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Live the Apulian Experience at "Trullo Antico"

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A private charming villa with old group of Trulli in Puglia with pool

A full immersion of relax, a great experience of the typical "Puglia" customs in a charming private location immersed in olive trees hectares with private pool.

An ancient building lovingly restored for 2 years to give you the best in Puglian ancient architecture.

Immerse yourself in the local customs, relax and enjoy all that Puglia has to offer at this awesome private location, surrounded by olive trees, become one with nature and enjoy la dolce vita.

The property is situated in the middle of the three major towns of the "Valle d'Itria" (Martina Franca 5,5km - Locorotondo 4km - Alberobello 5km).

The nearest airport is Brindisi (55km) or Bari (70km).

OUTSIDE: Entering the property, passing the driveway through the typical dry stone walls, you'll find a large parking area.

Walking through the charming gate, the property will show you the best.

The pathway, surrounded by a stone/lawn paving immersed in the ancient trees, will introduce you the amazing structure made entirely in stone, the old Trulli, the rustic veranda with the table made of local stone in front of the large swimming pool, surrounded by a stone border complete with outdoor shower.

Imagine dining alfresco watching the amazing puglian sunsets enjoying the local cuisine and sampling the local wines famous in Puglia.

Embrace all what The Puglian countryside has to offer.

INSIDE: The property is divided by two different side by side apartments. The main flat is situated next to the outside veranda.

The open space living room-kitchen will welcome you inside.

The kitchen, perfectly in harmony with the rustic ambience, has been tailor-made with high quality wood finishes.

The kitchen is equipped with all the modern amenities and comforts to enhance your stay, large refrigerator and freezer, sink, hob, microwave, oven and dishwasher.

Next to the kitchen the first bathroom inside the smaller trullo, comprises of shower, wc and ceramic sink.

Passing through the stone arch, reaching the main Trullo, we have the living room with dining table large enough for 8 to sit comfortably, a comfortable sofa, a stone fireplace,Tv and bluray player.

Next to the the living room there is the first double bedroom and single bedroom.

Have you ever slept in a Trullo?

The second apartment is composed by two big double bedrooms, a relaxing living area/passage leads to a large bathroom.

NB: The price is based on 4 people staying . It will be increased by 5% each person more.

More Details

Property Manager
Carmelo Montanaro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Carmelo Montanaro

We are an artisan company specializing in the recovery and restoration of stone structures located in the beautiful scenery of the “Valle d'Itria”.From generation to generation, we have been working for over 40 years to give back value and life to the buildings more typical of the “Puglia” countryside which are “ trulli”, “lamie”,” casedde” and “masserie” using the techniques that the old "masters" have handed down to us. Our many years of experience in this field have enabled us to become a point of reference for those who are fascinated by the charm of these masterpieces of stone and share our desire to bring its structure to its ancient splendours of a time.We support our customers in every step of the restoration of these structures with respect of the past, in an attempt to recreate a functionality of the spaces, always with rigorous attention to detail with particular attention to the aesthetics. We constantly focus to search for new ideas to bring the beauty of the past to the present.Every project is unique, with attention to our customers needs. We work together to create beautiful buildings which reflect your passion and emotions with our expertise, to transform them into a mix of contemporary, innovative and elegant homes, while respecting the historical memory of a profession that has never waned in the beautiful area of ”Murgia dei Trulli”.

Carmelo Montanaro purchased this villa in 2013

Why Carmelo Montanaro chose Tarent

Our passion for the restoration of these typical "Murgia dei Trulli" buildings has meant that over the years we can provide a series of rental properties to the service of the most discerning tourists.


Martina Franca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Live the Apulian Experience at "Trullo Antico"
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful, calm, relax place with history

  • 4 of 5

Alone in a beautiful area. No noise, no neighbor. A swimming pool, great rooms. It was perfect if you love the quiet

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday in a totally different and unique setting

  • 5 of 5

Carmello met us in the nearby town and we followed him to the property. Carmello himself was very helpful and courteous, and very happy to tell us all about the renovation of the trullis and their history. He explained about the heating/water and wifi - and when the wifi went off after a storm brought down some lines, he kept us informed as to how the power company progressed with the repairs. The collection of trullis themselves were lovely, and fabulously renovated for a very comfortable stay. The set-up was a little difficult to work out from the photos and description on the website. Basically the living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom are together - another small living area, 2 bedrooms and another bathroom are attached, but are accessed through a seperate door off the terrace. This part has a seperate heating system and a wifi extender. This worked very well for us, as a couple with a pair of elderly parents, who wanted their own bathroom and a bit more privacy. If we had all been in the first area described, we wouldn't have had as much privacy. If a couple with 2 kids, then just the main part would be fine.

The surrroundings were picturesque, including dry stone walls, olive groves and other trullis nearby. The property itself is at the end of a narrow lane, with a locking metal gate across the drive, felt very private, and very quiet. The pool is very nice, though unheated, so we didn't really take advantage of it!

The situation of the property is ideal for visiting perhaps the 4 most picturesque villages in the region, namely Alberobello, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca. The area was very quiet at the end of October. I don't think it is busy in the summer, until you get to the coast. I think if we'd been there in the summer we'd have spent more time at the property and around the pool, which has been done very well.

