Apulia-san vito dei normanni-Villa Diana is a 14 room detached stone villa that has been in the same family since being built over 300 years ago. It was owned by a nobleman's family who used it as their summer residence. The villa is completely surrounded by its own seven acres of fig and almond grove. It has been lovingly restored using traditional materials and professional craftsmen under the guidance of engineers and architects. All original features have been retained, and top quality materials have been used in its restoration. It has been completely modernised into a luxury dwelling with Puglian stone floors, air-conditioning, underfloor central heating, new electrics & plumbing, solid wooden external and internal doors, double glazing with integral flynets, video entry system, alarm system & security gates. It is completely private and situated 200 metres from the road down its own tree-lined driveway, the road is a quiet cul-de-sac making it and ideal retreat for those seeking complete privacy and seclusion. Within the seven acres of land there is a landscaped garden area around the villa of over one & a half acres which is enclosed by a 3m high wall to create a Masseria-style property. Access to the landscaped walled garden is along a 120m long mature eucalyptus & pine tree-lined driveway, off a quiet cul-de-sac, through two sets of automatic gates, the inner one opening out to a large parking area with double garage, a fruit garden and enclosed paddock. The Villa itself is surrounded by 600 square metres of tiled patio, which is fenced off from the parking/paddock area by dry stone wall, trees & decorative fencing. There is a further garden gate to rear field. The walled garden retains many ancient trees such as Carob, date, crab apples, pomegranate, figs, olives, vines, almonds, nespole, lemons & mandarins and original plants such as aloes, pittosporum, lilies, & other bulbs. A further 800 plants; bushes & trees have been planted inside the Villa's walls. To the front of the villa an Italianate Garden has been created which is divided into four quarters each with its own individual design, a rose bed, a citrus bed, a Mediterranean plant bed, and a desert bed all surrounding a central feature fishpond, one metre deep - half-metre above ground and half below with filtration system, fountain with several fish & waterlilies. At the side of the house towards the south is the pool area accessed along a winding lavender-lined path, past the sunken bar & spa; a large area around the pool is paved with specially imported non-slip natural stone tiles. The figure-eight shaped pool is 15x7 metres wide, with a 2m deep end with diving board & waterslide and underwater stools around the bar. To the right of the pool there is a top lawn screened off with laurel bushes & silver conifers to give complete privacy around the pool area, enormous rocks excavated when digging the pool out have been placed around the lawn & pool area; steps down from the pool area lead over a well-planted rockery to a further lawned area, also accessed by a wooden bridge over a dry-bed stream, and further covered terrace of 14m x 5m which is used in the summer months as an outside gym. From here a vine-covered crazy-pave walkway leads to the Italianate garden. The whole garden area benefits from an automatic garden irrigation system by Rain Bird & SmartLine with pop-ups, sprinklers & drip feeds depending on plant requirements divided into 10 sectors for ease of watering fed directly from artesian well, also automatic. WATER Sima Engineering Group of Bari drew up the plans for the plumbing, heating, gas & sewerage systems which includes the artesian well (which has a powerful 4kw pump sunk to a depth of 150m which never runs dry). This supplies the domestic water, which is stored in two large underground tanks with automatic refill option.