Masseria Fontana di Vite, Matera
The name, Fontana di Vite or ‘Fountain of Lives’, is inspired by an old tradition. The story tells of a spring located close to the Masseria, which was so pure that the residents living in a village nearby would journey to that spot for its water.
What's So Special About Masseria Fontana di Vite?
A historic Masseria turned boutique hotel, Masseria Fontana di Vite is perched on a hilltop with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the local town Matera.
The Masseria is positioned in a beautiful rural environment, with olive groves next to a spring and golden grain fields surrounding the entire estate.
Close to Matera and other charming villages in Puglia and Basilicata, it is the perfect location for a private wedding celebration in Italy.
You can tailor your event to take place in several locations on the Masseria property. With a historic chapel on site, you can opt for a religious or symbolic ceremony on the grounds. We’re imagining your aperitivo served poolside and a lavish Italian meal al fresco in the courtyard…ahh la dolce vita!
The Masseria itself can accommodate up to 35 guests (including yourselves) staying on site across 19 rooms and for the wedding celebration a maximum of 250 guests.
The Masseria does have an on site restaurant and you are required to use their in-house catering team, but not to worry, they serve up the best of traditional Italian cuisine and all homemade, of course! Pair that with a carefully curated selection of wine to make sure your guests experience the best in Southern Italian wine. All menus can be tailored to your exact requirements.
If requested, a wedding planner and staff are available to connect you with recommended local vendors such as florists, organising transportation and additional accommodation, anything you need to help you make your destination wedding truly unforgettable.
Bari Airport is 55km away, 45 minutes by car.
Brindisi Airport 150km away, 120 minutes by car.
Built in the 18th century, the mansion, originally owned by the aristocratic Gattini family, is surrounded by hundreds of acres of land which was once dedicated to the production of olive oil, wheat and other grains. The cat with a viper in his mouth, visible on the arch of the entrance of the now Masseria Fontana di Vite, is the Gattini crest.
1hr 55 to the North, 2hrs 30 to the South.
Italian – French and English are also widely spoken and understood.
Italy has plenty of public transport, from the trains to the metro in cities like Milan. The roads (and Italian drivers) are notoriously terrifying for foreigners so it’s often better to take a taxi than hire a car.
Each town in Italy has it's own patron saint and shuts down to celebrate the saint’s day each year (e.g. Rome is Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29th). Alongside Christmas and Easter, the other big religious festivals are Epiphany (6th January) and All Saints Day (1st November). All of Italy celebrates Labour Day (1st May) and also Liberation Day (April 25th).
Good Time to Go
Late April - Mid October
good to know
June is recognised as the month of Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage.
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