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Trullo Messapica

Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

  • 10
  • 5
  • 2


At a glance

  1. Sleeps 10
  2. 5 Bedrooms
  3. 2 Bathrooms
  4. WiFi
  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Living room (A/C) with patio doors to exterior. Gallery kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with door to covered terrace. Shower room. Double bedroom. Children’s bedroom with bunkbeds. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Two ‘Trullo’ double bedrooms, one with access to front terrace. WiFi.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds mainly left au natural and dotted with trees. Large paved courtyard. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 4m) with corner steps.

From the ‘citta bianca’ of Ceglie Messapica (recognised as one of Puglia’s most renowned gastronomic centres), country lanes wind their way through a landscape of olive trees, vineyards and trulli.  Along one such lane sits Trullo Messapica, set in grounds of Mediterranean pine and olive trees, encircled by dry stone walls.

Original features include the large stone paved courtyard and the trulli (their conical domes looking like upturned ice cream cones!) whilst the colour palette of white and natural grey, with a flash of green from the tumbling jasmine, contributes to the overall feel of rustic simplicity. Pathways through the grounds lead to another terraced space and the pool, a recent and most essential addition to the property.

Inside, the trulli are now bedrooms, one with access out to the front terrace. An extension to the rear of the trulli accommodates the other bedrooms and the bathrooms. To the right, a long corridor with large sliding glass doors link the bedrooms to the living area and galley kitchen. Throughout the colours are neutral, in keeping with the simple décor and the light airy atmosphere.

With Ceglie Messpica’s reputation as a gastronomic centre, you will find a plethora of excellent restaurants in the town (4km), which showcase the local produce and seasonal dishes, not forgetting the regional wines. And after indulging in the food and wine of the region, why not hire bikes to explore the famously scenic countryside and the hilltop towns? Or head to the coast for walks through the Torre Guaceto nature reserve, sea kayaking or swimming in the dazzling azure blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.

  • Typical of many properties in Puglia, the trullo sections of Trullo Messapica have external steps leading to the cone shaped roof. Please note that access to the roof is not allowed.
  • Licence No: BR07400391000039463
  • Please note: the price shown does not include a tourist tax (2024 rate to be confirmed) which is applied per person per night (maximum 5 nights) and is payable locally. Children under 12 are exempt.

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Please note: the price shown does not include a tourist tax (2024 rate to be confirmed) which is applied per person per night (maximum 5 nights) and is payable locally. Children under 12 are exempt.

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Great Things to Do Near Trullo Messapica

Go underground and visit the ‘Grotte di Castellana’

The town of Castellana is famous for its network of caves, the largest in Italy. They are over  3km in length, go to a depth of 122m, and the temperature stays a constant 16.5C, so a refreshing place to visit when the outside temperatures soar.  There are a couple of tours available: visit the full length or a shorter version of 1km. 

A blue door

There is a famous 'blue door' set into the one of the walls in the old town of Ostuni.  The striking contrast between the blue of the door and the crisp gleaming white of the walls has made it famous (possibly thanks to many Instagram posts'.  For more photo opportunities, head to Piazzetta Martiri delle Foibe for a wonderful view over Ostuni and the coastline. 

Walk (Run?) in the footsteps of Bond

and visit Matera, the fascinating troglodyte city just over the border in Basilicata.  It has many accolades: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, European City of Culture in 2019 and the location of some great scenes in the Bond film 'No Time to Die'.  

Weekly markets

Puglia is known as the Garden of Italy, supplying the country with vegetables and fruit, so where better to shop than in one of the local weekly markets?  Visit Ostuni on a Saturday, Cisternino on Monday, Wednesday Martina Franca, Friday Locorotondo.  They take place in the mornings until lunchtime, when you can head to one of the local restaurants or back to the villa to enjoy all the local produce you have just bought!

Picture Postcard Polignano

Gracing many a postcard and Insta post, Polignano a Mare is a picture postcard seaside town – white washed houses line narrow streets and perch atop the cliffs with fabulous views over the turquoise sea and beaches below.   

Cartapesta - Papier-Mâché

Remember making things from papier-mâché in school?  Well, Puglia is famous for it and has elevated it to a fine art!   It was used to construct statues for the many churches and monuments being built in Lecce.  In the North of Italy, marble was commonly available and therefore used but in Lecce and the surrounding area, there wasn’t the access to marble and so the craftsmen improvised!  Visit the Church of Santa Chiara in Lecce to see the cartapesta decorations on its ceiling.  There are still workshops in Lecce making papier-mâché items and throughout Puglia you will find examples both to see and buy.   

Gargano Peninsula

For a full day out, explore the Gargano Peninsula.  Most Italians tend to flock to the seaside towns of Vieste and Peschici – make time to go as they are lovely places. But there is also the Foresta Umbra (UNESCO listed) which is home to over 2000 species of plants and trees – a beautiful place to walk and cycle.  The town of Monte Sant’Angelo is famous for its Basilica and, surprisingly, for its sourdough loaf!  

Città Bianche

The white towns of the Valle d’Itria are charming places to wander around. They all have the whitewashed buildings and a ‘centro storico’ (historic centre) with a maze of narrow streets but each one is different. Spend a morning in each (followed by lunch of course) to discover its charm. 

Trulli of Alberobello

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello is famous for its trulli: tiny limestone houses topped by conical roofs. Built without mortar, the houses mostly date from the 14th century, but the building technique has been used since ancient times. You will see them everywhere in this part of Puglia, especially in the Valle d’Itria but Alberobello is quite literally made up of them, there are over 1500.  Visit early morning or late in the day to see them without the crowds.

Un caffè 'alla Salentina'

Have a coffee ‘alla Salentina’, an iced glass with 5 ice cubes, a layer of almond milk and hot coffee.

Florence of the South

Otherwise known as Lecce, the capital of Puglia. It is a city that fully embraced the Baroque style of architecture.  Much remains today making Lecce a wonderful city to walk around. Visit the Basilica di Santa Croce and see if you can spot, on its ornate façade, griffins, dodos, angels and sheep… 

Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve

Named after the tower that was built in the 16th Century as part of a coastal defence system, the nature reserve is a protected area covering 8km of coastline. The area includes wetlands, dunes, marshes, Mediterranean maquis, agricultural land and is home to a variety of animals and birds. The coast and sea are also part of the protected zone, with the rocky seabed teeming with underwater fauna and flora. You can explore the area on foot and on bike, and go snorkelling and diving in the clear blue waters.

La Citta della 'Nzegna

Carovigno is known as ‘La Citta della ‘Nzegna’ – the town of flags. It is renowned for its troops of ‘sbandieratori’ who put on spectacular displays of flag throwing which are incredible to witness. Huge colourful flags are thrown between the men in displays of pageantry, accompanied by the sounds of drums and trumpets. If you get a chance to watch, do so - they are very impressive.



Ceglie Messapica 10 mins 
Ostuni 20 mins 
Martina Franca 30 mins 
Alberobello 40 mins 


Brindisi 50 mins 
Bari 1 Hr 30 mins 
Times are approximate

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