Alberobello Villa Rental Photos and Description
5 minutes drive to Martina Franca and 30 minutes to white sandy beaches
This lovely trullo was chosen and filmed for House Hunters International in 2010 and again in 2013.
Renovated with care, attention to detail and most of all preserving the hundreds of year of history that this trullo holds.
Stone arches, curious alcoves, traditional materials, local tradesmen and time have revealed a trullo that is very special. Considering the environment, natural material were used and rain water is collected in the wells. Chemicals are not used on the 8,000m2 of land private land here and in the garden you are free to pick from the selection of freshly grown vegetables including tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines, onions, potatoes and you can also enjoy the herbs from the garden and fruit from the trees.
Relax in the double hammock that hangs between the fruit trees or cook fresh produce on the stone built barbecue.
You can dine under the natural shade of the 500 year old olive tree & sleep the afternoon away on the comfortable double sun loungers.
Trullo dei Sogni (Trullo of Dreams) is an ideal retreat from the stresses of the real world.....welcome..
Situated just 5 miles from the chic town of Martina Franca and a short drive to the clear tropical award winning beaches of the Ionian coastline, Trullo of Dreams can be found.
Situated on a private road and this ensures the tranquil location is not disturbed.
The electric gates lead into a spacious parking area for up to 5 cars and the private land of over 2 acres.
Here you can find a selection of fruit trees including fig, apples, sharon fruit, plums, almonds and pears, all yours to pick from when in season.
On entering the trullo you are immediately surrounded by the 3 original cones which have been preserved beautifully and hold the history of hundreds of years gone by.
This is now the a spacious living and dining area and is dominate by the large, original, open log burn fireplace, next to this is the second of 3 double patio doors.
This is turned into the 3rd bedroom in the summer when 5 or 6 people are staying.
Entering the newer part of the trullo you will find a spacious stone built Puglian kitchen, a pleasure for keen cooks.
Here there is a full size dishwasher and espresso coffee machine with a supply of coffee.
Stroll along the hallway and you will find 2 tastefully decorated romantic bedrooms and 2 fully tiled bathrooms (one of which is en-suit).
Finished beautifully throughout with antique and solid wood furniture the feeling of quality surrounds you.
Undoubtedly this trullo has one of the most spectacular gardens in the area.
Fruit trees are dotted throughout the beautifully maintained grassed area and here you can pick from the selection of herbs like oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary and of course mint for your evening mojito.
Five centuries of history shades you from the warm summer sun, the wonderful olive tree.
Relax on the double sunbeds or sleep the afternoon away in the hammock under the shade.
The total privacy of the property and large swimming pool (10m x 5m) makes this trullo a very special retreat.
Exploring this beautiful area:
There is so much to do and see in this unspoilt part of Italy.
The trullo is just 5 miles from the beautiful, chic, baroque town of Martina Franca.
In the summer months the town is full of activity.
The city is known as the 'citta del festival', the city of festivals.
The most famous being the musical festival, which attracts people from worldwide in the last 2 weeks of July.
Surrounded by pretty hilltop town with enchanting historic centres and beautiful piazzas I would recommend you visit: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni (The White City), Monopoli, Pulignano al mare, Conversano.
Matera, Lecce and Gallipoli are a little further away but undoubtedly worth the drive.
Miles of clean,white,award winning, sandy beaches can be found on the Ionian coastline, just 30 minutes from the trullo.
Dining out here is a pleasure. Fresh seafood, locally grown fruit and vegetables and tender meat dishes all at a very reasonable price.
Local Puglian wine is now known all over the world, you can have the pleasure of sampling this at local prices.
If you wish to visit the wine museum in Alberobello and sample the wines I can organise this for.
You could also spend a morning seeing the famous olive oil of Puglian being made or visiting the cheese factory.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair accessible
Why Susan Gardner chose Alberobello
After looking at many trulli in the area I immediately fell in love with Trullo of Dreams. Just a short drive to Martina Franca which is beautiful town with a lovely historic centre, great shops, chic cafes and wonderful restaurants.
Trullo of Dreams ticked all the boxes which is not easy.
Set just off the main country road along a private road which is closed at the end so there are only a few trulli beyond the property therefore you are not disturbed by passing traffic. Electric gates lead to the parking area and the lovely setting. You can see other trulli dotted around however the property is totally private and not overlooked, this is very important.
Although I saw many trulli in my search I had not seen one with such a beautiful patio and garden area. The old olive tree on the patio is something quite breathtaking and a lovely area of natural shade.
I loved the idea of picking the ripe fruit and using all the herbs for cooking and the vegetable garden give you a supply throughout the summer.
Trullo of Dreams is very spacious inside and has been renovated beautifully. I purchased many pieces of the lovely antique furniture with the property and have added to these.
Immediately I could see this property was a very special place and I am delighted to say anyone who has stayed here has also seen the same beauty that caught my attention, please read the reviews.
It has now been filmed twice for House Hunters International (America). Once in 2010 and again in 2013.