Per weekfrom 2800.00 to 5900.00 EUR
The Trulli houses of Puglia are the kind of place that a hobbit might feel at home but Trullo Negli Alberi would ‘truly’ be a palace, (excuse the pun!), among these unique architectural curiosities. This Trulli villa has no less that seven of the characteristic, bee-hive like cones poking out of the roof and beneath four of these are four lovely bedrooms (with air-con), with exposed stone walls and ceilings circling up to their pointy pinnacles. The living room also has the same stone archways and ceiling with funky red leather sofas providing a splash of Italian designer style.
So the Trullo has bags of character but it’s also been lovingly renovated by British owners, Alison and Chris, as a luxurious villa, where up to 9 family and friends have absolutely everything they could wish for. Of course the Trullo has a private heated pool and measuring 12m x 6m, with Roman steps at one end for easy access by little ones and pool inflatables provided. A lockable gate ensures toddlers can’t just totter through unsupervised and sail canopies provide welcome shade over outdoor bean bags and sun loungers when temperatures start to soar.
Besides having fun in the pool, little ones can safely play in either the enclosed courtyard or games room, with a play house, a push-along walker, rocking horses and a paddling pool, all generously provided by the owners. Children can also explore the grounds and discover a petanque pitch and play frame tower with swings and a slide, or simply hang out in hammocks slung between the oak trees. As if all this wasn’t enough to keep children happy, the icing on the cake at Trullo Negli Alberi is a fab games and cinema room where parents might lose kids for most of the week! Traditional games include a pool table, table tennis, table football, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4 and a darts board and then there’s a Wii console and Playstation 2 console with games, plus a 42" plasma TV with over 3000 films on the hard drive cinema system!
With the children busy as bees having fun, parents can completely chill out and enjoy delicious food, in good company, in the southern Italy sunshine. Puglia is renowned for some of the best traditional food in Italy, not to mention the Pugliese wine, so a quick trip to one of the local towns to stock up and that’s the grown-ups sorted. Besides sizzling up the fabulous local seafood and lamb on the barbecue, one thing that is sure to get the kids back for dinner is homemade pizzas baked in the outdoor wood fired oven, perhaps with the local ‘little ears’ orecchiette pasta on the side. To combine a bit of fun with yummy food, the owners can also arrange pasta making evening at the Trullo with a friendly local lady who really knows her stuff, or a pizza making evening where kids can make up their favourite weird and wonderful creations.
Trullo Negli Alberi is a large, traditional stone villa, with the distinctive conical roofs that are a quirky characteristic of this part of Puglia. The villa very comfortably sleeps up to 9, with up to 3 babies in cots and/or one toddler in an infant bed. Two travel cots and one wooden cot are provided and three of the bedrooms have space for a cot within them, whilst the master suite has space for all three, or a cot and a small toddler bed. The master suite has a wrought iron double bed, a sofa that converts into a single bed and an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom, with an original fireplace, also has wrought iron double bed, space for a cot, and a luxury ensuite shower room. The remaining two bedrooms both have twin beds that can be set up as a king-size double and one of these has an ensuite shower room. Each bedroom has its own iPod dock and a TV for playing DVD’s, with a large collection at the Trullo to choose from. The bedrooms also have double glazing and shutters to stay cool or cosy and get and good night’s sleep. All the ensuite shower rooms have been finished to very high standards, along with the family bathroom, which has both a bath and a shower.
The large sitting room has all the character of a traditional Trullo, with a stone ceiling, and families can settle down into a pair of red, Italian designer-style, leather sofas to watch satellite TV or DVD’s, or stream games and movies through the WI Fi. The modern dining kitchen is well equipped for cooking up Pugliese feasts, including a large oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, drinks fridge, bottle steriliser and washing machine. There is also a handmade ash dining table with seating for 10, plus 3 high chairs are available.
For eating al fresco there is a sun terrace with stone dining table and chairs to seat 10, a barbecue and wood fired pizza oven. There is also an enclosed courtyard where children can play and a garden of oak trees, with a play frame, petanque pitch and hammocks. The private heated swimming pool has a lockable gate and there are 12 sun loungers, big garden bean bags and sail canopies for shade. The Trullo also has games and cinema room with a table football, a pool, table, giant Jenga and Connect 4, plus a Wii and Playstation 2 with games and a 42" plasma TV with over 3000 films on the hard drive.
