Trullo | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Trullo De Corato is a peaceful contryside retreat in the heart of Valle d'Itria with its fresh and dry air even in the hottest of Apulian summers. The trullo is located on the top of a sunny and airy hill with a almond orchard and 1,2 hectar wheat field ahead with great landcape views. The newly constructed scenic swimming pool (ready in June 2012) is located on a terrasse enjoying the same views and the shadows of a chesnut tree.
The charming beaches of Torre Canne are a few kms away while with just a bit of more driving the natural seaside natural reserve of Torre Guaceto can be reached. The property is only 5 kms away from each of the medieval and charming towns of Cisternino, Locorotondo and Martina Franca with their whitewashed narrow streets with typical restaurants and cosy shops. The area is bustling with cultural life and nightlife with concerts, coctail bars and tredy discos making a compelte and various vacation for every taste.
Trullo De Corato is a perfect example of loving and respectful restoration of these that can be considered livable monuments with every detail having being followed by the owners, a renowned architect and a famous wine producer from the area. This trullo has been published in several homes&country magazines (Casa Naturale and Elle Decor) and has been the subject of a documentary still shown since 2006 on Italian satellite channels (Alice/Leonardo).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Canne 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari or Brindisi 75 km, Nearest railway: Fasano 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The trullo is composed by 5 cones and an ancient "lamia" (a traditional arched rectangular room) each one holding a room. The central cone covers the entrance/dining room and through an arched passageway leads to the kitchen on the left and the spacious living room on the right warmed up by a big fireplace. The two aldult bedrooms are in two different sides of the comlex giving privacy to both of them. The master bedroom is located in the lamia and is served by the main bathroom, while the guest bedroom has small but fully equipped bathroom ensuite. The third bedroom can accommodates 2 beds for kids/adults up to 150 cm high. Water is supplied by a large underground vat that collects rain. Perfect for kids!
|Further details outdoors|
The trullo is surrounded by a very spacious terrace (250 mq), with a patio under which the external dining table can accommodate 12. The patio is equipped with a large stone sofa with mat and cuscions, sun beds and barbecue and a beautiful stone shower. A 3-4 centuries old "carrubo" tree provides shadow while a 1,5 Ha field with several almond, pears and olive trees set a charming and scenic countryside view. A new 250 mq terrasse has been added in April 2012 including a scenic 4x12 swimming pool enjoying the same views.
Linen and towels are provided.
Very efficient clean up personnel available on request.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is the southeasternmost region of Italy corresponding to the heel of the boot. Its cliemate is fully Mediterranean with cool winters beautyful springs and autumns and hot and dry summers. Agriculture is one of the main activities with almost all the land being cultivated with beautiful olive trees, vineyards vegetables and wheat. The very long coastal line (500 miles) and the beautiful ancient sea towns make the region perfect for summer vacations. However the rich and unspoilt countryside, the many medieval towns with their narrow whitewashed streets, romanic churches and ancient culture make it a great year-around destination. Apulian food earthy, healthy and tasty with the use of seafood, vegetables and extra virgin olive oil make it one more reason to visit this region that gives a taste of true southern Italy.
The area between Cisternino, Locorotondo and Martina Franca is the heart of the famed Valle d'Itria, home of the Trulli district. Valle d'Itria is a beautiful and green highplain at around 400 meters of altitude spotted with Trulli countryhouses, vineyards and olive trees. At the corners of a virtual triangle at a distance of 7-8 miles from each other lay three beautifully whitewashed, ancient and unspotted towns of Cisternino, Locorotondo and Martina Franca, each one with its own character and style. The narrow streets of their centres bring you back in time while the numerous "feste padronali" or country holy feasts let you experience real country life and warmth.
Nearby easy going beachlife on the beaches of Torre Canne is recreating during the day while at nighttime tipycal restaurants, concerts, trendy bars and discoes keep, if wanted, busy your night.
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