White-washed trullo houses has been on my bucket list for years and now I can finally check this magical experience. Alberobello was unreal, yet so real. I don’t know how, but locals managed to escape the modern world and kept the authentic lifestyle by staying in the harmony with animals and nature.
You will find few accommodations in the village, but my wish was to sleep in a real trullo, and Leonardo Trulli Resort made this wish come true.
LEONARDO TRULLI RESORT
- Price range: starting at 100€ per night (depending on the season)
- Location: S.C. 54 C.da Semeraro, 107, Locorotondo, Bari, Italia
- Website: www.leonardotrulliresort.com
- Parking: free private parking
- Wi-Fi: complementary
Where luxury meets hospitality and tradition!
Surprisingly, one of the most relaxing stays on my recent trip to Southern Italy was in an authentic trullo. Who would have thought that a traditional dry-stone cone roofed house could be so comfortable and luxurious? From all the trulli you can spend the night in, my best pick was Leonardo Trulli resort. It is located near the charming historic village of Locorotondo, which has a reputation of being one of the “most beautiful villages in Italy” and only a short ride from the town of Alberobello.
If I had to describe my experience in the Leonardo Trulli Resort with one word, it would be fairytale-like. The rooms provide for all the luxury of a grand hotel, while at the same time make you feel like you’re staying in a truly authentic historic house. Despite the resort being a luxury estate, its staff offers such a personal approach that it feels very pleasant and homely. Each trullo house has a lawn where you can lounge surrounded by peaceful nature with olive trees and the traditional fragrant plants of the Itria Valley.
BREAKFAST & DINNING
The Resort also includes a restaurant, where they offer amazing buffet breakfast (including tarts, delicious homemade biscotti, yogurt, jams and fruit juices) and serve delicious dishes from the region, made mostly from organic products, grown on their estate. You can also join one of their wine and cuisine events or take a cooking class if you want to learn how to make the region’s famous orecchiette or a delicious jam out of freshly picked figs.
Whilst staying at the Leonardo Trulli Resort you can take advantage of unspoiled nature and try riding traditional Murgese horses or go for a relaxing hike along the olive trees and vineyards. There are also plenty of biking tours possible, where you’ll discover even more beauties of the Itria Valley. I recommend you stay active, as you’ll need an empty belly for all the tasty delicacies of the Apulian cuisine.
And if the truly stunning nature and yummy food won’t convince you, you’ll definitely fall for the tremendous hospitality. I have never experienced such true warm hosts which made me feel welcome and appreciated. Huge thanks to Leonardo Trulli team for making my stay a wonderful experience. So, don’t wait up and go explore this fairytale-like region before it becomes too popular.
Thank you, Leonardo Trulli Resort for hosting me during my stay. As always, all honest opinions are my own.