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Trullo Patrizia

Country house with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Martina Franca, Italy

From £1,040 per week

Country house to rent in Martina Franca, Italy

"As featured in A Place in the Sun Magazine Oct 2010!" Trullo Patrizia is a 300 year old trullo and a romantic southern Italian farmhouse surrounded by 5 private acres of lush greenery.

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Country house overview - owner's description

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 from London Stansted airport to Bari takes around 2.5 hours.
Also Manchester to Brindisi and Liverpool to Bari.

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

EasyJet: Flying Spring to Autumn Gatwick to Bari
British Airways: Flying Spring to Autumn, direct to Bari from Gatwick and Brindisi from Heathrow

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

Our Italian property managers, Rossella and Gavin are also good friends.
They run their own B&B with a trullo and apartment if you need additional guest space.

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 several weekly flights by British Airways to Bari and Brindisi.

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

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.


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39 out of 39 people recommend staying here

Family from London, United Kingdom Aug 2018

What a gorgous place. The setting of the property is quiet and private, surrounded by olive orchards and fruit trees, the views over the countryside are lovely and far reaching, the pool was large, great fun and very clean (especially loved were the lilos which my neices - and we adults - enjoyed), the fruit trees when we visited were groaning under the figs which we ate everyday for breakfast, and the almonds kept dropping, reminding us to eat them. The interior of the house is very well-equipped, was well-cleaned and the mosquito repellents we were most grateful for. We had a little trouble finding the house when we arrived, but that was part of the fun! We loved Trullo Patrizia, and thank you Gavin and Rossella for popping by and sharing your insights on the area. There was way too much to see for us only staying for a week so we hope to return in the future. Do not miss the caves and the local weekly market(s) especially the one in Locorotondo which has an abundance of fantastic food.
Thanks Alan!

Family from Silkeborg, Denmark Jul 2017

We are a family of 4 (all adults), who stayed in Trullo Patrizia for 9 nights.

The trullo is amazing. So is the setting and the surroundings.

We stayed there in a very warm period, so we fully enjoyed the beautiful pool, which is suitable for both adults and children - and is very, very clean.

The location is perfect for exploring the many beautiful towns. All om them are reachable within an hour - so are the lovely beaches.

We will definately recommend Trullo Patrizia - and hopefully we will be back. It was our first visit to Puglia after having explored Italy a few times. This part of Italy is so different compared with the rest.

All the best To Alan and Carol (the owners) and the couple looking after the property (Rosella and Gavin).

Reply from Alan

Thanks for a great review Morten, glad you love Puglia and Trullo Patrizia!

Friends from Larvik, Norway Sep 2016

We had a great week in Trullo Patrizia. We were 6 adults and one of the bedrooms was not suitable for 2 adults. The room was cramped and the bed was worn out. There were also some minor shortcomings in kitchenware and tableware.
Otherwise it was a wonderful place and we would go back, but when we arrive in daylight. We drove with sat nav and arrived in the dark. Then we drove 10 meters next to where we actually went in to mess a lot before we got out. The entrance from the road is unmarked and does not look like a driveway. Should have been a photo of the entrance along with driving instructions.

Reply from Alan

Many thanks for your review and we would love to welcome you back!
The smallest room is shown in pictures on the website - it is a trullo and there are many with similar size rooms. It is a sofa bed and so not as comfortable for adults - we are replacing it next year.
In Italy you are not allowed to put up signs to mark your property on other peoples land.
The directions we send are mapped out in fine detail and we have only lost 4 groups in ten years!
However a picture is a good idea!
Hope to see you again!

Family from London, United Kingdom Aug 2016

Trullo Patrizia lived up to our expectations! The trullo has been restored so authentically without the ugly extensions which we saw in our travels around the area. The golden stones seem to glow beneath the blue sky. The peace is restorative. The pool is elegant and inviting, whether for that first swim of the day when the rest of the family are still asleep or, in the evening, with the lights on. We still regard it as a privilege to have watched the swifts swooping down in formation to sip whilst still on the wing.
We did drag ourselves away from the pool to visit Ostuni, Matera, Martina Franca and Grotte do Castellana. The highlights of these visits were the cucina povera, the fact that the other holiday makers are generally Italian not British, and the friendliness and welcome we met everywhere.
No review of Trullo Patrizia would be complete without mentioning Pasquale who seems to embody the friendliness, hospitality and generosity of southern Italy. When he learnt that we loved figs (and those in the garden were not yet ripe), he brought us a bag of figs fresh from his own trees and still warm from the sunshine. When we asked for recommendations for our last meal of the holiday, he drove home to get the directory of local restaurants so that we had the correct address for Casa Nova in Alberobello. We had a fabulous meal there!
We didn't manage to fit in a visit to Lecce - an ideal excuse for another stay!

Reply from Alan

Thanks so much for this lovely review!
Pasquale is certainly a gem :-)

Friends from Cranbrook, United Kingdom Jul 2016

A lovely property and wonderful facilities, many thanks.

Reply from Alan

Thanks Bob - so glad you enjoyed it!

Couple from Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom May 2016

Gill and I enjoyed our week in TP very much - it's a most unique property in a very different part of Italy to those that we both know from previous visits, located well away but not too far from the well-known Alberobello and an excellent base for touring around Puglia and surrounding areas.
The building (and its environs) in general really are something to behold, the only slight thing on the downside was (believe it or not) the weather which was very English!
We thoroughly recommend this holiday with a real difference, if you want to get away from it all for sure.

1 other review

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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This country house is:

45km from the nearest beach 5km from the nearest bar 10km from the nearest restaurant 10km from the nearest supermarket 60km from Bari Airport 60km from Brindisi Airport 10km from Alberobello 25km from Castellana Grotto 30km from Polignano 45km from Matera

Local activities

Golf 45km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Local food market 5km Shopping 10km

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This country house is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 19 June - 29 October 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 October - 1 November 2019: changeover day is Saturday and bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 2 November 2019 - 29 October 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 October - 1 November 2020: changeover day is Saturday and bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 2 November 2020 - 28 March 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 29 March - 30 March 2021: changeover day is Saturday and bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 31 March - 25 October 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 28 October 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 October - 1 November 2021: changeover day is Saturday and bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 31 March - 24 May 2022: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 5% off if the booking is made 52 weeks before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 31 August - 2 November and receive 15% off if the booking is made within 40 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 5% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.
  • Receive 5% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.

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



  • Central heating

    1 January - 31 January: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Central heating

    1 February - 28 February: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Central heating

    1 March - 31 March: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Central heating

    1 April - 30 April: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Central heating

    1 October - 31 October: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Central heating

    1 November - 30 November: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Central heating

    1 December - 31 December: £75.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Five or six person supplement

    £75.00 per booking for each additional person if there are more than 4 people, paid with booking



3 ensuite bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double sofa bed and en suite

There is also 1 cot


3 bathrooms including 3 en suites

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 12m x 8m, Depth 2m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Clothes drier, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for


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.


Average rating from 39 reviews

Private Owner From Billingshurst, United Kingdom Member since Sep 2005

Past bookings: 114 bookings

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Last seen: 6 days ago

Number of properties: 1

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