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SPRING SESSION (April/May) – South of Puglia

LOCATION: Tenuta Dell'Alto


The Villa is located in a unique position 15 miles north of Lecce, the jewel of the Salento region. Situated on a ridge overlooking miles of olive groves and vineyards, it was the country residence of a noble family from Lecce built in the early 1800s with its chapel and gardens. We purchased it from a retired priest who had turned the house and grounds into a boy scout camp, filling the house with bunk beds and transforming part of the lawns into a soccer field. After a two-year renovation project, the villa has been fully restored and partly reimagined to become a six-bedroom, six-bathroom vacation home. The gardens have been rejuvenated and expanded. The original orange garden has been rebuilt and returned to its former glory.

The villa also has a beautiful infinity pool that takes full advantage of the magnificent views of the surrounding area. Tenuta dell’Alto is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the country life of the Mezzogiorno and explore the beauty of Puglia, especially the rich and vibrant nearby Salento region.


Tenuta Dell'Alto, in Lecce, Salento Region -  the South of Puglia.

Single Occupancy/week
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Double Occupancy/week
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Non-Participating Guest/week

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·All prices listed above are per person.

·Participants are all-inclusive: tuition, food, drinks, and excursions and a farewell dinner at an exclusive

Michelin Star-rated restaurant.

·Non-Participants are all-inclusive except for tuition.

  • Outdoor portico for al fresco dining with fireplace

  • Chef with kitchen

  • Beautifully designer and well-appointed interiors

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms

  • Infinity Pool

  • Private gardens

  • Maid Service, Concierge, Private Chef

  • Wi-Fi Internet

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