We had a great stay at "Torre dello Scarparello". The house is really beautifully located in a charming and vast garden, ideal both for relaxing under one of the many trees (olive, almonds, cherries, figs,...), and for playing around (ball, frisbee, ...). The house is really spacious and easily accomodated our large group of 3 adults, 3 kids and 1 teenager.
The interior is equipped with remarkably good furniture, and everything you need for daily life (including even an iron...). Only "downside" for the older kids was the missing internet-connection...
The location of the house between the cities of Monopoli and Castellana is ideal both for shorter trips to Monopoli (nice old town, small beaches), Castellana (Grotte de Castellana!), Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, but also Matera and Castel del Monte are within reach for a day-trip.
All in all, it was the perfect house for our holiday. Plus