Authentic Trullo Style - Trullo Soluco is a small group of reclaimed abandoned trulli cones, restored over a decade, as a weekend hobby undertaken by its owner Filippo; wishing to recover the past and bring the trullo with graceful simplicity, into the future.
The allure of Trullo Soluco is the location in which it resides; along a silent country road, surrounded by nature, overlooking the vineyards and wide-open wheat fields.
Little by little Filippo has put the pieces together, from ancient stones left behind, others re-found, forming niches and alcoves, to create a homely trullo accommodation for a small family or two couples or perhaps a group of friends.
The addition of a large courtyard and swimming pool, all within a fenced in and secured area; offering a private and restful ambient to its occupants, a brief separation from the every-day routine.
In the heart of the Itria Valley, a concentrated melting pot of ancient buildings, trulli and lamie and in more recent years the addition of more modern villas for the contemporary comfort seeking farmers. A valley topped with white washed towns, and quintessential villages and hamlets; neighboured by the Adriatic Seas to the East and the Ionian Seas to the west.
The town of Cisternino is only a 5km drive away, but a local minimarket and bar can serve your immediate purposes, as only a 1km away. Nearby, also is a link to the ‘ciclovia dell’acquedotto pugliese’ (the waterway route) line that serves as an exclusive route for cyclists and walkers. Within a few metres, you are immersed in the countryside of the Itria Valley.
The Itria Valley, with five main towns, is the central part of Puglia, making it a fitting place from hence to visit the area during your holidays. Alberobello is famous for its trulli population, they say there are more than one thousand in a concentrated expanse; Locorotondo, the quaint whitewashed round town also known for its white wine; Martina Franca, elegant and poised with a deep reputation for its ‘capocollo’; Cisternino, listed as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy with narrow streets and alleys, decorated balconies and stairs all leading to the main Piazza of boutiques and niche restaurants; and Ostuni, friendly and lively with panoramic scenery of the Adriatic Coast.
Friends and Family
The trullo is endearing, a charming crash pad for a couple or couples wishing to explore the area and return to the trullo to relax in the hypnotic evening sun. For young families, the poolside is a welcome distraction for many hours of fun.
Warm, modest and cosy. The bedrooms are compact with full sized double in one, night tables for bed time reading, a niche for hanging summer dresses and a set of drawers. The twin room (could be used equally as a double if pushed together) has plenty of hanging space in the alcove and night tables.
The kitchen corner is well equipped with dishwasher, and full-sized fridge.
A small dining area in the lounge as a back-up for cooler nights when dining outside is not an option. The lounge area has a small TV with Italian channels, sofa bed (could sleep one) and two arm chairs. Wireless internet indoors.
Holiday essentials include a swimming pool and Trullo Soluco will not disappoint. The fresh stone faced trullo and modern 10 x 5m pool (2 metres at the deepest end), compliment the setting. A main courtyard faces the entrance and a gazebo to the side for outside dining next to the stone BBQ and pizza oven.
The poolside is private and enclosed with stone wall to the rear giving it full protection and foilage to the front and sides ensuring total privacy; a hide-out for grownups and an entertaining haven for children.
Filippo’s trullo is his passion, the result of years of hard work and love. He’s created a peaceful corner of Puglia with his hands, with an eye for tradition and simple living.