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Villa Traguardo is in fact a group of Trulli and other masterly transformed rural buildings, loosely set aroung a big pool.
I Trulli building
The main dining terrace just outside of the kitchen
The colorful local ceramics from the town of Grottaglie
The porch overlooking the swimming pool
The architecture allows an easy flow between indoors and outdoors.
The spacious living room overlooks the pool
Detail of the dining area. The house is decorated with contemporary art which is part of the owner's collection
The original structure (1800) with a vaulted ceiling which now houses ...
... a very functional kitchen
The beauty of the local stone
Inside one of the Trullis: the ligh blue bedroom
and its ensuite bathroom
The yellow bedroom, also inside one of the Trullis
Detail of the stone niche
Il Saraceno building
Saraceno I: double bedroom with fireplace and opening onto a kitchenette and a yard
The outdoor yard of the Saraceno building
The ample courtyard in front of the Lamia building hosts ...
... a further dining terrace with fireplace and BBQ
Lamia building: small sitting area ...
... under a vaulted stone ceiling
Lamia building: the blue bedroom
Modern appliances and a washbasin carved in stone
Lamia building
The pink ensuite bathrooms
View of the pool house which hosts a small gym and a bathroom with shower
Under the pool house porch the kids corner with table tennis and tabletop football
The pool and the living area in the background
Beanbags for lounging in the sun
The pool from above
Automatic irrigation for the lawns
A general view of entire setting
The pizza oven
Dinner is served
Effecful night lighting
More nigh lighting
Plan of the property
Ostuni, the white town


A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. At Traguardo these surprising buildings have been transformed into a luxury villa unique of its kind, located in the sun-kissed south of Puglia at the heel of Italy's boot.
8 BR
Brindisi 40 km, Bari 100 km
Air condition
near a beach


Nestled within 5 hectares of olive groves, Traguardo is in fact a group of 4 buildings loosely set around a magnificent pool.

The villa is located within close proximity of the “white city” Ostuni, 20 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic coast and is central to all of the famous Val D’Itria villages.

The property was discovered and lovingly restored by an architect from Rome who applied bio architectural principles, cleverly mixing eternal elements such as stone and water with a clean contemporary look. A stay at this villa is marked by the peaceful surroundings, the beauty of the local stone, the easy flow between indoors and outdoors, the terraces and covered porches, the open air pizza oven with barbecue and of course the large swimming pool.

Works of contemporary art by emerging artists (Italian and international) adorn the walls. These works are part of a collection put together by the owner over the last 15 years.

In total there are 8 rooms, 2 kitchens, 3 living rooms, one of which is very large, and various outdoor spaces that revolve around the large pool.


• Swimming pool 16 x 5 with outdoor shower
• Two dining terraces with outdoor fireplace and bbq

• Gym in the pool house
• An outdoor shaded sitting area next to the pool
• The house lies on a 7 ha property which produces its own olive oil.


• 4 buildings set around the pool, restored according to bio architectural principles
• Sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
• 320 m2/sq.ft. 3445 living spaces
• Large living room overlooking the pool and equipped with a fireplace, which is useful for cool evenings or off season.
• Main kitchen professionally equipped with beautiful stone vaulted ceiling, additional kitchenette in the building Saraceno



• Air conditioning throughout
• Wi-Fi throughout
• Hifi stereo with wireless speakers inside and outside the villa
• High def TV
• Netflix video-on-demand
• Table tennis and tabletop football
• Gym with treadmill, exercise bike and weights
• Pizza Oven and BBQ
• Washing machine
• Dishwasher
• PC & Printer
• Safe deposit
• Alarm
• Firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue
• Toiletries, shampoo and shower gel, and hairdryer in each bathroom
• Cot & high chair on request
• Private parking

Staff | Service included

• Preparation of the daily breakfast buffet, including seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade cakes, white and whole grain bread, jam and butter, corn flakes, “Capocollo” ham from Martina Franca, “Caciocavallo” cheese, boiled or scrambled eggs, seasonal raw vegetables, milk, coffee, the and fruit juices.
• Welcome with Prosecco and a homemade cake, plus a bottle of olive oil made with from the olive trees surrounding the villa
• Maid service 5 days per week with thorough cleaning on Wednesday and Saturday
• Change of linens on Wednesday and Saturday
• Garden and pool maintenance
• Garbage collecting 6 days per week

Staff | Service on request

• Additional maid service
• Grocery shopping service
• Lunch and dinner
• Personal laundry & extra linen change
• Mozzarella making
• Pizza evening
• BBQ party
• Cooking classes on-site
• Musicians and dancers
• Babysitting
• In-house massage
• Driver


To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas

• Closest village with shops, bank, restaurants Ostuni, 5 km – 8 min drive
• Nearest commercial and private airport Brindisi 40 km – 40 min drive
• Nearest beach 20 min drive
• Cisternino 11km – 13 min drive
• Ceglie 14km – 20 min drive
• Locorotondo 21 km – 27 min drive
• Alberobello 30 km – 40 min drive
• White Ostuni Beach Club 16 km – 24 min drive
• Borgo Egnazia 38 km – 40 min drive

Things to do

• Ostuni, the ‘White City’ awarded every year with the Blue Flag and five sails of Legambiente – 6 km (8 mins)
• Cisternino, which is part of the prestigious club of the most beautiful towns in Italy – 15 km (20 mins)
• Ceglie, with its 14th-century Piazza Vecchia, tattered Baroque balconies, and lordly medieval castles, the little whitewashed town of Ceglie Messapica is a jewel – 13 km (15 mins)
• Martina Franca, known for its Baroque architecture and the festival of the Itria Valley – 18 km (25 mins)
• Alberobello, famous throughout the world for its houses, called trulli, UNESCO World Heritage Site – 30 km (40 mins)
• Lecce, the Baroque city known as the Florence of the South – 100 km (70 mins)
• Brindisi, with its convenient location to the East and with the natural harbour of the Adriatic Sea – 32 km (40 mins)
• Locorotondo, is officially one of the most beautiful villages in Italy – 22 km (30 mins)
• Polignano a Mare, a charming rocky center overlooking the Adriatic sea – 54 km (45 mins)
• Castellana Grotte, with world famous karst complex of Castellana Grotte – 58 km (50 mins)
• Fasano, a city that marks the border between Salento and the Terra di Bari and home to the “forest” the biggest safari zoo of Southern Italy and the Archaeological Park of Egnazia – 32 km (40 mins)
• Lido Morelli, a long beach with fine sand and clear sea located in naturalistic park called ‘Parco delle Dune Costiere’ – 19 km (20 mins)
• Natural Oasis of Torre Guaceto – Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area and Natural Reserve of the state of international interest with large expanses of open sandy beaches – 25 km (30 mins)
• The local antique markets are beautiful and characteristic, every second Sunday of the month it takes place in Ostuni, on the third Sunday it is the turn of Martina Franca and you will find others in nearby towns. http://www.nonsoloferrivecchi.it/mercatini/mercatini-della-puglia/
Grottaglie – first Sunday of the month, viale Matteotti
Ostuni – second Sunday of the month, Porta San Demetrio
Martina Franca – third Sunday of the month, via Della Libertà
Monopoli – fourth Sunday of the month, piazza XX Settembre

To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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