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For a “truly” delightful holiday in Alberobello, in the Puglia region of Italy, I highly recommend Trulli Holiday. Donato, the energetic, creative founder of this unique holiday service personally sees that his guests get a real taste of this fairytale town by arranging stays in these ancient limestone dwellings with their peculiar conical roofs.  Each one is now outfitted with all modern comforts.

Trulli Holiday has over a dozen houses in the historic center of Alberobello where guests can stay for just one night, or rent by the week. We stayed in a trullo that dated back to the 15th century. Tiny, full of charm and tastefully furnished, it had a small kitchenette and dining area. Because Donato was involved in the restoration of several trulli at the time of our visit, he took us around to see the work in progress – a rare inside view of trulli construction and something one is not likely to see on an ordinary tour.

A cook by profession, Donato has plans to add a cantina and dining space to one of the larger trulli dwellings. Accommodations are available for singles, couples, families and/or large groups.

May 2005

All images and reviews copyright 2015 by Ginda Simpson

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Trulli Holiday

Piazza A.Curri, 1, Alberobello ~ Puglia, Italy

Trulli Holiday ~ Original watercolor painting by Ginda Simpson