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Overview

Trullo Patrizia is a 300 year old trullo - a romantic Southern Italian stone farmhouse - renovation was completed and a fantastic pool (12M x 6M) installed in December 2005.

Unlike many other recently renovated properties, Patrizia has not been extended with modern extensions and is completely original.
We have furnished Patrizia with traditional local furniture and avoided spoiling the atmosphere with a modern chic look!

The trullo is set in its own private 5 acres of olive, walnut, fig and cherry trees, on top of a hill, in a beautiful, unspoilt rural
location near Alberobello, Puglia.
It has two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, and one bedroom with double sofa-bed and ensuite toilet/basin (a cot is available on request).

The pool is open from mid-May to September - and longer if weather permits.

How to Get There

Ryanair: Flying Monday, Wednesday and Friday from London Stansted airport to Bari takes around 2.5 hours.

Alitalia: Flying daily to Bari and Brindisi from Heathrow, via Rome or Milan - often cheaper than Ryanair!
(Also Brindisi on Thursday and Sunday)

EasyJet and British Airways: Flying twice a week Spring to Autumn, direct to Bari from Gatwick

Both Bari and Brindisi are small provincial airports so collecting your luggage and car is quick and easy.

Our Italian property managers, Donatella and Antonio, are also good friends.
They are both fluent in several languages, have a long experience in tourism, and Donatella is a great cook.
Besides locally assisting our clients, they can also provide some extra services, like:

1) Cookery lessons (with two weeks advanced booking)
2) A range of produce such as organic extra-virgin olive oil, home-made cheese, fresh pastas, breads, marmalades, local sweets and various preserves!



So what is a trullo?
A trullo (plural trulli) is an ancient stone building, peculiar to Puglia and particularly the area surrounding the town of Alberobello.
They are dry-stone laid, using local limestone with conical roofs, and are reputed to have been created by local farmers to avoid tax in that they could easily be pulled down on a visit from the tax inspector.
However, when you see a trullo you would see why this is an unlikely story - the walls can be six feet thick!
The family would typically live in the main trullo, with a fire place/oven and storage on a wooden floor overhead in the cone.
Animals or produce would be kept in adjoining trulli or a stone lamia (extension).

No two are the same, as although they were built to a similar design, with one or more cones formed over a double wall of stone, they are built across the undulating countryside according to the local conditions and requirements.
Some are whitewashed and some have mystical signs painted on the roofs.
Trulli are very cool in the Summer due to the thick stone construction

Puglia is the "heel" of Italy, the South-East peninsula reaching out into the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
The area is very rural and traditional, and is regarded as the "garden of Italy".
Most of the countrys wine and much of the worlds olive oil is produced here, along with oranges, lemons, cherries, and countless other fruit, nuts, vegetables, wheat and a whole range of other agricultural produce. And one should not fail to mention the rich variety of seafood available in local markets and restaurants.

The world famous Italian cuisine (as captured recently in the series by Jamie Oliver) is available in abundance and surprisingly cheaply, thanks to the wealth of produce.
It also helps that the holidaymakers from Western Europe have not yet arrived, with prices to suit!

The locals are very laid-back and friendly. In combination with hot summer sun, over 500 miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and coastline, and a generous sprinkling of mediaeval towns, villages, churches and castles, this makes for a very popular holiday destination, especially with the Italians.

Holidaying here is only just catching on with the British, due to the introduction in the last 18 months of direct daily flights by Ryanair to the regional airports of Bari and Brindisi, and twice weekly flights by British Airways to Bari.

There are numerous sites of cultural and archaeological interest, which reflects in the styles and designs of the villages, towns and cities of the region.




History and Places to Visit
History

The Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Saracens, Normans, the Crusaders, French, Greeks and Spanish have all had ownership of Puglia at some point in time, and left a mark on the region.
The whitewashed buildings and towns, with narrow alleys and flights of steps that are more reminiscent of those in Greece
There are magnificent cathedrals, castles (the octagonal 11th Century Castel Del Monte of Frederick II, Baris 13th Century Swabian Castle) and cities with Baroque influences. The Roman amphitheatre in Lecce of 1st Centrury BC is one of the oldest remaining.

