This Trullo makes a lovely small apartment for a couple or a couple with a child. It is an open plan studio apartment 36 square metres. It has been tastefully restored revealing the beautiful stonework, and with marble flooring. There is a double bed, a built in wardrobe, small kitchen, shower and toilet and a living area with a sofa bed. It is beautifully cool in summer. There is a wood stove for heating at other times. Outside there is a stone built veranda and a small garden. The Trullo is near the owner's house. The owner is English and is sensitive enough to leave you on your own and to be of help when you need it. There is space for parking. It is set in middle of the Valle d'Itria, a fertile belt between the towns of Cisternino, Ceglie, Martina Franca and Ostuni. There is a beautiful view all round. The sea is twenty minutes drive away. The delightful town of Cisternino is five minutes away. If you want a peaceful holiday near the sea, this is an ideal opportunity.
In the area: This lovely trullo is situated in the middle of the Valle d'Itria, a fertile belt between the four towns of Cisternino (nearest to us) Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Ostuni. This is the land of trulli the curious stone built cottages with circular cones for roofs. Nearby is alberobello, a town whose historic centre is a street filled with trulli. If you want a relaxing holiday. This is an ideal spot, you can walk or cycle round the country lanes or walk along the Southern Italian aqueduct (which goes through our land). The main cultivations here are vineyards, but there are plenty of small holdings where the owners grow wheat or barley or keep vegetable gardens. This is also an area for the cultivation of olive tees and olive oil tasting is possible.
What to do: The town of Cisternino is five minutes away by car. It has been nominated as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. It has a small, but delightful historic centre and the local people are still helpful and friendly. Cisternino boasts of two excellent restaurants (details on request). Nearby is the town of Martina Franca (ten minutes by car) which has a lovely historic centre and which, during the summer, holds many cultural festivals for opera and street performers. Ceglie Messapica (25 minutes by car) boasts of a high concentration of high quality restaurants. Ostuni (30 minutes by car) is called the 'White City' and has a beautiful historic centre built on the hill, with good restaurants and wine bars. From here there is a beautiful view over ancient olive groves to the sea. During the summer there are many patron saints festivals, cultural festivals and activities, in fact in high summer, hardly a night goes by without fireworks over one of the surrounding towns.
This property is surrounded by fertile farmland with a view of Martina Franca 4 km away. There is a nearby pizzeria and extremely good restaurants in Cisternino (4 km away) and Ceglie Messapica (15 km away). A short drive (15 km) brings you to the beaches of the Adriatic coast. Nearby you can find the attractive towns of Locorotondo and Alberobello with the beautiful central avenue of trulli.