lavinia:
Room Mt Lavinia’s make-over is ready and done now. Beautiful wallpaper behind the bed and the chest of drawers. A larger bed and a new style. The beautiful chest of drawers as well as the table have been given given a new and unique look. 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
Winter 2020 offer:
A free dinner at Masseria Vecchia Mastro Marco if you book at least 7 nights directly with us before March 31 for a stay before the end of 2020
During certain periods of the year, Sunny Cars offers various free benefits to early bookers:
If your plans change, you can cancel the reservation free of charge up to 4 hours before the start of the rental, thanks to this Flex service. Providing a reason is not necessary.
By booking early you have more choice. Especially if you are on holiday during the high season, or want a specific type of car such as a convertible, station wagon or minivan, this can make a big difference.
An early booking is therefore a very smart choice. You benefit from the wide selection that is available early in the season with the guarantee that you can always cancel your reservation.
Matera is only a 45-minute drive from Villa Lavanda and last year it was the European Capital of Culture 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.