Masseria il Trullino is close to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea and its capital Lecce, also known as the 'Florence of the South'. It was completed in November 2008, crafted by artisans from Pietra Leccese, the local stone using traditional techniques featuring impressive stellar ceilings.
The Masseria is nestled amongst 400 year old ancient olive trees set in five acres of olive grove, which produce hundreds of litres of superior extra virgin olive oil.
The Masseria, a 'U shape' 1 floor building, is built in a traditional layout, with all rooms opening onto the internal large courtyard, the heart of the Masseria.
- fully fitted modern kitchen
- dining and living area with superb fireplace
- utility room with washing machine and extra small fridge as well as iron/ironing board
- 1 master bedroom with four poster bed
- 1 double/ twin room
- large family bathroom with his and hers sinks, rain shower and separate bath tub
- 1 guest toilet with shower
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with electric fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer; Italian coffee/cappuccino machine. The antique oak table sits 6 to 10 guests.
The kitchen/diner and living room open onto both the internal courtyard and outside garden.
2 double/twin rooms sharing 1 large family bathroom with bathtub and shower. One room with TV/DVD player.
Guest Pajara (traditional stone hut with a flat roof):
1 double/twin bedroom with en -suite bathroom.
Heating: gas central heating
Dining: Al fresco dining available in the walled courtyard , in the outside garden or under an olive tree (you can choose one among 200 of them!). Gas outdoor barbecue. Roof terrace for aperitifs at sunset with spectacular views over as far as eye can see olive groves and white-stone villages. Fresh vegetables and Mediterranean herbs from the Masseria's own vegetable garden.
Caretaker: The Masseria's own Caretaker is at hand should you require assistance or in case you experience problems during your stay.
Gardener and pool maintenance: these services are carried out on a weekly basis.
Beach towels, beach bags and a cooler box are available to use.
Sleeps up to 10
240 sq m
The Masseria offers two large family bathrooms with shower and bathtub and an further guest bathroom with a shower. The bathroom located in the Pajara is en-suite, offering a large shower.
Television. 3D TV, TV Sat, iPod docking station, Radio, DVD.
Pool. 10X5m Infinity pool with outdoor shower (open from June to September, or longer depending on weather conditions); the pool is located inside the walled courtyard. The maximum depth of the pool is 1.45m.
Spa facilities. Outdoor hot tub,large enough for two adults. Trampoline. Kids' playground including swings,slide and sand pit. Two mountain bikes, two kids bikes and a kid's scooter.
Barbecue. Gas and/or Wood
Suitable for elderly guests and those with restricted mobility
Suitable for babies and small children
Maid service: cleaning twice a week and change of sheets once a week are included in the price.
Maid services at extra cost: Additional maid and laundry service available at Euro20 p. hour.
Cook available at extra cost: A personal Chef can be arranged at extra cost, should you wish to taste local cuisine in the comfort of the masseria.
Pets not allowed
Suitable for people with pet allergy
Smoking not allowed
Check in at 16:00; check out 11:00. No smoking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alimini 10 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 65 km, Nearest railway: Lecce 26 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
- 1 km from the town
- 10 km from the beach
- 60 km from the airport
- 16 km from the train station
Type of holiday
- Great for the beach
- Great for the country
- Great for golf
- Great for families
Carpignano Salentino is situated in the heart of the "Grecia Salentina" (Salentinian Greece) , an area near the town of Lecce which is inhabited by the Griko people, an ethnic Greek minority living in southern Italy who traditionally spoke a Greek Language dialect also called Griko.
BEST SANDY BEACHES
Sant'Andrea, Torre Dell'Orso, Baia degli Angeli, Marina di Pescoluse (also known as 'Le Maldive'), Torre Vado, Porto Badisco, Punta Prosciutto. All offer free beaches and also Bagni (where you can rent seat and umbrella). Most beaches have been awarded with one or even two Blue Flags.
