A winding drive though an ancient landscape of small fields and olives trees brings you to this place. It is tranquil, magical, enchanting, and Ina and Alessandro, who live ten minutes down the road, greet you warmly, in English. Both villa (new) and trullo (old) are one storey, and you can’t help but fall in love with the trullo; in Alessandro’s family since the 1860s, it has been brought back most beautifully to life. In whitewashed nooks and crannies are ceramics and candles, whimsical photos of donkeys, books for guests to enjoy. Linens are crisp, pillows feather, and bathrooms contemporary and delicious. The villa, designed to harmonise with the local textures and colours, is equally rustic and charming. The kitchens are a joy, and if the cooks fancy a night off, there’s a trattoria a ten-minute walk away. Outside: cherry trees, pomegranates, lavender, rosemary, mature pines behind, and a 500-year-old olive tree next to the pool. No expense has been spared, from the barbecue to the pool, to the porch with a glass roof and bamboo shading. Heavenly.