Beautifully Restored Trullo In Puglian Countryside On Outskirts Of Aberobello
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About Louise Allen
We are an Anglo/Italian family with 2 daughters. We live in London but the rest of our family live in Rome. The property is a second home for all the family, many of whom were born in Puglia.
Louise Allen purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Louise Allen chose Martina Franca
We chose this property as we fell in love with 'trulli' the first time we visited Puglia in 1990. Although born in Rome, my husband's family are from Puglia and encouraged us to visit Alberobello with its famous trulli on our first trip to the South. It seemed fitting that when the family wanted to purchase a holiday home in a peaceful setting away from the stresses of London and Rome, Puglia, and in particular a trullo in Alberobello was the obvious choice. The proximity of the international airports in Bari and Brindisi and of rail stations with connections to intercity trains (Monopoli and Bari) was another attractive feature of this area. Although in the heart of the countryside the sea is never far away; the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic or the Ionian are within a 30 minute drive. This particular trullo appealed to us as it is in a very quiet and private spot; set in its own olive grove extending to 1.5 hectares, it is only 3 km from the centre of Alberobello so easily reached by car or bike. Having already been extended in the 1950s, we were able to create a bigger home than is normally permitted. Retaining the original trulli and demolishing and rebuilding the 1950s extension, we created a spacious 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom home with ample living space and a beautiful swimming pool. The pool is visible from the house but set slightly apart and surrounded by dry stone walls in keeping with the surrounding countryside. Although Alberobello has a particularly charming historical centre with some excellent restaurants, the nearby towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Ostuni provide a wider choice of restaurants and interests. Each has its own character with charming old parts and interesting architecture.
What makes this Villa unique
Trullo LIna is big enough for 2 familes to share or 3 generations of 1 family. Whilst holidays with friends and family are fun, there are moments when we all need to get way from each other. The extensive private land surrounding Trullo Lina means that it is tranquil but not isolated. Children (with superivision if they are very young) are free to explore and climb in the olive trees whilst the parents relax by the pool. The land is a nature lover's paradise; birds Iizards, butterflies and wild flowers are in abundance. Depending on the season, cherries, apples, pears, walnuts almonds and figs can be picked from the trees andt wild rocket, asparagus and herbs can be gathered from the land There are lots of private corners where one can escape, to sit and read or jusr relax under the shade of an olive tree.
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Lovely remote ,beautifully restored trullo - very peaceful and charming . Well equipped and tastefully renovated and good communication with owner . My only gripe was that I perfectly understood the need to drink bottled water but we as six adults got through shed loads of bottled water and tons of plastic . We are frequent travellers to turkey where villas supply large water dispensers that they replenish and are chilled and hopefully reduce the amount of plastic waste - the recycling bins size just cannot cope with the amount of water we got through at trullo Lina . On a small point bins in the bedrooms would welcome and at least one full length mirror would please the gals ,!!! Sorry to sound critical -we had a lovely time and the trullo is beautiful and thoughtfully furnished -we would very happily come back again jan brosch
Authentic trulli surrounded by olive and fig trees
We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Trulli Lina. We travelled as a family of 6 with four young adults aged from 18-22 in late August, early September. The property itself is set in a very pretty olive grove, very quiet with several terraces for all of us to find a favourite spot and view. The villa is an authentic trulli with modern features throughout. The villa is relaxed and comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen, also an outdoor BBQ, so we mostly enjoyed spending the evenings in. The owner provides plenty of information about the surrounding areas, beaches, places to visit and eat out. We did a mix of exploring local villages, days out at the beach and lounging by the pool.This was our first visit to Puglia and we all fell in love with rural Italy at its best. Even the 'children' settled down by the pool with books and games, rather than their usual technical gadgets. Overall we had a proper summer respite, and we would definitely come back.
After spending a week with my family at this beautiful and well appointed home I can honestly say it’s one of the loveliest villas I’ve stayed in. The architect designed interior has a stylish simplicity which artfully connects the old and the new parts of the building. Exposed honey coloured stone and ancient beams make the kitchen and sitting room welcoming and warm and the limestone bathrooms feel spacious and luxurious. The owners have also provided a thoughtful selection of current DVDs, travel guides , books , pool and beach toys. The outside areas are all stunning. The villa is set in a wonderfully private location surrounded by fields of olive groves and fruit trees and the immediate gardens and entertaining spaces have been expensively and tastefully landscaped. The pool is a very generous size and has the luxurious feel of a peaceful bouitique hotel. However, despite the villa’s seclusion it is conveniently close to the restaurants, bars and supermarkets of Alberobello and not far from the lovely coast line around Monopoli. I will definitely be returning.
