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"Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row."
    Traditional - nursery rhyme.

A Trulli in Puglia, Italy

Our former holiday home

We sold Trullo Azzurro on 04-July-2018 as we now have an apartment in the nearby town of Cisternino. If you would like to visit this beautiful part of italy we have a beautifully restored apartment in the same town available to rent "https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16695264"


  • Trulli are a style of building unique to a small area of Puglia in southern Italy.
  • They are stone-built with conical roofs. This has seven cones.

Garden View

  • This view is taken from the edge of the property.
  • There are nine olive trees, three fig trees, a white mulberry and a number of other unidentified trees.

Trulli Cones

  • They are dry-stone built; i.e. no mortar, supposedly to avoid an old tax on permanent buildings.
  • This building also has a Lamia (a farm building) and an external pizza oven.

Kitchen / Dining Room

  • The kitchen / dining room includes a wood-burning stove for cool days.

Living Room

  • The living room has a floor made up of original flagstones.


  • When we first saw this property the floor was two foot deep in rubble, the plaster was falling off the walls, the roof leaked and there were no doors or windows. What a transformation!.

Pizza Oven

  • Part of the fun of this place is hiring in a mobile pizza chef to fire up the oven and have your own pizza party :-)

Before and After Pictures

Having, finally, finished the work on the trulli we went through the photo archive and dug out some before pictures so we could show you the difference [click on images for larger version].

Main courtyard before and after

trulli courtyard before   trulli courtyard after

Cones viewed from the garden

view of cones from garden before works   view of cones from garden after works

Inside of the Lamia from the door towards kitchen and bathroom

view of lamia living room before works   view of lamia living room after works

Inside of the Lamia looking back towards the door

view of lamia fireplace before works   view of lamia fireplace after works

Back of the Lamia

view of back of the Lamia before works   view of back of the Lamia after works

The Cones from the Lamia Roof

The Cones from the Lamia Roof before works   The Cones from the Lamia Roof after works

Pizza Oven

Pizza Oven before works   Pizza Oven after works

The plan

Plan of the house
  • This shows plans of the Trulli house at the top and the lamia house on the right.