Trulli Donatella

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Trulli Donatella is superbly positioned in the heart of the Valle d’Itria – a landscape in southern Italy’s Puglia region characterised by wooded slopes, sun-kissed vineyards and endless rows of olive groves punctuated by the coned roofs of trulli houses which are unique to the area.

Bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east and Ionian Sea to the southeast, Puglia is known for its splendid coastline framed by limestone cliffs and azure sea, as well as charming towns, excellent cuisine and rural landscape boasting hectares of vineyards from where some of Italy’s most prized wine comes from.

Combining world-class design with the warmth and originality of the area, Trulli Donatella is a typical Puglian masseria composed of sun-bleached cubist houses with a couple of grey trulli structures. Spread across a single floor and formed by several buildings, it’s been tastefully decorated and furnished with great care. Soaring and elegant, the three bedrooms have traditional stone underfoot, earthy colour palette and rugged walls that keep the interiors refreshingly cool, no matter how hard the sun is shining outside.

Step outside to the finely manicured lawn fenced by dry-stone walls to take in the harmonious scent of lavender, sage and rosemary bushes before retreating to the pool. Framed by a polished terrace with sun loungers and with steps for easy access, it’s the perfect hotspot for a sundowner. The shaded pergola will provide a much-needed escape from the blazing sun when hosting al-fresco lunches, while hidden corners make for the cosiest reading nooks. When not napping in the shade of olive trees, you can admire the farm buildings and pitched roofs that decorate the Valle d'Itria landscape, as well as the estate itself – wildly pretty during the day when the harsh Puglian sun hits the mellow tufu stone.

The closest village, Martina Franca is only a 5-minute drive away, and it has a well-conserved old town surrounded by stone walls and prominent Baroque gates leading to characterful piazzas and pretty winding streets full of trattorias, delis and authentic cafés. When you don’t feel like cooking, the closest restaurant serving traditional dishes alongside typical Mediterranean delicacies is also only a 5-minute walk away.

Drive for around 50 minutes to reach the city of Taranto, a coastal city and the capital of the Province of Taranto with an important commercial port and Italian naval base. The ‘city of two seas’ is full of notable historic landmarks such as the 15th-century Aragonese Castle alongside cobbled squares full of pretty shops, bars and restaurants.

If Puglia’s bucolic backwaters get slightly too tranquil at times, the region’s capital city Bari can be reached in just one hour by car. Full of trendy hotels, bars and sandy lidos with shallow waters, it offers the best of Italy’s culture in one place. 

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What you should know…

  • Trulli Donatella comfortably sleeps 6 guests, whilst an extra 3 guests can be accommodated on two sofa beds and a pull-out chair bed. Please see the 'Features' tab for further details. 
  • Please note that families with small children should take care around the property’s many steps and uneven stone surfaces.
  • Please note that hiring a car is highly encouraged to be able to visit all the ancient towns, forests and landmarks in the area.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace/Woodburner

Villa Interior (180m2)

Ground Floor

- Open plan area with a sofa, TV, dining area and k
itchen with a fridge, freezer, hob, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, blender, dishwasher and coffee machine
Living area with a fireplace, two sofas/sofa beds (suitable for two guests) and armchairs
- Family bathroom with a shower and WC
- One master bedroom with a king size bed, pull-out chair bed (suitable for one guest), walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC
- Bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC
- Bedroom with a double bed

Outside Grounds (3000m2)

- Swimming pool with wide steps (5m x 13m, max. depth: 2.40m). Open approximately April to October)
- Garden
- Pool terrace with pergola, sun loungers, deck chairs and parasols
- Outdoor shower
- Changing room with a shower and WC
- Laundry and storage room
- Barbecue
- Covered parking


- Wi-Fi
- Heating/air-conditioning floor system
- TV
- Fireplace
- Washing machine
- Hairdryer
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Mosquito nets


About the surrounding area of Trulli Donatella
Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Nestled in Puglia’s idyllic backcountry between the Ionian and Adriatic coast, Trulli Donatella benefits from a comfortable location in the middle of the Valle d’Itria, making it easy to reach the most desirable cultural destinations in the region.

Close by, the local village Martina Franca and its Baroque town centre is a convenient base for soaking up Italian culture – think endless scoops of gelato while walking around cobbled piazzas and rummaging through boutiques and souvenir shops. In summer, Festival della Valle d’Itria takes place in the outdoor courtyard of the 17th century Palazzo Ducale, with opera performances people can watch from the Piazza Roma – the largest square in the old town with a green space in the centre.

Apart from having a rich coastline, scrubby farmland and many romantic towns, the Puglia region is also tied with Sicily as the second biggest wine region in Italy. Its sun-flooded slopes with fertile soil and diverse geography are advantageous for grape growers, producing famous wines such as Primitivo.

In just 50 minutes by car, you can reach the city of Taranto – stroll around its promenade gardens overlooking the harbour and parks such as Giardini Ten.Giorgio Tagliente and Giardini Virgilio. Other notable landmarks worth visiting include the archeological Parco Archeologico di Collepasso and 8th and 19th-century palaces such as Palazzo Magnini and Palazzo delle Poste among many others.

