Trullo Cinderella

Martina Franca, Apulia, Italy

Apulia, the heel of Italy, lies between two seas and, in addition to endless swimming opportunities, offers good food, exciting culture and architecture. The so-called trulli are known beyond the country's borders.

The Trullo Cinderella is a particularly beautiful example of this region's typical architecture. It was originally built at the turn of the century, then stood empty for many years and was completely in ruins. The building is unique and has been restored and modernized with great attention to detail and great respect for building tradition. It is somewhat secluded in the middle of an olive grove on a slope. When the weather is good, you can see as far as the Adriatic coast between the olive trees. Thanks to a special lighting concept, the interior of the building immediately radiates cosiness - a truly romantic place for couples. Timeless and individual, the furnishings combine a mix of boho, Scandi and country house styles with a specially built carpenter's kitchen that leaves nothing to be desired. The absolute highlight is of course the large garden, the terrace and the undisturbed pool.

Another highlight is the outdoor kitchen, where you can relax and prepare some of the region's countless delicacies in summer. At the reception, the hostess is happy to serve regional specialties such as tarallini (small, ring-shaped snacks) or bocconotti (sweet shortcrust pastry) with wine or coffee.

Host Petra lives in a trullo near Alberobello - the capital of trulli buildings, so to speak. While looking for a guest house to rent out, she came across this unique ensemble and immediately fell in love. And it really is as if Cinderella had a wish come true, because being able to celebrate the sweet life here is truly magical.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Ganzes Hausfrom200 €


ArchitectureThe trullo is a historic round house and was constructed using dry construction from a stone that is only found in a very limited area in Puglia and is therefore limited. All trulli (plural) are listed buildings and no new trulli may be built. The renovation was carried out by a qualified craftsman (trullero). Extensions and changes require approval and are only possible to a very limited extent.

EnvironmentEnergy is generated by a heat pump and guests are required to consistently separate waste.


  • Idyllic retreat in a beautiful trullo built at the turn of the century
  • With a view of the Ionian Sea
  • Located in beautiful Puglia with its many picturesque places
  • With a beautiful and spacious garden surrounded by an enchanted old olive grove
  • The nearest town, Villa Castelli, with shops and restaurants, is about a 3-minute drive away
  • Many attractive excursion destinations in the area: the beautiful, historic town of Ceglie Messapica (approx. 10-15 minutes away), the ceramic town of Grottaglie, baroque art in Martina Franca, Lecce, Cisterninio and Alberobello, the white towns of Ostuni and Locorotondo, the former cultural capital of Matera , the fortress towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare with their bathing gorges

Holiday home1 bedroomOwn kitchenno childrenWi-FiDisabled accessPoolno pets


  • One bedroom holiday home ideally for 2 people
  • Indoor and outdoor kitchen
  • Open fireplace
  • Private outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Covered patio with kitchen counter, sink and large refrigerator
  • Garden house
  • Two bikes on site
  • Minimum stay 5 nights
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Ganzes Hausfrom200 €

Location + Directions

By car

Unfortunately it is not possible to reach the trullo by public transport. From Brindisi it takes about 45 minutes to get to the property (50 km). From Taranto it takes just under 40 minutes (38 km), from Bari it takes just under 1.5 hours (91 km) and from Lecce it takes around 1 hour (87 km). You will find out the exact address when booking.