Agriturismo Masseria Storica Pilapalucci

Toritto, Bari
Bed & Breakfast

Traditional accommodation and organic food; handy for Bari but set peacefully in the countryside near Toritto, famed for its almonds.


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Amidst hundreds of acres of olive groves, roughly half an hour from Matera, lies this stone masseria with watch tower and dovecote. A handsome medieval building, it’s been in the D’Urso family since the 16th century and today owner Emilia, the founder of the local Slow Food movement in their area, is based in nearby Bari. Bedrooms have an imposing selection of antique furniture: dark wood armoires and side tables, paintings, bedspreads and tiled floors. Bathrooms are basic but fresh and tiled in white. Step out onto the terrace for views over the centuries-old oak forest which runs right up to the door. Wander through the orchards, relax in the walled garden, or take a dip in the small pool. The Murgia Park Natural Reserve is yours to explore, and nearby towns Altamura, Trani and Polignano are all within reach. Food is central to the experience and chef Francesco ratchets up the quality; for breakfast, try almond cakes and the farm’s own fruit nectars. For dinner, served in the former stables, there’s homemade pasta with almond pesto and saveloy torittese with wild herbs and home grown organic vegetables.  


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Pets welcome on request.
Breakfast box on request. Dinner on request.


Nightly price
from €90
1 Double
From €90
2 Doubles
From €90
1 Family room for 2
From €90


Lovely place to stay. Bedroom and bathroom very comfortable. Outside bedroom had immediate access to lovely spacious roof terrace overlooking a sea of olives. The breakfasts and evening meals were consistently good, best we have had in Italy, Would go so far as to say the food was a sublime experience. The choice of wine was excellent too, The hosts and staff were all charming and very helpful in giving guidance on what we wished to do. Matera was within easy reach.

Elizabeth, Wisbech

Superb hospitality from both the owners and staff. The world renowned chef served excellent evening meals (on request in advance). Immaculately restored farmhouse with 65 hectares of olives and almonds, a peaceful and relaxed setting. NB Payment by card is not accepted.

Scott, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Domenico & Emilia D'Urso

  • Come and enjoy our cooking courses and discover the real taste of our local products and how to combine them to create amazing meals.
  • Take a seat and be amazed by our cooking show hosted by ours great Chefs. They will take you on a culinary journey through Italy!