Reccomended for families for white sandy beaches and shallow water: Alimini. Reccomended 'Bagni' (private equipped beaches) at Alimini: Bagni Acqua Chiara, Bagni Lucia, Ficodindia, Bahia. If visiting 'Bagni Lucia'(bagnolucia.com), book your lounger and umbrella with Mr. Federico, +39 0836 805203, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reccomended for 'A-Listers' guests! :
Bagni 'La Castellana'. Localita' La Punta in Otranto. Tel 335 811 2520. Sunbeds from €35 to €65 p. day.
Bagni Dolce Riva, Localita' Grotta Monaca, Otranto, http://www.ladolceriva.it.
PLACES TO VISIT
A short drive from the Masseria, Otranto is a popular destination for Italy's jet set.
Among the must-see sights are the Duomo, dating back to the 11th century with some internal columns allegedly from a temple dedicated to Minerva which has been restored to its original form and the dramatic five-sided Castello Aragonese, which has cylindrical towers and a moat.
This ancient and beautiful city is known as the 'Florence of the south' because of the ornate Baroque architecture. Unlike Florence, the buildings are created from the local stone, pietra leccese, which adds to the city's luminosity and appeal.
Lecce is a lively city, popular with Italians and non-Italians alike. It is usually buzzing with life even late into the night in autumn and winter. There is always something going on, whether it be a market, street theatre or just the evening passeggiata. Apart from the designer shops and great restaurants, there are stunning sights like the half buried Roman amphitheatre near piazza Sant'Oronzo. The Chiesa di Santa Croce with its richly decorated façade and rose window is worth a visit as is the town hall, the Palazzo del Governo next door. Along Corso Vittorio Emanuele 1 the Duomo, with its 210 foot bell tower, is considered one of the most important in the whole of Italy. Go along via Palmieri to see craftsmen working on the local stone. Don't forget the Orto Botanico di Lecce – the Lecce Botanical Garden, located in via prov. Lecce-Monterone. It covers just over 5 acres and is under the auspices of the University of Lecce.
Rest of Salento:
SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA, CASTRO and the GROTTE ZINZULUSA, GALLIPOLI, SPECCHIA, GALATINA, MAGLIE, POGGIARDO, NARDO.
Rest of Puglia:
ALBEROBELLO, OSTUNI, GROTTAGLIE, MARTINA FRANCA, ALTAMURA.
Also recommended a visit to Matera in Basilicata, half an hour drive from Bari.
Maybe you don't know about Puglia's food and wine, but the rest of Italy certainly does! The region provides a lot of what the country consumes. Most of the grain for Italy's pasta comes from here, the majority of the fish eaten in Italy is caught off the Pugliese coasts. The specialities are mussels, squid, octopus and anchovies. In coastal areas (and there is a lot of coastline!) the locals tend to eat mostly fish and seafood, but inland lamb is one of the preferred foods. Everywhere you look you will see olive trees, so it will come as no surprise that Puglia also produces over 70 percent of Italy's olive oil (and 15 percent of the world's olive oil).
Every region of Italy is associated with one type of pasta, and in Puglia it is orecchiette (literally 'little ears'). The most traditional way of eating this is with a simple and delicious fresh tomato and olive oil sauce.
The Puglia climate is deal for the production of wonderful vegetables like tomatoes, artichokes, aubegines, onions and courgettes. Many of these are dried or preserved under oil. Puglia also produces pulses such as ceci, borlotti beans and cannelini beans as well as nuts including pistachio nuts, hazelnuts and almonds. You will be able to buy all these, and much more besides, at the many local markets.
The region produces 25 DOC wines and most of these come from the Salento area of Puglia. Two such luscious examples are the internationally acclaimed Salice Salentino, a deep red made with the Negroamaro grape and the Primitivo di Manduria, made from the Primitivo grape which is thought to be genetically related to Californian Zinfandel.
Visit Tenuta Sant'Emiliano near Porto Badisco to buy fresh cheese: from Otranto you have to follow the coatal route to S. Cesarea, then drive until the coastal tower of S. Emiliano: the farm is on the right, 200 metres from the main road.