Places to Visit

Alberobello - the focal point for the trulli! Alberobello boasts the greatest number of trulli in one place, with around 1,500 nestling in the cobbled streets around the gentle hills on which the town is built.
Trulli are protected by the World Heritage Organisation. Those in Alberobello have been lived in for several hundred years up to today.
There are many shops, restaurants, a church and even hotels to be found in trulli in the town.

Brindisi - a bustling modern port, home to the 15th Century Aragones Castle and some medieval and Baroque churches. Daily ferries to Greece, Turkey and Albania.

Castellana Grotto - the largest cave complex in Italy, with dazzling white walls of pure crystals.

Ceglie Mesapica - an ancient Messapian centre lies in the old town.

Cisternino - with a pretty old town, typical of the area.

Gallipoli - (from the Greek kalli poli, meaning beautiful city) with a Byzantine castle, a Baroque cathedral and an ancient Greek fountain.

Lecce - the "Florence of the South", described as the most beautiful city in Italy, in a Baroque style with golden stone building in quiet winding streets.

Locorotondo - arranged in a circular style, with narrow winding streets, trulli and a Gothic church

Martina Franca - another Baroque city with an interesting old town centre

Ostuni - the "white city", with whitewashed buildings set on top of three hills overlooking the Adriatic. Many bars, restaurants and shops.

Otranto - South of Lecce, with an award winning beach, lots of restaurants and shops.

Polignano - a beautiful seaside town, north of Monopoli

Taranto - standing on a central island between two canals, with narrow winding streets, Roman ruins, an Aragonese castle, 11th Century Baroque cathedral and Doric column from the Greek temple of Poseidon.


Climate
Climate

Month.................Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct
Avg Min. Temp.......7...12..14..17..18...15...13
Avg Max Temp......20...24..26..32..33...26...23
Avg no. of days rain.8...6....3....1....2....4....6

Summary:

"AS FEATURED IN A PLACE IN THE SUN MAGAZINE Oct 2010!"
Trullo Patrizia is a 300 year old trullo - romantic Southern Italian farmhouse.

Facilities

Property type: Country house

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (Trullo Patrizia is a beautiful 300 year old trullo - Southern Italian stone farmhouse - a high standard of renovation was completed in November 2005. This romantic trullo is set in its own private 5 acres of olive, walnut, fig and cherry trees, on top of a hill, in a beautiful, unspoilt rural location near Alberobello, Puglia.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Golf
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Shopping

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
29th March 2015 to 2nd May 2015 Saturday Yes None set
3rd May 2015 to 17th May 2015 None set Yes 7
18th May 2015 to 1st November 2015 Saturday Yes None set
29th March 2016 to 29th August 2016 Saturday Yes None set

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 52 Weeks 5%
Late Booking Discounts
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31st August to 2nd November 40 Days 15%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 5%
1st January to 31st December 4 Weeks 5%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Central heating 1st January to 31st January N/A £75.00 per week

Paid with booking

Central heating 1st February to 28th February N/A £75.00 per week

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Central heating 1st March to 31st March N/A £75.00 per week

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Central heating 1st April to 30th April N/A £75.00 per week

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Central heating 1st October to 31st October N/A £75.00 per week

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Central heating 1st November to 30th November N/A £75.00 per week

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Central heating 1st December to 31st December N/A £75.00 per week

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Five or six person supplement All year Occupancy: more than 4 people £25.00 per additional person

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 10km
  • Nearest supermarket: 10km
  • Brindisi Airport: 60km
  • Alberobello: 10km
  • Castellana Grotto: 25km
  • Polignano: 30km
  • Matera: 45km

