Lovely stay in Puglia
Submitted: April 18, 2011
Stayed: July 2010
My husband, my 3-year-old son and I spent three hot but nice weeks in June/August 2010 in Ceglie Messapica and found this lovely trullo / holiday villa on the internet. The owner provided us with all !!! information and every possible detail, regarding location, layout, facilities etc. Originally we had just booked the villa, but as there was no other booking for the trullo at the same time, our friendly owner allowed us to use the whole property, which was perfect because we spent a lot of time on this wonderful verandah, which has a direct acess from the trullo. That was really lucky, because you could sit there reading or relaxing, you could play, have your breakfast, lunch and dinner there, in the sun - with a lovely breeze or in the shadow away from the heat ... well, almost at any time!
I must admit, just the trullo or just the villa for three weeks wouldn't have been so comfortable, especially if you have kids, who would want to play around the house and if you don't want to go on sightseeing tours every day.
We were also happy about the air condition in the bedroom (villa), because the mosquitos have been really a real nuisance(!!!) that summer. Repellents made/had no impressions on them, I think.
And we were well looked after and really lovely taken care of the by the friendly caretakers Antonietta and Pietro, who encouraged and showed us what we could use from the garden.
You do need a car to get to the other beautiful places around Ceglie (Ostuni - lovely city! Lecce, Alberobello - lots of trulli, Bari, etc.) and if you want to try all the different beaches!
The only thing we found hard to accomodate was the different daily routine of the Italians - regarding their dinner time: If you want to experience and enjoy a real Italian dinner you must change your sleeping habits: Our impression: 8pm is too early to start, 9pm is when the half starved tourists with children start their dinner and 10pm is when all the Italians gather around to enjoy their evening meal ...
All in all we had a really good time in this place and enjoyed our stay there very much and would recommend this property to anybody who likes a quiet, well-maintained place with a personal touch.
Families with Young Children,
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