Che bello trullo
Olives and fruit hang heavy on the branches of trees shading this traditional Puglia estate. Crisp white walls reflect in the saltwater pool, and outdoor areas are strung with hammocks and dotted with a ping-pong table. Modern additions flow seamlessly into restored trulli; floor-to-ceiling windows flood the complex with light. It’s a short drive to dining in the town of Ceglie Messapica. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.
在Gagliano del Capo的別墅
Cacti cast spiked shadows across the courtyard of this coolly modern enclave in Puglia. It’s all white walls and sharp angles as the backdrop to simple accents—a woven lantern, a wire chair—for a pared-down look straight out of a design magazine. Drive 2 minutes to the historic architecture and town square in Gagliano del Capo. The heart of this villa is actually outside, in a courtyard with a swimming pool, a built-in barbecue, and alfresco dining for 12 beneath a woven pergola, where the sunlight and shadows are always shifting. Follow the steps up the tower to views over the town to the sea and, after sunset, switch on the gas fireplace. Architect Lorenzo Grifantini designed the house to echo other buildings nearby, with the courtyard mimicking those of the area’s traditional homes and a tower to match the one rising above a church. Inside, however, the spare decor lets light flow across the floor, interrupted only by built-in sofas in the living room, the table in the dining room, and an island in the fully equipped kitchen. The residence is a 2-minute drive from the center of Gagliano del Capo, a quiet village with an interesting mix of architecture that comes to life for an annual art exhibition. There are a few other towns within a 10-minute drive, as well as the Caves of Vedusella, where turquoise water washes against towering rock formations. La Torre Bianca was recently recognized as one of the National In/Architecture Award Winners for 2020. The prize was launched by INARCH, the Italian architectural board for the best building built in Italy in the least five years, who said of La Torre Bianca, it "expresses an extraordinary ability to insert into a historical context strongly characterized by the small town of Gagliano del Capo... While affirming the contemporaneity of language and typological solutions, the architecture does not yield to easy camouflage and banal contextualism but expresses its contemporaneity with quality." Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed & Twin bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower/bathtub combo, Television • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower • Bedroom 3: 2 Twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower • Bedroom 4: 2 Twin size beds (can be converted to a king), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower • Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower STAFF & SERVICES Included • Light housekeeping - once per week on Wednesday • Towel change - once per week • Garden & pool maintenance • 300kw of energy consumption per week • Welcome basket Extra Cost (advance notice may be required): • Concierge service • Exit clean • Energy consumption over 300kw per week to be charged at a rate of €0.40/kw • Activities and excursions