Trullo San Paolo is in the heart of Puglia, between Ceglie Messapica and Ostuni. The house is in a rural setting and is very peaceful and tranquil. Many guests just come to unwind and relax by the pool. For those who wish to explore, Puglia offers so much. There are beautiful hilltop towns, antique markets, historic churches and architecture, amazing restaurants, numerous beaches, cafes and bars, beach clubs and much more. Many of these are only a short drive from Trullo San Paolo. Even Lecce, called "Florence of the South" is only an hour away as are Gallipolli, Otranto in the heel and to the north, the "Trullo Town" of Alberabello, Matera, famous for its caves, and the numerous towns on the Adriatic coast offering beautiful restaurants and fine beaches (Polignano, Monopoli, Bari).
Extensive information about Puglia is available on the official Puglia tourism website.
Ceglie is one of Puglia’s oldest towns with a very well preserved historic centre. Dating back to 15th century BC, Ceglie is a hilltop town with many palazzi and ancient churches. It’s small winding lanes are full of fantastic local restaurants that draw food lovers from all over the world.
Ostuni is known at the White Town (Citta Bianca in Italian) for its white walls and architecture. Built on a hill, the old town is fortified by ancient walls. The narrow streets are teeming with lovely bars, cafes and restaurants.
Cisternino is a gorgeous hill town in the Valle d’Itria that has a charming old centre, beautifully preserved. The whitewashed houses and winding lanes all lead to the central piazza which is full with bars and cafes and butcher shop style restaurants (you choose your meat from a counter and it is then cooked in wood fired oven). Simple but great food.
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Situated on the Ionian coast of the Salento peninsula, Gallipoli is an ancient port. The old town sits on a small island, connected to the mainland by a 17th century bridge. In summer, the bars, cafes and fish restaurants are busy with Italians on holiday. The nearby beaches, north and south are long and sandy with crystal clear waters.
Monopoli is 45 minutes away by car. It is an historic town on the Adriatic coast with a lovely town beach, bustling bars and restaurants.
Lecce is called "The Florence of The South" due its abundance of Baroque era churches and squares. The main town on Salento’s peninsula, Lecce is a delight for visitors who want to see the historic buildings, eat the hearty peasant cuisine in the many bustling restaurants or just hang out and watch the world go by in the delightful bars on every street corner.
Matera has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The town is an outstanding, intact example of a cave settlement in the Mediterranean region. The Sassi, or cave dwellings, were inhabited until the middle of the last century and the fantastic churches are also built into the rock. Famous for it’s cuisine too, Matera is also famous for it’s home made bread and pasta and the restaurants are always busy.