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Outdoor - View from Torre

Trullo | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 15km

Masseria Contino is an ancient Trulli farm estate located 2. 5 km from Locorotondo, in the heart of Itria valley, 85 km far from Bari Airport (70 mins by car) and just 50 km far from Brindisi Airport and Port (50 mins by car).

Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the peaceful valley, famous for its skillfully cultivated vineyards and ancient olive and oak trees, the Masseria is an ideal place where spending a vacation in complete peace.

There are 2 different apartments, each one consisting of a set of trulli. Tastefully furnished and fully provided with cooking facilities, tools, fireplace and heating, they can guest up to 8 people all together.

Guests have fully access and use of the common outdoor facilities of the Masseria (covered trulli patio, wood oven patio with barbecue, and apartment pertinent open patio with dedicated sunchairs and table), which is surrounded by the open countryside with small woods. Plenty of open space around oak and pine trees.

Its wonderful location (20 min from Adriatic sea and 30 from the Ionian sea) allows easy excursions for discovering the landscapes, culture and art of Apulia and surroundings (Trani, Castel del Monte, Bari, Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Matera...)

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Torre Canne 15 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bari (BRI) - Brindisi (BDS) 80 km, Nearest railway: Locorotondo (FSE local trains) - Fasano (Trenitali 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Puglia/Molise region

Apulia is the south-easternmost region of Italy, just facing Albania and northern Greece from which a lot of influence was coming in the ancient times till the middle age (there are still villages in the south where a dialect directly linked to ancient greek is widely spoken).

It stretches north-west to south-east over more than 500 km, from the Gargano peninsula (the "heel" of Italy) till Santa Maria di Leuca, tip of Salento, the "Finibus Terrae" point where Ionian and Adriatic sea merges together. From one extent to the other, all-over the region you will always find the 3 main historical mediterranean cultivation: olive trees (the main producer in Italy, and the 2nd in the world after Andalucia), grape vineyards and wheat. This reflects of course in the traditional cuisine, which take main products from the land and the 2 seas.

The region presents a variety of landscapes, shaped by nature and history over the centuries. Original Peucetii and Japigi, ancient Greeks, Romans and Byzantines (many old chapels with original fresco remaining), Arabs, Normans, Swabians (with a huge influence of Frederic II, the "Stupor Mundi"), Spanish, all leave their legacy with monuments and influence: magnificent castles and fortresses (Castel Del Monte over all), wonderful romanic and baroque churches (Cathedrals of Trani, Bari, Ostuni, Brindisi, Lecce, Otranto), nobles towns (Trani, Lecce, Martina Franca, Gallipoli) and tiny villages (Locorotondo, Cisternino, Alberobello, Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Specchia...)

800 km of coast on 2 seas, Adriatic and Ionian, offer plenty of beaches, diving and snorkeling sites, as also picturesque sea villages (Vieste, Giovinazzo, Polignano, Monopoli, Otranto, Gallipoli, Ugento, Leuca) with traditional fish-markets and fisherman fleets.

But the truly hearth of Apulia lies in its rural areas, Daunia, Murgia, Salento, where lifetimes and traditions have been preserved over the years and not so much altered from modernity. Here you can still experience the authentic Southern Italy atmosphere.

The region offers a variety of outdoor activities and events during all summer, from guided excursions in the main naturalistic areas, to music concerts and festivals (Jazz, Lyric) and traditional religious feasts.

Locorotondo

The Trulli area, in the center of the region, is a traditional rural set: a hilly countryside of vineyards and olive groves, densely populated and dotted by these typical local architectures, established over the centuries.

The so named Valle d'Itria stretches among the white washed villages of Locorotondo, Cisternino, Ceglie Messapica and the magnificent baroque Martina Franca, with its Palace seat of a famous summer lyric festival. Ostuni, the "White Town" perched on the southern edge of the hills overlooking the adriatic coast and the secular olive groves, is one of the gems of the whole region.

The whole area lies on the southern edge of the Murge hills (Murgia dei Trulli; 400 m a.s.l. average), which slope down to the adriatic coast on the north (Monopoli, the ancient roman town Egnazia, Fasano, Ostuni) and the ionian one on the south (Taranto).

Both coasts offer long beaches with sand dunes (Torre Canne on the Adriatic, Castellaneta marina on the Ionian), as also rocky coves with pristine water (you can snorkel on the submerged pier rests of Egnazia).

The southern portion of the region, Salento, with its baroque towns (Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto) and great coasts is just 1&1/2 hr by car, as also the nearby incredible town of Matera, UNESCO Heritage Site, settled on the cliff of a natural canyon.

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Review 1-2 of 2

2 May 2013

4/5

"Un posto fuori dal tempo"

Siamo stati in questa struttura per il ponte del 25 aprile ed abbiamo soggiornato nel trullo torre. E' un vecchio trullo ristrutturato con molto gusto e riutilizzando materiali antichi. La camera… More

Grazie anche a voi per la vostra positiva recensione!

è stato un piacere ospitarvi nella nostra Masseria ed ancora di più, sapere che avete apprezzato il vostro soggiorno, anche se così breve

arrivederci!

Vittorio e Carmela - Masseria Contino

2 May 2013

5/5

"una splendida esperienza"

Sono stata alla masseria Contino dal 25 al 28 aprile scorsi con mio marito e mio figlio di sette anni, mia sorella, suo marito e il loro bambino pure di sette anni. abbiamo alloggiato nelle due splend… More

Grazie per la vostra bellissima recensione!

è stato un piacere potervi ospitare nella nostra Masseria ed ancora di più, sapere che avete apprezzato il vostro soggiorno, anche se così breve

arrivederci!

Vittorio e Carmela - Masseria Contino

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