Trullo | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Self catering typical Puglian fairytale-style 5 cones' trulli with a stunning scenery of the Valle d'Itria, just 3 minutes from the picturesque town of Martina Franca. Private own swimming pool, private garden and a larger than average terrace for al fresco dining.
The accommodation with its own private swimming pool includes: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 1 separate twin room, 1 living room with sofa bed, 1 fitted kitchen with separate entrance, 1 external bathroom, 2 large patio area (around 200 +100 square metres) surrounded by 6,400 square metres of land with olive and fruit trees. The SEASIDE is only 12 miles away and there is also a spectacular GOLF COURSE within 45 minutes of driving in Ginosa Marina ('Riva dei Tessali' on the Ionian Sea). The golf course is about 25 miles away. To enquire please call Matteo in the UK on +44/20/88410420 or +44/7915/202111.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Canne 18 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 60 km, Nearest railway: Martina Franca 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is sized 5m x 10m and is surrounded by 120 bay trees and a separate grass area. The swimming pool has been completed in July 2008.
The Puglia/Molise region
Puglia is probably one of the easiest regions to find on the map, because it contains the heel of Italy's boot shaped configuration. The region ranks 7th out of 20 regions in both population and land area. Puglia is surrounded by the regions of Basilicata and Campania to the west, the region of Molise to the north, the Adriatic Sea to the east, and the Ionian Sea to the south west. The region is divided into five provinces: Bari, which is the regional capital as well as one of the largest cities located in Southern Italy, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, and Taranto all of which contain 258 comunes. The region also includes two island groups. North of Gargano you will find the islands of Tremiti and in the Gulf of Taranto are the islands of Cheradi.
The region for the most part is relatively flat and it is an ideal place for cycling. The climate is hot and dry, which is typical of Mediterranean weather. Its fertile land allows the region to produce more wine than any other region in Italy and it is among Italy's main olive oil producers. With nearly three quarters of the region surrounded by water, Puglia is an excellent place for tourist to sunbathe on the beautiful sandy beaches. It also allows Puglia to rank as one of the highest regions in Italy for total fish harvest.
There is much to learn about the region of Puglia. From its vast history to its various traditions and customs this guide will help you uncover all the charm and beauty that this region has to offer.
Martina Franca, a pleasant little town on a human dimension, lies among the enchanting scenery of the Valle d'Itria in the highest part of the Murge, 431 metres above sea level, mid-way between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic. Historically speaking it goes back to the tenth century, but the town presumably arose in 1310, founded by the Prince of Taranto, Philippe I of Anjou. In this perfect symbiosis of different civilisation (Longobard, Byzantine and Angevin), every corner offers memories of a past which is not only history, but also art, folklore and traditions handed town with love. As soon as we enter the old town centre we are enveloped in an unreal, magic atmosphere: the streets, lanes, flights of rough stairs, even the windows take us back to a moment that is far back in time, yet strangely close if we consider how well kept everything is. Pages of history come alive so that the visitor is fascinated by the whole effect, but also by the details, accurately tooled by the local stone-cutters. The search for perfection, but also personal research and originality are the characteristics of an artistic style that is certainly unique: a pure, spontaneous art form that captures in its images the soul and way of life of Martina, its creative capacity and human dimension, where the essential factors are dignity and humility.