Feel the sheer pulse where an ancient rural farmhouse, sea, and olive trees collide. Built to help the local peasants with the harvest. Having changed very little in the past 100 years, it remains a true and authentic experience.
The Villaapulia location is convenient, just 10 km from the famous Apulian sandy beaches. Once you enter the gate of the complex, you’ll find yourself in a true paradise with gardens, terraces, a pizza oven, and private access to the pool. Compared to other trulli , the villaapulia has the advantage of being located on the promontory, taking in sunlight all day long. From here you can enjoy both the sunrise and the even more magnificent setting of the sun behind the magical landscape with the unique coned shaped Trulli.
Villa Apulia itself is divided into 2 separate, but attached building and strucutred on 3 floors and can host up to 8 people (on request eventually 2 people more). The main part of the villa (the modern part) has an open character in which living room, upper bedroom and lower bedroom all have an open space character. The main floor has a spacious well equipped kitchen. The idea was to create an open space with high vaulted ceilings and large windows that look out on the country side with trulli and olive trees. The living room has a large sofa and the antique wooden table offers room for 8 persons. From the living area you can go down 5 steps towards the lower part of the house (no door). Here the owner has created a true ‘wagon lits’ with 4 double seized beds next and on top of each other. Attached to it a bathroom with walk-in shower and next to it a WC. From here a large door leads to the outside terrace and pool.
From the living room you can also take 5 steps up where you will find the master bedroom (no door) with a double bed, a large tub with overhead rain-shower, WC and a desk to work on your computer.
The veranda connects the old part with the new part of the villa. The ancient square shaped building is called a ‘Lamia’ in the local dialect. This small, but delicious house is independent and offers a comfortable sofa bed and a mezzanine with a true double bed. Shower and WC are tucked away in the corners of the lamia. On one side of the house there is an open kitchen.
Villa Apulia offers an authentic Apulia experience. Perfect for large families or a group of friends. Compared to the other towers it offers the best balance between price and quality. All you need to bring is your bathing suit and a smile.
This stunning property is available to discerning renters who appreciate its value and uniqueness, and who will treat it as if it were their own. Important to know that the modern part of the villa is one large open space without doors.
The minimum rental period is one week from Saturday to a Saturday. Weekend-only rentals are not allowed. Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Itria Valley (in Italian: Valle d’Itria) is an area located in Apulia (in Italian: Puglia) region, in Southern Italy. Itria Valley spreads over Province of Bari, Province of Brindisi and Province of Taranto, and coincide with the lower part of Murgia upland (Low Murgia). The towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica overlook Itria Valley. “Valley” is an inaccurate term, because Itria Valley has not the typical conformation of mountain area valleys: it is just a depression due to karstic phenomena.
Itria Valley place-name is probably derived from Basilian Fathers oriental cult of the Madonna Odegitria (that is the Virgin Mary who shows the way), patron of wayfarers, which founded – using a natural shelter right in Itria Valley – a monastic site where a fresco portraying the Madonna Odegitria was found. Over the ruins of this medieval place of worship, located in Martina Franca, the Capuchin Monastery (in Italian: Convento dei Cappuccini) – which nowadays is an interesting tourist attraction – was built in 1545.
The main Itria Valley features are the following:
trulli, the typical ancient Apulian small round houses of stone with a conical roof;
a large amount of olives from which they obtain olive oil;
vineyards from which they obtain high quality white wine, such as Locorotondo DOC and Martina Franca DOC.
Meeting point is Piazza Navigatori at the Teatro Comunale. Please call us 2 hours before arrival on +39 334 7029902.
Enjoy your Puglia holiday within the natural beauty of one of Italy’s less discovered regions. Staying at Villa Apulia will give you the possibility to discover the entire region.
Within 1 hour drive you can visit the famous city Lecce (called the Florence of the south) with its baroque architecture,Otranto with its impressive fortress overlooking the Adriatic sea, Alberobello with its famous Trulli and part of the Unesco heritage.
The two airports of Bari and Brindisi are both within 1 hour car ride.
ENJOY THE NEARBY COAST
The sea around Ostuni is considered one of the most beautiful in Puglia due to its combination of beaches, crystal clear water and excellent level of accommodation offered.
The 17 kilometres of coastline in Ostuni alternates between beaches with dunes covered in Mediterranean maquis, sandy bays and rocky coasts. Pilone beach is sandy, with dunes covered in age-old junipers and a little inland you will find the San Leonardo watch tower; in Villanova, of ancient origins, there is a marina that hosts fishing boats and pleasure crafts; the Costa Merlata is particularly rugged, with lots of inlets and little bays where you can enjoy hours of tranquillity; Santa Lucia is characterised by a group of little inlets that are protected by the rocks opposite and featuring wild, uncontaminated nature.
The sea at Ostuni is beautiful and the coast line is still unspoilt with many wonderful beaches. The coastline on the Adriatic Sea runs for 20 km from North to South punctuated by a series of long beaches, small inlets, reefs, dunes and Mediterranean vegetation.
The place on the coast nearest to Ostuni is Villanova which can be reached taking the road SP20. It is a typical small port that was originally called Petrolla. There is castle built by the duchess of Bona Sforza in the XVI century. It is a castle made of three wings. Above the central one rises a tower that was used as a lighthouse.
