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Beatiful Trullo Stefano Located In Magical Cisternino

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Trullo Stefano,Cisternino, Puglia, Italy - Spectacular Views Of Cisternino & The Itria Valley

Refurbished and bought back to life by the current owners, Trullo Stefano is a very special Italian home, set in an idyllic rural location 5 min drive from the historic town of Cisternino. It boasts a private setting surrounded by olive and fruit trees, with panoramic views of the countryside and Cisternino. It has a very spacious patio area with a large barbeque and shaded terrace for alfresco dining. The property has an open-plan living area which makes it very sociable and due to the nature of the building is always cool even during the hot summer months. Cisternino is one of the most beautiful towns in Puglia, even referred to as the "Jewel of Italy" and the "parked" Ferrari. The historic town is renowned for its many gourmet restaurants and interesting bars. The weekly Monday outdoor market is stocked with fresh locally produced fruit, vegetables and also wonderful selection of fish, meats and cheeses. Miles of unspoilt beaches only a 15 minute drive away. There is a swimming pool at Trullo Amico about 13 minutes drive from Trullo Stefano costing €5 per day each person in Contrada Barbagiulo.

Scott Higgins
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Scott Higgins

We are lovers of the relaxed Italian lifestyle and the very good food and wine of Puglia. After purchasing Trullo Stefano in 2004, we decided to buy Casa Caterina, so we could have the best of the countryside and the town. We love to visit Cisternino and renew our acquaintances with neighbours and townsfolk, who always seem pleased to see us and invite us into their lives. We love to escape the hustle and bustle of our lives in England and enjoy the better experiences which life has to offer in Puglia. We hope that all our guests will enjoy this little haven of tranquility in a busy world and feel relaxed and replenished when they return home.

Scott Higgins purchased this house in 2004

Why Scott Higgins chose Cisternino

We bought Trullo Stefano because we love Italy and the Italians and especially the beautiful town of Cisternino and its friendly inhabitants. The area has a charm and magic of its own, unspoilt with the passage of time and this is reflected in the people who are friendly, helpful and generous of spirit.

The trullo has its own magic and charm and is just a really lovely experience for the first time and always. It seems to carry you back to an earlier age, when life was more simple and pleasurable.

The trulli nestle and blend into the landscape as though they have been there since ancient times. They are especially wonderful in the early morning sun and in the evening time. Nature is all around and the each season has its own colours and beauty.

What makes this house unique

There are many benefits of staying in Trullo Stefano, the privacy, being able to wonder on the land and help yourself to any fruit or produce which is in season.

The trullo stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Enjoying a barbecue on a warm summers evening or snuggling down in the trullo with the log stove burning, reading a good book.

The views of Cisternino are also spectacular. Our Italian geometer always loved the views from here, which even he as a local, said were wonderful and some of the best he had ever enjoyed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Far exceeded our expectations - a true home from home.

Great accommodation, well equipped, light & airy - a real joy.

No point saying how lovely this trullo is - it speaks for itself.
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cisternino in Province of Brindisi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and bidet. Also incorporates washing machine. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Recently restored to a very high standard. Accommodation cool during the Summer months. Does not require air-conditioning. Suitable for children and elderly people. Outside: Large patio areas overlooking olive groves with pergola housing built in barbecue. Dining table to seat at least 6. 6 sun loungers. Washing line. Large private driveway accessed by lockable gates. Variety of fruit trees including olive, fig, madarin, walnut and lemon. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned weekly. Linen and towels provided. Also beach towels provided. Changed weekly.


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Beatiful Trullo Stefano Located In Magical Cisternino
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful trullo in peaceful location.

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Trullo Stefano is an ideal holiday home: clean, comfortable, well furnished and extremely well equipped. The location is ideal for exploring this fascinating area, and the house is a welcoming place to come back to and relax in after the day's excursions. I would definitely recommend it to others. The small, well-stocked supermarket is a short drive away, and there are good restaurants in the town. One suggestion would be to have some printed information such as location and phone number of the nearest hospital and doctor, for any possible emergency.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Trullo Stefano. Thank you also for your comments about contact numbers, which we will act upon for future guests. Kind regards Stephen and Kate.
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Nearest Airport
56.4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
61.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Stazione di Cisternino main line
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
14.2 Kilometres
Torre Canne
Car: recommended


15 mins travel time by car to miles of unspoilt beaches, many including restaurants and bars. Sunbeds and parasols can be hired at reasonable cost.


Bari airport 1 hour by car. Brindisi airport 40 mins by car. Hire car is essential. Pre-booking recommended. Ryan air fly to Bari and Brindisi from Stansted alternate days. British airways fly from Gatwick to Bari on Thursdays and Saturdays during the season. Approximate flight time is 2.5 hours.


14km to Martina Franca. 5km to Cisternino. 17km to Ostuni.

Further Details:

Cisternino has many excellent restaurants and bars. Supermarkets local shops and banks. Weekly outdoor market normally on Mondays selling local produce. There are numerous festivals and outside performances in the historic centre. The most famous tourist attraction is the beautiful town of Alberobello known as the 'town of the trulli' which is well worth a visit.

There is a swimming pool 15 minutes drive from Trullo Stefano called Residenza Aurora cost 5 euros per person per day. You will need a bathing cap unless like me you have no hair. You can buy one from them at a cost of 2 euros or take your own.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email or telephone bookings available. A non refundable deposit of 25% of the full price is required upon initial booking. Balance payable prior to 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. Gas central heating is available if requested in colder months at £20 per day payable in advance 6 weeks prior to booking but refunded if unused.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, but please vacate by 9am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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