Reviews

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32 out of 32 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 02 August 2014 with Family
Lovely location - secluded but near to several towns and wonderful restaurants. There are good supermarkets nearby. The pool is enormous, but if you want the beach, a 30 minute drive will get you there. The facilities at the trullo are excellent and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The local help / advisors for the property were great. They responded quickly to the few problems we had. A wonderful place to stay!
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Stayed Saturday 14 June 2014 with Friends
The pictures on this site accurately depicts what you will find when you arrive and the tullo is an amazing structure which has an interesting history. It has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. It is not air conditioned but with the thick stone walls we found it quite comfortable and it was very hot while we were in Alberobello. Fans were available as well if you needed them. Of course finding the location is a bit daunting and you do need Daniella ( the property manager ) to meet you in town and take you to the trullo the first time. She fully explains everything you need to know while staying there. There is no telephone so you must have a cell phone with you. It is isolated with views for miles which is really very calming which we enjoyed. The pool is again, just as shown in the pictures - clean, large and ready for you to enjoy. There are no gates around the perimeter so if you are traveling with children you would need to keep them in sight. There is a television, DVD player and a place to hook up your IPOD. We used the stone outdoor BBQ for dinner each night as well. There is ample parking and a gate to the property which you can close at any time. We felt quite safe there but we did lock our doors at night - perhaps that is a habit from back home ! And the trullo is located about 10 minutes from town. It is a picturesque drive along the country roads to your destination. We traveled from Canada so we could not bring with us the supplies you need for a housekeeping rental, i.e. coffee, tea, salt, pepper, toilet tissue etc. so you must pick up all you food staples in town. All the appliances worked well. We did not have any hot water the first morning so we contacted Daniella and the issue was fixed within a few hours. Our thoughts were that there could have been a few more towels provided (we had one hand towel, one bath towel and one face cloth each for a week) as there was no place to wash them. Each person was also provided with a larger towel for the pool. In addition the living room furniture really needed to be washed or covered with slip covers as they were stained. We are glad we stayed here and lived in a bit of history. Due to our itinerary we could only stay three nights instead of the full seven but we enjoyed the experience and the views. Of course the rooster does wake you up early each day - but that is just part of the whole experience ! I would recommend this rental to others thinking of staying in a trullo for a vacation.
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Stayed Saturday 30 June 2012
The pictures dont do the property justice really. The trullo, pool and surrounding area are delightful - a truly relaxing place for a holiday. It is well positioned for exploring the surrounding area and far enough away from other buildings for complete privacy but close enough to Alberobello for evening meals. Renovation of the property was clearly carried out with care and attention to detail - the lighting options are amazing - the pool at night being especially attractive! Donatella and her team take obvious pride in the upkeep of the trullo and responded promptly to the couple of queries we had. We would not hesitate to recommend Trullo Patrizia to others.
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Stayed Saturday 16 July 2011
This is a very nice property in a quiet rural area but not too far from Alberobello and its World Heritage Site - 10 minute drive. The villa is well laid out and equipped and there is a nice garden with an excellent swimming pool. The property is surrounded by open "grounds" so it is also secluded. The property and pool are well maintained. The rental was good value for money and I would recommend it to others.
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Stayed Saturday 11 June 2011
Lovely Trullo with a truly spectacular and picturesque setting. Location good for sight seeing and also visits to the coast. We had a lovely time and this place made our holiday.
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Stayed Friday 25 June 2010
Trullo Patrizia is just the most incredible place. The whole of the property is an absolute delight and we had an amazing week there. We were a family with two young girls (aged 4 and aged 1) and this presented no issues. It is idylic and very quiet with just a farmer passing by on his tractor twice per day. It is also well located to explore the local area. The caretakers are helpful should you have any issues. Thank you Alan and Carole!
Owner reply:

Thanks Simon for your kind words - much appreciated!

