A farmhouse turned luxury vacation rental, Masseria Petrarolo in Puglia combines rustic warmth with elegance. Nine bedrooms in the villa and pool house are set in olive and citrus groves.
How would you describe the trullo in a nutshell?
Trullo Cobalto is a contemporary and minimalist villa rental in the heart of the Valle d’Itria.
What is the story behind the trullo, what was your inspiration to create it?
I work in a job that requires me to travel a lot and have stayed in many boutique hotels, with a preference for places where the attention to detail and design are high. The idea was to renovate a property in my homeland (I was born in Martina Franca) and recreate that boutique feel.
Unfortunately, I am not able to live in Puglia full-time, so the trulli are empty for much of the year. I decided to make them available to like-minded international travellers who share the same pleasure as I do in the small details. We have two villas very close to each other, the other – Trullo Fiaba – is also listed on Welcome Beyond.
How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design?
It exudes a sense of calm and relaxation. Staying there feels like you are immersed in nature but with all the comforts of a luxury accommodation with a minimalist aesthetic. It’s not pompous. It’s very down-to-earth while highlighting the characteristics of the trulli.