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Uliveto

Ostuni, Puglia

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. WiFi
  • Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining room (TV) with patio windows to terrace. Kitchen (oven) with door to side terrace. Double bedroom (ceiling fan). Twin bedroom (ceiling fan). Shower room. WiFi.
  • Lower Ground Floor: Shower room. Utility room (washing machine).
  • Outside: Terraced gardens. Dining and sunbathing terraces. Covered dining terrace. In built barbecue and wood oven. Poolside shower. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool with corner steps.

As pretty as a picture, Uliveto is a stylish white washed villa set against a natural backdrop of silvery green olive trees. This beautiful setting is enhanced by the terraced garden, formed using the creamy white local stone to great effect, providing various outdoor areas in which to relax. Whilst undoubtably in a countryside location, Uliveto is only 7km from Ostuni and a short drive (20mins) to the coast, where the water is turquoise blue and the white sandy beaches are interspersed with tiny inlets peppered with rock pools.

The interior is fresh and pretty, using a neutral colour palette of whites and stone. Wood furniture has been white washed in keeping with the understated theme, creating an overall look that remains cool in the summer and doesn’t detract from the vibrancy of the outdoor palette of greens and blues. An open plan living area and kitchen open onto a covered terrace, which overlooks the pool and beyond to a sea of olive groves.

Uliveto enjoys easy access to the best of both worlds: coast and countryside. The seaside villages will tempt you with their seafood restaurants overlooking the sea, sandy beaches, and water sports. Inland, there are vineyards for wine tasting, hilltop villages to explore, cycling and walking along quiet country lanes. For longer days out, visit Lecce, known as the ‘Florence of the South’, for its stunning Baroque architecture, and Matera, the jewel of Basilicata, where cave dwellings cling to the hillside creating a magical and otherworldly picture

  • Typical of many properties in Puglia, Uliveto has external stairs leading to a roof terrace. Please note that these stairs are unprotected and access to the roof terrace is not allowed.
  • Terraced grounds and the open access to the roof mean that Uliveto is not suitable for groups with younger children.
  • Licence No: BR07401291000000803
  • 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.

Location of Uliveto

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Uliveto

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'.  

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.   
 

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.
 

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!

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!  
 

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. 
 

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 their charms. 
 

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.

Un caffè 'alla Salentina'

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

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.

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…

Nearby

Towns/Villages

Ostuni 10 mins 
Cisternino 15 mins 
Villanova 20 mins 
Locorotondo 25 mins 
Alberobello 35 mins 

Beaches

Torre Pozzelle 25 mins 

Airports

Brindisi 40 mins 
Bari 1 Hr 30 mins 
Times are approximate

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