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This beautiful pajara, a Salentinian trullo (trullo is a traditional house in central Puglia), is immersed in a lavish 300 year old olive grove: The perfect place for a family or for a small group of friends to enjoy the beauty of Puglia. It is only 30 min from the Maldive-quality beaches of the Ionian sea. 45 from the beautiful Adriatic sea and from Brindisi's airport.
This beautiful pajara, a Salentinian trullo (trullo is a traditional house in central Puglia), is immersed in a lavish 300 year old olive grove: The perfect place for a family or for a small group of friends to enjoy the beauty of Puglia. It is only 30 min from the Maldive-quality beaches of the Ionian sea and 45 from the beautiful Adriatic sea. And 45 min from Brindisi's airport.
The villa is located in Contrada "Carraro delle Vacche" (an ancient cow trail), five minutes away from the lovely Grottaglie, the “City of Ceramics", with the largest ceramics neighborhood in Italy. Grottaglie is situated at the northwestern border of Salento, 20 min from Taranto, on the ancient Appia road connecting Rome to Brindisi and now part of the TA-BR highway.
From the gate, which interrupts a long line of low dry-stone walls that define the Apulian countryside, you enter this garden of eden through a driveway enclosed within two rows of colorful oleanders. Beyond the oleanders, right and left, a garden of peach, almond, fig and olive trees.
The house, originally built in the 1800s, has a living room under a "star ceiling" - a dome-type construction style typical of the area -, a cute kitchen (equipped with a dishwasher), and an alcove with a sofa-bed. Decor is simple and very tasteful, with antique furniture and ceramic tiles for the kitchen counter and the floors. On your right, a nice and comforting marble bathroom with a shower. On your left, going through a mini hallway with a window to the olive grove, you reach the sweetly decorated bedroom with its queen bed and its two wall-encased closets.
Each room has air conditioning.
Under the canes and vine patio you can enjoy wonderful breakfasts or delicious dinners on an antique iron and ceramic table.
Attached to the main trullo, there is an extra room with a private bathroom and a shower. The decor is similarly simple and tasteful and it is perfect for your kids or for another couple.
There is also a powder room with a washing machine, while in the back of the main house you can use the outside shower to wash sea salt away when you get back from the beach and just want to take a nap before starting your evening.
A barbeque area supported by two sinks can be used to grill Ionian octopus or steak from the Itria Valley, and serve them with local fresh mozzarella you buy in Grottaglie's mom and pop's stores and Primitivo wine made in nearby Manduria. (The Primitivo vine was transplanted into California where they called it Zinfandel.)
Location, location, location: This villa is undoubtly located in the most strategic spot of Puglia, allowing you to enjoy both Salento's beaches and the gorgeous central Itria Valley (or Trulli Valley), with its majestic olive groves (some going back 1000 years) and medieval farm houses.
Brindisi Airport: 45 min
Bari Airport: 90 min
Grottaglie: 5 min
Ionian sea (Lido Silvana, Marina di Lizzano): 25 min
Itria Valley (Ostuni, Ceglie, Cisternino, Martina Franca): 30 min.
This is the most beautiful part of Puglia and famous for its culinary experiences and its white towns.
Campomarino (beach): 35 min
Adriatic Sea (Brindisi, Villanova, Rosa Marina): 45 min
TA-BR Highway: 5 min
Lecce is the capital of Italian Baroque or the "Florence of the South".
Gallipoli: 90 min
Otranto: 90 min
Fasano and Alberobello: 60 min
Leuca: 1h and 45min
Bari: 90 min
Taranto: 15 min
Nearby Taranto is a former capital of Magna Graecia and the only colony ever founded by Sparta (in the VIII Century BCE). The city was walled by what were called Hercules' Walls and it used to be a metropolis of the Mediterranean long before the Romans conquered it - and it took them more than one attempt and a fight with elephants which Pyrrhus, King of Epirus and and ally of Taranto (remember the expression Pyrrhic victory?), brought in through northern Greece and the sea. There, you can visit the old town, built on a small island, the fishermen port and the National Archeological Museum, with a one of the richest collection of Greek/Hellenistic art and famous for its Hellenistic fine jewelry (“Gli ori di Taranto”).
Cet hôte applique des conditions d'annulation strictes
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 30 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 30 jours précédant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du prix à la nuit. Les frais vous sont remboursés intégralement.
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I quit my job in Los Angeles and moved to Rome. Now married and with a small family we call the center of Rome (near Piazza Navona) home. Let me know if you need any restaurant, shopping or suggestions!
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