Contemporary is the new Puglia; the trullo traditional forms are taking on new vivid colours with a fresh and disarming architectural style. Villa Callisto has still respected origins and traditions using local craftsmen to develop this modern styled trullo using old techniques and materials, accentuated with modern decorative touches.
The entire property faces the rear terraced grounds of ploughing fields, thick forest and lowline shrubbery. The sobriety of the swimming pool and grassed areas aligns modern and old.
Villa Callisto is located in the countryside of Ceglie Messapica in a magically tranquil spot, set back from the country lanes, accessed via a main electric gate shouldered by stone columns. This is a destination for foodies and wine drinkers; Ceglie Messapica, one of the oldest towns in the Valle d’Itria, is defined as the city of land, art and gastronomy. Pastry-making and bakery products are the local speciality with a number of restaurants to suit all budgets with variations from simple traditional recipes offered to sublime diversions from its origins. So much choice!
Friends & Family
Villa Callisto holds 8 adults comfortably. Perfect set up for three or even a four-generation family; equally groups of friends of all denominations. The property could be twinned with Trullo Oasis which is within walking/cycling distance and accommodates 4 more, creating lodging for 12 should you have a large group of friends and family!
The main entrance to the kitchen and dining area is through the double-glazed sliding doors from the bamboo covered gazebo, which gives a wonderful natural light within, against the sun-kissed wood interior furniture and stone paving tiles. The kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, full size fridge and all required cooking facilities. The dining area within seats 6 easily and the gazebo accommodates 8 seating; overlooking the courtyard.
From the kitchen, a wide corridor takes you to two bedrooms, one double and one twin both with ensuite. Between the two rooms and the main bedroom lies the sunken living room set in the main trullo cone. Furnishings are sublime, cool comfortable surroundings with low lighting. The main bedroom, accessed from the lounge, overlooks the pool from its private door to the external gardens. Equally here you have a shower room.
All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space for holiday attire and bedside tables for your trinkets and tablets to charge.
The fourth bedroom has a separate entrance from the courtyard and is independent of the main house, set in a small quaint trullo. The bed is French size, not quite a full double but more than adequate for couples of all ages!
The grounds around the pool solarium have been finely landscaped to provide a private ambient, detached on the lower terrace from the main house. Two gazebos with cushioned seating stand at either end of the 9 x 5 metre (1.5 metres deep) salt based, swimming pool. A BBQ with a choice of gas cylinder or charcoal, for all your outdoor cooking needs.
Villa Callisto, is set back from the country lane and main electric gate and entrance to the property. The property, with stone walling along the roadway, has approximately 10,000 square metres of land, which is mainly ploughing fields, populated with a variety of olive, oak and fruit trees. For those practising yoga, a platform is provided within the grounds.
The countryside is ideal for cyclists and walkers with the nearby ‘Acquedotto’ cycling routes, ‘La Ciclovia’, which extend between the main towns of the Valle d’Itria and beyond.
The cycle path from Ceglie Messapica reaches Cisternino over a 10km distance but you can join the path in the countryside of Ulmo where Villa Callisto is situated. A slow and eco-friendly way to visit the countryside of Puglia. We can organize tours guided by Vito, with bikes and accessories for all the family. An ideal off-peak activity for all to enjoy at your leisure.