Villa Traetta is a pretty panoramic villa with views over Ostuni which lights up at night. Set in a quiet and peaceful setting yet a short drive from the centre of Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica, an area renowned for its gourmet restaurants. The villa is spacious, over two floors with a large terrace which is perfect for life outdoors. Great for families or friends and couples who want countryside but close to great restaurants and bars plus some of the best beaches in Italy.
New for 2013 is a gated pool.
Ostuni is a beautiful city that rises like a jewel from the olive tree laden red soil that surrounds it. Martina Franca is a fascinating town and a short drive.
Puglia is a delight - fresh air, beautiful scenery, fascinating towns, great bars and restaurants and wonderful small shops selling fabulous products and produce. It would be hard not to leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Villanova 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 25 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni or Ceglie Messapica|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is on two floors with two double bedrooms upstairs, living room, new kitchen and bathroom with access to a large terrace overlooking Ostuni. Downstairs is a large self contained apartment sleeping 2 people with bathroom and living / kitchenette area and it's own covered outdoor seating area overlooking the olive grove.
- Wide selection of DVDs, Books and CDs available
- Toy box with clean toys and beach items available for guests use
- Child covers on socket points and corner furniture protectors
|Further details outdoors|
- Built in BBQ area
- Pergola with views of the olive grove with shaded eating area
- Children's paddling pool
- Sunbathing area on roof terrace
- Outside shower
The grounds are spacious, richly stocked with fruit and olive trees.
No smoking in the house please.
English speaking representative to meet and greet and answer any questions.
Towels and linen provided.
We can also offer (subject to availability)
- Italian classes
- dinner party service
- baby sitting
- guided tours
Puglia officially gets more sunshine than any other region in Italy, thus extending the holiday season from Easter until the end of October. The climate is typically Mediterranean with dry heat in summer and mild in winter.
The Puglia region is famous for its blue skies, rolling sandy beaches, exquisite food and wines, amazing architecture and general laid-back lifestyle.
Puglia borders two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian, and provides 80 per cent of Italy’s olive oil.
The fertile red soil,dry stone walls and warm climate give this area a distinctly 'eastern' flavour, where the trulli houses look like pointy hats.
Far from being dry and arid this narrow peninsular grows some of the best produce in Italy due to the water retentive soil. There are local wine cooperatives at Locorotondo (vino blanca) and Martina Franca (vino rosso) but you will also find small local wine producers where you can buy wine on the side of the road. You will love the wine but you will also love the price!
There are a variety of historic Puglian towns and cities to visit, small fishing hamlets or beaches to explore, many under-developed or somewhere you hire a lounger and sun umbrella. Here are some suggestions.
From the terrace of your villa you will see Ostuni. The old town is a citadel, built on the top of a hill and still fortified with the ancient walls. With its typically white-painted architecture, Ostuni is commonly referred to as "the White City” ("La Città Bianca") The old town is a maze of cobbled streets with delights around every corner. Fresh fish shops are plentiful with the best of the days catch and open late into the evening. Depending on time of day, you can eat or drink in any number of cool bars and enjoy some of the region’s finest restaurants. Or simply sit in the main piazza and watch the world go by with coffee or an ice cream. The ultratrendy Ricardo’s bar is a good place to watch the world go by. Each year a three day festival is held in the name of the city’s patron saint, Saint Oronzo, from the 25th to the 27th of August.
The market is held every Saturday morning in the new town and is fabulous for meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. There are a huge number of stalls for clothing, shoes, fabrics etc. Discover how fruit and veg are meant to taste! Have a load up of meat, fish and salads and take home for a BBQ. On the second Sunday of the month there is also an antiques market in the centre of Ostuni.
The coast is lovely, with long stretches of clean sandy beaches and turquoise seas, interspersed by Greek-style rocky coves. We love to spend a typical Italian day at the sea, hiring a sun lounger and umbrella and having a fabulous value fresh-fish and wine lunch on the beach. If you prefer a more natural day at the seaside there are numerous unspoilt bays and sea-walks alongside this part of the Adriatic coast, dotted with medieval towers.
A short drive from your villa is the authentic hill town of Ceglie Messapica which is a beautiful place to wander around with a gastronomic reputation and some of the finest restaurants around, including one which boasts a Michelin star.
It is impossible in one holiday to see everything the region has to offer. Within a 90-minute drive of your
villa are the port cities of Bari and Brindisi, the architectural delights of Gallipoli and Lecce, the Ionian coast; the original “trulli town” of Alberobello; the pretty historic fishing village of Polignano with bars built into the cliffs; or even visit a Safari Park at nearby Fasano.
20 minutes away, Cisternino is a lovely place to wander around with a pretty pedestrianised historic centre and lovely little central piazza lined with cafes and bars. On Sundays in August they have free lunchtime classical concerts in the square. Also Cisternino is unique for its butcher/restaurants. You choose your cut at the counter and they cook it for you in the wood-fired oven.
Around 30 minutes drive from your Villa, Martina Franca is a beautiful baroque town with a wide range of shopping facilities, bars and restaurants - wonderful for an evening passegiata followed by dinner in the square.
This is one of our favourite places - a 35 minute drive from the villa - Monopoli is a seaside gem with fabulous fish restaurants and delightful old fashioned outdoor cafe's, a beautiful old port, atmospheric winding streets and great shops and boutiques dotted around the town. Not in the tourist guides but definitely worth a visit.
If you want to play golf there is a seaside 18-hole championship course about 30 mins away called Masseria San Domenico or a 9 hole called Masseria Torre Coccaro. Both have spa, pools and restaurants and visitors can hire clubs.