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What the press says about The Thinking Traveller

 

Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 2007-2013


Best villa rental company
Best on the ground service
Best range of villas and facilities
Best presentation of villas


As voted by our clients.

 

Paradise Found


"Puglia's bucolic estates offer striking architecture and stylish interiors that display a mix of antiques and contemporary art." Think Puglia villas Masseria Cisterna Rossa (left), Casa Ceno and Trullo Gaura in Robb Report Home & Style magazine.

May-June 2014

 

Perfectly Puglia


"Think Puglia is the exclusive provider for the best villas in the region with estates boasting amenities like outdoor cinemas, private pools, gyms and steam rooms, and fine art and antique collections." Villa Elia, Palazzo Gorgoni (left), Villa Blanca and Masseria Curti Vecchi feature.

April-May 2014

 

The Heel's had a Reboot


"With few tourists and a wealth of charming attractions, Puglia is a hot destination for 2014. And the best places to stay are the masserias..." Masseria Lamacoppa (left), Masseria Curti Vecchi and Masseria Cisterna Rossa in BA High Life Magazine.

April 2014

 

Who You Gonna Call?


"Huw Beaugié
Huw is the villa specialist to one of the most fashionable régions of Europe: Puglia, in Italy's heel. His wife, Rossella, is Sicilian, which means they've also got that island wrapped up, and more recently they've taken on the Ionians."

March 2014

 

Relaxen mit Stil


Elle Germany selects and presents the trendiest holiday destinations in its January 2014 issue, inviting readers to 'relax in style' in a lovingly restored masseria or traditional trullo in Puglia, such as Trullo Terra Dolce (featured).

January 2014

 

Boot Camp


"Today success belongs to Masseria Lamacoppa. Mondadori and his brother, Francesco, inherited the estate nearly a decade ago, then spent five years refurbishing it and filling it with many of the European and Moroccan antiques and heirlooms the family had collected over the years."

November-December 2013

 

Italien, Apulien - Trullo Pinnacolo


Trullo Pinnacolo, designed by Parisian architect Fabrice Bejjani, conceals a stylish and generously-proportioned holiday home beneath its rustic facade. The black mosaic-tiled pool, one of the house's most striking features, remains deliciously warm throughout the summer.

November 2013

 

Taking the Road Less Traveled: Puglia, Italy


"The 18th century, eight-bedroom Palazzo Gorgoni has been meticulously renovated and is filled with clever contemporary and folk art: paintings, statues, even an old Vespa in the second-floor gallery."

November 2013

 

Trullo Alice near Fasano


"Owned by the Russian model Anna Kolpakova and named after her daughter Alice, this heavenly five-bedroomed house is set in rolling hills and is part beautifully restored trulli (traditional dry-stone huts with conical roofs), part contemporary villa."

13 September 2013

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I'm in the mood for...learning something new

"Sun, sea, and seriously good food (...) Staying in our own apartment, Scale Nove, with its seafront setting and beautiful high-domed ceilings, made it feel like home, only much better."

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August 2014

Scale Nove
 

The Thinking Traveller mit neuer Luxusvilla in Apulien

Reisen Exclusiv features new Think Puglia villa L'Argentiera, which enchants guests with its infinity pool, its vibrant blue blending directly into the blue sea just beyond.

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21 July 2014

L'Argentiera
 

La Dolce Vita - Autentico Luogo


"Located at the southeastern-most tip of Italy in the Salento region, Villa Blanca is set on a 10-acre park and features awe-inspiring views of the sea."

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July 2014

Villa Blanca
 

Trullo Pinnacolo, Apulia, Italy


"One especially appealing property is the Trullo Pinnacolo from the collection of lovingly restored conically roofed houses so typical of the region."

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June 2014

Trullo Pinnacolo
 

Paradise Found

"Puglia's bucolic estates offer striking architecture and stylish interiors that display a mix of antiques and contemporary art, while its beaches, unlike those of the rocky Amalfi Coast, are sandy and calm."

