Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Cisternino - Villa Apulia
Design villa in Puglia, near the beach and the famous Valle d'Itria where the trulli are, Unesco World heritage. The villa has a private pool, private parking and 1 Ha of private land with unique views.
Feel the sheer pulse where an ancient rural farmhouse, sea, and olive trees collide. Built to help the local peasants with the harvest. Having changed very little in the past 100 years, it remains a true and authentic experience.
The Villa Trullo & Lamia location is convenient, just 10 km from the famous Apulian sandy beaches. Once you enter the gate of the completx, you'll find yourself in a true paradise with gardens, terraces, a pizza oven, and private access to the pool. Compared to other trulli , the Villa Trullo & Lamia has the advantage of being located on the promontory, taking in sunlight all day long. From here you can enjoy both the sunrise and the even more magnificent setting of the sun behind the magical landscape with the unique coned shaped Trulli.
The villa Trullo & Lamia itself is divided into 2 separate, but attached building and strucutred on 3 floors and can host up to 8 people (on request eventually 2 people more). The main floor has a spacious well equipped kitchen. The idea was to create an open space with high vaulted ceilings and large windows that look out on the country side with trulli and olive trees. The living room has a large sofa and the antique wooden table offers room for 8 persons. From the living area you can go down 5 steps towards the lower part of the house. Here the owner has created a true 'wagon lits' with 4 double seized beds next and on top of each other. Attached to it a bathroom with walk-in shower and next to it a WC. From here a large door leads to the outside terrace and pool.
From the living room you can also take 5 steps up where you will find the master bedroom with a double bed, a large tub with overhead rainshower, WC and a desk to work on your computer.
The veranda connects the old part with the new part of the villa. The ancient square shaped building is called a 'Lamia' in the local dialect. This small, but delicious house is independent and offers a comfortable sofa bed and a mezzanine with a true double bed. Shower and WC are tucked away in the corners of the lamia. On one side of the house there is an open kitchen.
Villa Trullo & Lamia is the most authentic experience you can have in southern Italy. Perfect for large families or a group of friends. Compared to the other towers it offers the best balance between price and quality. All you need to bring is your bathing suit and a smile.
This stunning property is available to discerning renters who appreciate its value and uniqueness, and who will treat it as if it were their own.
The minimum rental period is one week from Saturday to a Saturday. Weekend-only rentals are not allowed. Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Guestbook comments from the manager
“Fab house in a fab area.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 23 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
Funky, stylish new property built with a nod to traditional architecture with large infinity pool and a great view across trulli and olive trees. Great, and very helpful neighbours, and very helpful gardener cum handyman.
We had a great, relaxing, sunny holiday here. It is about an hour's drive from both Brindisi and Bari airports. You will need a car as the nearest restaurants and shops are about 20 mins walk away, but only 5 mins in the car. Most of the local restaurants are great and really cheap - we struggled to spend EUR20 per head for 20 courses including drinks anywhere in the region.
You're about a 20 min drive from places like Alberobello and Martina Franca which are well worth visiting. The nearest beaches are also about 20 mins away and they are sandy with lovely blue sea, but the prettier beaches are more like an hours drive away. Also about an hour away is Polignano a mare which is also well worth a visit.
Cisternino itself is probably the coolest of the local towns as it is very much unchanged by tourism and has a much more relaxed vibe than the more obvious tourist spots. Be sure to head to Bar Fod in the afternoon for great ice cream, but be warned that all the other bars and shops close between midday and 7pm ish. Also make sure you try Padre Peppe after your meal - it is the local digestif made from walnuts. I'm already looking for anyone nearby that can supply me - but on holiday head to Bar Fod again, order the Padre Peppe and watch the world go by in the town square.
We loved our time here and will definitely come back!