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Villa Pietra e Bianca

Carovigno, Puglia

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At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 3 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 3 Bathrooms
  5. WiFi
  6. Beaches 14km
  • Ground Floor: Kitchen/diner (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with two sets of patio windows (access to front terrace and central courtyard). Utility room (washing machine). Living room (TV) with patio windows to courtyard. Shower room. Trullo bedrooms: Double bedroom with French window to exterior, twin bedroom (accessed via the double bedroom). WiFi.
  • Annexe: Two double bedrooms (A/C), each with en suite shower room and French window onto central courtyard.
  • Outside: Spacious grounds comprising of garden, lawn, mature trees, fields. Central courtyard with dining area. Front terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps, surrounded by terrace and lawn.

On arrival at Villa Pietra e Bianca, your eye is drawn past the large cacti bordering the driveway to the end where the villa, its façade a lovely mix of white walls and warm honey coloured stone, sits. Set in spacious grounds to both the front and rear, this lovely villa, with trulli features, is a wonderful base for both a holiday relaxing by the pool and for exploring the Valle d’Itria and its iconic white washed hilltop towns.

Large patio doors and picture windows put the emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, centred around the courtyard which links the main building and annexe. Slide back the patio doors in the kitchen diner and there is free flowing access from the front terrace through to the courtyard, the focus for alfresco dining. The main building contains the living areas, with two bedrooms accommodated in the beautiful ‘trulli’. With the twin bedroom accessed via the double bedroom, it is a good option for a family with young children. The annexe is home to two further bedrooms (accessed separately) each with en suite facilities, a suitable option for older teenagers and grandparents. 

Décor throughout is simple and neutral, with polished concrete floors and crisp white walls. Exposed stonework in warm honey tones form the trulli interiors and can also be found in the vaulted living room ceiling.
Follow the path around the villa to the pool and garden. Hedges, trees and a low stone wall create a border around this area, a relaxing space where the pool is an invitation to cool off and the surrounding terrace an invitation to sunbathe under the Puglian sun.

For everyday essentials, head to both Carovigno (6km) and San Vito dei Mormanni (8km). All the iconic ‘città bianche’ in the Valle d’Itria are within easy reach for a morning or evening out. Each one is unique but all offer a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafes, and a beautiful piazza where you can while away the time people watching. Equally appealing (and reached in under 30 minutes) is the coastline of sandy beaches and tiny coves lapped by aquamarine sea and edged with chic beach clubs and towns buzzing with life. And for something different, spend the day in Lecce, the capital of Puglia, where ancient Roman ruins sit alongside extravagantly ornate Baroque palazzi and churches – a truly fascinating place to explore

  • Typical of many properties in Puglia, Villa Pietra e Bianca has external steps leading to a roof terrace. Please note that access to the roof is not allowed.
  • Licence No: BR07401291000038207
  • 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 Villa Pietra e Bianca

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. 

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!  

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… 

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. 

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.   

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. 

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!

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'.  

Un caffè 'alla Salentina'

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

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.

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.   

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



San Vito dei Normanni 10 mins 
Carovigno 10 mins 
Ostuni 20 mins 
Specchiolla 25 mins 
Lecce 1 Hr  
Matera 1 Hr 40 mins 


Torre Santa Sabina 20 mins 
Torre Pozzelle 25 mins 


Brindisi 30 mins 
Bari 1 Hr 30 mins 
Times are approximate

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