Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our apartment is on the first row of the residence “Santa Lucia” and it enjoys of a beautiful full sea view. The residence Santa Lucia has 40 terraced houses arranged on four rows. Valeria’ s villa is located on the front row, as you can see on the photos. In front of the apartment , there is a private nice lawn garden which separates the house from the residence garden and a beautiful huge swimming pool.
Our guest can go to the sea with a three minutes walk: they can either choose the splendid sandy beaches or the wonderful reef inlets. The colours of the water look like the Caribbean sea. Whitest beaches are alternated to reef inlets bordered by Mediterranean green spots and beach dunes. These natural dunes are rich of scents of wild grass. Every year this part of the Apulien southern coast gets the mark of “European Blue Flag” for the transparency and cleanliness of its sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Santa Lucia 200 m|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi 35 km, Nearest railway: Ostuni 8 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||TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is 80 square meters large distributed as follows: two bedrooms (one twin and one double bedrooms), bathroom with shower , kitchen and a spacious living with futon sofabed and dining room
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is a beautiful patio with sea view furnished with high quality garden furniture like a set of rattan sofas and a teak dining table with six chairs.
A comfortable shower in the private garden will refresh our guests after they come back from the beach. A private parking is also available inside the residence.
The swimming pool is located at 20 meters to the left of the house. It is open in July and August, with the constant presence of a life guard for the safety of the people that use it. The use of the swimming pool is free of charge.
The Puglia/Molise region
The territory of Puglia (or Apulia, in English) is a long, narrow peninsula, mostly occupied by plains and hills, apart from some lower mountains of the Southern Apennine chain and the Gargano promontory, with high, steep cliffs. The hilly area is called Le Murge, while the plains are the Terra di Bari, Terra d'Otranto, Penisola Salentina and the Tavoliere, the second largest plain in Italy, while the very long coastline is usually low and with sandy beaches. Apart from the province capitals, other important centres are Alberobello, Conversano, Barletta, Canosa di Puglia, San Giovanni Rotondo, Manfredonia, Martina Franca, Mesagne, Molfetta, Ostuni, Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, San Vito dei Normanni, Gioia del Colle. The modern English-speaking traveler will find Puglia exotic in many ways, partly due to its historical evolution, but also because socially and culturally, Puglia is just now catching up to the rest of Italy. Throughout it's history, up until recent times, feudalism persisted. Agrarian and social reforms, which were begun in the late 19th century, only really started to take hold in the mid 20th century.
As you explore Puglia's cities and towns, and outlying areas, you will encounter Greek and Roman ruins, paleo-christian ruins, and public and ecclesiastical buildings done in every major style from Romanesque, to Gothic to Renaissance. You will even encounter a local architectural style called "barocco leccese", a fanciful, almost hyperbolistic strain of the Baroque, found in Lecce and other towns and cities.
In Puglia, and no where else, you will also find a very peculiar type of building - the trullo - a beehive-shaped, whitewashed, mortarless structure made of stone, usually used as barns in farming areas within the Val d'Itria, but also used as housing in fairly large-scale communities like Alberobello, where over 1000 Trulli are situated on terraces. The original Trulli date back hundreds, if not thousands of years, but the curious style has been revived by modern homeowners and not a few resort owners who have created Trulli tourist villages.
Apart from mountainous areas in the north and north west, Puglia is mostly a plain where farmers produce olives (and olive oil), grapes (and wine), cereals, almonds, figs, tobacco, and livestock. It is reliably said that Puglia produces 10% of all the wine consumed in Europe - which is pretty staggering when you think about it. Or perhaps not when you consider that until recently that Puglian wine (and olive oils) were used to dilute finer products grown elsewhere. However, vintage wines and olive oils of some repute are increasingly being produced in the region.
Not surprisingly, fishing is another main support of the regional economy, although tourism is increasingly important. Industrial activities include the manufacture of chemicals, cement, iron, steel, and plastics, and the production of refined oil and gas.
Visit in summer for clear blue skies and beach-life (average Jul and Aug temperatures can get above 30°C and sometimes as high as 40°C or 50°C. Spring and autumn are moderate, and therefore more climactically accommodating to Northern Europeans and North Americans. Winter is cooler with temperatures usually above 0°C, and only occasionally rising above 15°C.
Ostuni was declared an artistic town in 1998, for the beauty of its scenery and for its historical and artistic monuments. It is the right place for those who love the combination of culture and the environment. Ostuni is a very old town and its patrimony is partly still to be discovered. Its old town centre is itself a monument which must be seen. It is a fascinating urban web which still keeps its medieval structure, a real maze of little roads, arcades and little alleys surrounded by the old massive town walls. This whitewashed labyrinth accounts for the name of White Town and is interrupted by ochre old palazzos, churches, convents and beautiful portals which exalt the beauty of the local stone. It is one of the most attractive cities of Puglia and an essential part of any tour of Italy. Moreover because Ostuni is positioned in the heart of the Puglia region it is the perfect place where you can start discovering the beauty of the region.