We are proud to provide a better level of hospitality: supremely comfortable rooms and a breakfast to delight the most discerning palates, with many home made products like jams, cakes etc. (also in special version for lactose and gluten intolerance, and vegans) And there's more. Podere Papilio offers the magic of total relaxation, a place where you can unwind, regain your inner harmony and remember, for once, that we too are part of Nature. We're situated halfway between the Adriatic and the Ionian Seas; after a trip of about half an hour you can be relaxing on the Ionian's beautiful beaches. Podere Papilio enjoys a number of cool breezes which create an extraordinary microclimate. The colour of the sky is a sign of the pure, clean air here: intense blue, and spectacular dawns and sunsets. Look around you and your eye sweeps for miles to the horizon in all directions with nothing to interrupt the view, bar woods or stretches of higher ground. No electricity pylons, no aerials, no architectural eyesores. Our farm hosts numerous species of animals and plants in an ideal habitat where flora and fauna follow their natural cycles in harmony with each other and without being disturbed by people's activities.
Podere Papilio is a place where pace, calm, silence and harmony reign supreme. Where the countryside is of exceptional natural beauty. The presence of human beings and their farming or other rural activities has never been invasive or exploitive. So the area is as it was centuries ago, with majestic oaks under whose branches farm animals can be seen sheltering, and characteristic dry walls marking the boundaries of the fields. The climate is surprising: located on the Murge plateau, Podere Papilio is about 500m (1,640 ft) above sea level where the breezes that blow gently at all times make even the hottest days enjoyable.
Even the most inattentive visitor soon perceives a pervading sense of peace and is captivated by it. Coming to Podere Papilio is a way of being at one with nature, with one's roots, with the earth from which we all come. We suddenly hear sounds we're no longer used to: birdsong, chirping crickets or a horse neighing in a far-off field. A revitalising break for the mind and body, where noise is forbidden and we regain that inner feeling of peace and calm that is so hard to maintain in the stressful whirl of our daily urban life. This is Podere Papilio, a place where you can recharge your batteries as you soak in a world made of tiny wonders, of authentic attractions, a secluded place made for those who appreciate the incomparable beauty of nature.