Cefalicchio Country House
In Roman times, Cefalicchio was on the most important routes through the rich Apulian countryside and Via Traiana. Weddings between patricians and local princesses were traditionally received in a country estate so that the ceremony (and the first union of the new couple) would take place in a fertile land. Cefalicchio country house, built in 1700 as a farmhouse and private residence, and located in the heart of the largest biodynamic property in Southern Italy, is the ideal setting for celebrating your wedding. Your satisfaction is guaranteed by history.
A wedding celebration at Cefalicchio, in the heart of the largest biodynamic estate in Southern Italy, offers an authentic taste of Italian country life: blessed by nature, sun and history, dressed with personal care and an eye for small details- all this for the most important day of your life.
- Authentic cuisine and hospitality
- Nature and history
- Centuries old park and estate
- Peaceful and secluded location
- Wine and olive oil production
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Type of location
17th Century villa and estate
March to December
Capacity and description of spaces available for a wedding reception
There is seating for up to 40 people in our vaulted antique Almond cellars.
The restaurant, located in the 15th century stables can seat up to 50 people.
Outside veranda with panoramic view over Canosa and the Gargano peninsula can seat up to 80 people.
In the park or in the garden amidst the lavender and rosemary of the herb garden there is seating for up to 120.
Possibility of Celebrating the Wedding Ceremony
Yes, civil and symbolic weddings can be performed onsite, anywhere on the estate including in the cool green of the park, or in the vineyards.
Possibility of Exclusive Use of the Location
Possibility of Dancing
Guests can dance until 3:00 am on the panoramic veranda.
There is also a restaurant on site and all necessary wedding reception services, e.g. music, flower arrangements, etc.
Collaboration with Michelin Star restaurant for receptions.
Minimum of two nights stay, breakfast and taxes included, along with free use of the swimming pool and garden.
- Restaurant and Reception
- Additional Wedding Services
- Ad hoc catering for special requests
- Shuttle services
- Flower arrangements
- Hair and make up
- Video and photographer
Additional wedding services
- A room for the bride and groom
- Additional Wedding Services
- Floral arrangements
- Photographic and video services
Number of rooms
- 6 Comfort Twin or Double: Vulture, Viale, Pino, Pietraia, Tana della Volpe, Canalle delle Noci
- 1 Superior Double: "Canosa"
- 2 Suites: "Don Antonio" e "Donna Marietta"
- 2 Apartments: "Massaro" and "Guardiano"
Types of rooms and rates
Comfort and Superior Rooms, located in the attic, are cosy and welcoming.
Situated on the historically preserved Royal floor the luminous Suites, with a large terrace all around them, each with their own independent entrance and studio, are furnished with original antiques and tiles.
The apartments, with independent and direct access to our own lush gardens with pines, cypresses and aromatic plants, are equipped with kitchenette and fitting with the atmosphere of the venue.
Rates start from €130 € per night, per room on a bed and breakfast basis, depending on the room and based on two people sharing.
Special price for children
Children under the age of 2 are free; those requiring an additional bed can stay in the same room with their parents for a supplement of 25% on the rack rate.
Upon agreement dogs are welcome. Please be aware that there are dogs and other animals on the property.
"La Cucina di Cefalicchio" presents typical local cuisine created from organic, locally grown, in-season produce.
The wine list includes most labels within the world of international natural and biodynamic wines.
- Wines: Romanico Riserva e Ponte della Lama from Nero di Troia Grapes
- Raw seasonal vegetables with pecorino cheese, olive oil, lemon and herbs
- Three murgian cheese (giuncata, ricotta, pecorino) ravioli with olive oil and thyme
- Cavatelli with Carpino broad beans and steamed local shell fish
- Pulses soup with seasonal greens and crispy guanciale
- Calamaro filled with ricotta and foraged herbs with garden tomato sauce
- Olive oil cake with Cefalicchio pear cooked with Nero di Troia wine
Restaurant menu price
From € 35,00
Wedding banquet price
From € 110,00 to € 180,00
Services included for your wedding
Things to see and do near the Location
Food & Wine Tours
Alta Murgia and its surroundings mean fun, taste and diversity.
A morning visit to a local family-run dairy farm in Minervino is the best way to learn the art of preparing goat's milk ricotta and other traditional raw milk cheeses.
Get lost in the white town of Trani, with its marble cathedral and castles and savour the experience of tasting fresh raw fish at one of the last fish markets on the Adriatic Sea.
Do not miss Bitonto
Town of great history and architecture - strolling through its Old Town while tasting ricotta cakes called Bocconotti, baked by a small pasticceria that still follows the legendary monks recipes, making the best focaccia and taralli backed in secular olive wood stoves- just perfect for lunch.
Drive to Altamura, known for its excellent bread, and enter the Alta Murgia park that you will cross in direction of the mighty Castel del Monte Octagon UNESCO heritage, extraordinary setting to enjoy an authentic Murgian sunset.
Gargano's natural reserve is a place rich in wildlife, secluded beaches and Slow Food Presidia.
Awaken your taste buds in Apricena at a small butcher’s shop, and taste traditional dry-salted spicy strips of beef and goat meat.
Walk around orange orchards in the hills of Rodi Garaganico; taste late harvest orange varieties and learn about making jams, liqueurs and candied orange peel. Enjoy simple local cuisine and products, like Caciocavallo Podolico cheese, char-grilled fish, local greens and pulses at the family tables of our generous Gargano's friends, in Vieste, Peschici e Cagnano.
Rent a "quad" or hike and bike to discover the Foresta Umbra and its amazing range of orchid varieties.
Relax on one of the many wonderful beaches around Mattinata, dive for sea urchins, clams and mussels and have them served on your table by the beach with some hearty spaghetti with garlic and olive oil... delicious!
Distance From the Beach and City Centre
The nearest beach is 20 km away and the best beaches in Gargano are one hour away.
3 km from the city of Canosa
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