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Il Volo dell' upupa

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The house
The olive trees
Main living-room
Snug room
The stove lit
Bathroom
Bedroom
Back of the house
November dawn in the Valley of Itria
Up on the roof
Il Volo dell'Upupa two years ago
Alberobello (© Andrea Passoni - Flickr)
Monopoli - mending nets (© Verity Cridland - Flickr)
Monopoli - harbour (© Verity Cridland - Flickr)
Castellaneta beach
Guaceto nature reserve and beach (from AQUADEMIA dive centre website)
Martina Franca - central square ©  Vito Manzare (Flickr)
Martina Franca, Valley of Itria (© Giuseppe Zeta - Flickr)
Valley of Itria ©  YellowCat (Gabriele) (Flickr)
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Overview
Trullo -
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, Puglia
This house is magical inside and out; the area is like the land of hobbits - its unique charm imparted by the 'cones' (of the roofs) nestling amongst the olives, vines and fruit trees and the red earth. Note that there is room for up to 9 to sleep, using the sofabeds in the big living room area.<BR><BR>This is a real 'get away from it all' spot, deep in the beautiful valley of Ittria. You can taste the life of the local people who live simply but well on the fertile land. Peace reigns, and children return to the natural life of sun, games in the courtyard, splashing in the outside shower, and visits to wonderful beaches and beautiful little towns with historic buildings, a zoo, and the most amazing caves in Europe. Stone walls keep the temperature comfortable in hot summer; the water is heated by a solar panel;... Read more
About the Owner, Louise L
Languages spoken: German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 106 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2010
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Tamara E
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My kids thought it would be torture living without the internet for a few days - I absolutely loved it; for once the kids couldn't drown in electronic devices and were happy to sit around a barbecue or on the roof watching the stars at night with us old parents! If you've never been to a trullo it's quite an experience. The inside is basic but so incredibly quiet and cool on the inside that I haven't slept so well in years. The region is absolutely fascinating. Must dos from our perspective would be the 'Grotte di Castellana', Martina Franca at night and the nature reserve. Sunday night karaoke in Paradiso di Puglia was also brilliant fun - the locals were so welcoming and we got to torture the kids with our singing over beer and pizza!

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 December 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Amenities
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Fireplace
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (1)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The rate applies to groups of up to 7. For groups of 8 to 10, the weekly rate is £650.

Pets are subject to approval and at an extra cost of £50 per week plus a returnable deposit to cover possible damage.

Payment: 20% on booking to reserve the trullo, the balance by 4 weeks before your visit. Payment by bank transfer, in sterling or euros (at the conversion rate at the time of booking).
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About the neighbourhood
Average summer temperatures range from the 20s in May and September/October to the 30s in July and August; there are fluctuations; top temperatures of 40 in June and July are not unknown. Generally it is hot from May to September, and reasonable in April, October and November.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bari or Brindisi: 80.0 km
Railway: Martina Franca: 5.0 km
Ferry: Bari or Brindisi: 80.0 km
‘Il Vol della Upupa’ is about 4.5 km from Locorotondo and Martina Franca, in the Valley of Itria.<BR><BR>Ryanair operates budget airline services from London Stansted to Bari and Brindisi, which are both just over an hour away from the property by car. British Airways also flies to Bari from Gatwick. <BR><BR>You can also fly to both Bari and Brindisi with Alitalia, but this involves changing in Rome or Milan.<BR>For late bookings during the summer, it’s worth looking on holidaygenie.com, as flights through Rome and Milan are often available at half the price the budget airlines are charging. <BR><BR>Italian rail services are excellent, and the line down the western coast, basically from Trieste to Brindisi (or across from Rome or Naples down), conn... more
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby.
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