Trullo Patrizia


Details of the Cottage

Trullo Patrizia is a 300 year old trullo - a romantic Southern Italian stone farmhouse - renovation was completed and a fantastic pool (12M x 6M) installed in December 2005. Unlike many other recently renovated properties, Patrizia has not been extended with modern extensions and is completely original. We have furnished Patrizia with traditional local furniture and avoided spoiling the atmosphere with a modern chic look! The trullo is set in its own private 5 acres of olive, walnut, fig and cherry trees, on top of a hill, in a beautiful, unspoilt rural location near Alberobello, Puglia. It has two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, and one bedroom with double sofa-bed and ensuite toilet/basin (a cot is available on request). ESSENTIALLY WE REGARD THE TRULLO AS SLEEPING 4 + 2 GUESTS, AS THE SMALL BEDROOM HAS ONLY SMALL DOUBLE BED AND ENSUITE TOILET AND HANDBASIN. The pool is open from mid-May to September - and longer if weather permits. How to Get There Ryanair: Flying from London Stansted airport to Bari takes around 2.5 hours. Also Manchester to Brindisi and Liverpool to Bari. Alitalia: Flying daily to Bari and Brindisi from Heathrow, via Rome or Milan - often cheaper than Ryanair! (Also Brindisi on Thursday and Sunday) EasyJet: Flying Spring to Autumn Gatwick to Bari British Airways: Flying Spring to Autumn, direct to Bari from Gatwick and Brindisi from Heathrow Both Bari and Brindisi are small provincial airports so collecting your luggage and car is quick and easy. Our Italian property managers, Rossella and Gavin are also good friends. They run their own B&B with a trullo and apartment if you need additional guest space. So what is a trullo? A trullo (plural trulli) is an ancient stone building, peculiar to Puglia and particularly the area surrounding the town of Alberobello. They are dry-stone laid, using local limestone with conical roofs, and are reputed to have been created by local farmers to avoid tax in that they could easily be pulled down on a visit from the tax inspector. However, when you see a trullo you would see why this is an unlikely story - the walls can be six feet thick! The family would typically live in the main trullo, with a fire place/oven and storage on a wooden floor overhead in the cone. Animals or produce would be kept in adjoining trulli or a stone lamia (extension). No two are the same, as although they were built to a similar design, with one or more cones formed over a double wall of stone, they are built across the undulating countryside according to the local conditions and requirements. Some are whitewashed and some have mystical signs painted on the roofs. Trulli are very cool in the Summer due to the thick stone construction Puglia is the "heel" of Italy, the South-East peninsula reaching out into the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The area is very rural and traditional, and is regarded as the "garden of Italy". Most of the countrys wine and much of the worlds olive oil is produced here, along with oranges, lemons, cherries, and countless other fruit, nuts, vegetables, wheat and a whole range of other agricultural produce. And one should not fail to mention the rich variety of seafood available in local markets and restaurants. The world famous Italian cuisine (as captured recently in the series by Jamie Oliver) is available in abundance and surprisingly cheaply, thanks to the wealth of produce. It also helps that the holidaymakers from Western Europe have not yet arrived, with prices to suit! The locals are very laid-back and friendly. In combination with hot summer sun, over 500 miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and coastline, and a generous sprinkling of mediaeval towns, villages, churches and castles, this makes for a very popular holiday destination, especially with the Italians. Holidaying here is only just catching on with the British, due to the introduction in the last 18 months of direct daily flights by Ryanair to the regional airports of Bari and Brindisi, and twice weekly flights by British Airways to Bari. There are numerous sites of cultural and archaeological interest, which reflects in the styles and designs of the villages, towns and cities of the region. History and Places to Visit History The Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, the Crusaders, French, Greeks and Spanish have all had ownership of Puglia at some point in time, and left a mark on the region. The whitewashed buildings and towns, with narrow alleys and flights of steps that are more reminiscent of those in Greece There are magnificent cathedrals, castles (the octagonal 11th Century Castel Del Monte of Frederick II, Baris 13th Century Swabian Castle) and cities with Baroque influences. The Roman amphitheatre in Lecce of 1st Centrury BC is one of the oldest remaining. Places to Visit Alberobello - the focal point for the trulli! Alberobello boasts the greatest number of trulli in one place, with around 1,500 nestling in the cobbled streets around the gentle hills on which the town is built. Trulli are protected by the World Heritage Organisation. Those in Alberobello have been lived in for several hundred years up to today. There are many shops, restaurants, a church and even hotels to be found in trulli in the town. Brindisi - a bustling modern port, home to the 15th Century Aragones Castle and some medieval and Baroque churches. Daily ferries to Greece, Turkey and Albania. Castellana Grotto - the largest cave complex in Italy, with dazzling white walls of pure crystals. Ceglie Mesapica - an ancient Messapian centre lies in the old town. Cisternino - with a pretty old town, typical of the area. Gallipoli - (from the Greek kalli poli, meaning beautiful city) with a Byzantine castle, a Baroque cathedral and an ancient Greek fountain. Lecce - the "Florence of the South", described as the most beautiful city in Italy, in a Baroque style with golden stone building in quiet winding streets. Locorotondo - arranged in a circular style, with narrow winding streets, trulli and a Gothic church Martina Franca - another Baroque city with an interesting old town centre Ostuni - the "white city", with whitewashed buildings set on top of three hills overlooking the Adriatic. Many bars, restaurants and shops. Otranto - South of Lecce, with an award winning beach, lots of restaurants and shops. Polignano - a beautiful seaside town, north of Monopoli Taranto - standing on a central island between two canals, with narrow winding streets, Roman ruins, an Aragonese castle, 11th Century Baroque cathedral and Doric column from the Greek temple of Poseidon. Climate Climate Month.................Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Avg Min. Temp.......7...12..14..17..18...15...13 Avg Max Temp......20...24..26..32..33...26...23 Avg no. of days rain.8...6....3....1....2....4....6

Facilities of the Cottage

General / living area
  • TV
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen / utility
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Linens provided
Bedrooms (3)
Includes: Double beds (0), single beds (0)
Bathrooms (3)
Includes: Bathrooms (3). Shower (0) and WC (0)
Swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool (heated)
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Parking (on the road)
  • Parking (secure)

This holiday cottage is located in Martina Franca, Puglia / Molise

  • Bari Airport: 60 km
  • Nearest Shops: 10 km
  • Nearest Restaurants: 10 km
  • Nearest Bars: 5 km

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