Wiew of the olives grove facing east, on the right: one of the stone cones of Trullo della Luna |
In August 2006 I went to Puglia, better know abroad as Apulia, in the southern part of Italy. In that occasion I decided to buy an ancient trullo... what's a trullo?
It is a sort of country house with very particular characteristics: a small house all made by stones. There are no structures like wooden beams or bricks, but only stone arches, stone walls and stone cones as roofs. They are typical of a small area in Puglia called Valle d'Itria (Alberobello, Cisternino, Ostuni).
My trullo is located south of that valley in an area which is spotted with plenty of these rural
buildings and beautiful olive groves.
Many foreigners are now appreciating the beauty of this charming place and lot of people are investing funds in this area which is expected to become really soon the new Chianti of the South. Then I decided to buy a trullo and transform it in a residence-villa for personal purposes and for offering it to other guests who likely have appreciated my intense and enthusiastic rental activity (see the section "About us, our vision").
I am an architect and immediately saw the just bought trullo as if its dry-stone blocks appeared as the ruins of an ancient temple, and with this enthusiastic vision I have restored it. South workers have slower rhythms than in the North so the restoration ended only in early 2009. More info and images of the restoration are in the "trullo Gallery" section.
The trullo now offers beds up to six people, a well equipped small kitchen with four stove rings, a bathroom, a bedroom and an "alcova" which is a sort of separate niche with bed, really typical of such architectonic structures. There is a washing machine, hair-dryer. There is the air conditioner. The same machine may be used for controlling the humidity and for the heating during the cold season. There is also a stove endowed with a window to enjoy the vision of the fire. Hot and fresh water is supplied by an artesian well. Actually the water is absolutely not polluted but we have to consider it as not drinkable.
Externally the trullo offers another important space, a sort of yard with a table and a wooden pergola. Trullo della Luna offers also a wide terraced area for sunbathing and the swimming pool (10 x 5 metres - 1.40 metres deep) for your exclusive use. On the rooftop of the amplification there is a solarium.
I have a long experience of tourist rental management. You will deal with me directly by e-mail, the way I prefer. Please visit the "How renting works" section of this web site about what to do if you want to book a stay. Of course I have a staff on the spot for any emergency or problem to solve. I will prepare for you a set of detailed instructions for managing cleverly the keys, the wells, the heating etc.
The owner.... Paolo Devescovi