Trullo Giardino

Cisternino, Brindisi

Pluck grapes, splash in the child-shallow pool by your beautiful, quirky, dolls house trullo. Friendly owners can fire up the pizza oven...


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Grapes droop lazily over the terrace, peach and plum trees melt into Apulian countryside, the pool invites a cool dip… this is a glorious Italian getaway, with friendly owners next door to make you feel in famiglia. Be greeted at this 19th-century trullo – its chunky walls topped by five conical roofs like magicians’ hats – by an aperitif in the beautiful wine cellar, or try delicious local cheeses and meats with wines from Puglia. Inside is doll’s house-pretty, a warren of softly lit white walls, local tiles and low arches. Find a log fire, a stencilled dresser, a wooden dining table, a compact kitchen. Quirky antiques – candlesticks, ceramics – peek from nooks and crannies. Duck into two plain bedrooms, with little windows, pictures, a tiny shared shower room. It’s cosy, yes, but much of the time you’re outside. A lazy barbecue on the terrace, a snooze by the shady cedar, a splash in the shallow pool… why not ask Michele and Mimma to cook breakfast or dinner, or fire up the pizza oven? They know the best local markets, the best eateries in Cisternino town, and the best spots on the Adriatic coast – a short drive.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 5 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season.
Christmas, 2 December - 31 January.
Restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €700
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From €1004 beds2 bedrooms


I last wrote a review after our visit in September 2016. Don't know why I didn't add one for our visit in September 2017 ... it was just as good. Maybe even better because our stays here get better every year. This year was the tenth year in a row! We were here 08-22 September. This time with our daughter, her husband and our little grand-daughter (2 1/2 y/o). Naturally this was special. Little Gracie really enjoyed the pool with the surrounding flowers. She was entranced with the Trulli Coni - when she saw the wonderful lights all around she said the whole house was a Fairy-House! Grazie M+M!

Peter, Alford, aberdeenshire

A jewel of a place; utterly peaceful lieu, charming and warm owners, inspiring gardens and great pool area in which to unwind (particularly good for young children). Indoors is a little cosy and a touch tight (but then I'm 198cm and anyhow, one lives in the outdoor area). Well-kept, very clean and super well located at only a few minutes drive from lovely little towns, restaurants, supermarkets... The owners are exceptional and ready to help with their excellent recommendations. They even provided us with fruit from their garden and cooked us a memorable meal. Grazie Michele, Mimma

Emma and alex, Brussels

We had a fantastic stay. Mimma and Michele are fantastic hosts, wonderful friendly people. The trullo is such an interesting building and a really unique space to stay. The outside space and pool is the best we have experienced in any holiday accommodation. The cherries from the garden were delicious. Lovely peaceful place with lots of interesting towns close by. Excellent restaurants very close by. Would love to return.

Chris, Norfolk

We adored our trullo- like staying with exceptionally kind and hospitable relatives! It is quite isolated but a quick drive to a beautiful town. The pool and garden area are stunning and the house exceptionally cute. Very reasonable kitchen given the small space which was handy as we cooked every night for our small boys. They loved the trullo, the pool, the birds and the lizards in the garden. Have already recommended to friends!

Anna, Hertford

A totally magical place. Everything others write is true... generous and lovely owners; a lovely house; an amazing pool; wonderful small towns and unspoilt beaches to wander around. What we had not realised however was the wonderful countryside with easy walks from the house including the aqueduct path through fields of truli and at this time of year, orchids, gladioli, and other amazing wild flowers. We loved it so much that for the first time ever we have booked to stay again next year. Thank you so much mima and Michele for sharing this with us.

Sarah, Reading

The owners were incredibly hospitable, friendly and helpful! We much enjoyed Mimma's occasional tortas and pasta. Thanks to you all.


Excellent villa - immaculately clean, blissfully quiet, charming location, stunning pool surrounded by manicured gardens with fresh fruit we were encouraged to eat, superb welcome by the owner Michele. Numerous places of interest to visit in the local area. 5 star! We would highly recommend and we shall return!

