Our Trullo is named the Little Wood, and nestles in countryside between Alberobello, which is the centre of the Trullo world, and Locorotondo, another lovely little Italian town. Little Wood is ideally located for many of the tourist attractions in Puglia,such as Lecce, Martina Franca and Otranto - of course the Adriatic is just a 30 minute drive away.
The real beauty of our home is the tranquillity - set in countryside as it is, it is a million miles away from all the hustle and bustle we encounter in our working lives.
When you explore the land, you'll find the vineyard, masses of olive trees, and a mixture of additional trees - cherry, plum, passion fruit, walnut, fig and so on. If anyone in the party is particularly tired, then just use the hammock under the fir trees by the house, and listen to the breeze gently whistling through the firs!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Several along Adriatic 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bari or Brindisi 50 km, Nearest railway: Alberobello or Locorotondo 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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The patio measures 200 square metres, with lovely flower beds adjacent to the house. It's a real sun trap, so be sure to bring your sun tan lotion! At the pool there is a large seating area, giving you the opportunity to enjoy that glass of Italian wine whilst you keep an eye on the children.The pool itself is 13.5 metres by 6 metres, with steps at the shallow end, an outside shower and very large gazebo with barbecue, adjacent to the pool area for those wanting the 'al fresco' experience. You'll see from the pictures, the size of the gazebo and outdoor dining area!We have also added a further gazebo, with new flower beds this year, for those looking to find a 'quiet spot' adjacent to the small vineyard, for that moment of quiet reflection.Rental cycles can also be organised as can free diving lessons via a local, qualified instructor.
Smoking outside only please - please dispose of cigarette butts safely and tidily.
One of Italy's most beautiful & unspoilt regions, Puglia has rightly been called the 'breadbasket' of Italy and is renowned for its culture, food & hospitality. The 'Trulli' themselves are remarkable examples of limestone dwellings that have been built using the prehistoric technique, still in use in the southern region of Puglia, of drywall (mortarless) construction.
They are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields & characteristically they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs. Cool in summer & warm in winter they are the perfect holiday home for exploring the surrounding area, visiting the coast or simply relaxing by the pool!
This site has plenty of suggestions regarding all manner of things to do and see during your stay in Puglia: http://www.initaly.com/regions/apulia/apulia.htm.
Puglia is one of Italy's most beautiful and unspoilt regions, with a wealth of cultural & artistic events, historical sites and fascinating old towns to visit. Traditional agriculture and fishing still flourish in this part of Italy which is rightly famous for its cuisine, olive oil and wine as well as an abundance of organic produce.
This is an excellent little site for a quick look at Puglia - http://www.initaly.com/regions/apulia/apulia.htm.
This is an excellent site on the area's prehistory: http://www.stonepages.com/apulia/
Here is an interesting article on one of the region's historical towns: http://www.geocities.com/martinafranca2000/travellers.htm.