You should definitely take a look at this beautiful Trullo in Italy. It is a 300 year old property with real character surrounded by the panoramic countryside of Ostuni. The whole area is stunning, with rolling hills, olive trees and views for days. This is a popular place to stay for people who are looking for a peaceful retreat in a gorgeous location. Check out this article that will tell you everything you need to know!

Trullo in Italy

What is a Trullo? | The Trullo Property| The Location | Where to Book

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Photo: Airbnb

What is a Trullo?

So first of all, I bet you are wondering what a ‘Trullo’ even is, right? Well, let me give you a quick explanation and then you will see how special one is.

A Trullo is a small, dry-stone building with a conical roof which you will only see in the region of Puglia, Italy. First records show that Trulli were first built around the 14th century. The properties often have a unique shape which creates an quirky feel. It is a perfect space to use a residential or holiday home.

What is so impressive about the construction of the Trullo is that rainfall will train through the soil and flow through underground watercourses which means no permanent surface water. Quite often, Trulli have symbols painted onto their cones – these can be either religious or mystical and were meant to protect their inhabitants.

I think I have covered the most important stuff about the facts of a Trullo, how about now checking out a beautiful Trullo that you could actually stay in?!

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Photo: Airbnb

The Trullo Property

This Airbnb Trullo property would truly make for a special stay. It sleeps up to 4 people so is ideal for couples, families and friends. It is a 300 year old building with all the characteristics of a traditional Trullo. You will find it in a delightful quiet valley with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The property is set in four acres of tranquillity among 110 olive trees and a garden with almonds, walnuts, figs, cherries, apple, pear and mulberry trees – a true garden banquet for you to feast on. You can even have local produce such as olive oil which you are welcome to take home. There is a large terrace where you can sit out and enjoy the beautiful landscape and sunsets. Even better – there are 2 hammocks where you can relax and read a book in the peace and quiet.

The property itself has been designed in a beautiful, environmentally friendly way. Solar panels are used to heat the water and waste water is re-used. You can also use the organic body care and cleaning products that are provided by the host. In the summer, the traditional thick walls and high ceilings will keep the property cool during your stay. In the winter months the Trullo is just as beautiful and you can have a cosy stay with the heating and wood burning stove to keep you warm.

Despite staying in a traditional Trullo in a rural location, you will still have access to WiFi and the living room comes with many modern amenities. If the stacks of books on the bookshelves and board games don’t do it for you, then you can make use of the sound system (Bose iPod docking station and CD player). You can also snuggle up and watch a film on the TV in the evening after your day of relaxing or exploring.

The Location

It goes without saying that Puglia is a truly beautiful region to visit and stay in. There are plenty of places for you to go as Puglia offers a wide variety of different attractions. You have 2 coast lines to explore, many characteristic hill towns as well as the beautiful scenery of olive trees, sunflowers and acres of vineyards.

Towns to visit:

The property is just 7 km away from the fantastic city of Ostuni, a city with many bars and restaurants for you to choose from. Every Saturday it also has a market which you have to check out as it sells almost anything you could imagine! 2 miles away is the small town of Casalini where you can find most shops that you will need, including a delicatessen, supermarket, wine cellar, bar, news agency, butchers and post office.

The smartest town in the area has to be Martina Franca! In the old town centre you will find beautiful white lanes, elegant mansions, and stately churches and communes. You also have to check out the evening passeggiata (a traditional, gentle stroll through the main streets) which happens every Sunday – it is a sight to behold!

If you would like to know a little more about Trulli, then you should head to Alberobello which is a small town consisting mostly of Trulli. It is popular among tourists and has some great local restaurants that you have to try out!

Beaches:

Wherever you go, you will not be far from a beach. There are 2 coastlines to choose from, both with large beaches, quiet coves and beautiful crystal clear waters.

The property is only 10 minutes from the Adriatic sea so you can find plenty of beaches. The Ionian coast (on the opposite side) has stretches of open beach which is perfect for relaxing in peace.

Where to Book

So I am guessing that you like the look of this property, right? I want to go there myself! If you would like to stay in the beautiful Trullo, then head over to Airbnb now!

 

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