Villanova represents the centre of the Ostuni coast line. The whole coast, from north to south, can be explored starting from this charming small port.
Best seaside resorts
Lido Morelli is a long stretch of sand with dunes and Mediterranean vegetation. Here you will always find a place even in busy periods. It has been declared by the EU of International Importance, and it si also a Regional Nature Reserve.
Torre Pozzella consists of a succession of small inlets protected by cliffs all covered with a beautiful Mediterranean vegetation. It is a wild and untouched coast of enchanting beauty. It is so named after a 16th century tower. The tower was built between 1565 and 1569 and is called “Pozzella” for the abundant number of “pozzi” (wells) of spring water in the area. It is also locally called “Torre sgarrrata” meaning “fallen tower”.
Torre Guaceto is a bit far from the usual routes but certainly a beautiful series of inlets with fine sand, which are not to be missed.
Starting in the north of Puglia, the rocky, mountainous promontory of the Gargano offers some stunning coastal scenery: green wooded hills give way to white cliffs, sea stacks, azure crystalline seas, golden sands and paradisiacal pebbly coves. The beaches around Rodi Gaganico, Peschici and Vieste are particularly popular, but if you get off the beaten track – ideally in a boat – you will come across some real hidden gems.
Heading south down the Adriatic, the coast between Manfredonia and the bustling, historic capital, Bari, is formed by a series of sandy and pebble beaches, the salt pans of the Margherita di Savoia Nature Reserve and some lovely towns such as Trani with its fabulous sea-front cathedral. From Bari, the mostly rocky coast is punctured by occasional spots of sandy beach, such as those at the lovely towns of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli, both well worth a visit.
Continuing south towards Brindisi, one of Puglia’s most important ports, of note are the sandy beaches of Marina di Ostuni and the fabulous Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, a naturalist’s paradise combining unspoilt woods, Mediterranean maquis, several miles of sandy beach and a protected marine reserve. While there you may well come across a flock of flamingos, just one of the dozens of species of migratory birds who stop off here.
Lecce, Puglia’s baroque jewel, lies about 7km in-land but is connected by a straight, “no-time-to-be-wasted” road to the Adriatic, which ends at the little town of San Cataldo with its lovely sandy beaches and sea-front nature reserve.
From this point the coast becomes rather more dramatic and the magnificently sea-sculpted chalky-white cliffs, transparent waters and sandy beaches of Torre dell’Orso are not to be missed… unless, you opt to continue a few miles south to the Laghi Alimini, two lakes immersed in wonderful Mediterranean pine woods. The larger lake is connected to the sea by a small channel and the sandy beaches are of spectacular beauty.
Just a stone’s throw away to the south, is the delightful fortified port town of Otranto, another highlight of this stretch of the Adriatic coast. Apart from its historical and architectural interest, Otranto also boasts several lovely sandy beaches, one of which is right in the centre of town.
Around 2 miles south of Otranto, at Capo d’Otranto, one comes to the easternmost point of Italy and from here on, until the tip of the heel, where the Adriatic and the Ionian seas meet and mingle at Santa Maria di Leuca, the coastline is characterised by rocky cliffs, probing inlets, such as the one at Porto Badisco which heads inland for nearly 400m, and towns such as Castro, perched above the sea in superb panoramic positions.
Continuing our tour around Puglia’s coast, heading westward from Santa Maria di Leuca, with its strategically positioned lighthouse and sumptuous Liberty-style villas, one soon arrives at one of the most lovely stretches of sandy beach in Italy: about 6 kilometres running along Marina di Salve, through Marina di Pescoluse and up to Torre Pali. A brief interruption of rocky coastline soon gives way to more spectacular sand and turquoise waters at Torre Mozza and Marina di Ugento.
Heading north for another 15km or so, one soon comes to the spiky Punto del Pizzo, which signals the start of the Gulf of Gallipoli, characterised by yet more lovely sandy beaches accessed through fragrant pine woods.
The historic fortress island town of Gallipoli is a must-see if you’re in the area, but we must keep going: there is still over 100km of coastline to explore! A few kilometres up the coast is Rivabella, home to yet more Caribbean-esque sandy beaches. From this point on, right up to Taranto, small stretches of low-lying rocky coastline alternate with long, sensuous expanses of sandy beach, including those at San Caterina di Nardó. Also of interest is the lagoon-like, sandy sea-front of Porto Cesareo, delimited by its own promontory and the offshore Isola dei Conigli, and the 20 or so kilometres of continuous beach along the south-facing stretch of coast below Manduria, between Punto Prosciutto to Acqua Dolce.
As the coast heads north-west towards the historic naval port of Taranto, there are lots of lovely little towns with their own sandy bays. On the other side of Taranto, the Puglian coastline continues westwards along the northern shores of the Gulf of Taranto for about 40km, until, after the Stornara Nature Reserve and its curvaceous, non-stop stretch of sand, it arrives at the border with Basilicata…
I am Dutch and came to Italy in 2005. This home is our own private home that we built ourselves and that we really love. I work in tourism, offering vacation rentals mainly in Rome.See Owner Profile