When the owners, Alison and Chris first came here in 2005 they immediately fell in love with this corner of Italy and within a few years just had to make Puglia their home. Way down in the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is one of the most unspoilt regions and still amazingly undiscovered, with whitewashed towns perched on the hilltops and a pretty coastline of fishing villages, coves and beaches. So renowned is Puglia for its array of home grown produce that its known as the bread basket of Italy and from simple pasta with rich vegetable sauces to Italy’s finest fish and seafood, foodies are in for a treat.
The owners didn’t just fall for Puglia but also the incredible friendliness of the people and every evening entire families take a "passeggiata" around the towns, to meet up and chat to friends while children play in the quiet streets and squares. Guests at Trullo Negli Alberi can discover the pleasure of the passeggiata in the nearby little town of Locorotondo (3kms) which has many pavement cafes and restaurants which are always family friendly. The nearest restaurant is just 1km away from the Trullo along with a handy little supermarket, the route is an unpavemented lane and it can be very dark at night so we wouldn't recommend walking with a buggy.
The 7 conical towers of Trullo Negli Albero are the bee-hive like structures that appear throughout Puglia and no more so than in the nearby town of Alberobello (5kms). With over a thousand Trulli, built hundreds of years ago, Alberobello has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a delight to wander around the charming streets. Although some of the Trulli are still homes, many have been converted into shops, galleries, cafes and trattorias which make this pretty town somewhere really quite unique. Quiet cycle routes make a pleasant way for families to visit both Locorotondo and Alberobello, and there are 9 bicycles of different sizes, to borrow at the Trullo.
Besides exploring the pretty hilltop towns, the Trullo is just 15kms from the coast, strung with secluded coves, sandy beaches and traditional fishing villages with quayside restaurants serving the most delicious, fresh caught fish and seafood. The nearest sandy beaches of Torre Canne and Savelletri are just a 20-minute drive and away.
Getting here: The nearest airports are Bari and Brindisi which are both approximately 80kms (1 hours drive). BA, Easyjet and Ryanair fly from the UK to Bari and Ryanair and Easyjet also fly directly to Brindisi.
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: 20%
Balance: 56 days prior to arrival
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: 20%
Balance: 56 days prior to arrival
We bought the trullo 17 years ago as a holiday home and have really enjoyed it. We believe on upgrading the trullo every year and keep on top of all the maintenance, so that when we and guests go there they have a great time. We really do take great pride in presenting the trullo to the best of our ability. We also really focus on the environment and have solar panels, heat source pumps, compost bins, recycling bins, rain water collection, rechargable batteries.
We love going on holiday to our trullo. We have really tried hard to put everything into the trullo that we can think of that a child might want/need on holiday. We have a daughter and I remember one time when she was about six months old we were going to friends who didn't have a child and so we had to take everything, the cot, high chair, rocker. In the end we just couldn't fit it all in and we had to take the van instead of the car! I can't imagine what we would of done if we had to have fit everything into a suitcase.
Kids love the trullo, mostly because of the pool, and being heated they don’t turn blue and can stay in there all day! If they do get bored then there is the large games room with lots of books to read but which of course they completely ignore and play on the Wii or PlayStation!
Bari and Brindisi both 70KM drive away.
Bari and Brindisi
A sandy beach can be reached within 20 minutes drive.
A convenience store can be found 1km walk away from the trullo but not recommending for walking with a buggy as there is no pavement.
12 x 6m outdoor heated pool which is fenced and alarmed, and has Roman style entry steps.
can be arranged
Babysitting can be arranged.
Three travel cots, one with changing/new born adaptation, one other changing mat, three high chairs, baby rocker, baby monitor, steriliser, bottle warmer, three night lights, three bed guards, toddler bed, plastic plates, bowls, cups & cutlery, and a blender.
U rated DVDs, touch and feel books, books, games, and general toys.
Games room with table tennis, pool table, football table, bikes, books and DVDs.
Pre-arrival shopping and catering can be arranged.
Large play frame with three swings, one bucket seat for toddler, slide, monkey bars, 2 play houses, ride on truck, bicycle with stabilisers, paddling pool, push along walker, 2 rocking horses, one large and one small, and inflatables for the pool.
Spa therapist can be arranged.
enclosed courtyard with a BBQ and a pizza oven within the grounds.
Wi-Fi is provided.
solar heating, recycling bins, rain water collection
Golf course can be reached in 30 minutes drive.
