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Luxury Trulli Villas with Pool Holiday Rental

Tranquil Oasis


Privacy, relaxation and a zen-like calm are the order of the day at Trulli, cicale e olive. Our authentically restored villa nestled in the idyllic Valle d’Itria countryside.

Luxury Escapism


Our interiors feature the ‘Made in Italy’ design brand and fuse antique charm with modern elegance to deliver an undeniable sense of harmony and luxury escapism.

Ciao piccolo!


Children adore the small trullo that we turned into a play and sports area and the extra large pool with its shallow sun shelf, perfect for our littlest guests to play safely.

The story behind Trulli, cicale e olive

My husband asked me to marry him in a trullo. It was incredibly romantic and we decided there and then that we wanted to purchase our own and transform it into our family home.
It took us two years to find the perfect trullo to restore. One which had not been damaged through restoration work. When we stepped into Trulli, cicale e olive we knew we had found it.

Every part of the Trulli, cicale e olive has been authentically restored, from inside out. Ensconced in a hectare of olive and fruit trees, some at least a century old. The grounds surrounding the trulli are an oasis of tranquillity.

One of the curiosities you’ll find when you stay at Trulli, cicale e olive, is the rosary hanging in the bedroom. It was found by the builders during the renovation who took it upon themselves to hang it up, moving it from room to room to prevent it from getting lost.

The Location

Trulli, cicale e olive is found in a peaceful countryside location, 3 km from the beautiful town of Ceglie Messapica, near Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca, and just 20 minutes for the Adriatic coast and 40 minutes for the Ionian coast.

The Grounds

We took great care to restore the garden and grounds as they would have been a century ago.

The rich red soil remains uncovered and In addition to over 50 olive trees – some of which are centuries old, there are fig trees, cherry trees, almond trees, pear trees, plums and quinces.

As the estate gardener tells us: “the earth drinks water, so it has to give you something in return”.

Delightful terraces wrap around the unusually large and dreamy salt water swimming pool with a lovely sun shelf, which we call the beach at its shallow end.

It’s the perfect spot for small children to splash around safety.

Gazebos have been installed on the terraces where you can shelter from the sun, enjoy a massage or practice yoga.

There is an ancient outdoor oven which is perfect for baking bread, pizza, focaccia or roasting meat. Try it out yourself or book a pizza making workshop or personal chef and learn how to cook outdoors Puglia-style.

For children, we have created a playzone within a small trullo – originally a hunting outpost, and a synthetic grass area for sports and outdoor fun.

At the back of the trullo there is a wonderful open-air hot water shower.

The Interior

The renovation of Trullli, cicale e olive was four years in the making, Most of the work was carried out by hand. We hired only local workers, all who are trullari masters.

The interior is incredibly spacious. This was a must for our large extended family and friends network. All of whom were excited to come and see the result for themselves.

We commissioned celebrated design company Lago to furnish the trullo and together we created an interior that perfectly combines modern design with an authentic flavour.

Contemporary pieces sit side by side with antique furnishings; underfloor heating was installed by carefully lifting the original floor and replacing it, and we transformed the trullo’s original doors into shutters, including the original locking mechanism.

All perfectly restored for you to enjoy during your 21st century stay.

Living & Dining

Most of your stay will be spent outdoors where there are several relax and chill zones, as well as a beautiful outdoor dining area.

Inside, there is a stunning custom-made kitchen which is open-plan to a dining area.

The bespoke design was hand-created by local craftsmen to replicate a kitchen from Puglia’s past. It’s hard not to imagine bread dough being pummelled with rosemary and salt on the dining table, the mouthwatering smells of something delicious bubbling away on the stove.

Sleeping Arrangements

Our three unique bedrooms sleep up to seven guests.

Bedroom One:

The main bedroom is located in the main trullo and features an exquisite Lago-designed bed with crystal legs and an original fireplace.

Bedroom Two:

Bedroom two is located in the ancient lamia where grapes were pressed. The grape juice flowed into a cistern which is today covered by ornamental glass.

A king-size bed designed by Lago is suspended from the ceiling with an exceptional backdrop mural created in lime and stencil. The effect is like embroidery inspired by the linen made by local grandmothers.

Bedroom Three:

Furnished with a double bed and a sofa bed. In ancient times, residents slept in the alcoves of the trullo nestled in the small trulli at the side of the main cone. You’ll find your comfortable bed in the same alcove position.

There are two sofa beds in the living room and two further single beds for additional guests.


There are three bathrooms:

One en suite and two shared family bathrooms.

One of the bathrooms features original cement tiles that were left over from a renovation we undertook on a palace in Gallipoli. They were so gorgeous, I knew I had to use them in Trulli, cicale e olive!

And let’s not forget the open-air shower, which connects you with nature and cools you down on a warm sunny afternoon.

Trulli, cicale e olive is an exceptional villa, where you will feel fully at peace with the surroundings, the epitome of an authentic Puglia holiday and the perfect sanctuary to completely disconnect from the hubbub of everyday life.