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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
10
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

4 Unknown types

Description from manager

The property has a total of: 1 living room, 1 dining room, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.

The property consists of 3 parts - the Trullo and two Lamias (lower structure with barrel-vaulted roof):

* The Trullo - 2 persons - ceiling fan in the bedroom

* Main Lamia - 6 persons - air conditioning in 3 bedrooms

* New Lamia by the pool - 2 persons - air conditioning in the bedroom

Trullo:

* Well equipped kitchen

* Living room and dining room

* 1 double bedroom with ceiling fan (beds can not be separated) with bathroom (with bathtub)

There is enough room inside and 8 to 10 people can spread themselves out. However, the living room and dining room only seat four each. This shouldn't be a problem, since you will spend most of your time outside, anyway - either on a sun lounge at the pool or under the shady roof of the terrace, where there is a long wooden table at which all people can gather.

Main Lamia:

* Small kitchen

* 2 double / twin bedrooms with air conditioning (beds can be pushed together)

* 1 bedroom with air conditioning (2 single beds)

* 2 bathrooms (one with shower and one with bathtub)

* Small laundry room with washing machine

New Lamia by the pool:

* 1 double / twin bedoom with air conditioning (beds can be pushed together)

* 1 small bathroom (with shower)

Outdoors:

* Garden planted with roses, lavender, olive and apricot trees

* Two terraces with straw roof and barbecue

* Swimming pool

* Parking

What you should know:

There is enough water for you and your group, but water is very valuable here, it is certainly a commodity you can not take for granted. This region offers a wide blue sky but very few clouds = water. The owner and we request that you are as sparing as possible with water, during your stay. Don't let the taps run unnecessarily. Please be polite, respectful and economical with your water consumption and treat the house as carefully as your own.

In the magical Trullis valley

The trullis are one of the most unusual and unique buildings in Italy. Around 200 to 300 years ago, the Apulian farmers built their houses in this special manner. There are now only a few well preserved examples of such architecture in the Itrian valley, even fewer which have been restored, and there is this one available for rent.

The owner, a French lady, has tastefully and renovated her trullo and comfortably furnished it with antiques; she has chosen just the right pieces... and has not forgotten to add a pretty kitchen and modern bathrooms.

Our Trullo accommodates 10 people. There is a barbecue on the terrace, with its straw roof and - most importantly - even a pool. The large garden (3500 m²) has been planted with roses, lavender, olive and apricot trees. The price includes some hours cleaning service and a caretaker, who attends to the pool and cistern (very important!).

These buildings are built of typical stone from the region. The walls are more than a meter thick, protecting the inhabitants from heat and cold. Inside, there are no doors, only stone pillars and curtains separating the rooms (the bathroom is an exception to this, where doors have been provided for reasons of privacy). Every year, the local people whitewash their homes right up to the roof and attend to the general appearance of their houses: a pure white construction with a silvery-gray cone-shaped roof. The annual whitewashing is also a traditional method of disinfection.

From the 17th to the 19th century, the trullo was the standard home of local farmers. The solitary trullo, with its high cone-shaped roof, looks rather like a small baronial tower; while the landscape as a whole appears to be dotted with 'miniature castles', their white facades peeping out between mighty, age-old olive trees - some close to one another, others standing alone. Travellers, even the most inattentive, are given the sense of entering a countryside where time stands still - a magical landscape. The UNESCO has also realized the great value of these trullis: since its resolution in 1996 the trullis and the Itrian valley have been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As well as being a home for the farmer, trullis served as hay barns in winter and for storing corn in summer. It was customary for the families and animals to live under the same roof at that time. At the top of the roof, above the brown cupola, decorative white stones crown the pinnacle. These ornaments are holy or magical symbols, sometimes in the shape of cones or horizontal discs, representing the earth or the two-dimensional sun. There are also pyramid or conical shapes with four or five facets which symbolize the holy stone of Baitulos - a cult followed by primitive oriental tribes, part of which included fertility symbols.

Later trullis have symbols from the 'new' religion, such as Christian crosses, Eucharist cups or radiant alter-bread. Pagan decorations can also be found: animals such as roosters, snakes, horseshoes and bull horns. Yet another source of symbols were magical astronomic, astrol

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477479

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
10

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,184.96) €1,000.00
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 4 Unknown types

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