Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation is spread over two houses: the original trulli and a contemporary villa. A covered terrace runs along the entire length of the villa’s façade, from where one may access the three welcoming bedrooms, two doubles and a twin bedroom, each with its own en-suite shower room. These bedrooms are accessible only from the exterior and do not communicate with each other. Another set of French windows leads in to the lovely modern country kitchen-diner, which also opens out on to the other side of the house and seamlessly serves the main al fresco dining area. The kitchen is also home to a comfy sofa and TV. Cool, light-coloured stone floors run throughout and fixtures and fittings are all of an excellent quality.
A path leads from the villa to the trulli, which have been restored with great attention to detail. Many of the original features have been retained and one gets a real sense of the building's history. Access is via a shady outdoor living area, which gives into a cosy living room with fireplace. To one side is a small kitchen (suitable for breakfast preparation) and an elegant bathroom with double sinks and a tub with shower. To the other is a study area with sofa and two bedrooms: a double and a single both with their own garden access. Quality fixtures and fittings perfectly complement the original light-coloured stone walls.
Outside: Trullo Alice is designed with summer living in mind and the outside areas offer numerous possibilities for lounging, dining and recreation. The lawned gardens, which are delimited by traditional dry-stone walls, are beautifully maintained and feature a variety of fragrant Mediterranean shrubs and numerous centuries-old, gnarly-trunked olive trees. On one side of the villa is a long shaded terrace, while to the other, also accessed from the kitchen, is a large shady al fresco dining area served by a built-in barbecue, a lounging pagoda and the enticing pool. Glorious views spread out across the surrounding countryside with the Adriatic Sea in the distance.
A gravel path leads for about 20 metres through the manicured lawns to the trulli’s comfortably furnished, languor-inducing terrace, whose gently billowing curtains and white canvas roof offer welcome repair from the hot afternoon sun and a perfect location for breakfasts.