Palazzina Alchimia is a vacation rental in a Puglian townhouse from the 18th century with one bedroom, tasteful interiors and a beautiful roof terrace with views of the sea.
How would you describe Trullo M in a nutshell?
Trullo M combines authenticity with a spectacular view, positioned on the top of a hill overlooking the coast. It’s difficult to find older buildings that have retained their original elements and are in such a location, so that’s what makes it special.
What’s your connection to Puglia?
We had a dream for several years to buy something abroad as a holiday home and began looking first in France and Spain. But we never really found the ideal property with the finesse you find in Italy. In May 2015, we booked a holiday in Puglia and just fell in love with the area. We (accidentally) found this property online and although I usually act very rationally, we just bought it, without a lot of discussion about the price.
How would you describe the style of the house and the interior design?
Trulli M is an original Puglian house called a cassina a trulli that features an architecture specific to the area and our aim was to respect its authenticity in the interior design. For example, all of the tiles are original and we didn’t break them for the underground heating system. The interior is a mix of Italian furnishings with Scandinavian styling, combining both Northern and Southern European elements.
How would you describe the atmosphere of Trullo M?
It’s very authentic and genuine. We have a large amount of land dotted with olive trees that stretches down to the coast, creating a really nice atmosphere. One of the reasons we bought in the area is because we’re close to the main road, so it’s ideal for people who want to be in a quiet location but still close to town.
What made you fall in love with this part of Puglia?
It was a combination of things. I love the drystone trulli architecture as they only do it in Puglia and the cones are very difficult to build. But I also appreciate the olive groves, the good weather and the people who are very open and friendly. When you ask something, nothing is ever too much. I also love the Puglian food, with big servings that we were not used to!