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May-June 2014

Masseria Cisterna Rossa
 

Reise-News

"Madame Germany invites readers to discover Trullo Melograno, complete with seven trulli cones set in beautiful gardens with a generously-proportioned pool."

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May 2014

Trullo Melograno
 

Perfectly Puglia

"For an elegant city stay, Palazzo Gorgoni is the essence of comfort. This restored 18th century palazzo with eight bedrooms, a private pool, gym and rooftop lounge is in the heart of Galatina"

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April-May 2014

Palazzo Gorgoni
 

Villa Pouilles

"The project consists of three buildings and perfectly combines Fabrice’s signature style, which is both elegant and discrete, with materials which are typical of the region but employed to give a contemporary feel."

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March-April 2014

Trullo Pinnacolo
 

Tri, Tra, Trulli!

"Architectural Digest's chooses Trullo Melograno in Ceglie Messapica as its prime example of a trullo, an architectural phenomenon unique to the region of Puglia."

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8th April 2014

Trullo Melograno
 

The Heel's had a Reboot

"With few tourists and a wealth of charming attractions, Puglia is a hot destination for 2014. And the best places to stay are the masserias, or converted farmhouses."

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April 2014

Masseria Curti Vecchi
 

Southern Charm

"Trullo Pinnacolo is stunning. Built into a hill, the round trullo provides the apex of this stylish modern villa, which drops down in stages to the striking black mosaic tiled pool"

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April 2014

Trullo Pinnacolo
 

The Heel Thing

"If you're lucky enough to be holed up in a Think Puglia villa, take advantage of the cooking lessons from resident chef Anna Maria Chirone Arno."

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March 2014

Cookery experiences in Puglia
 

Who you gonna call?

"Huw is the villa specialist to one of the most fashionable régions of Europe: Puglia, in Italy's heel. His wife, Rossella, is Sicilian, which means they've also got that island wrapped up, and more recently they've taken on the Ionians.."

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March 2014

Villa Elia
 

Künstler im Haus

German PR portal Life PR features Villa Elia and its owner, Gaetano Castellini, who now often hosts famous artists at the beautifully restored Masseria.

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13 February 2014

Villa Elia
 

50 Best Villas

"Trulli are the white-stone houses of Puglia, with roofs like pointy witches' hats. Trullo Melograno is a fine example, set in a landscape of olive groves and fruit trees."

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26 January 2014

Trullo Melograno
 

Trullo Melograno - neu bei Think Puglia

Austrian-based lifestyle Platform LookCook praises Trullo Melograno for the way in which the stylish trullo conversion effortlessly preserves the original features and flair of the traditional trullo.

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26 December 2013

Trullo Melograno
 

Relaxen mit Stil

"Die Region am Stiefelabsatz Italiens ist das aktuelle Trendziel für Individualisten. Und das ist nicht verwunderlich: Könnte man einem Landstrich einen Preis für guten Stil verleihen, Apulien hätte ihn verdient."

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January 2014

Trullo Terra Dolce
 

Boot Camp

"A vacation villa in southeastern Italy’s Salentina Peninsula, the “heel” of the country, now offers more room for guests – and the same distinguished décor."

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November-December 2013

Masseria Lamacoppa
 

Taking the Road Less Traveled: Puglia, Italy

"The 18th century, eight-bedroom palazzo has been meticulously renovated and is filled with clever contemporary and folk art: paintings, statues, even an old Vespa in the second-floor gallery."

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November 2013

Palazzo Gorgoni
 

Italien, Apulien - Trullo Pinnacolo

"Hinter der rustikalen Fassade des neuen Trullo "Pinnacolo" verbirgt sich jedoch ein nobles und großzügiges Ferienhaus, das Platz für bis zu 12 Personen bietet."

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November 2013

Trullo Pinnacolo
 

Trullo Alice near Fasano

"Owned by the Russian model Anna Kolpakova and named after her daughter Alice, this heavenly five-bedroomed house is set in rolling hills and is part beautifully restored trulli, part contemporary villa."