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Stayed Friday 18 June 2010
Great location and property was stunning. Swimming pool was great and local food from the markets is a must! Cant wait to book again for next year.
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Stayed Saturday 22 August 2009
Absolutely superb: a beautiful property finished to a high standard. The photos dont quite do it justice (especially the pool, which is larger and deeper than we were expecting). We were a party of six adults and we were very comfortable. In less perfect weather we might have wished for a bit more living space, but as the sun shone for almost the whole week this was not an issue at all. The smallest bedroom is pretty small, and got very hot at night - but this was easily solved with an extra fan. Its located conveniently close to Alberobello, but far enough away that youre completely on your own (you will need a car). Alberobello itself is perhaps a little bit twee, but it comes to life at night and Locorotondo and Martina Franca are both splendid and within easy reach. Donatella, the property manager, was incredibly welcoming and friendly - we didnt need to contact her during the week, but Ive no doubt she would have been helpful if we had. The local ingredients are fantastic and the kitchen is well-equipped. We enjoyed cooking there so much that we only went out for dinner once. One final point: if you bring a sat-nav you will not regret it! The owners directions are extremely clear and accurate, but if you find yourself leaving Alberobello by a different road or approaching from another direction it would be easy to get confused by the twisty lanes. Overall, an extremely memorable and enjoyable week - many thanks!
Owner reply:

Many thanks for a great review - and for the fan!

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Stayed Saturday 08 August 2009
Trullo Patrizia has been beautifully rennovated to a high standard with a great deal of care and attention being made to detail. It is in a lovely location where you can escape from it all and spend real quality time with your family. We were also very fortunate with the weather. As I did not know the area I was looking forward to the girls exploring the 5 acres of land. However, unfortunately the snake in the driveway eating a lizard put a stop to that! The pool was very well maintained and it was good to know that Donatella was on hand if required. Thanks again for a great holiday.
Owner reply:

Many thanks for your kind comments (though they dont seem to be reflected in the rating).Snakes (mostly grass snakes) are around when the weather is hot and dry but will "run" away when they see you.....

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Stayed Saturday 30 August 2008
Fantastic property, beautifuly presented with a superb pool area. The location is also very good, being rural but within about 10 minutes drive of Alberobello. I would unreservedly recommend this property to friends and colleagues.
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Stayed Saturday 07 June 2008
We have rented many houses in recent years and have usually been reasonably satisfied. However I can honestly say that Trullo Patrizia is by far the best vacation property we have rented. After finding the place in the dark at two in the morning (that takes SatNav, average map skills and a lot of luck) the perfectly presented and squeaky clean villa is a wonderful reward. In the morning the panorama over the surrounding countryside is equally impressive from the sunny terrace as from the perfectly crafted infinity pool. The house is modest in size and lightly equipped compared to others we have occupied but we found the rooms with their vernacular form and construction perfect for our family of five. The lack of excessive kitchen stuff enabled us to concentrate on our holiday rather than grand dining. Local restaurants served the majority of our gastronomic needs. Villa Rentals allows us to rate the villa from one - five stars. Trullo Patrizia deserves six.
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Stayed Thursday 01 November 2007
We were absolutely stunned by the exceptionally high standard of this beautiful conversion. Although 'trulli' are everywhere to be seen in this part of Puglia, Trullo Patrizia really stood out as a classy place to stay. The interior appointments were tastefully designed and of the highest quality - comfy beds, excellent kitchen, thoughtful media provision (take your iPod!) and great bathrooms. The pool is beautiful, especially when lit up at night, and the setting of the trullo in an olive grove is magnificently peaceful. We couldn't recommend this property more highly! Thanks Alan & Carol.
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Stayed Saturday 18 August 2007
Trullo Patrizia is the perfect setting for a relaxing and private break.Beautifully restored, the trullo is exceptionally spacious and ideally located for all the regional places of interest and great beaches.The swimming pool is a wonderful addition and fantastic for the children,who had to be forcibly removed at the end of the day!A great holiday,thanks!
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Stayed Saturday 29 July 2006
Lovely location, especially if you like it realy quiet. Pool is truly fabulous.
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Stayed Sunday 07 August 2005
Four of us stayed at Trullo Patrizia in October 2007 for three days only & wished it could have been longer. This beautiful property has been sympathetically restored to, not only fit in with the surrounding environment but also be extremely comfortable. We did have some difficulty initially finding the trullo & decided it was probably not a good idea to try to approach it or leave by car at night as it is somewhat isolated.This meant we had some delightful long lunches in the surrounding countryside & stayed in at night. The trullo has a well equipped kitchen & so it was not difficult to make a light meal in the evening. Had it been warmer we would love to have availed ourselves of the beautiful pool. Trullo Patrizia really surpassed our expectations & we would recommend it to anyone.
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Stayed Sunday 07 August 2005
This is an excellent property. The quality of the restoration is extrenely high. The setting is gorgeous--sitting on the patio watching the sunset behind the olive trees, yet close enough to town and roads for easy day trips. The house is comfortably furnished. While the pool wasn't finished when we were there, it looks like it will be great for future renters. The house projects a feeling of tranquility.
Owner reply:

