Looking for a spiritual lift? Look no further! Our Chapel is the perfect solution to your holiday requirements.
The Chapel has an “open-space” living area with a kitchen and dining area, two seater sofa and storage cupboards. Off the living area there is a large shower personally designed by the owner. It really has to be seen and used (and sat in!) to be believed, wash basin, toilet,bidet and washing machine. The Chapel also boasts air conditioning.
The staircase leads up to the “open-space” sleeping area. There is a double bed and a large single bed.
The Chiesa has it's own private vine-covered terrace with a stone dining table and two stone benches. The terrace has wonderful views over the garden,olive trees and woods
All the windows are Gothic in style and decorated with various “mandalas” individually designed by family members inspired by their Buddhist principles The Chiesa is surrounded by private landscaped gardens, olive groves, fruit trees, plenty of open spaces and traditional stone walled country lanes.
There are no properties nearby and we encourage you to pick the fruits of the season – fig, cherry, plum, apples, pears and chestnuts. The pool is 1.5m in depth the full length of the pool with two ladders for entry and a shower adjacent to the pool. There are sunbeds, a selection of permanent shaded areas with aluminium or solid wood tables and chairs.
The pool is shared with property reference - 1312856
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Torre Canne , Pilone or Rosa Marina 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brindisi - 60km Bari - 90km, Nearest railway: Fasano or Ostuni - 15km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Puglia(or Apulia) really has it all! Long, hot dry summers and mild winters. Whitewashed villages perched on hills and beautiful coastal towns are dotted over the region. Apulia has one of the longest coastlines in Italy with stunning cliffs and amazing sandy beaches on both the Adriatic and Ionian seas. Along the coastline and inland, one can still see evidence of Apulia's invaders in the form of castles, fortifications and architecture of the Normans, the Turks, the Spanish and the Swabians(namely Frederick The Second) and the Greeks. These different influences over the centuries give us Apulia of today and a truly authentic holiday destination.
The region of Apulia relies on its olive oil producing credentials, agricultural diversity and the 'treasures of the sea'. The region's cuisine is based on the principles of fresh and local, as these were the cheapest products available to an impoverished population and usually grown by themselves. Aubergines, peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, courgettes, onions, garlic, chillies, local fruit and grapes, fresh fish and homemade bread and pasta are the basics of their healthy diet. During the summer months, there are plenty of opportunities to sample examples of local dishes in each town's 'food festival' or 'sagra' along with stunning local wines.
The Cisternino of today sits on a chalky outcrop of the Valley of Itria in the eastern Murgia are of Apulia. This area, stretching from Cegie Messapica through Ostuni(The White City) to Alberobello is renowned for it's dry stone wall buildings. In particular, the 'trulli', the round conical roofed stone built dwellings typical of this area. In Alberobello, the trulli occur in large numbers and the whole site is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Cisiternino itself is a maze of narrow cobbled lanes lined with whitewashed houses reminiscent of Greece or Turkey. Gernanium laden balconies peer down and external stone staircases lead up to higher levels and small alleys branch of leading to concealed small piazzas.
The central Piazza Vittorio Emanuele plays host to a diverse range of events during the summer months, all watched over by the beautiful Clock Tower. Sunday apperitivo accompanied by classical music or an operatic recital, local folk music, local (award winning) brass bands taking part in the annual competition, street entertainers, poetry recitals and many more besides make the Piazza a hub of entertainment. In the narrow streets leading off the Piazza, you'll find many of the 'bracceria' for which Cisternino is more recently well known. In the 'bracceria', you could be mistaken for thinking you were in a butchers shop. However, look more closely and you'll find it's a restaurant as well. Choose from the selection of local meats on display, it will be roasted in the special vertical wood fired oven ,on skewers, and then served at your table. Enjoy it will a glass of good earthy Negromara , a local red wine ,al fresco at one of the many outdoor tables in the narrow lanes.