One of the most unique features of the Apulia region in southern Italy is the trullo, a conical dwelling that looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. Trulli are constructed from limestone boulders and feature signature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs made from corbelled limestone slabs. They’ve been around since prehistoric times, a building technique that has endured the passage of time. So it’s always great to hear of another that is available for rent.
Trullo Il Guardino is one of a cluster of trulli near the beautiful white city of Ostuni in the Itria Valley. While many such structures are whitewashed, this has been left unfinished, its interiors sparsely decorated in earthy neutrals with exposed stone, little alcoves and archways that lend it an almost sculptural feel.
The house is surrounded in three hectares of countryside with ancient olive groves, oaks and almond trees, with a covered terrace and an imperfectly lovely kidney-shaped pool surrounded in sandy banks and paved stone walls.
This vacation home for rent in Italy is a great destination in itself, but also makes an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of the world.