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The historical Countryhouse Masseria Pilapalucci, in Toritto, Apulia, is in an enchanting  landscape, at the crossroad of ancient sheepways, not far from Altamura and midway between Bari and Matera From the XVI century has belonged to the D’Urso Family and  once had the function to defend a vast territory. 

The ancient horses’ yard, the tower, the walls bring the mind to noble knights and a lady as Maria Amalia D’urso, who three centuries ago provided the dowry to hundreds of poor girls.

Today this masseria hosts an agritourism and farmstay,  aimed  to provide excellet food and wellness. It is Praesidium Slow Food “Almond of Toritto”.  Famed are the almond cookies,

The bedrooms, with terrace over the National Park of Alta Murgia, are finely furnished.  The spectacular dining room is located in the ancient horses’ stables, now completely restored.