This stunning property is situated in a quiet but not isolated position with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, dotted with trulli. A five minute drive brings you to the centre of the charming hilltop town of Cisternino where you will find a fine selection of restaurants and bars. Cisternino has been designated as one of Italy's borghi piu belli (most beautiful towns). An ideal location from which to explore everything that this unspoilt region has to offer. A food and wine-lovers' paradise!
- Bed And Breakfast
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Beautifully restored Trullo. Sleeps 2. Guest bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room.
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 24, 2018
Jane's passion for Italy began on a school trip at the age of 16. Tom discovered this wonderful country a little later in life but has become equally enthusiastic. We are at last fulfilling our dream of living here, if only for part of the year.
Jane purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2004
Why Jane chose Cisternino
When we first saw photographs of trulli in the launch issue of "Italy" magazine, we were intrigued and determined to see them for ourselves. Having visited various other regions of Italy in our search for a property, we finally came to Puglia and realised that this was somewhere special. We were given a warm welcome by everyone we met, many of whom have become close friends. The picturesque area around the Valle d'Itria is completely unspoilt by tourism, yet offers good shops and restaurants where you can sample the wonderful fresh produce grown in this region, not to mention the excellent local wines!
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Above all, Trullo Lavinia offers comfort and relaxation - a perfect base from which to explore the many charming small towns and places of interest. We know the area well and are on hand to offer any help and advice that you need.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
An absolute gem of a B&B
Jane and Tom were the most generous Hosts we have encountered on our travels in Southern Italy.
Their restaurant and tourist recommendations were spot on and we so enjoyed sharing a glass of wine with them sharing our days events.
Our bedroom and bathroom were well appointed and had everything that we needed.
Breakfasts were very good. Fresh bread and pastries that Tom got every morning as well as savoury items.
A great 3 days in Puglia!!
Fabulous hosts and a wonderful stay.
Excellent property, exceptionally clean and well presented, welcoming hosts & wonderful breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel at home immediately. Situated just a few minutes from Cisternino, this beautiful trullo is conveniently positioned for visiting many other parts of Puglia. Highly recommend. Just wish we'd been able to stay a little longer.
Best part of our trip.
If you're considering staying here - do it! Jane and Tom are two of the nicest people you'll meet, and went FAR above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The room is perfect, the location is beautiful, and the nearby town is lovely - plus the breakfasts are out of this world. Our time here was the highlight of our 2-week trip in Italy.
What a gem! A delightful trullo on the outskirts of Cisternino. A perfect location from which to explore the ‘heel’ of Italy. Jane and Tom made us very welcome providing excellent local knowledge and advice. Fantastic al fresco breakfasts and they were very social in the evenings sharing local wine and beer with us. We wish we had had longer to to explore and we do hope to return.
from the minute we arrived we loved it Jane and Tom were lovely and did everything they could to make our stay perfect. Cisternino is just a short drive and has lovely restaurants also we visited various beaches which were all great. We really enjoyed our Holiday and will definitely be back next year.
Beautiful Trullo and the most wonderful owners
We had booked to stay in a Trullo as we had always wanted the experience of living in one, and have thought about buying one, and what better one to stay in than Jane & Tom's. They are absolutely the most wonderful people, very welcoming and lovely, our stay was all the better for them. Their Trullo is beautiful, and the breakfast just delightful. Their knowledge and insight of the local area was a great help, and while we like finding out things for ourselves it's always better when you have been nudged in the right direction!! We enjoyed their company and felt very welcome, the Trullo is spotless. I can only whole heartedly recommend, not only their beautiful Trullo, but also themselves as hosts. We enjoyed staying with you so much I hope our paths will cross again. Thank you for your hospitality once again xx Ben & Amy Iandico
Wherever you are in Puglia, you are never far from the sea. The nearest beach at Torre Canne is less than 15 minutes drive from Cisternino. There are several more lovely beaches and private lidos with excellent facilities along the unspoilt coastline.
For visitors from the UK, Ryanair operate flights on most days from London Stansted to Bari and Brindisi airports. Ryanair also operate from Dublin to Bari, Liverpool to Bari and Manchester to Brindisi. EasyJet fly between Gatwick and Bari and British Airways also operate this route during the summer months. There are plenty of flights from other European cities to both airports. Cisternino is just over an hour’s drive from Bari and 40 minutes from Brindisi. A car is essential and all major hire car companies operate from both airports.
Less than 5 minutes drive from the trullo, Cisternino is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Valle d'Itria. The centro storico (historic centre) has lovely old buildings and winding alleyways. The town has many good restaurants and bars. There is a market on Mondays, several salumerie selling local produce and a few small supermarkets.
Puglia runs from the spur to the heel of the Italian "boot". It is a land of rich red earth, ancient olive groves and unspoilt coastlines. The area produces wonderful fruit, vegetables, olive oil, pasta and an excellent selection of high quality DOC wines. Dining out is reasonably priced and there are plenty of opportunities to sample the local specialities. Martina Franca and Ostuni are less than 30 minutes away - both great for shopping! An hour away is the city of Lecce, known as "the Florence of the South" and famous for it's Baroque architecture. The Pugliese are warm and friendly people and take great pride in this beautiful, unspoilt region. Trulli (conical shaped houses) are only found in the Valle d'Itria and the main concentration of them is in Alberobello, a World Heritage Site, about 30 minutes away. A further 15 minutes beyond Alberobello is Castellana Grotte, the location of the largest system of underground caves in Italy with the most beautiful crystalline formations. Further afield is the famous octagonal Castel del Monte, built by Frederick II in the 11th century and Matera, where homes and churches are carved from the rock. The Bhole Baba Centre, which attracts visitors from all over the world, is just 5km, 10 minutes away. Bicycles are available to rent in Cisternino. In the trullo you will find plenty of information about places of interest and some local maps. The details and locations of our favourite restaurants are also provided. In July and August there is live music in the town most evenings (usually free). There are 3 banks with ATMs in Cisternino and several filling stations.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Enquiries by email using the form below (click on 'Enquire Now') or by phone (44) 07973 950593. We ask for a 25% deposit to secure the booking. Balance to be paid 30 days prior to commencement of your holiday. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. You may arrive at any time after 15.00. We normally ask that you vacate the property by 10.00 on departure date but this can be later if we have no guests arriving the same day. Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the room and breakfast per night in pounds sterling.