Norcinera (artisan butcher) – apparently an unmissable experience: Il Simposio can be found on Via Dei Veradi, 7 73100 Lecce Tel: +39 0832 277 819.
La Locanda, Pizzeria and restaurant – Carpignano Salentino, V. FILZI 23 - Tel: 0836 586594 - 0836 580409 | Mob: 339 5723760. Ask for Enzo, the Owner.
Da Sergio – Otranto
L'Altro Baffo – Otranto, Via Cenobio Basiliano, 23;email@example.com; Tel. +39 0836 80 16 36
Vico Lopez – Otranto
Peccato di Vino – Otranto
Donna Lisa - Maglie
Profumo di Mare -Torre Vado
Pizzeria La Vera Tipica – Martano
Masseria Cento Porte – Otranto (open only late Spring, summer and early autumn)
Masseria Appide' – Corigliano d'Otranto
Blu Notte - Lecce
Pio Bove – Lecce - excellent meat. this is a typical 'macelleria' with tables.
La Porta Antica – Sternatia – excellent meat. V. Placera' 34 – Tel: 0836 666 771
Tenuta Sant'Andrea (agriturismo) – Via vecchia Muro Leccese – Palrmariggi. Tel 0836 354417. www.tenutasantandrea.com
Pizzeria Vecchia Borgata – Corso Margherita 95 – 73020 Serrano
Tenuta Monacelli & Masseria Giampaolo - Località Cerrate – Casalabate – Contrada Monacelli – 73100 Lecce, Italy. Tel/Fax: +39 0832 382037 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tenutamonacelli.com
La Bettola - Specchia
Torre di Merlino – Vico G.B del Tufo 10, 73100 Lecce (Just off Via Peroni). Tel: 0832 242 091.
Da Umberto – Localita' Frassanito, 73028 Otranto. Tel: 0836 803 072. www.daumberto.com Osteria di Chichibio – Polignano (BR). http://www.osteriadichichibio.it/
Naif – Cannole
Barriques - on the road between Carpignano and Martano.
Ristorante Villamarina di Carlo Sanna (celebrity chef), Lungomare Matteotti, 14 | Località San Foca, 73020 Melendugno, Italy. Reservations recommended.
La Locanda Dei Camini, via Vittorio Emanuele, 36 - 73020 Botrugno (Lecce) ,http://www.lalocandadeicamini.it.
Trattoria La Puritate,Via S.Elia, 18, 73014 Gallipoli.
Things to do
SPA & WELLNESS
Spa in Santa Cesarea Terme.
Associazione YIS 'Yoga in Salento' – Le Campine Eco Resort – Via Stazione 116, 73010 Zollino (LE) Lecce
Tel: +39 0836 802 108 - E-Mail: email@example.com
Hotel Acaya Golf Club - Lecce
NATURAL RESERVE AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
Parco Naturale Le Cesine
Parco Naturale Porto Selvaggio
Giardino Botanico La Cutura
OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Wine tasting, cycling, cookery classes, windsurfing, horse riding.
Coli in Cutrofiano – Incredible selection of traditional crockery and pots (mainly terracotta) for your garden, an awesome display of shapes and sizes. They have an “offer” room where you can bag yourself a real bargain.
Buy yourself beautiful handmade towels and linen.
Otranto, Via Cenobio Basiliano 25
Santa Maria di Leuca (Lecce), Via Fratelli Cairoli 23
Its Laboratory in Gagliano del Capo (Lecce), Via Redipuglia
Closest shopping centres for your groceries: Carpignano Salentino (our village), Martano (1km) and Maglie (16km). Large SISA in Carpignano (on the way to Martano) , Large Leclerc in Cavallino (15 min drive on the 'strada statale' towards Lecce).
Weekly food market every Tuesday between 8am and 1pm in Martano. It is a fantastic experience and the local stall holders are only to happy to encourage you to try their home grown produce. Great for olives, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, salame, mozzarella and fish.
For the best coffee, pastries, ice cream and cakes, visit Caffe' Marconi or Bar Stella in Martano.