You may think travel season is basically over, but I beg to differ. September is actually a perfect time to make an escape. The crowds have dwindled, the temperatures have cooled. In Europe, most locals are back from their vacations which means more authentic rather than tourist soaked cultural flavor. Plus, who doesn’t want to extend summer just a touch longer. Especially it it means that you could go stay in this gorgeous Italian home for a week!

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This restored 18th Century Masseria (ancient fortified farmhouses found only in the Italian state of Puglia) sits among olive groves and prickly pear cactus in the heel of Italy’s boot. While the northern parts of Italy have typically gotten all the attention, in Puglia you can enjoy rustic Italian charm along with 500 miles of coastline. Apparently Meryl Streep now owns a house here and it’s where JT married Jessica Biel in 2010. It it’s good enough for Justin…

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But back to this gorgeous house. The architecture alone – limestone floors and cathedral ceilings are a wow factor. It’s been opened up with french doors and transoms to offer gorgeous natural light and views of the stunning surroundings. The furnishings on the other hand are understated and sparse. Mid-century classics are paired with antiques and flea market finds to offer simple comfort that doesn’t detract from the dramatic spaces.

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The bedrooms continue the rustic charm, but offer romantic touches including canopy beds.

An Escape-Worthy Home in Puglia on apartment 34

And epic views.

An Escape-Worthy Home in Puglia on apartment 34

Yes, I’ll take my wine on the terrace please.

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This bathroom reminds me of one of our most popular shoots of all time.

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If you want to truly get away from it all, it feels like Masseria Angiulli Piccolo would be the perfect spot. And I certainly wouldn’t mind taking a couple of style cues from the interior design for our own house.

 

SHOP THE POST: panton chair / coffee table cactus / mosquito netfrench market basket  / canopy bed / hatchandelier / white table lamp / mirror

Move over Amalfi coast. There’s a new Italian hot spot in town. You can get all the details about how to rent this Masseria right here.

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