I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle

PUGLIA

Monopoli

  • 4 Sleeps
  • 2  Bedrooms
  • 2  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A panoramic rustic-chic trullo conversion with fabulous outdoor spaces and a sea-view infinity pool.

I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle occupies a fabulous position in the hills above Monopoli on Puglia’s Adriatic coast. The views from the delightful terraces, pool and gardens that surround the house are at once calming and inspiring: vast swathes of olive trees and vineyards extend in a carpet of green towards the sea, tempting guests to leave the comfort of their home away from home to explore the delights of Puglia.

"We loved I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle, especially the outdoor spaces. We ate dinner on the loggia each night and enjoyed the pool in the hot afternoons. Wonderful." Ardith Blumenthal, US, June 2019

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  4
  • Bedrooms  2
  • Bathrooms  2
  • ... of which en suite  2
  • Daily maid service 
  • Cook 
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Infinity pool (LxW in metres)  10x5
  • Open fireplace 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Shopping service 
  • Masseur 
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Sea views 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request

 

Inside: as the name suggests, I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle comprises seven original trulli joined together to create flowing internal spaces. Access is possible from several points but for ease of description we shall start at the far left end (when looking out to sea). From here, one accesses the main indoor dining area, which, through a second door, leads out to the shady sea-view terrace. Carrying straight on under an arch one arrives at a living area, furnished with North African furniture. Another open arch leads through to the first bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room. A door then leads through to a second sitting and dining area, from which one accesses the kitchen to the rear of the house, the sea-view gardens to the front and the master double bedroom to the side. This bedroom has an en-suite shower room and its own access to a small cane-shaded terrace.

Outside: the trulli are surrounded by beautifully-tended gardens, with colourful Mediterranean flora, fruit and olive trees and luscious green lawns interspersed with stone-tiled terraces and paths. The main focal point is the large furnished shady terrace with fabulous sea views. Here is the main al fresco dining and living area, comfortably furnished with sofas and a large table. Across a stretch of lawn and slightly protruding from the perimeter wall is another fabulous sea-view terrace. To the other end of the house, just outside the master bedroom is a small but equally panoramic terrace. From here it is just a hop, skip and a jump to the dreamy infinity pool, which is oriented towards the sea. To the rear, and conveniently accessed from the kitchen, is another shady terrace area complete with barbecue.

 

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The master bedroom is completely independent. The second bedroom is open on one side (connecting directly with the 'North African' living area), though to the other is a door leading to the second dining/living area and kitchen. For two couples sharing, this acts as a buffer zone between the two bedrooms - by keeping this door closed one effectively creates two independent suites.

Thanks to the thick trulli stone walls, designed to keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter, there is no air-conditioning at I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle.

I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is a drop from the infinity edge so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

A road runs about 200m from I Trulli delle Sette Sorelle and is audible in the outdoor areas.
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