Trullo Azzurro Uno: beautiful house, great setting
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||80 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural|
Description from the owner
Historic trullo in delightful, secluded valley, only 30 mins from marvellous beaches, sleeps 4-6. Trullo Azzurro has been lovingly restored by the owners to a very high standard, employing traditional methods and materials to retain the magical character of this property. The house has five cones comprising a living room, kitchen /dining room, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom. Original stone floor throughout. The living room has two sofas, one of which is a sofa bed and can be screened off to create an additional bedroom. Travel cot and cot linen available. Wood buring stove and firewood for cooler evenings. The property is surrou...Read more
Trullo Azzurro Uno: beautiful house, great setting
Locorotondo, Puglia, Italy
Additional Location Information
Trullo Azzurro is about 5km from Locorotondo in a quiet valley near the end of a rough gravel track. Car is essential and we recommend a small or a medium car as the lane is narrow in places.
Easily accessible from either Bari or Brindisi airports with regular flights from the UK from London Stansted and Gatwick. Located in a delightful, unspoilt valley surrounded by wineries and olive groves between the historic hill-top towns of Locorotondo (5km) and Cisternino (7km). Both towns have winding, cobbled streets, traditional markets and large selection of excellent family-run restaurants. There is a well-stocked local supermarket 2km away at Trito. The property is well situated for beaches, for walking and cycling around quiet country roads or for exploring the sights of Puglia. It is close to Alberobello, which is a world heritage site composed wholly of trulli. The main towns of the region (Ostuni, Lecce, Taranto) are all easily accessible by car as are both Adriatic and Mediterranean coasts with their wonderful beaches and clear blue seas. Puglia is said to represent the real Italy with good food, good weather and people who are genuinely friendly.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$107||$107||$604 - $898||$0||7 nights|
|Apr. 8 2013 - May. 3 2013
|May. 4 2013 - Jul. 26 2013
|Jul. 27 2013 - Sep. 6 2013
|Sep. 7 2013 - Nov. 2 2013
|All Other Dates||$107||$107||$604||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $302 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Rental prices are all-inclusive (including gas, electricity and water) based on full weeks for up to 4 people. There will be a charge of £50 per additional person for parties greater than 4 up to a maximum of 6 people. A 50% deposit is payable to confirm your booking; the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made by PayPal (with a small fee) or by direct bank transfer. A €200 security deposit is payable to the local agent on arrival - this will be returned at the end of your stay, provided no major damage or loss of keys, etc. Once the deposit has been received, we will send you details of directions, arrangements for collection/return of keys and an information pack. Check in time is 4pm, check out by 10am (negotiable). The house is cleaned throughout once a week; the linen, towels and beach towels are provided and also changed weekly.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Beautiful building, setting and region
We really enjoyed our trip to puglia and the trullo azzurro. The service provided by the owners and local agent was superb. We loved the building and had a great time exploring the area. We particularly enjoyed cooking local produce from the market in the excellent kitchen. Our only problem was our own fault. We didn't take the right clothing and had unseasonal weather which meant we were quite cold at times. The log stove was great fun and kept us warm at night but in the day we had to make e extensive use of the mobile electric heaters. Be warned and prepared but don't be put off - it's a treasure.
Charles and Family
We found total relaxation in the Real Italy.
The house is in a fantastic location in that you have the lovely balence between total tranquillity whilst at home, or within 4-5 miles driving in either direction you are in beautiful Italian towns with, fantastic restaraunts,markets and Italian Life.
Vaarsity Lakes, Qld, Australia
Authentic, peaceful, unspoilt, foody, delightful. We'll be back
This was our first time in Puglia; we love Italy and usually stay in Tuscany, but we were absolutely blown away by the beauty & the culture of this amazing area, which is so unspoiled by the tourist dollar like other, more popular parts of Italy.
We stayed in this amazing Pugliese farmhouse for 6 glorious nights in June 2011. It's a traditionally-constructed Trullo, with metre-thick stone walls, each room topped by a conical stone roof.
After following printed directions from the airport, we met our guide who we followed to the wonderful location in olive groves, vineyards and nut trees. Beautifully restored and secluded from neighbours, just what we needed for our week of rest and relaxation.
We were especially glad to find a welcome pack of pasta & wine waiting for us which meant didn't have to worry about buying supplies until the next day. Mark and Mary have done a beautiful job of restoring this fantastic Trullo and we had everything we needed for our stay. It even got us dreaming of buying the Trullo up the road and having our own.
We soon developed a routine of a lazy breakfast in the Trullo followed by a trip out to a local town, usually to check out the market. We'd find a great little restaurant for lunch to try out the local cuisine. Then buy some of the very cheap and wonderful seasonal local produce and whip up a gourmet (well in our minds) feast for dinner.
Then we'd enjoy the picturesque drive home and relax with a good book for the afternoon siesta. Although there were many restaurants available for dinner we enjoyed the opportunity to cook the local produce and so we didn't go out in the evenings, preferring to sip local wine on the roof terrace, taking the in the 360deg panoramic views of the local countryside and listening of the sounds of the cuckoos, the hoopoe birds and the odd whinny of a horse in the woods.
It was a memorable week and we will definitely be back. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise.