Perfect villa holiday - even better than expected
We had such a wonderful stay at Trullo Lina and would highly recommend it! Louise was very communicative and helpful and her colleague met us to drive us to the villa.
We were 4 couples who all had private bedrooms and then a couple stayed on the sofa bed for a few nights, as we were there for a wedding. The Trullo was beautiful with all the modern comforts.
The villa was bigger than expect and the pool area was very peaceful and relaxing. The outdoor BBQ and dining area was great to sit a big group. There was space for lots of hire cars. It was a short drive to Arbellobello (10-15mins) and Martina Franca (20 mins), which Louise gave us some great recommendations for food shopping and restaurants. I'd also recommend Il Pastini (the vineyard for wine tasting) and the olive oil place (near Martina Franca). The surrounding areas was very rustic with rolling hills and good for running. We all had one of the best holidays ever! Puglia is a stunning area and this a great base to explore some local towns and even the coast.
Beautiful and stylish Trullo in peaceful surroundings
We are a group of four friends who appreciate having our own rooms and enjoy peace and quiet. We had a very enjoyable week at Trullo Lina. The interior has been tastefully renovated to a high standard and outside there is a very pleasant pool area and plenty of land to wander about in and pick delicious cherries. The kitchen is well equipped and stocked up with essentials. Louise and Anna Maria were easy to contact and friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Definitely recommended.
Delightful restored Trulli Near Alberobello
The property is an extended and beautifully and expertly restored Trulli about 5-10 minutes drive form the lovely town of Alberobello. The finish in the property is excellent, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of space for our family of 5. The outside space is fantastic with large areas of paved patio to several sides of the residence and plenty of places to sit in the sun or shade. The large covered terrace is particularly pleasant. The pool is a great size and has loads of space around it. The location in its own olive groves is very peaceful and relaxing. A car is vital. The property was very clean and well prepared on our arrival and the meet and greet without problems.Communication with the owner was easy and prompt. Very happy to recommend this property.
Trullo Lina sits in its own private olive grove, just 3 km from Alberobello, on the edge of the Valle d'Itria in the heart of Puglia. Alberobello is a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its trulli houses with their conical shaped roofs.
The Valle d'Itria is scattered with quaint white towns of Greek origin; Locorotondo which sits on a hill top inside its round walls, Cisternino and Ostuni. Martina Franca is renowned for its Baroque architecture, summer music festival and chic boutiques,
Le Grotte di Castellana are a short drive away. These stunningly beautiful caves are the deepest in Europe, and a welcome respite from the heat on a sweltering day in July/August!
Matera famous for its 'Sassi' - rock dwellings, and the location for the film 'The Passion of Christ' is an easy day trip, as is Lecce, often referred to as the 'Florence of the South' due to its ornate baroque architecture.
The Salento to the South is blessed with a stunning coast line where the Ionian and Adriatic seas meet at the quaint seaside town of Santa Maria di Leuca at the tip of the 'heel' of Italy. On the Adriatic coast, picturesque Otranto overlooks a pretty harbour. It has a charming old town with typical narrow winding streets, and is steeped in history having been Italy's main port on the East coast for over 1,000 years. The church has a beautiful mosaic map of the Mediterranean whilst a glass cabinet displays the skulls of the hundreds of Catholic martyrs slain by the Otoman invaders in Medieval times.
On the other side, a stretch of the Ionian coast is known locally as 'the Maldives' due to the white sand and clear limpid sea; and not far away is Porto Selvaggio - a national park and area of outstanding beauty with sea caves and coral reefs.
Gallipoli (meaning 'beautiful town' in Greek) is a working fishing port which sits on an island in the Ionian Sea and is connected by a bridge to the mainland and new town. The picturesque historic centre is surrounded by high walls which were built to protect it against attacks from the sea. In the summer, bars and restaurants make the most of the island's ramparts, looking out to sea.
The rural landscape of the interior is dotted with unspoilt towns and villages and is home to many vineyards housed in the historic masserias World-class wines can be tasted and purchased. There are also many 'agriturismi' where you can escape the midday sun and enjoy a long lazy lunch made with fresh local produce.
Being blessed with beautiful countryside and coastline, a rich history, and world class cuisine Puglia has all the attributes for an unforgettable holiday.