This lovingly restored Trullo and Lamia is an absolute dream property. It measures 40 sq m internally, and features a bright living and dining room with a beautiful barrel-vaulted ceiling, large open fireplace and glass doors on either side, allowing natural light to flood the entire space. The spacious double bedroom includes a star-vaulted ceiling and glass doors that lead out to the front terrace.
The kitchen is compact but complete, and outside you'll find an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven for summer living. The stone flooring continues into the exterior of the property creating a lovely flow from inside to out, and a vine-covered pergola provides a shady place for outdoor dining.
The grounds of 5000 sq m are surrounded by dry stone walls and bursting with fruit and olive trees. There is an underground cistern providing water, solar panels for hot water, and a complete alarm system and internet connection. Permission could be obtained to extend the property or for a new build of 50 sq m plus veranda, and it is also possible to have an in-ground swimming pool.
The town of Carovigno, just 2 km away, is home to many excellent restaurants from trattorie to Michelin-starred eateries. It has a beautiful piazza and centro storico, complete with a Norman castle, perfect for an evening stroll. The città bianca Ostuni is only 7 km away, with lots of restaurants and bars, ideal for nightlife. The many beaches can be reached in 10 minutes, as well as the gorgeous coastal villages of Santa Sabina and Specchiolla, full of seafront restaurants and beach clubs. The closest international airport is Brindisi, 30 km away.
When visiting other areas of world interest, such as the mile-long caves of Castellana, the archaeological excavations of the Roman Egnatia by the Adriatic coastline, the Trulli houses of Alberobello – a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the beautiful white town of Ostuni, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views. The medieval town of Oria and the wealthy baroque town of Martina Franca offer unique sights to see, while the petite and charming Cisternino, the Zoo Safari Park of Fasano and the caves of Polignano a Mare all have something special to experience. Not to mention the famous baroque city of Lecce, lovingly referred to as the ‘Florence of the South’. The inland Salento region offers several historical villages with ancient history, often complete with gardens and roof terraces.
Further south, the east coast of Salento is known for its fishing, while the southwest boasts stunning sandy beaches. Castro is especially beautiful with its location on top of the cliff by the sea, offering plenty of villas with direct access to the sea. Santa Cesarea Terme is a spa resort famed for its setting and bay, and the area from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli has plenty of pizzerias and restaurants. Santa Catarina is known for its many fine villas, as are Sternatina, Martignano, Maglie, Muro Leccese, Cutrofiano, Ruffano, Surano and Spongano.
The Italian lifestyle is one of socialising, with the home used for sleeping and breakfast while going out for enjoyment and dining. Early morning markets in small towns, music festivals, religious carnivals and beach life bring locals and tourists alike together to enjoy Apulian culture first hand. Many activities are available for the active-minded, including sailing, yachting, waterskiing, kitesurfing, swimming, diving, fishing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours, as well as squash clubs in Bari, Bitonto and other locations.
Southern Italy's weather is warm and temperate all year round, with the average number of sun hours per day being four during the winter months and up to 11 hours in June to August. Even in the coldest month of January, temperatures don't drop much below 15C. May, June and July, September have temperatures ranging from 25 to 30C, and can get up to 40C in the summer months.
Apulia is an attractive investment destination due to its low property prices and limited developments that do not detract from the area's historical landscape. At CasaPuglia, we provide comprehensive local services for buyers, including searching the market for the right property, negotiating the price, and giving advice through the buying process leading to completion. We also provide property management, project management, lettings assistance and more. With increased demand from northern Italians and foreign visitors alike, prices are sure to rise as the availability of properties is fixed and limited. Come