Villa Galante

The backdrop of Villa Galante is one that will take your breath away, the property sits at the top on a winding path far from any disturbance. You can enjoy acres of rolling hills in front of you with one or two other trulli on the horizon. Your first instinct will be to stand, stare and just breathe in the fresh country air all around you. In its own very private grounds of over a hectare the villa is perched up high looking down over its swimming pool and orchard of fruit and olive trees and fields beyond.
Villa Galante is a traditional trullo with a tall conical stone roof on top of each of the main rooms – five in all. The structure helps keep the interior cool in the heat of the summer. There is also a delightful 15 metre swimming pool set just below the trullo with a shallow 50cm deep end for toddlers to play, and a deep end for swimmers to dive. Gaze out over the valley from the sun loungers of the ‘solarium’ around the pool.

Overlooking the pool is a large gazebo with cushioned stone sofas and beautiful carved tables with room for up to 20 people to relax. Nearer the villa is a second gazebo with a long stone table with stone benches for dining. A stone arch leads to a walled patio with barbeque for romantic or more private occasions. Every angle of the garden inspires peace and calm, and a true paradise for those looking get away from it all.

The villa remains completely true to the original style of trullo living, offering cool comfort and rustic charm when the scorching midday sun makes typical outdoor living a little too much to bear. The property has retained its thick stone structure walls to provide a cool and fresh place to sleep that even the best air conditioning couldn’t provide in a more modern structure. Even the new stone kitchen and bathrooms have been designed with all the original features in mind.

The two double bedrooms have their own double doors out to the garden or patio, there is one main bathroom and another en-suite to one of the double bedrooms. The property would sleep two couples plus children comfortably. Cots can be provided.

Villa Galante is positioned comfortably between Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni, and is also within easy reach of Ceglie Messapica, Locorotondo and Alberobello, all of which make up the famous hilltop towns of the Valle D’Itria. Just a few minutes away you will find the local mini-market and bar, a very popular hang out for locals providing shopping essentials, bar and cafe and on certain evenings some delicious local food.


Sleeping areas – sleeps 6+

  • 3 Double bedrooms with own external entrances
  • 2 bathrooms one of which en-suite
  • Possibility to add extra single bed or cot

Living, dining and kitchen areas

  • Semi open plan kitchen dining space
  • Internal dining room
  • Snug area
  • TV and DVD
  • WiFi

External areas

  • Large swimming pool
  • Sunbeds and towels
  • Shaded dining area
  • Shaded pergola area near pool
  • Barbeque and patio area with tables and chairs
  • Off street covered parking


  • Beaches 20-30 minute drive
  • Nearest mini-market and bar 5 minute drive
  • Nearest pizzeria and restaurant 5 minute drive
  • Cisternino 15 minute drive
  • Martina Franca 15 minute drive
  • Ostuni 30 minute drive
  • Ceglie Messapica 20 minute drive
  • Lecce 1 hr 30 minute drive
  • Bari airport 1 hr 10 mins
  • Brindisi airport 40 mins

On the Martina Franca – Ostuni road there is a well known (to locals and holiday makers alike) junction at which you can choose to take the road to Martina Franca, the road to Ostuni, the winding road off to Cisternino, or go down a smaller track which, on the way to Ceglie Messapica, will take you up a narrow road until you find the spectacular Villa Galante perched at the top.

The property is not isolated but very much set apart from everything. Having said this the location is absolutely spot on for those who want to discover everything the Valle D’Itria has to offer. This part of Puglia really stands out from the rest of Southern Italy thanks to its rich history and unique architecture.

The property is ideal for a family get away or three couples providing three double bedrooms. The larger double with en-suite directly links to the smaller double which is ideal for a couple with kids, both bedrooms have their own exits out on the back barbeque area. The third double in the newly constructed ‘lamia’ part of the villa at the front of the property is next to, but not directly connected to, the main bathroom, this room also has its own access out to the side of the property. For those wishing to keep all bedrooms separate, the interconnecting door between two of the bedrooms can be locked and the en-suite bedroom can be accessed via the barbeque patio while the other two can be accessed via the main entrance through the living area or similarly via their own garden doors. Your host can provide a further single bed or cot should the need arise.

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 of the service required.

If you have any special requirements or questions about the property or would like to reserve interest for particular dates that are currently unavailable you can get in touch by clicking below or by using our contact us page.

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