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We wanted to stay somewhere away from it all, in a characterful place. We really couldn't have asked for more: this beautifully restored trullo is surrounded by olive groves with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, and really feels tucked away. You can step outside from your bedroom in the morning and you are surrounded by peace and quiet and lovely greenery. It's reached by a small track from the main road going up the hill, and the nearest neighbours are a little distance down the track, you can just about see their roof poking out from neighbouring olive groves. Though it felt nicely isolated, it was ideally situated to visit all the lovely places in the Itria Valley - Ostuni, Cisternino, Ceglie Messapica, Locorotundo, Martina Franca, Alborello, coastal towns (on average 10 minutes to maximum 30 minutes away by car - you need one). It was easy to reach from Brindisi airport. Matera, at 1.5 hours, is also definitely worth a trip.
The trullo and the grounds itself are absolutely gorgeous. The trullo is very tastefully decorated with little personal touches, It has a cute little kitchen and the bathroom is really lovely too with a nice shower. The bedroom is very pretty with a comfy bed. There are lots of sockets, good lighting, a safe, and fairly reliable wifi. Outside there are lots of places to sit down and find shade or sun, eat, drink, read etc. There's an outdoor shower, and the best of all - lots of hammocks! At night it's very peaceful to sit outside and listen to the crickets...
The hosts were very friendly and lovely people - they gave recommendations on where to eat in the area and were very helpful.
We love this place so much, we kind of want to keep it to ourselves and stay forever! We will definitely be back!
Trullo Annunziato is in a quiet location 7km south/east of Ostuni the white city. From here we explored some of the Puglia region of Italy. There were so many great places to visit. Including Gallipoli, a walled city on an island off the west coast, which had beautiful white sandy beaches close by. Otranto a city with a castle. Alberobello the home of the Trulli. Locorotondo another city set high on the hill. As well as Matera home to the cave dwellings, the Sassi. We were very happy to use Trullo Annuziato as our base and found it well equipped and very clean and comfortable with a beautiful pool area. Ed and Gemma were very friendly, helpful and great hosts. They had compiled a folder with handy hints and recommendations for great restaurants close by. I would highly recommend staying at Trullo Annunziato if you’re interested in exploring this great part of the world.