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13 September 2013

Trullo Alice
 

Wohnträume auf Zeit

"Barock, Luxus und modernes Möbeldesign südlich von Lecce: Der Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts erbaute Palazzo Gorgoni wurde zwei Jahre lang von einem Kunstsammler renoviert."

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September 2013

Palazzo Gorgoni
 

La Casa nel Bosco di Ulivi

"Una casa immerse nel verde del Salento dove l'esterno rustic incontra il design modern degli interni."

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August 2013

Bosco degli Ulivi
 

Top celebrity romantic getaway hotspots

"When the impossibly chic Jude Law and Sienna Miller sought escape from London, they hid from prying eyes at Think Puglia's Villa Elia, nestled near Gallipoli amidst glorious beaches."

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August 2013

Villa Elia
 

Nice and slow

"I book my vacation with Think Puglia. The owners have deep roots within the area, offering top-notch houses and estates not normally available to vacationers."

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August 2013

Villa Elia
 

Rustikaler Stil trifft zeitgenössisches Design

"Think Puglia darf sich einiger der hinreißendsten Trulli rühmen, die in aufwendigen Restaurierungsarbeiten in zeitgemäße Luxusferienhäuser verwandelt wurden."

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20th August 2013

Trullo Pinnacolo
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Les Pouilles plein les papilles

"...le rêve, c’est de louer un « trullo », maison circulaire. Souvent retapés avec un goût exquis, les trulli conservent une cuisine à l’ancienne, des pièces fraîches et des terrasses sous les canisses."

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5th July 2013

Trullo Terra Dolce
 

New villas for The Thinking Traveller

"Think Puglia's new properties include Trullo Pinnacolo, a luxury trullo restoration, Lamia Bianca, a charming old stone lamia with sea views, and Casina Elia, a country house with a great pool."

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June 2013

Trullo Pinnacolo
 

Big Blue

"Dans un jardin de figuiers de Barbarie et d’agaves, une ancienne ferme stylée avec pergola, four au feu de bois et tentures en cotonnades qui donnent la parole au vent."

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May 2013

Le Antiche Pajare
 

L'Italie à la maison

"Optez pour le somptueux Palazzo Gorgoni situé au cœur de Galatina, villa byzantine au Moyen Age, dont la piscine aménagée dans la cour intérieure est un véritable havre de paix."

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May 2013

Palazzo Gorgoni
 

Picturesque Puglia

"The southern Italian region of Puglia is an ideal destination for those seeking cultural and educational enrichment... Think Puglia specialises in the area's most desirable villas"

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April 2013

Villa Elia
 

Ask the experts

"Think Sicily suggests Trulli della Mirandola in Cisternino, set in a garden of fig and olive trees and close to the towns of the Valle d'Itria for relaxed sightseeing."

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3rd March 2013

Trulli della Mirandola
 

Schrecklich Schöne Gorgo

"Wahrscheinlich sollte man den Namen des Palazzos nicht so Ernst nehmen: Gorgoni meint hier wohl steinernes Vergnügen, vom barock gefassten Eingang über imperial..."

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April 2013

Palazzo Gorgoni
 

Der Traum vom Trullo

"Wer träumt nicht von einer schicken Villa mit Pool, Meerblick, Garten, Sonnenterrasse und einem Golfplatz in der Nähe?... Im Garten wurde zwischen alten Olivenbäumen der Pool platziert. "

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March 2013

Trullo del Sale
 

Tasting the heel of Italy

"Think Puglia offers a range of luxury rental villas in Puglia (the author stayed at Il Trullino)...it can arrange cookery classes including lunch or dinner and a recipe folder""

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3rd March 2013

Our cookery lessons
 

50 Sensational Villas

"Bosco degli Ulivi: outside, there are olive trees and the walls are clad with rough local stone. Inside, it's a modernist masterpiece of clean lines, open spaces and big windows..."