Thanks for a great first review!The pool tiling took a little longer than planned due to bad weather this Spring, but it is now complete for future guests!

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An excellent property that is well maintained and provides the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. The pool was a real bonus, although the water temperature was still a little cold at this time of year. The property is peaceful and isolated, so a car is a must, if you want to get out and explore the local area. I would certainly recommend this property to a friend.
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Wonderful!
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Four of us stayed at this fabulous Trullo which is hidden in the most beautiful setting. The pool was larger than we anticipated, and plenty of sun loungers and beach towels were provided. I dont actually think that the pictures did the Trullo justice. We were very pleasantly surprised. The Trullo is well equipped with most of the items that you need for great stay, however, one of the bedrooms did not have a wardrobe, so one couple had to use a wardrobe in the hall area, which wasnt ideal. There were a few things that could have been provided to make our stay better, and that would be a hairdryer,washing machine (although we could have utilized the laundry service) and a better welcome pack. I feel that a welcome pack comprising of one bottle of water, a pack of eggs and some toilet roll is a bit meagre for a property of this calibre. Most villas we have stayed in in the past provide at least a pint of milk, tea bags, a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine. Also the map and directions provided were a little poor. Not wanting to sound too negative as the Trullo was amazing, but there were a lot of rules dotted about the place to adhere to, and the information pack sent out to us before the holiday was quite austere. I would suggest that most people spending this amount of money on a villa would treat it with respect and wouldnt need to be reminded to clean up after themselves, not to waste water, or to use plastic cups outside rather than glass to save breakages. Improve these very small but important details and we would give the Trullo 10 out of 10. Overall though, Trullo Patriza was a cracking place to stay, a home from home, with nearby places to visit. Its very private. The villa really does feel like its in the middle of no where. We were not over looked by anybody, so we could chill out and relax without the fear of any unwanted neighbours spoiling our peace and quite. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
Owner reply:

Many thanks for your feedback, good and not so good. In terms of the trullo and facilities, it's a trullo!! You can't fit a washing machine in or a wardrobe because of the space available, but that's part of the charm of these ancient properties. You actually did not request a welcome pack - we always leave water and toilet rolls for all guests. No one else has complained about the map and it goes into so much detail I'm not sure what else we can do. The "rules" are actually just friendly reminders not to waste water - regrettably many people waste water and do not leave the trullo as they found it. The info pack is simple a welcome to your holiday and a set of terms and conditions which have to be sent by law but it is friendly. Ironically you did not read the info pack or you would not have sent the key back a week late! Anyway, pleased you enjoyed your holiday despite the niggles.

