Trullo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Trullo Olivia is situated in Capo di Gallo, meaning head of a rooster, on a hilltop a few kilometres from Alberobello. It is in a very peaceful location with virtually no passing traffic and has beautiful uninterrupted views along the Itria Valley.
The trullo sits in it's own grounds of around one acre with olive, almond, cherry and fig trees.
Outside is a stone terrace and large tiled gazebo with table & chairs for shady al fresco dining and a comfortable sofa, chairs and coffee table. The barbeque underneath an arbour has a preparation area, sink and stone table with bench seating. There are comfortable blue loungers with sunshades and occasional tables.
The brimming 50 sq. metre infinity pool is kidney shaped and slopes from 1.2 metres to 3 metres in depth with a diving board, steps and outside shower.
To sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and look at the view is so relaxing; in the evening the swallows swoop down and steal a drink from the pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Adriatic coast 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari/Brindisi 75 km, Nearest railway: Alberobello 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The main trullo cone forms the lounge and has comfortable leather seating for six, a flat screen LCD TV
with freeview, DVD player, CD player and ipod docking station. There is a good library of books, DVDs and games which are very popular.
Off of the lounge is the dining alcove with seating for six at the table and a dresser built into an arch in the stone wall.
Beyond the dining room is the kitchen which is fully equipped to a high standard incorporating washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, hob and stone worktops.
Double doors open into the gazebo, patio and swimming pool.
An attractive room with double doors opening onto the terrace. A king size bed and an excellent en suite shower room. Ceiling fan.
A spacious room with king size bed and window onto the terrace. Ceiling fan.
A twin bedded room which can be arranged as a double with super king size bed as the high quality singles are designed to zip together. Ceiling fan.
Between bedrooms 2 & 3 is an unusually shaped but completely functional shower room built into the trullo's original oven.
The trullo has been equipped to a very high standard with good quality china, cutlery, knives, pans, ovenware, glassware, kitchenware and linen. There is crisp white bedlinen throughout, bath sheets, hand towels and pool towels are included. All linen is changed weekly. There is an excellent central heating system for cooler months for which there is no extra charge and hot water on demand. A travel cot, high chair and baby bath are available. All doors and windows have wrought iron grills and mesh screening to allow windows to be left open but keep insects out.
|Further details outdoors||
Trullo Olivia is renovated to a high standard to provide superb comfortable accommodation but without losing the unique character of the original building. The setting is idyllic with fabulous far reaching views along the Itria Valley with the ancient towns of Martina France & Locorotondo in the distance. It is perfectly peaceful with just the occasional farmer passing by on his tractor to tend his land growing olives, almonds & cherries. Olivia sits in around 1 acre of land & we too have olive, almond, cherry & fig trees. We have our own olive oil made from our olives & the figs & cherries are delicious. Guest are free to help themselves.
The brimming 50 sq.metre pool is kidney shaped & slopes from 1.2 metres to 3 metres in depth with a diving board, steps & outside shower. Large pool towels are provided. There is a large bbq built in a stone wall all underneath an arbour with a sink and stone preparation area. Six sun loungers with cushions are provided along with occasional tables and two hammocks. The table and chairs sits underneath the gazebo for shady dining.
Trullo Olivia is in a very rural position yet only 5km from Alberobello where there are many shops, banks, bars and superb restaurants. We have a very good guest information guide in the trullo to assist our visitors. Alison & Chris who live in Alberobello, take care of the day to day running of Olivia. All guests are met on arrival in Alberobello and accompanied to the trullo. They are available throughout the holiday should anyone need them.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia stretches from the stiletto of Italy's heel to the spur further up the back of the boot. It has a Mediterranean climate with clear blue skies and sunshine for most of the year. It is very "Italian" and there is not a great deal of English spoken. The region is mainly agricultural and the rich red earth supports over 50 million mature olive trees producing 10% of the world's olive oil. It is the largest wine producing area of Italy and so not surprisingly vineyards and olive groves are in abundance. You can find colourful and interesting markets in the towns selling fantastic fruit. vegetables. cheese, meat, fish - just about everything and at incredibly reasonable prices. Eating out is a real pleasure, again lots of choice and very reasonably priced.
There is plenty to do in the area with many interesting whitewashed hilltop towns, villages with historic centres, and Baroque churches and castles. Alberobello lies in the picturesque Itria valley and the current Michelin guide recommends a three star drive through the area visiting the towns of Locorotondo and Martina Franca. Selva di Fasano is also well worth a visit. The grotto of Castellana is stunning and home to thousands of bats
and the town of Matera with it's cave houses was the location of the Mel Gibson film, Life of Christ.
Alberobello is the main town of the region. It is a town of two halves. On one side you can wander up and down the narrow cobbled streets where there are around 1400 trulli clustered together. It is quite an amazing sight and it is said that Tolkien visited the area and got the idea of his hobbit houses from seeing the trulli. Many of them are now shops and excellent restaurants, all serving delicious food at very inexpensive prices.
At the top of the streets is a trulli church with it's huge cone, well worth a step inside. Across the main street, which hosts the very colourful weekly market. is the other side of town with it's many shops, cafes, delis and another huge church.