Italian Fortress Estate Perfect for Luxury Outdoor Living

This Italian estate looks like a fortress outside but offers luxurious outdoor living within its walls. It features a walled courtyard with stone pavers, a pool, a patio with sitting area, and a pergola with dining area and pizza oven.

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Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Photo By: Oikos Immobiliare, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Courtyard Garden and Pool

An enchantingly timeless garden connects the main residence and a smaller, two-bedroom guest house. The beautifully landscaped area includes a large pool protected by a rustic stone wall.
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Courtyard With Pool

In between the main house and the two-bedroom guest annex is this resort-worthy secret courtyard. A rustic stone wall surrounds the gardens and the pool.
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Outdoor Dining Room at Night

Imagine the al fresco Italian feasts that could take place on this wonderful patio. Gather a crowd under the pergola, and serve up dishes prepared in the nearby outdoor kitchen.
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Patio and Pergola

The estate's rambling gardens are secluded from the rest of the world and have many tucked away sitting areas, perfect places to sample the country's wines.
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Outdoor Dining Room With Red Glasses

A vine-covered pergola plays host to the most magical outdoor dinners. The conversation may well last into the wee hours.
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Outdoor Dining Area With Pergola

Wine and cheese parties, pizza parties, cocktail parties...the villa's movie-perfect outdoor dining area handles them all with rustic country panache.
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Outdoor Dining Area With Oven

When in Italy, make use of your own private pizza oven. Especially when it comes with as appealing an outdoor dining area as this one.
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Pergola With Dining Table

Step back in time when you wander out to the home's beautiful outdoor areas. Peek out at the garden from under the pergola's lush vines. Meander around the enclosed courtyard. Or enjoy one of the modern luxuries: the pool.
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Courtyard With Wall Hooks

This courtyard beckons with oodles of Old World charm. Hang your hat on the wall hooks, notice the cobblestones under your feet. Have the vines trimming the archway been there for a hundred years? Quite possibly.
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Courtyard With Sling Chairs

Shoes optional, relaxing a must: The villa offers many an outdoor escape, like this quiet patio courtyard.
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Enclosed Garden and Pool

Shaded by old trees and protected from the street by tall, surrounding walls (in a pretty adobe hue), the home's enclosed garden is a wonder. Swim in the pool or picnic on the grass. The rest of the world feels ages away.
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Enclosed Garden With Pool

One could almost imagine one of Shakespeare's plays taking place on the villa's incredible grounds. The gardens have a wide variety of native species and the swimming pool fits right in.
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Pool and Guest House Exterior

The estate's guest cottage gives visitors their own private respite, complete with two ensuite bedrooms, living room and kitchen. Gather afternoons at the adjacent pool.
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Villa Exterior at Night

Located in Puglia, Italy, not far from the seaside, the villa's fortress exterior makes its secret garden interior all the more magical.
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Stone Wall and Garden

On the other side of this stone wall's cutouts awaits the large swimming pool, part of the lovely shared courtyard between the guest house and main house.
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Exterior With Blue Door

In addition to the main home's 2,500 square feet, there are also so many outdoor living areas: roof terraces, balconies, courtyards and gardens.
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Blue-Gray Living Room With Red Rug

Rooms in the main residence feel enormous, including this double-sized living room that opens directly out to the garden and swimming pool. In the cooler months, gather round the large fireplace.
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Living Room With Red Rug

The ceiling in the living room soars to cathedral-like heights and gives off an instant sense of grandeur. And just outside are the swimming pool and garden.
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Home Office With Yellow Desk

You'd be hard pressed to find a more inviting at-home workplace. Whether the work actually gets done or not is entirely up to you and that charming arched window.
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Blue Bedroom With Pink Chair

Four of the home's five bedrooms come with their own private bathrooms. This suite's bathroom wakes up the baby blue palette with pops of candy pink.
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Eclectic Dining Room With Red Pendant

The dining room whimsically mixes styles with very fun results, from the classical portraits in heavy gold frames to the lollipop red pendant over the dining table.
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Sitting Area With Pink Armchair

Wonderful details infuse the rooms with charming personality. Here, there's a sun-bathed window seat, a built-in bookshelf with a sweet ruffled molding and an elegant carved fireplace.
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