The 200-year-old trulli have been lovingly restored to the highest standards and maintain all of the original features. With no direct neighbours, the property is surrounded by acres of ancient olive trees and is ideal for a quiet holiday in the beautiful countryside of Puglia. All just minutes away from quaint towns, pristine sandy beaches and golf courses.
Accomodation at Trulli Sant'Oronzo is spread accross two separate units with indipendent access: the trulli and the guest house. The trulli comprise a spacious living area with open fire, a fully-equipped kitchen, two double-bedrooms (the main one with en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning), and a second bathroom. About 10 meters across the yard is the air-conditioned guest house with an open plan kitchen-living area with fireplace and a double-bed with en-suite bathroom. Both units are set around the large original courtyard and are entirely enclosed by dry-stone walls, guaranteeing privacy and security. The fittings and fixtures are all of high quality and the interior decoration pleasantly blend traditional Pugliese furniture and country-chic design.
The private 4x8m swimming pool, with a shallow end for children, is set next a lawn where you can relax under the shadow of old olive trees. The large shaded seating and relaxing area has a table sitting up to 10 people, ample sofas, a built-in barbeque and outdoor shower with hot water. An orchard behind the trulli provides a private spot for lounging and picking fresh fruits for your breakfast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Il Capitolo beaches (both free and catered) 4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari and Brindisi aiports 60 km, Nearest railway: Monopoli and Fasano 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Situated at the south-eastern tip of the Italian peninsula, Apulia is one of the richest regions in Italy in terms of archaeological findings. It was first settled by Messapi and then by Greeks (Magna Grecia)
A land of contrasts and abundance, bathed by the Ionic and the Adriatic seas, Puglia offers tourists more than 800 km of coastline, surrounded by vast expanses of wheat fields, gardens, olive groves and vineyards, all flourishing under the glorious Mediterranean sun.
Cities of art and history
Puglia was home to the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Normans, the Swabians, the French, and the Spanish, all of whom embellished this land with their own cities and monuments.
From among the innumerable artistic treasures of Puglia, three elements of excellence stand out: its Romanesque cathedrals, the Swabian and Aragonese castles, and the Leccese Baroque.
Covering the region from north to south on a virtual voyage, we first come upon the province of Foggia, with its Gargano Promontory: a long coast of breathtaking beauty, dotted with charming fishing villages turned tourist attractions like Vieste and Peschici.
Bari, the capital city of Puglia, welcomes you with its extraordinary heritage of art, enclosed within the labyrinth of the streets of the old city.
Continuing south, the traveler comes upon the magnificent Itria Valley. This is a fairy-tale landscape, populated by tens of thousands of "trulli", cone-shaped dwellings unique to this region, and unique in the world. Most of these dwellings can be found at Alberobello and Locorotondo. But don't pass over Martina Franca, a fabulous maze of white alleyways, resplendent with excellent baroque architecture.
Near the coast of Brindisi arises the white expanse of Ostuni, high on a ridge, looking out over an infinite green carpet of olive trees.
Even further south, we find the ancient town of Lecce, often called "Florence of the South" for the incomparable beauty of its churches and monuments.
Puglia, with its 800 km of coastline, is a true paradise for lovers of the sea. The coasts of the Adriatic sea are usually rocky, separated by inlets of white sand, while wide sandy beaches await you on the coasts of the Ionic.
Salento: this peninsula, extending southeast between the Ionic and Adriatic, contains landscapes considered to be among the most beautiful in Italy.
Pasta reigns supreme over the Pugliese table, seasoned with various vegetable and fish-based sauces. The most famous Pugliese pasta dish is orecchiette with turnip greens. There are also deliciously unique dishes such as Tiella (meaning "terracotta pot"), with rice, potatoes and mussels.
Fish is especially well-loved and prepared in numerous recipes, the most delicious of which is Ciambotto, a sautée of mixed seafood, cooked with tomatoes, onions, and peppers. The mussels of Taranto are among the best in Italy. As far as the meats of the region, be sure to try the lamb, cooked in an earthenware pot over a slow fire, or in the oven with potatoes and lampascioni (wild onions).
The trulli are only minutes away from the beautiful sandy beaches and lively night life of Il Capitolo, but there are yet charmingly secluded and quiet. Other near-by attractions include golf courses (San Domenico - 18 holes, and Coccaro - 9 holes), ruins of Roman city Egnazia, and a safari-style zoo. The other main towns of the area, Monopoli, Ostuni and Alberobello are all within a short drive.
Day trip destinations include the baroque gem Lecce, the UNESCO sites of Matera and Castel del Monte (about 1h and half away). Grocery shops, bakeries, supermarkets, and pharmacies are very close in Il Capitolo or Fasano. Close-by towns of Fasano and Monopoli both have hospitals.