Villa Aia

Puglia, Italy

  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • Stylish contemporary conversion
  • Beautiful countryside views
  • Peaceful and secluded
  • Media room

Nestled in the heart of traditional trulli country, surrounded by olive groves and open fields, contemporary Villa Aia comes as something of a wonderful surprise. The villa is the work of Puglian architect Daniele Corsaro, who has created a stunningly modern yet characterful conversion as perhaps only a genuine local could. Walls of glass intersect with pale golden stone, opening up the interior spaces to glorious views over the Itria Valley. The sleek lines are mirrored in the immaculate swimming pool, your focal point for long lazy days in delicious countryside seclusion.

With four en-suite bedrooms, Villa Aia makes a great base for several couples or friends looking to discover this little-known corner of Italy. Lying roughly mid-way between historic Ostuni and Cisternino, one of Italy’s celebrated ‘Slow Food’ towns, there’s plenty to inspire foodies and photographers within a ten to 15-minute drive. When the coast calls, you can be at the beach in around half an hour; choose a coastal nature reserve or one of the town beaches for delightfully contrasting experiences. If the midday temperatures make moving too feel like too much effort, you can always retreat to the air-conditioned media room for a nostalgic trawl through the owner’s DVD collection. Evenings in are an equal pleasure, with a stylish sunken dining area where you can wine, dine and put the world to rights as the sun sets on another memorable day.



  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, sliding glass doors open to terrace
  • Kitchen with electric hob, oven, Gaggia coffee machine, fridge-freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher
  • Living area with open fire place
  • Double bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the Val d’Itria 
  • Wet room
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can be configured into a double on request)

Lower ground floor

  • Media room with large flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and walk in wardrobe, opens onto outdoor seating area
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can be configured into a double on request), opens onto outdoor seating area
  • Externally accessed laundry room with washing machine


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Underfloor heating in all rooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Outdoor kitchen area with barbecue and sink
  • Outside shaded dining area
  • Private swimming pool 15m x 4m (1.2m deep), with submerged seating area and staircase access into pool
  • Children under the age of 8 are not permitted, due to low walls and drops in the garden
  • Two parking areas for cars, one with step access to the villa, the second with level access to the villa
  • The last few hundred metres leading to the villa are on unpaved concrete road
  • In Italy, a daily tourist tax applies for the first week 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 or hotel owner during your stay.


  • 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 – 4.00pm
  • Check out time – 10.00am



  • Casalini (bar/restaurant/mini-market) 7min drive
  • Cisternino (shops/restaurants/supermarket) 15min drive
  • Ostuni 20min drive
  • Locorotondo 20min drive
  • Torre Canne beach 30min drive
  • Savelletri beach clubs 30min drive
  • Alberobello 30min drive
  • Monopoli 40min drive
  • Brindisi airport 45min drive
  • Bari airport 1hr 20min drive


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.


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


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

Our choice of Italian properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

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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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