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Casa della Gioia

A harvest moon seen from one of the balconies
6 reviews
A harvest moon seen from one of the balconies
Bright very well fitted kitchen, cathedral ceiling, dining table under crystal chandelier.
'Greek Quarter' of Irsina's centro storico
Age old olive trees in the grove on the hillside around the historic town walls.
Juliete balcony framing the view as the sun sets on another beautiful day.
View from the balcony and S Francesco church build on the castle of Frederico II.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower-room and balcony.
Living room with doors to one of the balconies.
Bright, airy living room with cathedral ceilings - perfect for relaxing.
Kitchen - perfect for cooking and dining
Morning sun streaming into one of the bedrooms.
Bedroom with large double bed and ensuite bathroom.
Breakfast in the early morning sun on one of the balconies.
Roof terrace over-looking rolling wheat fields, terracotta roofs, olive groves.
Front door in courtyard.
Casa della Gioia seen throughTristen's arch marking the original gate to the town, bakery and s
Front of Casa della Gioia with archway to courtyard and entrance
Bright main bedroom with balcony and ensuite.
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Irsina, Province of Matera, Basilicata
Romantic traditional villa built into 1,000 year old town walls, vaulted ceilings, dramatic views, balconies, roof terrace, olive grove in unspoiled historic town. Beautifully furnished. Full kitchen. Read or write that book on a balcony looking over rolling wheat fields, olive and vine groves. Admire medieval frescoes in monastery next door or Mantegna's long-lost statue in the Cathedral. Taste Italy's best olive oil, sip the local wine and learn to make your own pasta. Visit the sassi in nearby Matera or swim in the turquoise water of the Ionion sea in Italy's instep. Ski or ramble in Italy's largest national park, go horse riding or cycling or simply stroll through the quiet alley ways of Irsina to one of the local restaurants at dusk. Villa della Gioia offers the most romantic holiday in a secret corner of Italy where... Read more
About the Owner, Ann C
Languages spoken: Norwegian, English, Italian, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 86 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Sep 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We meet you when you arrive, show you around the house and give you our contact details. Should you require any help, we are happy to give it but we do not intrude on your holiday. If you want food in the house when you arrive, or want to book a table at one of the local restaurants, or take part in a cookery, art or language course, we can help arrange this.
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Listing #HL347793
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English first
Port Macquarie, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This was a perfect place to stay and relax. It is a quiet village with everything you need within walking distance. The amenities are fabulous, beautiful comfortable beds etc.

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Thank you very much for coming to Irsina and staying in our place. We hope to see you again in the future.


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Geoff R
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
person found this review helpful

Over many years of travelling in Europe our preferred style of accomodation is two bedroom, self catering which we usually take for a week so that we can explore an area then move on. Occasionally we stay for two weeks. Over the years we would have stayed at 30 or 40 such places in Italy, France and America. We have...

David S
Stowmarket, UK
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
person found this review helpful

There is literally nothing about this house that could be improved: its location; the quality of its interior, fixtures, fittings, and equipment; its views, its outdoor terrace and balconies; the helpfulness of both the owner and of the local people who help guests. And Irsina itself is an 'undiscovered gem'. I would only add that the photos both of the...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
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About the neighbourhood
Irsina, a little known town in a little known region. A remnant of the time when Basilicata was the centre of the world, when Frederico II, stupor mundi, wonder of the world, Holy Roman Emperor made the region his capital. Site of famous battles when one world, one power saw off another. The old Palazzo, the Cathedral, a myriad of little churches, the metres thick town walls all tell of the town's once illustrious past. Now its myriad of tiny streets that wind through its quarters and squares tell of an era when every room housed a family and filled the air with the din of everyday life. Now they are slowly coming back to life as people rediscover the old town, where old traditions continue at least for another generation - making tomato sauce in August, pressing grapes in October and... more
Getting around
There is public transport - a train and busses - to Irsina but they are limited and some are dependent on connections. There is a regular bus service to Matera, Altamura and Gravina and connections to Bari. Most guests hire a car however to have maximum freedom to visit other parts of the area at their convenience. Irsina is ideally placed to visit Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bari: 80.0 km
Railway: Irsina: 2.0 km
Ferry: Bari: 80.0 km
Two hours drive from Naples airport, four hours from Rome, two hours from Brindisi and an hour from Bari airport.
Trains and buses bring you right into Irsina.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
Nearby cities
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