Trullo Ulmo

Our verdict: “Trullo Ulmo is undoubtedly our most romantic hideaway. Set in wonderful landscaped gardens, perfect for one or two couples happy to spend time in each other’s company, or a small family group”.

Trullo Ulmo has been faithfully restored in the “martinese” style and is set in the delightful rolling olive groves and vineyards between Ceglie Messapica and Martina Franca. Perched on a gently sloping two-acre hilltop, landscape architect Alexander Moggio has sited the two new lamie buildings on the crest of a low-lying ridge, maximizing the views of the terrain and amplifying the effects of the sunlight as it moves across the land. Colourful and sensuous plantings of lavender, rosemary and other Mediterranean plants surround the pool and outside pergola.

Designed with understated luxury, Trullo Ulmo blends modern and traditional elements. Perfect for couples seeking privacy, the three-coned tastefully restored structure houses the master suite, while the stylish hand-finished white stucco lamia houses a second independent bedroom with a queen-sized bed and en-suite shower room.


Sleeping areas – sleeps 4-6

  • 2 Double bedrooms (one room sleeps 2-4/ a couple + children)
  • 2 bathrooms

Living dining and kitchen areas

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Living room and sofa
  • TV
  • WiFi

External areas

  • Large swimming pool
  • Sun loungers and towels
  • External shaded dining area
  • Barbeque
  • Off street parking


  • Beaches 20-30 minute drive
  • Ceglie Messapica 15 minute drive
  • Martina Franca 15 minute drive
  • Locorotondo 20 minute drive
  • Ostuni 30 minute drive
  • Alberobello 30 minute drive
  • Lecce 1 hr 30 mins
  • Bari airport 1 hr 10 mins
  • Brindisi airport 40 mins

Trullo Ulmo is particularly unique in its layout. Composed of three separate structures, guests can enjoy the trullo bedroom suite, the lamia bedroom suite and the kitchen diner lamia. All three nestled in together on a hilltop overlooking the pool and lavender gardens.

The property is hidden within the much loved Ulmo forest zone through which the pugliese aqueduct passes. An extremely popular location for walking, cycling and horse riding. The location is perfect for exploring all the famous and lively Valle D’Itria towns and just a short drive to the coast for beaches and coastal towns such as Monopoli and Polignano a Mare.

The property can be found by turning off the main road that runs between Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica, two large towns with stunning must see historical centres. The local mini-market and bar is about 10 minutes away, as is the nearby pizzeria and winery.

The Valle D’Itria and surrounding areas are easy to navigate, however you will require a hire car in order to get about. The property is located almost equidistant between Bari International airport and Brindisi airport. You can fly to one or the other using British Airways, Alitalia, Ryanair and EasyJet among other airlines although they may only fly during peak season.

This part of Italy is not well equipped with taxi services, however if you do require a driver or taxi please contact VillaPuglia directly for help and information.

Similarly, if you would like to book any tours or catering for your stay please contact VillaPuglia directly at the point of booking or before arrival.

Once you arrive at the property our local hosts can give you directions to the nearest mini markets and services. You can use our Whatsapp number to request a dropped pin or directions to anywhere, just send us your location and the directions or service required.

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