Casa Giovanna is a spacious, beautifully renovated house with trulli cones in excellent condition. Located in a sought-after area on the edge of popular Alberobello. It is a 15 minutes walk to the famous city center of Alberobello. The tiled terrace area & sun deck is perfect for barbecues and al-fresco dining.
The accommodation comprises of 4 double bedrooms, 2 with Queen sized beds and with ensuite bathrooms; two bedrooms have twhin beds and sharing 1 bathroom. In total 4 bedrooms, 6 beds and 3 bathrooms. In addition, 1 large living room with 3 sofa beds and a decorative fireplace. Fully-fitted kitchen & dining area.
Located only a 15 minutes' walk to the heart of Alberobello with its charming trulli alleys and fantastic restaurants; a UNESCO World Heritage site in Italy!
55-60 min from Brindisi/Bari Airport.
Spacious, bright house, fully modernised and in excellent condition There is a modern ventilation system and air-conditioning units throughout.
The large front terrace is stylishly tiled and makes an excellent patio for al fresco dining, sun bathing and barbecuing. The garden is fully private, not overlooked. The land plot is 3,500 sq.m. with 20 olive trees, 2 walnut trees and 2 fig trees.
The property is easily reached on the country road SS172; a small country lane leads up to the property. It has four neighboring properties, without being overlooked, making it private and secluded without being remote.
The trullo is located south of Alberobello, on the edge of town, only 1,5 km away. Alberobello is a world class holiday destination, and the property is located approximately 55-60 minutes from Brindisi airport (76 km) and Bari Airport (72 km).
The property is also close (8 km) to the town of Locorotondo for all shopping needs, cafés and restaurants.
1 hour's drive to the historic town of Matera, well-known for its ancient cave dwellings.
The drive to the beaches on the Adriatic coast is 30 minutes with the nearby Capitolo, famous for its fine sandy beaches, restaurants and beach clubs as well as Savelletri, a charming fishing village, with an excellent range of restaurants, cafés and a beautiful marina beach front.
WHAT TO SEE:
The property has the advantage of being centrally located between areas of interest such as the mile long caves of CATELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the beautiful white town of OSTUNI, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the medieval town of ORIA; the wealthy baroque town of MARTINA FRANCA; the petite and charming CISTERNINO, the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the beautiful POLIGNANO A MARE, well known also for its tasty ice-cream; GROTTAGLIE famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the south.
SALENTO:In Salento the coastline is fascinating and you can drive by car a few hours along the Adriatic coast line and passing many fine sea villages, like OTRANTO and CASTRO Marina. Continue to Santa MARIA DI LEUCA and you are at the meeting of the two seas- the Adriatic and the Ionian.
Inland Salento there are a number of historical charming villages with ancient history. The advantage to stay in a village is to be able to socialise with Italian neighbours, to walk to the piazza cafe and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day and night time. The town houses often come with a garden and roof terrace. When you approach a simple door just of the street you will often be surprised to find that inside there is a little palace, a 50 sq m garden and with great views over the country side from the roof terrace.
In Sternatina and Martigignano to the south of Lecce antique Greek is still spoken by the villagers.
MAGLIE is like a mini Lecce and with many fine buildings. Muoro Leccese is smaller and also represent a small town/village with a fine architectural history. Cutrofiano popular for French holiday home ownership's. Ruffano has many fine old buildings for sale, waiting to find new owners and to be restored. Surano has a small town centre with very nice antique buildings for sale. Spongano again is a small village surrounded by olive groves. Here you can see secluded great villas and country retreats owned by foreigners and families from North Italy who come to relax in rural Salento.
Every where inland in Salento you see the vineyards and olive trees. Salento is a big producer of wine and olive oil, you can buy 5 litres Extra Virgin oil for about EUR 35.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Castro is beautiful with its location on top of the cliff by the sea and many villas with direct access to the sea. Santa Cesarea Terme is a spa resort, very popular with a beautiful setting and bay.
The cost from Santa Maria di Leuca to GALLIPOLI has many fine sandy beaches. The villages are perhaps not the prettiest but room for the beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music summer time.
SANTA CATARINA well known also for its many fine villas in the area, some antique.
The sea outside of PORTO CESARE further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.
So when you continue along the Ionian side for miles and miles of blue flag beaches. Gallipoli is fascinating city built on a peninsula and a marvellous old town. Further north east you find Santa Catarina which is a sophisticated place and many celebrities have holiday homes here during the hectic August summer time. A bit further comes the super Porto Cesare with many seaside restaurants and a lovely bay with fishing boats.
By air there is a choise of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached on the coastal motorway in 60- 70 minutes; Bari in the north and Brindisi in the south. Both cities have ferry traffic to Greece, Albania and Croatia so it's possible to make weekend trips across the Adriatic Sea.
WHAT MORE TO SEE IN APULIA:
BARI being the commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants offers the best shopping, a grand opera house, called the Petruzzelli teatro; a large medical city centre with many museums. Just north of Bari lies a little town called GIOVINAZZO a true gem, right by the sea. Further north is MOLFETTA Outlet, a famous shopping galleria and 20 minutes further is TRANI, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half moon bay & marina. Continue north to CASTEL DEL MONTE, which is the mystical castle built by Frederic II in the 14th Century.
Within a 2,5 hour drive to the north lies GARGANO, the peninsula called the spur of the Italian boot. Gargano forms a large nature and wild life Reserve and offers hiking and scenic trips around the peninsula. From here there are daily boat trips to the small Tremiti islands.
LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE:
The Italian lifestyle means many things but especially socialising; the home is used for sleeping and breakfasts, the Italians go out for enjoyments and dining. Based in Canale di Pirro there are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in the small towns. music festivals, religious carnivals, the beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning a bit Italian at language schools, dining at the many country and sea side restaurants, night clubbing at the beach clubs of Capitolo.
As Apulia is a peninsula and surrounded by the two seas- the Adriatic in the north and the Ionic in the south - water sports dominate in the area; sailing, yachting, water-skiing, kite-surfing swimming & beach life. Golf is available with five good courses and San Domenico is world class (PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis (there is one tennis club just 5 minutes away from the villa in Selva di Fasano) horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.
Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than Northern Italy and even in the "winter months" of December to February the average number of sun hours per day is 4 and in June-August 10-11 sun hours per day! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia think of that you will spend a lot more time outside than in the inside compared to at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas, etc. at your Apulian property and also cooking facilities outside is very practical.
The water temperature in beginning of May is in average 19 degrees, up to 27 degrees in August/September and 19 degrees in November. This means you & family will spend time at the beach. Where ever you are in Apulia you can reach the beaches within 30 minutes!