Getting away From It all Just Got a Whole Lot better
We have just enjoyed an amazing week in a very unique property in a very special location! Mark and Mary have painstakingly renovated their trulli and it was a pleasure and privilege to be there. The location is remote, up a winding road past lots of other ancient trullis and then up a dirt track to your very own trulli with only the birds for company - perfect! All the mode cons needed for a great self catering holiday are available, even regional wine and food stuffs to start your stay off like the locals!
Great Mark and Mary, thank you!
Allan Dimmer & Andrea Lowe
Trullo azzurro - truly lovely!
We spent 10 days at the comfortable and characterful Trullo azzurro , situated some 10-15 minutes drive from the nearby town of Locorotondo with its lovely old quarter and many fine restaurants. This is one of only several towns having historic centres to explore within easy reach of the trullo: Cisternino, Alberobello, Martina Franca and Ostuni all meriting a look.
Like most self-catering accommodation, Trullo azzuro offers so much more space than a hotel bedroom plus the benefit of wide patio terraces with far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Although we visited late in the season, from late September into October, we enjoyed lots of meals outdoors in the warm sunshine making good use of the superb local produce. Late evenings were getting cooler though at that time of the year.
The proximity to the towns in the area enabled us either to visit a place in the morning and have lunch out, or to chill out with a book during the day before going out late afternoon. It's worth noting that most towns are really quiet during the afternoons as this is 'siesta' time and not much happens until about 5pm when the shops open again; note also that the markets operate only in the morning.
Although we enjoyed good weather it was not achingly hot so did not miss having a pool. The coast is only some 40 minutes drive away though for a dip in the sea and can be combined with a trip en route to elsewhere.
All in all everything went very smoothly and we greatly enjoyed our experience. There are so many places to see that we hope to visit again before long.
Incidentally, the trullo is located some distance along a narrow track which on first traversing seems quite intimidating, becoming less so after a couple of passes. Indeed the sense of 'being away from it all' adds greatly to the charm of the place. Don't worry about having to find your own way there as you will be guided from Cisternino by the very friendly local agent for the property.
Beautifully refurbished 5 Trullo in idyllic rural setting
We stayed en-famille at Trullo azzurro for 10 nights in august 2009 - my wife and I and our two teenage daughters. It is a beautifully restored holiday home, fully equipped with creature comforts, and to cap it all a definite touch of the Shire every time you return up the quiet rural lane which leads home. The situation is absolutely tranquil, in fact a little too quiet for the teenagers, but never fear there are distractions close at hand to keep the entire family happy! Amongst these, we particularly enjoyed great and good value Italian food within very short drives in all directions, wonderful sea and beaches (both adriatic and Gulf of Taranto easily accessible), topped of with easy car access to Locorotondo, Cisternino, Alberobello, Ostuni, and (our favourite) Martina Franca. A great base for touring in an area in which the locals still hospitably welcome visitors from overseas - the two oldies will definitely be back!
Mad English in la bella macchina.
Peace and quiet in Puglia.
This is a delightful trullo tucked away in the folds of the valley. Although it is not far from either Cisternino or Locorotondo, both of which are charming, you could be miles from anywhere, but of course this means that you will need a car here.
The Trullo is split between the guest's side and the owners', without losing privacy, and has been thoughtfully designed and equipped.
The kitchen is simple and a bit fragmented as is the local style, but everything is there which a family might need, except the kettle (this is Italy for heaven's sake). The bedrooms, bathroom and sitting room are bright and comfortable, and the trullo construction of massive walls keeps a fairly even temperature night and day.
Outside, the patio and gardens are a pleasure, with plenty of chairs, loungers and sunshades.
Our two concerns were the disposition of the local manager/ representative and the narrow, rough track which is the last 500 metres of the road to the trullo. We believe that both these concerns have since been addressed, and look forward to our return one day soon.
The Somer House family
Perfect, picture post card, Puglian Trullo with everything you m
From the personal greeting at 10pm and the welcome pack - our supper - on arrival, we knew we were on to a winner! Surrounded by almond, olive and chestnut trees, Trullo Azzurro's peaceful setting belies its proximity (10 mins by car) to Locorotondo (charming Centro Storico though the town itself is big enough to have every type of shop you might want). Cleverly restored by Mary and Mark, with great attention to detail, every time we said "I wonder if they have ..." there it was, at hand; yet, thankfully, it owes nothing to an IKEA catalogue. During a rainy week we used Trullo Azzurro as a base for sightseeing - Norman castles (Castel del Monte) and Romanesque chuches (at Bari, Trani, Bitonto and Malfetta), Roman ruins (Egnazia) and a Safari park (thumbs up from two 12 year olds), cave dwellings (Matera) as well as underground caves full of stalic-mights and stalic-tights - getting back to hot showers and the warmth and cosiness of the extremely effective wood burner (and radiators)for an evening game of Scrabble or Monopoly. If the weather had been sunnier, we could have spent the whole time relaxing in the sun-trap of a patio, surrounded by its very pretty garden, and made use of the sun loungers and BBQ, enjoying a gentle post-prandial saunter along the surrounding cart tracks - wonderful views of the town and sunsets. Locally, we never had a "dud" meal, though the Casa Mia antipasta for Sunday lunch remained unbeaten. Trullo Azzurro has a special charm and ambience of it's own. You can't help but fall for it!