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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!
Il Trappeto is a fantastic villa in the heart of Puglia. The villa is very neat and clean, spacious (indoor table-tennis table) and well set-up for large groups with 2 fridges.
With a few cool days we had the pool heated and this helped keep the kids wet and happy. We had a car to get in and out of Ostuni, but the villa's location is very convenient to the heart of the old Centro Storico and nearby parking.
Ottavio was very helpful when we had a question, and we would also recommend the Puglian feast which he could organise.
The villa stayed nice and cool on hot summer days, and to be surrounded by ancient olive trees added to the exotic feel. Shaded outdoor dining options meant we were rarely inside.
We have stayed in many villas across Italy, France and Spain and rate Il Trappeto as the best. We will definitely be returning to Il Trappeto soon.