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just got back from our holiday in italy.trullo patrizia is a beautiful place,could not have had a better place to stay,and the surrounding area was perfect.sunny skies,very hot everyday and the pool is bigger than the photos suggest.thankyou alan for all your help
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Trullo Patrizia was the most idyllic, tranquil setting for our honeymoon in May/June 2010. The Trullo has been restored beautifully & sympathetically & has all the amenities you would want & more. The trullo, its beautiful pool & its gardens are well kept, very clean & tidy. The grounds are well stocked with fruit & nut trees & a splendid herb garden for your culinary delights. Its location is fantastic, surrounded by gorgeous Italian countryside, minutes away from the beautiful trulli capital Alberobello, which has everything you need from supermarkets to rustic trulli shops selling exquisite hand-made linen & antiques. The fruit & veg market on Thursday’s is a must. Just outside the gates are country walks with the most beautiful scenery. The locals are very friendly & helpful as is the maintenance man Pasquale. Mille Gratzie Pasquale! We had the best time & felt very much at home & will definitely stay again. Thank you Alan & Carole, our wedding gift on our return home was a delightful surprise. Thanks again.
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A Fantastic location to totally relax and chill out The trulli is kept to a great standard clean and has a home from home feel . We booked this holiday very last minuet as a romantic anniversary treat and we found the owners and booking system to be very helpful we would certainly use you again .
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We had a late holiday (first two weeks in October) and were extremely lucky with the weather for the first week. The second week was cooler and we found the villa to be very cosy in the evenings with the central the heating on. The landscape and walks around the villa were very good with no occupied properties nearby. The pool was lovely and bigger than appeared in the photograph.
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The Trullo is gorgeous. Beautifully restored and looked after. The area is very quiet and peaceful so if youre looking for a complete break this is the place for you. Alberobello is a good base to tour the area. The market is wonderful for fresh food and everybody was very friendly. Downside - the pool was absolutely freezing, so we couldnt use it and without cushions the sun loungers are very uncomfortable. One final point...DO NOT even rinse your mouth with the water. The owners need to ensure this is the first thing renters are made aware of. Leaving it to chance that they find it the page in the manual beforehand is not sensible. Ive been to many countires where tourists are warned not to drink the water, but it is ok to brush your teeth etc. It isnt in there.
Owner reply:

Many thanks for your review and kind comments.As stated on the website, the pool is not heated and is normally closed in October, when you stayed.If the weather is cool then the pool will be cool too!But from May to September it is warm............And we have now provided sun lounger cushions.We send a letter to every guest with the key, stating that you should buy bottled water, pehaps you didnt read it?However, the water provided in the property IS local drinking water and is safe, though we prefer not to drink it. We use it for brushing teeth etc - perhaps you had a stomach bug from the journey?

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> >When scoring the overall property rating please take into consideration the following: > >Was it good value for money? The property both myself and my wife thought was good value for money and offered very relaxing and homely comforts, with all we expected from our stay in Trulli Patrizia. The benefit of having a lovely swimming pool and fantastic facilities made our stay even more enjoyable. >Did it meet your expectations? The property was very good and did offer all we expected of our stay. The only negative aspects we felt of our stay were the outside area and the ability to relax and enjoy food outdoors. The lighting of the seating area was very poor and limited the ability to eat out in the evening under sufficient lighting to see the food we had prepared. The only other downside were the amount of flies at the property. We have been regular visitors to this part of Italy and never experienced the level of flies. A usefull addition would be to add a fly curtain across the front door to stop flies entering the property. At one point we had over 40 flies in our bedroom when trying to sleep. >Was the description accurate? The property, appearance and conversion of the trulli were all very good and made our stay very enjoyable. The provision of a swimmign pool allowed you to relax and cool down when the sun was at it most heated. >Would you recommend it to a friend? We would certainly recomend the property to freinds and family as a perfect place to stay and enoy the wonderfull sights, sounds and the Itria Valley. >Were you adequately looked after during your stay? Donatella was very helpfull when we needed her help when the lights in the main living area were not working. Her fantastoc english and promptness always made you feel that if you needed any help it was available.
Owner reply:

Thanks for your review!We'll consider how we can provide more lighting, though no-one has mentioned it before. Most people use candles - very romantic!We haven't had any complaints about flies and we have just returned recently ourselves, without any problems.Trulli are designed to stay cool but you have to close the doors and windows!There are two doors forming an "air lock" into the property and nets at all the windows, so no reason for flies to get in, unless you leave the doors all open at the same time!

