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Trullo Genna is a uniquely idyllic holiday cottage for families and groups, set within the sweet-scented fruit and olive trees of Italy's Valle D'Itria.

You surely couldn't imagine a more idyllic location for a holiday cottage than Puglia. Set in the heel of Italy's ‘boot', not only is the unspoilt coast within blissfully easy reach, but you're surrounded by the fresh pastureland, olive groves and sun-soaked landscapes that characterise Italy at its rural finest.

‘Trulli' are agricultural cottages unique to Puglia; circular stone buildings with iconic conical roofs that dot the rural landscape. Located close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello, Trullo Genna was originally constructed in the 19th century (you'll see the year 1828 inscribed in the entranceway).

Now lovingly reconstructed to provide luxurious accommodation for up to nine people and finished to an exceptional standard, you'll find Trullo Genna set over two cottages, nestled amongst four beautiful acres of fruit, nut and olive trees.  

Trullo Grande is the main cottage, housing three spacious bedrooms - an ensuite master, a twin bunkroom and a double. After a delicious home-prepared meal (or a takeaway pizza if you prefer!), chat long evenings away in the comfortable living area with its open log fire.

Meanwhile, the smaller Trullo Piccolo features a cosy double bedroom in the trullo cone, along with a smaller bedroom than can take a couple of kids and a spacious bathroom.

Here you'll discover a perfect blend of rural tradition with contemporary comforts that include underfloor heating, a swimming pool, a barbecue and a pizza oven - not to mention WiFi, TV and a DVD player (though with so much to see and do all around, we're confident you won't be needing them!)

Head outside and while away balmy afternoons over cocktails on the expansive stone gazebo with its Moroccan-style seating area, or take a refreshing dip in the secure 10m x 5m pool. If you're a competitive type, challenge a loved one to a game of table tennis, or grab one of the board games thoughtfully provided and test your mettle!  

Take a short drive into Alberobello if you're in the mood to immerse yourselves in cultural Italy. View historic trulli in all directions as you wander the narrow streets, enjoy fresh coffee and browse the shops. On your way back, why not pay a visit to the wine museum and grab some fresh focaccia?

There are plenty of authentic restaurants all around if you don't feel like cooking, including the locals' favourite trattoria, Gil Ulivi, where the mouthwatering antipasto della casa is sure to convert you to Italian cuisine - not to mention Italian wine - for life!

There are plenty of coastal towns and fresh beaches to visit nearby (with beach towels provided), yet you won't need to travel very far at all to discover paradise here.  Simply stroll through the surrounding landscapes and take in the beauty and variety of the gently rustling fig, almond and olive trees that encircle you.  

This is the natural world at its most beautiful, and with a stay at Trullo Genna, you're set to experience it in authentic Puglian style that will leave its mark on your senses for a long time to come. Saluti!

Things to note


No pets permitted, no smoking, no parties or events allowed, check in 3pm, check out 10am. Minimum stay 5-7 nights depending on season, enquire for details. The pool is fenced to make it safe for young children to enjoy.

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The basics

Region: Putignano, Apulia
Cost (from): £324 per night
Sleeps: 9
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Property ref: 793

Facilities

Sleeps up to 9, 3 double bedrooms, single bedroom, bunk bedroom, bedding & towels provided, 3 bathrooms, hairdryer, kitchen, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, kitchen equipment, coffee maker, fridge, pantry, dining area, air conditioning, heating, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & board, fire, lounge area, satellite TV, DVD player, games, books, music library, table tennis, stereo, toys, terrace, gazebo, BBQ, pizza oven, private pool, 6 bicycles.

Local activities

Museums, castles, caves, vineyard tours, olive oil farms, markets, cycling, horse riding, jet skiing, tennis, horse riding, windsurfing, sailing.

At a glance

  • Beautifully restored 19th century Puglian stone trullo, providing spacious and indulgent accommodation for up to nine people across two cottages, including a secure swimming pool, WiFi and a pizza oven. Ideal for families and mixed groups.
  • The trullo is stunningly located within four acres of fruit and olive trees in Puglia's Valle D'Itria, close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello. Putignano and Castellana Grotte are also nearby, with the coast in easy reach.
  • Reach the trullo within an hour's drive of Bari and Brindisi airports.
  • There are two supermarkets close by, and Alberobello is dotted with shops and traditional eateries. Beach towels, books, games and table tennis are provided at the trullo.
  • Supplementary guest services include catered evenings with your own chef to enjoy pizza or pasta making, bike hire, tours, etc.
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