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27th January 2013

Bosco degli Ulivi
 

Europe's 50 best beach villas

"Rosa Marina is ideal for a stress-free family holiday: it's na immensely stylish bungalow sleeping six in three en-suite bedrooms and direct access to a Blue Flag sandy beach..."

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12th January 2013

Rosa Marina
 

Pietre Preziose

"In un uliveto centenario nell'entroterra salentino, sorge questa casa di vacanze... un esempio perfetto di tradizione, integrazione nel territorio e contemporaneita'"

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October 2012

Bosco degli Ulivi
 

6 celebs, 1 holiday home

"What happens when six celebrities share a holiday home? An Italian villa owned by Will Young, the Bond girl Eva Green and their showbiz friends."

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28th October 2012

Villa San Vincenzo
 

Secondo Amore


"In Ostuni, stone, olives, mortar, iron and original geometric shapes have brought a Saracen trullo and an old Puglia farmhouse back to life..."

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October 2012

Secondo Amore
 

Italian Escape
  

"Leading villa experts Think Puglia have introduced a new stunning 18th century Palazzo to their portfolio... Palazzo Gorgoni."

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Autumn 2012

Palazzo Gorgoni
 

Trulli Beautiful


"Think Puglia has a range of rental properties, from seafront villas and luxury farmhouses to chic restored trulli and secluded rural retreats."

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11th September 2012

Villas in Puglia
 

The Family Challenge

"Villa Specchia sits in its own walled garden, which is bigger than our local park. Mostly on one level... the inside is stunning. But the star of the show is the covered loggia..."

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9th September 2012

Villa Specchia
 

Brought to heel


"Two of Think Puglia's properties, Ai Trulli and Secondo Amore were featured in an end of summer feature in The Independent's i newspaper"

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5th September 2012

Villas in Puglia
 

Palatial in Puglia


"Villa Elia was all so quiet, so sunlit, so huge...Our week went by in an indolent haze of al fresco meals, dips in the pool and regular house explorations..."

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31 March 2012

Villa Elia
 

Villas of the Adriatic...
  

"Best for grand style: Masseria Lamacoppa...
Best for a romantic break: Trullo Cutetto... For an excellent selection of luxury villas, Think Puglia."

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March 2012

Masseria Lamacoppa
 

The best private villa experts

"Property gurus with impeccable taste will help you find the holiday hangout of your dreams... Great service and personal knowledge of the regions..."

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January 2012

Villas in Puglia
 

When in Puglia...


"Villa Mirabella is surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees and has an amazing beach-style swimming pool, a gently sloping affair..."

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29 October 2011

Villa Mirabella

Un tratto nobile... Forte e Gentile

"The Italian edition of the prestigious design magazine Architectural Digest featured both Villa Elia and Palazzo Guarini in July 2011."

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July 2011

Villa Elia - Palazzo Guarini

Book a chic summer villa... 

"Masseria Lamacoppa is a monumental affair. Its high, thick walls and vaulted ceilings... Moorish carpets... acres of forest... cricket-pitch-sized pool..."

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April 2011

Masseria Lamacoppa

European villas...


"We recommend: Masseria Lamacoppa, a 17th century manor house turned secluded contemporary villa... X-factor: the poo is truly stunning..."

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August 2011

Masseria Lamacoppa

The great European villa hunt

"Villa Blanca is perfect if you want to host the pool party of the year. The infinity pool is stunning, with a Jacuzzi corner in which to nurse a Martini."

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11th March 2011

Villa Blanca

The 25 best villas in Europe

"Villa Elia has... a vast garden of lawns... a walled pool, a small cinema... the main draw is the first-hand taste of aristocratic living Italian-style."

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February 2011

Villa Elia

Salento, Puglia, land of the midday sun

"With Think Puglia you can enjoy it in Roman style, from your own villa... choose from beachfront villas to 18th-century manor houses"

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March 2011

Villas in Puglia