Villas in Italy – the Valley of Trulli

The Itria Valley in the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranato is known as the Valley of Trulli. Trulli denote, especially in Apulia, small houses with a pointed roof, corbelled stone bricks and a symbolic keystone. The darker stone roofs give the whitewashed Trullo, which originally appeared only in fields, its characteristic appearance. The construction of the Trulli probably comes from Turkey and is a testament to the influences of the art and culture of Italy. Book holiday lettings Italy near Trulli and add another layer of charming magic to your family holiday!

Self-catering Italy with many locations to choose from

Itria Valley includes the towns of Alberobello, Carovigno, Castellana Grotte, Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino, Fasano, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Noci, Ostuni, Putignano, San Michele Salentino, San Vito dei Normanni and Villa Castelli. Rent one of our dog-friendly cottages and discover the diverse Trulli in the colourful landscape of Tuscany villas in Italy! To visit Trulli slightly further afield, try renting Apulia. Or to learn about the origins of the Trulli, which have been linked to the Nuraghi of Sardinia, see NOVASOL’s charming villas in Sardinia. These domed structures are known to be found all across the Mediterranean in various forms, but those in Apulia are the most visited.

Holiday lettings Italy near Alberobello

Nestled in a valley is Alberobello, which is well worth a visit, perhaps even whilst renting Apulia or apartments in Venice! This sight is such a wonderful spectacle and is undoubtedly the most beautiful collection of Trulli that form entire neighbourhoods. It is unsurprising that Alberobello joins the ranks of other amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. If you are staying in one of our self-catering holiday homes in Italy, it may also make sense to visit the Trulli in the nearby city of Locorotono.

Activities and events

Whilst self-catering Italy near Alberobello you should not miss a Journey to the Centre of the World” about two kilometres southwest of Castellano grotto. Here you can explore the depths of Castellano cave, which is 60 metres deep and 100 metres wide. Your guide will point the alabaster-hued stalactites that can be admired there. From the end of July to the beginning of August the annual Opera Festival Festival della Valle d'Itria will take place in Palazzo Ducale Martina Franca in Taranto – an absolute must for all opera lovers or those looking for a bit of culture in Italy whilst staying in nearby Trulli on holiday in Tuscany villas.