You won't find a better host than Carmello - he's keen to please his guests and ensure they enjoy their holiday. He also provided some very welcome provisions when we arrived, including some fantastic coffee we got addicted to!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: so kind of you!!! Will do better next time :-) Take care and hoping to welcome you again! Big hug, Carmelo
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a beautiful trulli renovated with nice taste

  • 5 of 5

Thanks you Carmelo and thanks your dad too for your warm welcome (wine, fruits, milk, coffee, ...), your kindness and availability during our stay :) The place is very quite and closed to very beautiful places in the region , the landscape and the trullo are beautiful. It was conformed to the pictures (except the trullo is separated in two what we can't see on the pictures). It is decorated in details with nice taste.

Next time we'll come in spring or summer rather than in october :)

ancora grazie per tutto

Pierre Ludivine Gabriel simon Méline

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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the property was so beautiful and clean quiet and enchanting

  • 5 of 5

We were met by carmelo who took us to the property which was a good job because there was no way we would have found it.Carmelo was so helpful and we cannot thank him enough for everything he did for us fruit,milk ,wine,coffee and cakes were all in the welcome pack .The whole place was idyllic we never saw or heard one person the whole stay I would recommend anyone who needs to destress to go here .There are so many places of beauty and history to see we wished we had booked another week to see more.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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una vacanza da sogno

  • 5 of 5

Una location così non mi mi è mai capitata prima. Super strutturata e attrezzata, comoda, gestita in modo impeccabile. Piscina stupenda così come tutta la struttura.

Se volete regalarvi una vacanza da sogno non esitate a recarvi in questo luogo, trascorrerete una vacanza indimenticabile.

Luigi e Cristina

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie infinite Luigi e Cristina! Siete una coppia favolosa, così solare e vivace. Meritavate il meglio :) Un grande abbraccio, Carmelo
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A beautiful, traditional house in a wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky to spend a fortnight at the beautiful Trullo Antico. It had been beautifully restored, and had so much character and space for our family of five to enjoy and relax in. The property is not overlooked in anyway, and very safe and private. It is surrounded by olive orchards and down a private road. We ate outside every day in the lovely eating area, and the pool was very well used by us all. The built in BBQ was also great when eating in. We felt very lucky to be staying in such an idyllic setting!

We were met by the friendly Carmelo on a main road who led us to the trullo, as it would have been very hard to find otherwise. He was really helpful and advised us on places to visit and supermarkets, and visited us following a massive thunderstorm to check on us and to arrange for various workmen to restore wifi and TV.

The area itself is lovely with so much to see and do. Within an easy drive are Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Alberobello which have great restaurants, markets and atmosphere. We found the Eurospar in Locorontondo the easiest supermarket to get to, with a lot of choice. The beaches of the Adriatic and Ionian seas where the sea is lovely and warm were relatively close, especially the Adriatic coast. We liked Torre Canne for sand on this coast, although it could be busy. Other towns really worth visiting were Polignano a Mare and Matera, which were really beautiful. Our kids particularly loved the Aqualand near Monopoli and the Indiana Park (like Go Ape) in Castellana Grotta. Their favourite day out was however to Zoo Safari at Fasano, which was an amazing safari experience with us all feeding the animals who put their heads in our car.

Overall this was a fantastic house and area to experience, and we would like to thank Carmelo and his family for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a great review! So grateful of you. A big hug to everyone! Sincerely, Carmelo
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Brindisi airport
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Martina Franca
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Valle d'Itria

Trulli, gently rolling countryside, olive oil, white wine, capocollo ham, easy access to the beaches of the Adriatic and the Ionian seas and half a dozen really super, picuresque towns, including Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello... Welcome to the Valle d'Itria, one of Puglia's most popular and attractive areas!

Set on a high fertile plain in the centre of Puglia, the Valle d'Itria stretches from Putignano in the north to Ostuni in the south, its wooded slopes, vineyards and endless olive groves punctuated by the coned roofs of trulli, those unique cylindrical constructions that are peculiar to the area.

The valley in Valle d'Itria's name is not a a typical valley but rather a Karstic depression that runs between Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca. This geological phenomenon has also created the fascinatingly beautiful caves of Castellana Grotta, which run for about 3km under the north-eastern edge of the Valle d'Itria.

The caves of Castellana Grotta offer an excellent, educational and fun day trip with children and there are many more diverting activities for children in the area, including the zoo safari and amusement park at Fasano and the magical old town centre of Alberobello, a trulli wonderland that charms and delights old and young alike.

Thanks to Puglia's long slender shape, even if you are in the centre of the Valle d'Itria you are never far from the sea... or should we say seas! An easy drive in either direction - your choice... east or west - will take you to the Adriatic or the Ionian sea, where you can enjoy the long sandy beaches and turquoise waters that contribute to Puglia's great popularity as a holiday destination.

Food lovers too will not be left wanting! Each town in the Valle d'Itria seems to have its own speciality, whether it is the capocollo ham of Martina Franca, the meat bombette of Cisternino (barbecued directly by the butcher for you) or the DOC white wine of Locorotondo. Of course the olive oil is supreme and the cheeses, including the milky delights of burratina, are memorable!

It seems obvious, then, that the Valle d'Itria offers a full and various range of holiday activities for all the family. So why not make it your next destination? Of course, you'll need some fabulous accommodation... and that's what we're here for!


Rates & Availability

Martina Franca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
JUNE '17
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
JULY '17
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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