Typical, gracious ancient stone made country house recently renovated in the hearth of Itria Valley, the land of trulli. It consists of a bed room with a queen bed and a bunk bed in an alcove separated with a curtain; living room with table, chairs, sofa bed, tv and radio; small full furnished kitchen with ancient fireplace; toilet with shower cabin and washing machine. External area: 30 square meters veranda provided with table and chairs, sink, barbecue, wood oven, warm shower; wide playing area for children with above ground swimming pool (4.5 m diameter; 1 m higth) ; 3,000 square meters land with olive trees, fruit trees, vines. Car parking. Bikes for adults and children available.
The house is at a few-minutes distance from several charming touristic towns: 5 min (4 km) from Cisternino and Martina Franca; 10 km from Locorotondo; 15 km from Ceglie Messapica and Ostuni; 20 km from Alberobello (UNESCO heritage). The wonderful baroque city of Lecce is at 70 min by car (90 km).
Many public and private beaches can be easily reached by car: the Adriatic Sea is at 30 min (20 km) and the amazing Ionian Sea white sand is at 60 min (60 km).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 60 km, Nearest railway: Fasano 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is a region of Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy.
Apulia is characterized by a succession of broad plains and low-lying hills. The central area of the region is occupied by the Murge, a vast karst plateau and Itria Valley, with its amazing stone made, cone shaped houses, the trulli.
Most famous places in Apulia are: the town of Alberobello, the capital of trulli, UNESCO heritage; the amazing Castellana Caves, the largest karsic cave in Europe; Castel del Monte, World Heritage Site, a 13th-century octagonal castle constructed during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II; the baroque city center of Lecce. Gargano, Salento and Itria Valley are the most popular touristic regions, famous for beautiful beaches, ancient towns, trulli, history, culture, and gastronomy.
The role that the cuisine plays in Puglia and Southern Italy's culture is proven by the fact that the Mediterranean cuisine received Unesco heritage award. Having warm and sunny weather most of the year and being surrounded by the sea, Puglia has traditionally been a region with excellent production in terms of wines, extra virgin olive oil, fruit, vegetables, wheat, seafood. The cuisine is truly Mediterranean: the best extra virgin olive oil is used almost for everything (even sweets); eggless pasta is made with the best durum wheat; very sweet and juicy tomatoes are used to make salads or excellent sauces. Legumes, such as fava beans, lentils or chick peas, are eaten very often. It is an ancient and peasant cuisine that has always been handed down from mother to daughter for centuries. Puglia is haven also for those who love good wines. Grapes include primitivo, negroamaro, nero di Troia. In Puglia best wines are made using the alberobello plants, very old vines that make outstanding quality wines.
Apulia is an excellent choice for a quality holiday for discerning travelers looking for sun and sea, history and culture, excellent food, nature.
Itria Valley, a depression due to karstic phenomena, spreads over Province of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto, and coincide with the lower part of Murgia upland (Low Murgia). The towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica overlook Itria Valley.
The main Itria Valley features are: trulli, the typical ancient Apulian small round houses of stone with a conical roof; a large amount of ancient, magnificient olives from which olive oil is produced; vineyards from which they obtain high quality white characteristic wine, such as Locorotondo DOC and Martina Franca DOC.
There is no time to be bored in Itria Valley. The morning is the right time for sunbath and swim; the afternoon is for relax in the quiete and coolness of the country; in the evening there is plenty of choice among typical restaurants, popular festivals in counrty districts (every small country settlement has special days dedicated to its patron saints, local food or folk music); the night is the perfect time for a walk in crowded town centers, for a concert, for theater or for a beach or country disco.
Nobody has ever been deluded by the Apulian food and wines!