Only 20 minutes by car, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello is a must-see village formed by hundreds of conical-shaped trulli housing wineries, restaurants and shops.

Ostuni, also called ‘the white city’ is an ancient citadel built atop a hill with a famous cathedral that combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The most impressive landmark is the 15th-century cathedral – visit the city on a Saturday to stock up on fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market for making delicious meals.

The Adriatic coastline is known for its limestone cliffs towering high above the sea, as well as cobbled towns and villages where one can forget the sense of time. Notably Polignano a Mare is perched atop a 20-metre limestone cliff with a postcard-friendly beach in the middle, while Monopoli is full of coves and fun spots for diving.

Walking and hiking enthusiasts will love exploring the Parco Naturale Regionale Terra delle Gravine – an extensive regional nature park known for dramatic ravines with forests, wetlands, ponds and wildlife.

If you’re looking for some hustle and bustle, drive for one hour to the region’s capital city Bari to find more bars and beaches to unwind in or pay a visit to the 11th-century Basilica di San Nicola, a key pilgrimage site.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brindisi


Nearest Airport 2 Bari


Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Golf Egnathia Golf Club


Nearest Tennis Circolo Tennis Cisternino


Nearest Beach Spiaggia di Torre Canne/Lido Sabbia d'Oro


Nearest City Taranto



There’s a reason Puglia is the region of the moment, or rather several: the excellent food, exuberant architecture dotted in the South, the breathtaking coastline and heaps more. Puglia is much bigger than you might first expect, but you’ll get both a wonderful and varied Italian experience here.Use our travel guide as a nifty sidekick (think of us like the Robin to your Batman) to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime. And don’t forget we’ve got a selection of villas in Puglia that will add that extra special touch to your trip.

Please be aware that a number of nearby amenities - pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, for example - may be closed or have limited opening hours during low season.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The sprawling region offers endless opportunities for children of all ages, whether they prefer thrilling adventures, nature walks or splashing in the sea.

While older kids and teens will love the adventurous landscape of the rocky Adriatic coastline, there are also many family-friendly beaches with shallow water to be found here. Take little ones to Lido Morelli, located only 30 minutes’ drive away – it has powder-soft sand backed by dunes as well as umbrellas and a bar.

Horse-back riding in Il Picollo ranch is an excellent alternative to lounging on the beach, allowing your little ones to spend quality time with animals while admiring the picturesque background.

The Dinosaur Park in Castellana Grotte makes for a fun alternative to beach time in order to keep children entertained. The open-air museum is full of life-size animals faithfully reproduced from fossils and plenty of attractions for kids of all ages. Conveniently located not far away and framed by an oak forest is IndianaPark – a treetop adventure park that will get their little hearts racing with adrenaline when they walk through acrobatic routes suspended between the trees.

The city of Lecce is an hour’s drive away and offers plenty of entertainment activities such as a children's playground at Torre Pali, many art museums as well as bike tours through the city and its outskirts, making it perfect for an all-day trip.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Bike Hire Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Grocery shopping delivery service
- Daily cleaning
- Bike hire
- Beach club bookings

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Friday or Saturday in June & July 2023. Saturday during all other periods.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 9, it will cost an additional £62 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023 £3,474
Dec 2nd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £3,908
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £3,474
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £3,722
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,342
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £6,079
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,947
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £4,776
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 30th 2024 £3,474
Nov 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 £3,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 9, it will cost an additional €67 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023 €3,763
Dec 2nd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €4,233
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €3,763
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €4,032
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,704
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €6,585
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,525
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €5,174
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 30th 2024 €3,763
Nov 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 €4,233

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 9, it will cost an additional $70 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 2nd 2023 $3,940
Dec 2nd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $4,433
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $3,940
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $4,222
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,925
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $6,895
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $7,880
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $5,418
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 30th 2024 $3,940
Nov 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 $4,433

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?
The property belonged to my late grandfather, then it passed to my late father. I inherited it from them and since 2007 my wife and I have been the owners of the estate.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
This property recalls my dearest childhood memories and those of my grandfather.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
In the past – in the sixties and seventies of last century – around the property there was an outstanding vineyard. Each year, in autumn, in this place an enchanting and charming event took place: the grape harvest.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, the well-renowned Italian dancer, TV presenter and Radio speaker Rossella Brescia.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Yes, enjoy the breath-taking Valle d’Itria landscapes, visit the charming Baroque of Martina Franca and hike through local rural paths and woods.

Must eat?
Yes, home-made orecchiette pasta, Bombette (veal meat slices wrapped with cheese, herbs and salami and grilled) as well as local sweets and desserts.

Must see?
Yes, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino, Alberobello, the Castellana Grotte caves, Poilignano a Mare and, of course, both sides of the coast (Adriatic and Ionian beaches and cliffs).

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Between mid-July and the second half of August in Martina Franca the ‘Festival della Valle d’Itria’, a very well known opera festival takes place in Martina Franca. A must-see for the opera and classical music connoisseurs. 


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