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The Trullo Piccolo... an Italian gem

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Swimming Pools, 4 boutique style bedroom, 4 bathroom and 2 kitchens

The original accommodation:

Making full use of the original trulli constructions, the two cones of Trullo Piccolo, a fully detached immaculate Tree Honeymoon House and a Stone Villa rise proudly from the stunning countryside outside Alberobello. And when hunger comes, after a day of relaxing in the plunge pools, a quick stroll down a country lane will take you to a local trattoria, serving delicious Puglian food… to eat in or take home!

Inside: accommodation at Trullo Piccolo is spread over one trulli building, one wood building and one glass building. The larger of the three, the trulli, has two cones divided into living and sleeping areas, which feature traditional creamy stone walls, two high conical ceilings and, through an arch, a separate shower room.

The second building, the White Wood House, has been built with an immaculate white timber throughout the interior and exterior walls. It features a double bedroom and a large walk-in shower room with a skylight and a concertina door, surrounded by olive trees. The third building, the Glass Veranda, has a kitchen with a table for 8.

In all buildings the original features and stone/wood/glass structures have been kept intact as much as possible and furnishing and fittings complement these aspects with minimalist rusti-chic panache.

Outside: Trullo Piccolo features a delightful plunge pool set amongst a series of lawns, dotted with olive trees and criss-crossed by dry-stone walls and gravel paths, one of which takes you down to the lovely Glass Veranda Kitchen, situated just below the trulli building and offering views over the gentle surrounding countryside. Closer to the house are a series of sitting areas and an al fresco dining area for those long summer dinners! One of the features of the Trullo Piccolo Residence is a spectacular 12x3 meters infinity pool.

The Villa:

The property has doubled its space since 2017, with a new stone lamia building, which houses two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, living area and a kitchen under a stone volt.

More Details

Davide Padoa
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Italian, Indonesian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

About Davide Padoa

I am an architect who lives in London since 1998. Italian born from Milan, I discovered Puglia in 2006 and felt in love with the primitive tranquility, the food, the air. My wife is a sculptress, I love photography and nothing beats the light quality of Puglia. Our two daughters have been bringing friends to Trullo Piccolo.

Davide Padoa purchased this villa in 2013

Why Davide Padoa chose Martina Franca

A perfect family choice when you are looking for true tranquility. Kids will pick up fruits and vegetables from the one hectare (4 acres) private garden; listen to music, stream videos from a fully internet equipped property and enjoy a 7 x 3 meters pool.

With the latest addition Trullo Piccolo will literally double and will become ideal for a large family or two families travelling together.

What makes this villa unique

The white stone of the Trulli has a spectacular contrast with the blue Puglia sky. Our Trulli are on top of a hill, so the view is vast and pure, with other trulli dotted around the countryside. I designed the property to add the other rooms as far as possible from the original Trulli building to encourage every guest to live a continues indoor/outdoor experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Martina Franca in TA

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms, one in each building. Both feature a walk-in shower with full glazing.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The Trullo building has a double bedroom under the first, bigger stone cone-structure and a living area with a double sofa bed under the second, smaller cone-structure. From the living area you can reach the toilet with a walk-in shower. The 2 Wood Buildings have a double bedroom with 2 single beds each with a large concertina sliding glass door and a toilet with a walk-in shower that features a glass roof from where you can see secular olive trees and the sky. The new Lamia Stone Building has a very large double bedroom under a 4 meters high stone volt. It connects to an en-suite shower room and it features a floating wood burning fire place.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Services available upon request (i.e. mozzarella chef, catering, massage)


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The Trullo Piccolo... an Italian gem
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Peaceful, relaxing, and beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a wonderful week at TRULLO Piccolo. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the House was well equipped and perfect for our needs. The host was super responsive to any questions we had and gave us great area recommendations for beaches, towns, and restaurants to check out. Had a lovely evening at home with a chef prepared pizza dinner and delicious vegetables from the amazing garden on the property. Overall we had a wonderful visit and I’d highly reccommend staying there!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really did enjoy our stay, but........

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property, or has the potential to be, if it is maintained properly. When you pay high-end prices, you expect high-end service and this property just falls a little bit short. However, I expect that matters will be rectified and all will be well in the future. The house itself is good, the location is great - nice and quiet - yet not far from the town itself. I sure hope the owner gets the "small stuff" sorted - as it is important in the long run. Except for the Trullo house itself, not for people who can't sleep in the light, as there really are no curtains that block the light. Best wishes for the future.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yvonne Thank you for your review. I am glad you appreciated the location and the property overall, despite its brightness during the mornings. Warm regards, Davide
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Peace, tranquillity and designer bliss

  • 5 of 5

Trullo Piccolo is truly unique. The four-acre grounds originally included just the trullo - the curious, cone-shaped buildings found in their hundreds in Alberobello - and then the architect owner restored the trullo, forming a cozy bedroom and sitting area plus small shower room, added an outside glass-walled kitchen, a seating area under a gazebo, a pool and a separate white-walled double bedroom and bathroom. If that wasn't enough, 2017 saw the further addition of a second (infinity) pool and a high-spec villa that includes a superb double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and ensuite, a spacious and well equipped kitchen/dining room, and a separate bedroom and ensuite suitable for children. Overall, Trullo Piccolo can sleep 8, and it's the way the rooms and facilities are spread around as a sort of complex that makes it so unusual and also so desirable for one or more families who don't necessarily all want to sleep under the same roof, but do want to come together to eat and socialise. As there were just the two of us, we felt utterly indulged by the space, which is also so private (once the security cameras are switched off) that clothes can be discarded, if one so chooses. With regard to the specific facilities in the villa, we particularly appreciated the excellent induction hob (a big want for our next property), the efficient air-con and the dishwasher. The 50 inch TV in the bedroom is currently set up for internet TV only and so doesn't have access to terrestrial or satellite channels. WiFi is available throughout Trullo Piccolo, but in the villa itself we found it more reliable outside than inside. One facility missing from the villa is a sitting area and we had to bring in chairs from outside when it was too chilly. The local Codon supermarket has just about everything needed for self-catering, with the exception of fresh fish. The nearest trattoria, Glu Ulivi, serves tasty local food at good prices and it's sufficiently laid-back that one doesn't feel a fool trying one's limited Italian. Alberobello is exceptionally quaint, but there's no escaping that it's top of the list for coachloads of tourists.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David Many thanks for your very generous review and for your suggestions. I am so very pleased that you made the most of the tranquillity of Trullo Piccolo. We will certainly add an indoor sofa area by the fireplace, this will be important to use the Villa during the mid-seasons and winter months. It would be a true pleasure to have you back sometime in the future. It was wonderful and rewarding hosting you.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bari or Brindisi
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Trullo Piccolo is right in the heart of the beautiful Valle d'Itria between Alberobello, Locorotondo and Martina Franca. A very peaceful setting just 3 km from the centre of Unesco heritage Alberobello


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £358.91
Refundable Damage Deposit £358.91

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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