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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Castellaneta, Italy your home away from home

Located in the Taranto province of Italy, Castellaneta is a medium-sized comune which has a population of around 17,000 people. The town is perhaps most visited for its array of churches that date back over the last few centuries, but Castellaneta is also just 20km from the coast of the Ionian Sea and the Gulf of Taranto, so offers an excellent base for both a beach holiday and visits to bigger cities such as Bari and Taranto.

Things to do in Castellaneta, Italy

The centre of Castellaneta has a number of historical buildings, and if this is your forte you will be well at home visiting old attractions such as the 13th century Chiesa di San Nicole, the 15th century Chiesa di Francesco d’Assisi and the 13th century Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Lucce – the latter of which is home to a number of interesting frescoes. Castellaneta’s most famous son was the actor Rudolf Valentino, and you will find a number of buildings and businesses named in his honour as you continue your stroll around town.

If you would rather get out and about exploring the local landscape, a strong recommendation is to visit the Gravina of Castellaneta. The area is home to a number of carved caves which were once inhabited by locals, but some of which are now used as churches. The reason for the cave-dwelling was the scarcity of trees in this part of Italy, and some residents also built their homes out of rocks. Some of these layered rock structures (known as trulli) still stand, and can be seen at various points both in the town centre and the surrounding countryside.

Places to visit on holiday in Castellaneta, Italy

Castellaneta is 20km by road from the nearest town of Mottola, and this old destination makes for a great day trip. Mottola has a number of ancient churches and cathedrals, and is well-visited for its elevated position 400 metres above sea-level, which permits some stunning views from around the town. Taranto, the capital of the province of the same name, can be reached in around 45 minutes by car and boasts the best amenities in the region.

Weather in Castellaneta, Italy

Average high temperatures in January in Castellaneta are a mild 12C, and these increase by two or three degrees every month until the hottest months of July and August, which often see temperatures above 30C. If you are intent on avoiding the rainfall it is best to visit Castellaneta between April and August – though the old short shower is unavoidable whenever you visit.

Flights to Castellaneta, Italy

Taranto Airport does not receive direct flight from the UK, so the best way of getting to Castellaneta is to fly to Bari Airport (BRI), which is 69km to the south of the town. The airport (which is also known as Palese Airport), receives UK flights from British Airways and Ryanair. The use of a hire car is the best way of getting to your Castellaneta accommodation.

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                                                                                              Delightful restored Trulli Near Alberobello

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The property is an extended and beautifully and expertly restored Trulli about 5-10 minutes drive form the lovely town of Alberobello. The finish in the property is excellent, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of space for our family of 5. The outside space is fantastic with large areas of paved patio to several sides of the residence and plenty of places to sit in the sun or shade. The large covered terrace is particularly pleasant. The pool is a great size and has loads of space around it. The location in its own olive groves is very peaceful and relaxing. A car is vital. The property was very clean and well prepared on our arrival and the meet and greet without problems.Communication with the owner was easy and prompt. Very happy to recommend this property.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Storico Casino Sansonetti

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              E' stata una vacanza memorabile di cui conserveremo sempre uno splendido ricordo. Ricordi che si vanno a sovrapporre alla ricchezza di storia che si respira in questa grande casa di famiglia. Grazie - soprattutto a Peppino - e a tutti. Con affetto.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              Lovely peaceful setting

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                                                                                              We were a family group of 3 adults and 1 teenager in search of sunshine, peace and relaxation in an area of Italy we had not previously explored. This property is conveniently situated just outside Alberobello , about an hour from Bari airport . It is in a beautiful location and the owner, Alex, has obviously put in a huge amount of work to create a lovely place to stay, but still in an authentic trullo setting. He could not have been more helpful in terms of information pre-trip, and also advice and tips for places and restaurants to visit during our stay. The trullo could comfortably accommodate a couple more younger visitors although we felt might prove a bit more cramped for more adults staying . It is well equipped and the outdoor facilities around the pool and gazebo area were excellent - there are even bikes available for exploring the beautiful surroundings. All in all an excellent holiday destination and an extremely helpful owner. Thank you
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016