After a busy, fast paced professional life and years of travel, the owners of this small luxury hotel in Italy switched gears, coming back to southern Italy to begin anew. Their road led to the famed Itria Valley and its unique region dotted with Trulli, where they identified the beginnings of a dream. Discovering a property that beckoned them back to the simple life, they set about restoring the property and it’s unique structures.
Originally constructed as temporary agricultural dwellings, the enchanting lamia are found only in the specific region of the Itria Valley and the seamless renovation allows you to understand how the first inhabitants lived.
Designed as a record of the owner’s journeys of discovery around the world, there are pieces from every city they’ve visited. Minimal, synthetic, industrial, the raw materials invite you to touch and feel the iron, wood and bare stone.
Lamia 79 sleeps two adults with room for two additional children.
The en suite studio space is equipped with an outdoor kitchenette (an optional private chef offers cookings classes for an authentic taste of Puglia), a private patio overlooking the gardens with a dining and sitting area, and shared access to the terrace and solarium.
Immersed into the olive groves and surrounded by countryside, it’s a peaceful authentic way of life that invites you in.
Optional private chef available with cooking classes, aperitif services. Wifi throughout, bath amenities, kitchenette courtesy kit and frigo bar.
Located within a few minutes from the famous “White Town” of Ostuni and the lovely old town of Ceglie Messapica, renowned for its excellent cuisine, the hotel is also just a short drive to some of Puglia’s loveliest beaches on both the Ionian and Adriatic, offering stretches of sandy bays and the highly recommended WWF nature reserves.
Ideally placed for exploring the enchanting Valle d’Itria, the picture-postcard villages of Martina Franca, Alberobello, Cisternino and Locorotondo are some of the most well preserved and fascinating in Puglia. The charming little fishing harbour of Savelletri is under a half hour away and the amazing Torre Guaceto nature reserve includes both protected marine and wilderness areas perfect for exploring the coastal beauty. Don’t miss the charming old town of Polignano a Mare with breathtaking cliffside views of of the Adriatic.
Ostuni, Italy. Nearest Airport: Brindisi International Airport (35 km) or Bari Airport (80 km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through September
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