3 highchairs and 3 cots are available.
can be arranged
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We enjoyed a lovely week at Trullo negli Alberi at Easter time. Alison and Chris were very responsive from my first inquiry which led to a smooth booking process and responses to all of my questions. They have thought of everything and the Trulli is well equipped with many of the home comforts missing in other villa / holiday home rentals.
The outdoor space is gorgeous with a lovely pool, outdoor playground and sitting areas and our kids loved the freedom to play outside and we enjoyed the ability to sit and read while they did so.
The kitchen is well stocked and very comfortable for cooking. Alison and Chris helpfully provided some starters which was much appreciated after our journey.
The bedrooms are all very comfortable and again well stocked with bedding, towels etc. From a young one's standpoint, the piece de resistance is the indoor playroom where our kids spent hours playing with the toys and games. Adults will enjoy the ...
we are a family of 6 kids ranging from 6 - 1 year.
the trullo has everything you could wish for and more for a family. the whole place was immaculately clean and finished to a very high standard. nothing at all was too much trouble with any questions to alison. the pool is fantastic and the waterslide a wonderful addition. we werent prepared for how fantastic the games room was either, perfect for the kids during the midday sun in august.
the only downside completely out of the control of anyone is the mosquitoes in this part of italy, they are tiny and around the whole day esp around 1600, meaning we werent bitten to bits so just to come prepared with sprays etc.
we used the babysitting service as an extra pair of hands with the 4 children, stefania was wonderful and well worth having around in the day as an extra pair of hands to give you a break on your holiday.
all in all a wonderful place where you can just arrive and have ...
we had a wonderful holiday the villa and service were amazing it was perfect for our first family holiday with 1 year old twins and a five year old
Had an amazing week but think the kids had an even better one. Location is perfect between a couple of historic towns and the beach. You could almost forget that the kids were with you as they would be exploring or playing in super child friendly surroundings. Having a chef for a few nights was a great extra as was the friendly baby sitting service.
This house has everything you need for a child- friendly, family holiday. EVERYTHING! From toys, to kitchen equipment and outdoor play areas ... if it isn't there, Alison and Chris are most likely to sort it for you. Customer service and communication was excellent and their support when we had to leave early due to Covid restrictions coming in to force in the UK, was brilliant. The heated, gated pool is just fabulous for kids - safe and warm. And the outdoor, conservatory area just perfect for cooler evenings and the odd rainy day.
We had a perfect stay at Trullo negli Alberi. The accommodation and location is fantastic- the pool is out of this world and the outside space beautifully landscaped and created with children and adults in mind. The owners were so helpful before the trip and during, going out of their way to be available. It's a very special place to have a holiday and we would love to return.
This was our second visit to the Trullo but this time with 3 young children. Again, we had another fantastic time. It is the perfect place for family and young kids. The hosts are Alison and Chris are excellent and the location is just a short drive to a number of beautiful towns. I'd definitely recommend to others and we plan to return again.
A group of us (4x adults, 3x infants) stayed at Trullo negli Alberi for a week at the beginning of June 2022, and it was an absolutely amazing holiday experience! I would definitely recommend going! The house, courtyards, swimming pool and grounds are all stunningly beautiful, well-maintained and safe for children. The pictures of the swimming pool speak for themselvesu2026 and the play room is huge and a welcome retreat from the sun at midday for both kids and adults (toys, TV, pool table, darts, table tennis, cinema room, etc.)
For most of our meals, we ate in the large inner courtyard, which is a lovely sheltered setting next to the kitchen - and easy to keep an eye on the kids and baby monitors.
The picturesque old village of Alberobello, with its iconic Trulli buildings is nearby (My children watch a cartoon called Trulli Tales, which is set in that village, so they loved that!)
I'd also recommend going to the local markets that ar ...
What a find! Absolutely brilliant villa with everything you need when holidaying with babies or children and plenty for the adults too! Cots, high chairs, sterilising unit all provided. Great communication prior to arrival and during our stay. Kids loved the water slide in the large heated pool. The games room had lots of toys to entertain the kids when it got too hot outside. There was even buckets and spades etc for the beach (30 mins away). We stayed for 10 days and still didn't have time to use all the facilities on site. Also loads of good films and books to choose from. Very comfortable beds and lovely decor. The air conditioning was a god send as it was so hot during our stay. Outdoor dining and seated area was perfect for chilling in the evening. We used both the pizza oven and BBQ, again everything was there that you needed for both. Location was perfect. Short car journey to beautiful Alberobello and Locorotundo which are bot ...