Improvements for 2019 - Heated pool - Air conditioning - Pizza oven and Kitchen
About Jan Hollingsbee
We first visited Puglia in 2000 and fell in love with the region, friendly people and of course the wonderful trulli. We purchased Olivia and spent a year working on the renovation. Since then we have successfully rented to happy guests. One outstanding comment we received about Olivia and it's beautiful surroundings was "perfect peace, perfect place, perfect Puglia" which sums it up beautifully.
Jan Hollingsbee purchased this Villa in 2001
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Peace and tranquility
Very pleased with the Trullo. Such a private and relaxing space, not too far away from hustle and bustle if you want that.
Beautiful, well maintained, clean, spacious, well equipped villa.
This was a perfect trullo for our family group to explore this area of Italy. Our party comprised of 3 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 6. The trullo was comfortable, well equipped and plenty of outside space for eating alfresco. The Zoosafari 30 mins away was the best zoo we have ever visited, with so many animals in great volume to see. The caves were worth a visit and we particularly liked Monopoli as a place to explore. The trullo was a welcome sight after a morning of exploring, the pool entertained the kids and the secluded spot was very relaxing and peaceful. The bbq facilities for outdoor cooking, and the well equipped kitchen made alfresco dining easy and enjoyable. Overall a lovely holiday and would recommend this part of Italy and in particular this lovely trullo.
All very good
Lovely outdoor area, close to town
We enjoyed our stay in this home very much. It was fun to experience living in a trullo while still having a well equipped kitchen! However, the gem of this house is the outdoor space. We spent several evenings under the covered patio enjoying the serenity of the area. Although we enjoyed the quiet, it was nice that there are towns only a 10-15 minute drive away for those evenings when we wanted to go to a restaurant. I would highly recommend this home
Lovely location, relaxing, fantastic pool.
Having booked only a couple of weeks before travel, the communication prior to departure and directions to the trullo were excellent. Easiest transfer we have had to this part of Italy. The villa location could not have been more idyllic and peaceful, but still close enough to surrounding towns and villages. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Trullo was well equipped, clean and suited our requirements perfectly. The local team were very helpful, particularly when there was an issue with the pool (resolved in a couple of hours). With the temperatures in the 40's, the large fridge, and fantastic pool were much appreciated. The only fault we could level, is that the Trullo lacking air conditioning in the bedrooms meant sleeping was difficult during our stay, but appreciate temperatures were considerably above the seasonal norm. The guest handbook recommended local restaurants and shops, and all those visited proved to be excellent. To summarise, the whole family thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would recommend it to anyone who wanted a relaxing time in the Italian countryside.
We had a fantastic stay here at Trullo Olivia. Everything was fantastic. From the booking until we arrived we were updated with relevant information in a friendly personal manner. On arrival we were met promptly and escorted to the Trullo which was useful as it was out in the countryside in a gorgeous spot.
Our two 8 year olds loved the pool and especially the diving board. It was always lovely and clean and "refreshing" in the Puglia heat. It was great to be able to sit around the pool area under shade to supervise them and have kitchen facilities so close too. Unlike some other villas we've tried Trullo Olivia had a good basic selection of kitchen stuff like olive oil, pepper, salt etc. There were plenty of plates, glasses and cutlery.
There were also games and DVD's age appropriate for them, and for us also which we enjoyed.
We managed to BBQ a couple of times and ate outdoors most of the evenings (had a couple of windy nights at the beginning of the week that forced us indoors).
All the rooms were comfortable with a fan which we didn't always need due to how the Trullo seems to manage to stay cool all by itself.
The area is absolutely stunning and highly recommend that you visit as widely as you can. A car is a must for this property. We hope to be back.
Puglia stretches from the stiletto of Italy's heel to the spur further up the boot and has a sunny Mediterranean climate. The region is very 'Italian' and boasts over 50 million olive trees producing 10% of the world's olive oil. It is also the largest wine producing area with vineyards in abundance.
Trullo Olivia is situated in Capo di Gallo, a few km from Alberobello, the main town of the Trulli region. Home to around 1400 Trulli clustered together forming narrow cobbled streets; there are many excellent restaurants, bars and shops selling local handicrafts.
Alberobello lies in the picturesque Itria valley and is a facinating town to explore, market day is a must. Locorotondo and Martina Franca a short drive with Ostuni a little further away. The rocky Adriatic coast is around 20 km to the east with small sandy inlets, crystal clear water and many wonderful seafood restaurants overlooking the sea. The Ionian coast is around 50 km away and has long sandy beaches worth exploring
Other Activities: bird watching