A wonderful place all year round which offers lots of things to do. Ideal for two or three families or a group of friends. The two houses are detached and completely self-sufficient, yet within close reach of one another. Large garden with lawn and 10 x 10 mt-pool with generous surrounding area and dining table. We are confident we can recommend this property to anyone, including families with small children (our own kids grew up here). The property is a tranquil, safe and child-friendly environment, the pool is protected by a fence. The garden has a great variety of fruit and olive trees, some hundreds of years old. There are many attractions in the area: Lots of little towns with wonderful historical centres, Unesco heritage sites like Alberobello (just 15 minutes by car) and Matera, Lecce with its amazing baroque, lots of beaches on both coasts, countless typical restaurants for all budgets...Upon arrival you will find your complimentary Welcome Kit with useful information about the area, such as restaurants, places to see, things to do etc. We have spent so much time exploring this enchanting area and love sharing our findings and insight with our guests. It is our absolute priority to make out guests' vacation here a truly special one. The houses are self-catering and accepting our guests' privacy is paramount. But in case you would like our help with anything at all, we will be more than happy to assist. Whether it's cookery lessons or a chef's dinner with local specialties on the premises, horseback riding for all levels, discovering the countryside by bike or horse carriage, picking your favorite beach out of hundreds of miles of coastline, exploring the before mentioned amazing towns and villages, learning all about local wines, olive oil and other local specialties...we could go on and on...Fact is you are spoilt for choice here and one vacation won't be enough to take it all in, so we will be delighted to help make your vacation in Puglia truly special. This is how we intend our role as hosts. Looking forward to welcoming you!
Stunning Property near Alberobello, Locorotondo and Martina Franca. Peaceful Location in the Idyllic Itria Valley, 30 Minutes Drive from The Coast, Safe for Kids.
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- 11 Mar 2019
About Ina Fumarola
My husband, Alessandro, and I have been living in this wonderful area for several years now. Alessandro was born and raised in Martina Franca while I'm originally from Munich (Germany). The Trullo and land have been in Alessandro's family for seven generations (it was build by an ancestor). We have restored it very carefully, focusing on keeping its original features, such as the exposed stone arches and the century-old limestone on the floor. At the same time, we have built a new house on the land which we wanted to blend in with the local architecture without trying to look ancient. We have spent a lot of time exploring this enchanting region and love to share our findings and experience with people who come and visit us.
Why Ina Fumarola chose Martina Franca
We truly go that extra mile to make your vacation special. Our guests love the property's location, because it's tranquil yet quite central and within easy reach of beautiful little towns, coastline and lots of activities. And we know how important details are: Toys and equipment for babies and children, a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom essentials or our welcome brochure with lots of local insight into the area are just a few examples. As well as, of course, our continuous availability to assist you while you are on holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
Fenced Pool. Great Location. Hosts' continuous availability to assist you (in case you want us to). Bespoke activities.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wonderful house, lovely holiday.
The villa and Trullo were really wonderful - beautifully decorated and lovely gardens and pool. We had such a relaxing holiday. Ina and Alessandro were incredibly helpful. Always at the end of the phone, with any queries we had. They booked dinners for us and gave us great recommendations for local beaches and restaurants. Really lovely, thank you so much!!!
Perfect Puglia Escape
Stunning villa in the picturesque countryside of Puglia. Great for two families and great for kids. We swam in the fabulous pool multiple times each day. Ina and Sandro were wonderful hosts, arranging dinners at the property and local wine tasting for us. Very spacious for our group of eleven and a great location for day trips all around Puglia. Would highly recommend this property!
Beautiful Villa; extremely well presented, clean and owners were more than helpful
This is a perfect place for two families. The grounds are beautifully kept with plenty to keep children of all ages busy. The properties themselves are clean and comfortable and very tastefully and sensitively decorated. The facilities are second to none and Ina was a fantastic host, available day and night for all kinds of questions and requests. The area is picturesque and very charming. Overall I would certainly recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
Stylish and comfortable home away with great hosts
We felt immediately at home in the lovely trullo and the villa. All recommendations made by the hosts were great and we enjoyed every moment of our stay. The property is with an excellent location to combine relaxing days with traveling and visiting the beautiful small towns Puglia. Ina and Sandro, thanks for being there with your great recommendations and prompt support whenever we needed it. Hope to have a chance to stay there again.
Fabulous place to stay en famille
We had a fabulous week staying here as two families with small children. Both properties are beautifully designed but also robust for small people. A great space to run around in the garden and the swings and slide a real bonus. Ina and Sandro couldn't have been more helpful in terms of directions, weather, activities, places to eat and coming over straight away when we briefly lost power during an electrical storm and were flexible with arrival and departure times. We could not have had a better stay in late October and would love to return during a different season.
We travelled as 2 families and the trullo and lamia were perfectly set-up to cater for us all. Everything was really well maintained and functional. The beds were confortable and the whole property was spotless. We loved the chill out lounge room in the lamia, which is where we would all start and finish our days. The master bathroom in the lamia was fabulous. I wish I could have one that beautiful at home. The pool was huge and the gardens well kept. We used both the outdoor eating areas on several occasions during our stay. Ina and Sandro could not have been more helpful. It was like having a consierge service on tap. Nothing was too much bother. They booked us restaurants and masseurs and gave us advice about doctors and hospitals when I got an ear infection. The surrounding countryside is very pretty, but you are only 30 minutes away from the coast. We have stayed in Puglia several times and this has been my favourite property. We can't wait to go back!
The nearest beach, on the Adriatic coast, is about 30 minutes by car. At about 1 hour’s drive is the Ionian coast which we definitely recommend you explore. Puglia is long and narrow, with the sea on almost all sides, so there are hundreds of miles of coastline, with countless places of all kinds: Fully equipped beach clubs for all budgets, free beaches with high dunes and great scenery and anything in between. We will be happy to supply you with directions to what we think are the best places.
Nearest airports are Bari and Brindisi, both at about 1 hour's drive. It is essential to have a car in this area as public transport is scarce to use an euphemism. Cars can be easily rented at the airports. It is very important to book your car in advance.
In case you arrive late or want to avoid the hassle of food shopping on your first day, we can do this for you, as well as organising catering for your first evening's dinner. Please write to us for more details.
Nearby towns: Martina Franca, famous for its ancient baroque centre and the opera festival in summer, is just 4 km away. Even nearer is Locorotondo which holds the official title “uno dei borghi piu belli d’italia” (“one of Italy’s most beautiful villages”). Famous Alberobello, a Unesco World Heritage Site, can be reached in about 15 minutes by car. Also nearby are Cisternino and Ostuni, two very pretty and lively towns. Lecce, the capital of baroque architecture is about one hour's drive away.
The area offers many attractions, with loads of interesting festivals, countless wonderful towns and places to visit and explore. It is also a great area when you are on vacation with children. We can offer some experience on this topic as our twin boys grew up here.
There are great restaurants for all budgets and the most delicious local produce in case you prefer to cook.
We will be happy to supply you with information and directions.
Check in is after 3.30 pm and check out is by 9.30 am to allow for time for cleaning. The pool is not heated and is open from mid-April through to the end of October. The property will be cleaned for your arrival and once a week for our guests who stay more than 10 days. Additional cleaning is available at an extra cost. In case heating is needed (usually only from November up until April), this would be at an extra cost and according to consumption. Both houses are equipped with gas meters which can be monitored by our guests.