With its stylishly rustic interior, Trullo Stefano is a perfect...
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Trullo Stefano such a beautiful place.
Stayed over for one week 14th to 21st September 2019, two couples over 50yrs. Set in a very rural setting , beautifully restored with a fantastic pool in a very relaxed atmosphere. We were met by the very lovely Antonella who gave us a very thorough run through where everything was located in and around the trullo and an informative talk of where to go and visit in the area. The trullo had everything we needed including an outside pizza oven which we had great fun one evening preparing and baking our own pizza accompanied by copious amounts of local red wine. The trullo was spotlessly clean with lovely comfortable beds, furnishings and fittings. With outside temperatures over 28 degrees the trullo stayed comfortably cool in the absence of air conditioning. The bathroom shower and en suite shower were roomy and spotlessly clean with plenty of hot water. A washing machine was a bonus as we had been travelling around southern Italy the previous week and were restricted in the amount of clothes we had been carrying. Evenings were some nights a little cool for sitting outside and combined with some very persistent biting insects forced a retreat to the living area where the TV was linked up to Netflix and Amazon Prime so movie night relaxing after our meal was just the ticket.The trullo is well located for visiting the nearby coastal towns or inland to Alberobello which is well worth visiting. The approach to the Trullo was up a narrow dirt track lane which needed the bushes cutting back in places as the scratching of sharp blackberry bushes down the side of our almost new hire car set our teeth on edge as the vision of the scratches and loss of damage deposit flashed before our eyes each time we approached or exited down the track.
One thing to remember is that this is in an area of Olive groves where work is carried out by the farmers. One particular day the peace and tranquility was was totally broken by the cutting of the olive trees form 8am continuously through until 6pm with a very loud petrol saw. A phone call to Antonella led to the arrival of Massimo who very delicately negotiated with the workers a plan for the next few days which meant them reverting to hand cutting when we were about and on days when we were away carrying on with the chain saw which was very much appreciated. Overall we would all highly recommend a stay at Trullo Stefano and could well be back in the future.
A very relaxing and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful part of the world
Amazing stay in Puglia!
We loved our stay in Trullo Stefano! Plenty of room for 5 people. Property was clean and we had everything we needed. Pool was fantastic! Leandro was the best! Always available if we needed something. Thank you for all the suggestions!! We had an amazing time!
The messages that Elsa sent me at the end of the day to tell me where they had gone, what they had visited and where they had eaten; the chats with Pat.; the boys who were running around. I liked everything about this wonderful Canadian family. Thank you for being the perfect guests! I hope to see you soon!
Puglia Paradise Team
Beautiful traditional Trullo in quiet unspoilt surroundings
Dear Massimo, Leandro and especially Antonella,
From the planning of our holiday 9 months ago to the actual day we departed after enjoying 10 days at Trullo Stefano the team have been truly amazing. Every question we had however small and trivial prior to us leaving the UK was answered quickly and efficiently and anything we needed help with whilst staying at the Trullo, Antonella was there to get things sorted.
We run a guest house here in the UK so we are fully aware of how important reviews are but realisically everyone knows that no amount of checking can avert the possibility of something going wrong but that's never the issue..... it's how it is dealt with that is. And this is where you will always need an “Antonella”. She was perfect from meeting us at the local supermarket and guiding us to the Trullo in her car to being at the end of the phone to answer any questions we had and always with a smile on her face and an efficiency that almost put us to shame! She even offered to get some avocados for us from the market when I messaged her asking advise because we couldn't find any ripe ones and this was on a Sunday too. You wouldn't get anyone doing that in the UK
Trullo Stefano was amazing. From the beautiful ceilings and stone structure of the buildings to the amenities, the welcome pack of goodies, the toileteries, the games rooms and the pizza oven (all of which we tried out) but being great coffee lovers to have our own little nespresso machine plus the seperate milk frother was a real bonus and treat which we enjoyed every single evening without fail. It's the little things you see. Now we knew from the reviews the Trullo was remote and it was but beautifully quiet with the poppy fields to the right and olive groves to the left it was both tranquil and relaxing. The pool was a little chilly as Italy had experienced a poor May weather wise (according to every local we chatted to!) but once you were in and the sun was out it was great. Even the swallows kept diving for a drink of water!
If you are looking for somewhere truly traditional, interesting, quiet and secluded this is the place for you but remember, if you have a car (which you'll definitely require) we also managed to travel over 1000km on daily trips to the most beautiful places like, Ostuni, Poligano a Mere, Matera, Mesagne, Martina Franca, Lecce and Gallipoli. All within easy reach for an afternoon trip but watch out for the lack of indicator use by the locals!!!
Reading your review filled us with pride, but it was easy, given the fortune of our dream places! As you have experienced yourself, in fact, in such a remote location, surrounded by trees and flowers, it is easy to receive the welcome visit of swallows and dragonflies eager to drink.
The owner will be happy to find out how much you appreciated all his efforts to make the trullo comfortable and welcoming.
You're right, the hitches are always around the corner, but I'm really happy to have been able to help you. On the other hand, you have always been so courteous and helpful that assisting you was easy!
I hope from the bottom of my heart to meet you again ☺
Beautifully renovated traditional trullo with pool set in rural Puglia.
We had a lovely relaxing holiday in this traditional well renovated rural trullo. Just one hour from Bari Airport, the Ryanair flight from Stansted was inexpensive; the rental is well equipped so we were able to cook meals and wash clothes making the holiday overall very reasonably priced. Very comfortable accommodation for 6 people. The pool was well maintained and very private with plenty of beach towels provided. The management company too was very friendly helpful and efficient and nothing seemed too much trouble. Highlights included our attempt at making pizza in the traditional wood burning pizza oven and perhaps too our daily visits from the neighbourhood cats. Alberobello is just 5 miles away where we got all our supplies and there are plenty of hilltop towns to visit for evening meals and gelato. The access track is narrow but we managed our rental Qashqai down it ok - just. Only problem was missing picking up our rental car because the flight was delayed 2 hours and arrived after midnight. Perhaps a little flyzee in September but the trullo is well screened. Just bring some Deet if eating outside. Highly recommended holiday for a group of adults.
Thank you very much for your nice revew! We are glad you enjoyed so much Trullo Stefano and Puglia and hope too see you again!
All the best
Puglia Paradise Team
Charming rural retreat
If you are looking for a place to get away from it all in the Puglian countryside, this is it.
Not the simplest place to find, but Leandro who took care of us, met us and showed us the way and all along was exceptional and ensured our stay was smooth and every need looked after
The place was clean, and well maintained and definitely ticked the "authentic" staying in a Truli experience box!
We only stayed three days, but would have loved to stay more
Thank you for the nice review! It was a pleasure having you and you family as our guests. I hope to see you again and longer in Puglia .
All the best
Puglia Paradise Team