Trulli Rosalinda

Puglia, Italy

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Beautifully restored trulli
  • Ideal for families or couples
  • Expansive lawned grounds
  • Restaurant 8min drive

The distinctive trulli houses of Puglia are a taste of the region as it was over 500 years ago and, transformed through a four-year labour of love, Trulli Rosalinda is the chance to soak up a little of this history. It’s as much a part of the landscape as the ancient olive trees, and lovingly restored by owners Rosalinda and Leo, it’s a genuinely unique and charming place to stay.

Your accommodation is made up of three traditional trulli houses that have been joined together into one beautifully creative conversion. As a result, you’ll find three separate areas within the one building, each with their own entrance. The first is the kitchen with a shower room attached, the second and third have been transformed into self-contained studios, one with one double bedroom, which we’ve called Fresia, the other, Papavero, with two.

This unusual layout makes Trulli Rosalinda the perfect choice for a family travelling with grandparents or with older children who’d like to feel more independent – and when everyone has their own space, it makes shared time in the communal areas even more of a pleasure.

Inside and out, Trulli Rosalinda is gently styled to allow a more natural beauty to shine through. White walls are edged with stone the colour of amaretti biscuits, whilst arched windows, doorways and wall alcoves reflect the gentle curves of the high, domed ceilings. Sheer curtains gently diffuse the light to create a calm space, with wooden beams and table tops for a homely feel. This more organic approach extends to the garden too. Ancient olive trees, up to 400 years old, provide pockets of shade across the lush green lawns, their gnarled trunks each a twisted work of art and spotlit at night. The infinity pool is circular, the air filled with the scent of lavender growing around it, and when you’re not soaking up the sun by the pool, there’s a solid stone dining table and extra seating with parasols on stand-by. An additional covered area has a firepit taking centre stage for atmospheric evenings or drying off after a late-night swim.

The local area

With a choice of restaurants, Cristo Re is your nearest village, less than a ten-minute drive away. Every August, it plays its part in a religious ceremony during which a statue of the Virgin Mary from the historic town of Santa Maria di Leuca is paraded through the streets and down to the port from where it’s sailed across to San Gregorio and back – reason enough for fireworks and a party!

Monopoli, with its historic old town, castle and pretty harbour is just a 20-minute drive away. There you can hire boats, shop for the delicious local food and drink and dine out in style.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedrooms divided between two trulli (sleeps 2-6)
  • For families or couples travelling together

Communal area

  • Kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Shower room
  • French doors to the garden and pool area
  • Fireplace (wood included)

Papavero – self-contained trullo

  • Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area with flat screen TV
  • Kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, fridge
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Shower room
  • Safe

Fresia – self-contained trullo

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with flat screen TV
  • Kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, fridge
  • Small seating area
  • Double bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Safe

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Shared laundry room
  • Barbecue
  • Shaded outdoor dining area
  • Private freeform swimming pool approx. 8m x 8m (depth 1.15m – 1.35m)
  • A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa owner during your stay.

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4-8pm
  • Check out time – 10am

Location

  • Cristo Re (restaurant/mini-market/bar/bakery) 8min drive
  • Monopoli (shops/restaurants/supermarket) 15min drive
  • Polignano a Mare beach 20min drive
  • Porto Ghiacciolo beach 20min drive
  • Conversano 25min drive
  • Alberobello 30min drive
  • Ostuni 45min drive
  • Bari town 50min drive
  • Bari airport 1hr drive
  • Brindisi airport 1hr drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Brindisi

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Bari

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you.

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are available:

  • 2 guests – 1 group B, Fiat Panda or similar*
  • 3 guests – 1 group C, Lancia Ypsilon or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 group D, Volkswagen Golf or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 group F, Volkswagen Golf AUT or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 group C, Lancia Ypsilon or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group F – 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

Trulli Rosalinda is a stunning – in a large, private plot surrounded by olive groves. Beautiful gardens. The website doesn't do it justice. We loved our stay.
Jeff Neilson – June 2018

For peace and quiet in a truly rural setting there can be few better villas than Trulli Rosalinda.
Mary Hartley & Peter Hall – June 2018

 

Trulli Rosalinda – a ‘trulli’ wonderful Italian experience. The perfect place to relax and unwind. We spent many evenings relaxing and playing games around the fire pit, watching the sunset from the rooftops and drinking far too much delicious Italian wine. We arrived as stressed English doctors and left very well rested and ready to face work again back home.
Jess, Jess, Nick, Aria, Lizzie & Rich – June 2018

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas and our new Simpson Hotels.

Read more on our Puglia region page

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