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Charming villa with a pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Experience bucolic peace a few minutes from downtown

A charming retreat in Martina Franca, Villa Sigismonda offers a host of comforts, bringing together tradition and modernity.

Constructed around two trulli, traditional homes of the region, the house contains a large living and dining room with a fireplace and piano, 5 air conditioned bedrooms with storage space, a multimedia room, two living rooms, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a shower room.

Outside, enjoy several well-maintained terraces, a barbecue, a pizza oven, a garden with trees and flowers and, of course, a very large 16x9-m pool.

The very beautiful baroque town of Martina Franca is a few hundred metres away, offering you more than just its cultural attractions - there are plenty of restaurant options, bars, and nightlife. You'll also find that there are some excellent pizzerias near the house, as well as a traditional restaurant. You can reach the sea easily, as the closest beaches are just 15 km away.

More Details

Fanny Kieffer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Fanny Kieffer


I am an art historian at a French university, and I was particularly interested in the cultural attractions that Apulia has to offer. I confess that I am also vulnerable to the natural charms of the region, its otherworldly coastline and centuries-old olive trees. As something of a connoisseur myself, I appreciate the local cuisine: I never skip on the traditional orecchiette, the sea urchins, and, of course, pastries like the famous zeppole!

Fanny Kieffer purchased this villa in 1970

Why Fanny Kieffer chose Martina Franca

My husband is originally from Italy, and we have maintained a beautiful family home that is an ideal holiday spot for visiting Apulia: indeed, the town of Martina Franca is right in the middle of the region, meaning it's easy to spread out to various of Apulia's natural and cultural sites. Villa Sigismonda is roomy and very comfortable, and is made up of many lounges, libraries, and terraces, making it ideal for a family or group of friends. Moreover, the pool and the external amenities allow you to fully enjoy the region's pleasant climate.

What makes this villa unique

The pool is, without a doubt, one of Villa Sigismonda's strong points: very large (16x9 m) and deep (varying between 1.2 and 3 metres!), it is perfect for a group of friends or a family. There's also the living spaces that have something for everyone: several lounges, well-appointed libraries, a multimedia room with a flatscreen TV, a Hi-Fi stereo system, DVD player, etc. There are several terraces with a barbecue, pizza oven, and arbours where you can relax and recharge. You will also have access to bicycles, another great way to discover the region. To sum up, the house's location, close to the town of Martina Franca but in the calm surroundings of picturesque trulli, give a particular charm to Villa Sigismonda and will allow you to find peace of mind and excellent amenities.


Martina Franca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet , Toilet/bathtub/washbasin/bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet , Toilet/bathtub/washbasin/bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Toilet/shower enclosure/washbasin/bidet
  • There is also a shower in the garden, by the pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable double sofa bed in the library
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable double sofa bed (160 cm) in the living room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable double sofa bed in the multimedia room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 child bed , Two standard 90x190-cm beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Two standard 90x190-cm beds
  • It may be possible to add an extra bed and / or cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Martina Franca
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Villa Bacco
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The baroque town centre is very close, and Martina Franca is a town famous for its shops and excellent restaurants.

Alberobello is a few kilometres away, a unique urban centre that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it is entirely made up of traditional stone houses called 'Trulli'.

Martina Franca is also known for the Itrian Vally Festival. Created in 1976, it takes place every year during the summer. Operas, especially those that are seldom performed elsewhere, are commonplace, primarily those by French and Italian composers from the 19th century. The presentations are held in the court of honour of the Duke's palace.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $577.9
Energies $ 5.78 per person per night
Ménage final $173.37
Pet Fee $0

Le ménage de fin de séjour doit être assuré par les locataires, le cas échéant il peut être effectué par nos soins au tarif de 150 €. Il faut ajouter les frais d'électricité qui seront calculés en fonction de votre consommation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.