Collections - October 26, 2022

Italy's Famed Trulli

Curated by Veronique Lievre

Startlingly picturesque, Italy’s conical trulli were built centuries ago as humble agricultural outposts. Now among the country’s most desirable destinations, these fanciful, domed and corbelled homes are Puglia’s architectural signature.



TRULLO NOSTRANO, CISTERNINO 

Four, dreamy, whitewashed trulli decorated with whimsy and accented in soothing shades of seafoam green, this artfully curated cluster harnesses history in its bones. And it offers lens-loving bohemian magic in its décor.



TRULLO A LL'ÉRA, CEGLIE MESSAPICA 

Stout ancient domes join traditional peaked cones to create the heart of this updated compound in a 5-acre orchard. Smooth, arching walls curve repeatedly over pristine tiled floors indoors, and a long, lean lap pool beckons outside.



FIKUS B&B, OSTUNI 

A small hotel where heritage and design combine, Fikus B&B’s conical rooms promise easy, fairytale charms. Lush, flowering gardens and overflowing planters add to the property’s lovingly tended vibe and emphasis on unwinding.
 


TRULLO IL GUARDIANO, OSTUNI 

Not whitewashed like most other trulli, this home is set apart by its unique, exposed limestone in a palette of earthy neutrals. Also one-of-a-kind is the pool, with its sandy shore, giving a distinctively beach-y feeling.



TRULLI VILLA OSTUNI, OSTUNI 

Restored and renewed by a Milanese architect with an eye for authentic detail, this home has refined interiors and neatly manicured grounds. A stone fireplace in one trullo keeps things extra cozy and fine.



FATUARIA, OSTUNI 

Boutique hotel meets working farm at this trulli complex that was once a grain and livestock storage but now houses hotel common areas under its graceful arches. There’s also a highly regarded farm-to-table restaurant on site.



TENUTA MASSERIOLA, CAROVIGNO 

The design team kept the traditional trullo at the heart of this property, building modern wings around it. It’s a seamless conversion, offering the best of both worlds—pristine new construction and authentic historic preservation.

To discover more trulli, explore our collection of vacation home rentals and small hotels in Puglia here.