Mel, Milton keynes

We spent our annual two week vacation again this year at Trullo Giardino. This is the 8th or 9th visit. We enjoy it so much here. We have seen the Garden develop year by year to the point where this year it was the most beautiful ever. So many flowers and fruit trees. Michele waters everything every day (starting quietly at 5 am to get it all done before the visitors wake up). The pool is perfect and always in perfect condition. A great joy is to pick sweet white peaches and yellow plums from the trees beside the pool. Michele and Mimma are wonderful hosts and treat us often with lovely meals.

Peter, Alford, aberdeenshire

Trullo Giardino is a beautiful place to stay. Certainly no misnomer, the garden - and surrounding orchard of peach, plum, apricot and fig trees - is quite extraordinary. It's a remarkably peaceful place but only 10 minutes drive, mainly down country lanes, to lovely Cisternino (take a satnav!!). Michele and Mimma are lovely hosts - friendly, generous (with fruit, wine, a homemade tart, a lift to the supermarket, a loan of their Sky Sports card to watch the Euros!) yet unobtrusive. Pool is great and gazebo fabulous for shade and evening barbecues. Recommend wholeheartedly.

Richard, Hebden bridge

We spend a wonderful and relaxing week in Trullo Giardino. The apartment is small but charming, clean and well equipped, and the grounds with the pool are beautiful and spacious. The nearby village Cisternino is well worth a visit. The owners Mimma and Michele were really nice, and we received lots of delicious treats from them during our stay. Thank you! We would very much recommend staying here and would love to visit again.

Julia, London

We spent a really wonderful week at Trullo Giardino. The setting is just perfect – peaceful, relaxed and secluded – while the swimming pool was the highlight for our little girls. The trullo itself is comfortable and cute, the owners are very hospitable and kind (we were supplied with incredible aperitivo, wine, pie and fruit), and the area in general is fascinating: there's a handful of pretty, interesting towns (Ostuni, Alberobello, Cisternino) as well as a beautiful coastline 20 minutes away with stunning beaches. All in all, the perfect holiday! Thank you, Michele and Mimma.

Lucy, Benenden

just returned after a lovely, relaxing week in trullo giardino. Beautiful setting, welcoming hosts. And so delightful to sit by the pool, reading a book, glass in hand and watching the swallows dipping into the pool water for a drink and a bath. So many restaurants to choose from - just in Cisternino alone. Lovely fresh produce also available in the friendly local supermercato. Good base for lots of touristics of this region if desired.

Ann, Tadley

We have just returned from this wonderful place. It really is as good as it looks. Perfect for a couple or a family of four( and the bedroom with two single beds can be made into a generous double) the kitchen is small but perfectly formed and generously equipped. The pool and poolside seating and eating area is utterly delightful. The trullo is situated on the rural outskirts of Cisternino and there is a good supermarket and baker who also sells wonderful cheese and cooked meats within a short drive. Really good restaurants in all of the delightful nearby towns. Can't recommend it enough.


Lovely Trullo and wonderful hosts - so friendly and helpful with anything we needed. Fantastic welcome basket on arrival with lovely wine, cheese, bread and a homemade pie! Beautiful position away from it all but close to wonderful places to visit. Would love to return.


We cannot recommend Trullo Giardino highly enough. The pool is fabulous - even better than the pictures and very family friendly. The accommodation is small but perfectly formed (and spotlessly clean). The location is wonderfully peaceful. Most importantly the hospitality - Mimma and Michele are the perfect hosts. Providing delicious breakfasts and dinners, they were discrete and yet available to help whenever we needed something, nothing was too much trouble. They are warm, generous and kind, they made us and our children very welcome. A fabulous 2 week family holiday - the best yet.


Many thanks to Mimma and Michele for a wonderful stay at Trullo Giardino! The facilities are superb and very family friendly. Be sure to enjoy the outdoor dining terrace, and of course the incredible pool....


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Cosima Vita Semeraro

  • Cisternino is numbered among the most striking historic towns in Italy, and it has been also mentioned in the Slow Food guide.
  • The landscape is very particular: come and discover the beautiful nature of Murge by bike or by walk.
  • You will go through wonderful oak forests and fascinating terraces where the horizon meets the Adriatic Sea: this is our rich and ancient land.
  • The architecture of the old city centre shows perfectly the power and surviving of traditions, winking at Oriental arts
  • Every house is painted white, the predominant color of the town.