We pride ourselves not only for the unique beauty of our vacation homes but also for the quality of our services as well as our staff. When reserving your stay at Tenuta dell’Alto you will have the guarantee of a great concierge service to help you plan your stay ahead of time, and the best attention to your needs while vacationing at the house. Our cook will be available for any meal of the day and she will delight you with the best of Pugliese and Mediterranean cuisine with fresh and genuine ingredients. Our manager and gardeners will assist you with any of your needs while staying at Tenuta dell’Alto. Our drivers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, tourist guides, and the vineyards & wine producers we selected for wine tours and tastings are all very professional and the best in their field. We can help you make your vacation in the Salento a quiet self catered one away from it all, or one fully catered to your wishes and level of activities! With all of our homes in Italy and Mexico we strive to provide a special experience for our guests and we believe that our caring for you and your travel companions should be a natural reflection of the care we put into the design and quality of all our properties. Let us know how we can spoil you and find below a small selection of what we can do for you!
WELCOME DINNER, BREAKFAST, COOK
On the evening of your arrival, or on any other night of your stay, one of our
cooks will delight you with a home cooked scrumptious 5 course meal with
wine made exclusively with fresh, local ingredients mostly from our organic
vegetable garden and in the most authentic Pugliese Mediterrean style.
The meals are fully served and customized for your group.
You can also indulge in a wonderful breakfast delivered to the kitchen or
the portico, complete with fresh baked goods, juice, coffee, cereal, yoghurt
and more. Prices upon request.
Can be arranged upon your arrival so you have a full stocked refrigerator and
pantry. We will provide you with a list that you can edit to suit your needs and
we add a small fee for handling it and getting it delivered to you.
Special requests welcome!
We are lucky to have wonderful chefs in the area with whom we organize
cooking classes for our guests in the comfort of Tenuta dell’Alto as well as in
selected restaurants and culinary centers. The home chef is an especially
wonderful experience if you want to explore the secrets of superb Italian
Pugliese food . Dinner with wine is served after class and wine pairings can
be requested. Ask us about the available custom menus! The local cuisine
has a very rich history and the focus for every chef is to use seasonal
ingredients, local flavors and recipes to make this a fun convivial experience!
WINE TOURS & TASTINGS
This area of Puglia is particularly know for its wonderful wines, especially
red and rose’ with grapes such as Primitivo, Negroamaro, Susumaniello,
and more. The views from Tenuta dell’Alto are a patchwork of fields, olive
orchards and the vineyards that produce some of the best of them!
At the house you will find an underground cellar with selected local wines
and a price list for your use. Feel free to drink all you want and we will
charge accordingly for their use after your departure from the house.
If you have any specific wine requests let us know and we will try to
accommodate you. If you want to know more about these and more
delightful wines in the area and learn about their characteristics we will
organize a wine tasting and invite an expert chef in the comfort of the
house! We can also arrange wine tours to visit some of the most wonderful
and renown vineyards, with and without a driver, such as Paolo Leo,
Cantele, Tenuta Rubino, Leone De Castris, Tormaresca and more, Usually
the tours are organized so you can visit 2 or 3 vineyards for tastings in each
one, with a light lunch or picnic at one of the vineyards or good local
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Tenuta dell’Alto is a place to celebrate life in all its beauty and with the
most dear people you have. Our guests come often to celebrate birthdays,
special events, weddings and each time we love to help them organize
events in all their details, so that you get to enjoy every minute of the
special day, before, during and after! We make the best of each event
and customize each one, no matter if it’s a special dinner or a large
wedding, to your needs and style. We have a great network of professional
people, from caterers to musicians, from photographers to hair dressers, who
can make any celebration a memorable one. If your wishes are simple we
include that into the rental of the hosue through our concierge service and
if you need major planning we will work with you on a small fee for our help.
The estate has 2 chapels on it of which one is still consacrated so we can
hold religious weddings as well. Ask us for more details!
PERSONAL DRIVER & TOURS
Different size cars and Minivans are available and can be scheduled in
advance if you need to be picked up or dropped off at a train station,
airport, or if you would simply like a chaffeur to take you to the places you
want to visit without driving yourself. We can organize private tours to any
destination for a single day or for the entire week. Our drivers will also allow
you to explore out of the way castles, villages, wineries and vineyards and
we can combine all this with wine tastings and special meals in the most
beautiful areas of Puglia. Let us know your needs and we will be happy to
schedule any car transfer for you.
Professionally trained and very experienced massage therapists will come
to the house for your convenience and deliver a great selection of
treatments and massages including Lympho-draining massages, Holistic
massages, Chinese zu reflexology and much more. Prices vary.
Ask us for availability. Alternatively we can recommend nearby beauty
and wellnes centers that can provide a wonderful variety of services.