This trullo with private, 10m swimming pool has been restored to provide a relaxing holiday villa in Puglia. The trullo has 2 bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. Free wifi is also available.
Located near the delightful town of Ceglie Messapica, the rural setting of this holiday villa in Puglia is tranquil. If you like to relax by the pool, with a glass of local vino and watch the swallows circle and dive in to the pool... this is for you. It is perfect for a couple, a group of 4 or a small family. The restoration of the trullo has left many of the original features including the pizza oven that holds pride of place in the kitchen. You are also close to the sea with the Adriatic coast only 25 minutes away.
Walk through the trullo!
A film that takes you around and through the trullo
Making up the ‘heel of Italy’, Puglia slumbers under warm southern skies. A hidden region almost unknown to tourists, it sits on a flat, fertile plain and is punctuated by scores of silvery olive trees, rows of verdant vineyards, whitewashed trulli houses topped with cone-shaped roofs, and intimate sandy coves.
As a strategic coastal province, over the centuries Puglia has been invaded, conquered and colonised by practically every major power of the day from the Greeks and Saracens to the Normans and Spanish. Each successive empire has left its own indelible traces on Puglia. Perhaps the most distinctive of these are the kasbah-like quarters found in many Puglian towns and cities and the opulent Norman cathedrals and heavily fortified castles that dominate the landscape.
And then of course there’s the Baroque splendour of towns, such as Lecce and Martina Franca, which are evidence of the Spanish legacy. The Puglian response to all this outside attention was to construct masserie, thick-walled limestone farmhouses, to which the fishing folk and farmers could flee in times of trouble and now form the backbone of Puglian country estates.
In short Puglia is a patchwork of influences and provides a fascinating glimpse into the past. The fact that it’s relatively off the beaten track and well off the typical tourist trail makes it all the more alluring for those wishing to discover the real face of Italy.
‘…Puglia is best-suited to those with a love of all things Italian. This is the place for long lunches, early evening passeggiate (strolls) and drinks watching the comings and goings of fishing boats. Italy’s heel, visitors will find, is still a long way from being well-trodden.’
Francisca Kellett, www.telegraph.co.uk