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Trulli Patrizia has been retsored with no expense spared. The result is a very high class property that offers very comfortable accommodation, the peace and quiet of the countryside and the luxury of a well-maintained private swimming pool. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind, The sun was hot, but the trulli was a cool and inviting escape when needed. It was also nicely furnished and equipped throughout. And, to cap it all, the property is only five minutes drive from Alberobello, the undisputed capital of the trulli region. It is also ideally situated with it's central location to explore the heel of Italy with ease. The owners were very helpful and their local managers also. You would find it hard to fault the whole experience.
Owner reply:

Thanks for an excellent review!It's so nice to know that the property is appreciated by thoughtful clients!

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Beautiful building, sympathetically renovated to high standard. Fabulous pool and lovely private location.
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Trullo Patrizia is a wonderful property in which to unwind and relax. The house is beautifully restored and furnished - with great attention to architectural details and lighting. The rooms are comfortable and the bedrooms are spacious and well appointed with good bedding. The quiet, private location and the ambiance of the property make for a memorable stay. The location of the pool takes advantage of the surrounding countryside with the added bonus of being able to have an unobstructed view from the deep end. Not having it fenced allows the pool user to gaze endlessly over the wonderful, changing horizon. Everything about the Trullo is very well attended to - pool cleaning every several days, with a manager who is only a quick phone call away. Absolute peace and quiet , but with everything you need all within a few minutes drive. A beautiful place - calm and tranquillity restored.
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Beautiful quiet location and property. The Trullo has been sympathetically restored and is in great condition loved it. Small caution, if you have small children the pool is not fenced. Surrounding area is very pretty with excellent food and wine, friendly people, lots of history and easy access. You definitely need a car. The wild flowers in Spring are fantastic. Thoroughly recommended
Owner reply:

Thanks for your excellent review!This is the first comment about fencing of the pool - we'll see what feedback we get and consider this for the future.

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Very quiet rural farming area. Trullo recently renovated, beautifully, furnished to a high standard. In it,s own 4 acre setting. Good size pool. Pool too cold for a couple of oldies like us.70f most days in Sept. Would have like it heated. A car is essential to get to the nearest town Alberabello and elsewhere. It is essential that you follow the owners directions to the letter.It was dark when we arrived and we spent several hours trying to find the Trullo.
Owner reply:

Thanks for your review! The pool is normally perfect on hot days (up to 41C in Summer) so we have not put in any heating.We do provide explicit instructions on how to find Patrizia and have added Google maps so you shouldn't get lost in future!

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Beautifully restored property, wonderfully rustic location.
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The Trullo was very pretty and the swimming pool was fantastic. The pools looks inviting, is well maintained and a good size. The remoteness of the property is great if you want to get away from it all but tricky in terms of having to drive everywhere, inviting friends over or getting lost luggage delivered! Our local friends were suprised at how spacious and modern the trullo was. Our two year old daughter was catered for with a cot and she enjoyed exploring the land around. The local contact is attentive, friendly and speaks perfect English.
Owner reply:

Thanks for the review. We don't think you can regard the property as remote - it is only 3 miles from the town of Alberobello. This is close enough for shopping and restaurants, but far enough to provide a quiet and private location. There are virtually no trullo properties with pools within walking distance of towns!

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Have just returned to the U.K. after spending a wonderful week in this beautifully restored trullo The location is peaceful and the superb pool added to a relaxing break. The nearby picturesque town of Alberobello has plenty of good restaurants and is a unique town to explore. We very much look forward to our return visit

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