Villa Cappelli sits majestically on the ancient Via Appia in the town of Terlizzi, just northwest of Bari in the region of Puglia. No one is quite sure when the villa first sprung up but some historians believe the garden to have begun as a 13th century monastic garden. The “farm” buildings on the property probably date to the 14th and 15th centuries. While the newest additons were probably built in the 17th or 18th centuries, one peculiar location in the villa is believed to be pre-Christian. This is a very odd shaped grotto under the garden, we’ve been told it was probably an Ipogeum, used for rituals.
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