Our services for an unforgettable holiday.
The services that we offer will allow you to discover and love our authentic Puglia, it’s unique tastes, it’s nature and it’s breath taking scenery.
The Blue Card
A practical guide for your stay at Trulli il Castagno and also an innovative method to give you our best suggestions of restaurants, butchers, cheese producers, markets and a lot more.
With Trulli il Castagno’s ‘Carta Blu’ we give you some useful information for your stay:
a map with the main directions
the gifts from the house
the instructions for using our free wifi
useful contacts for pharmacies, hospitals and police
Also we have collected in an app for your smartphone or tablet our suggestions for the best activities and services in the Itria Valley
Insert the code “TIC02” for the guide in English (or “TIC01” for guide in Italian).
Discover all of our proposals in a simple and intuitive way.
If you would like we can supply you with all of the products for a healthy and genuine Italian breakfast.
Each evening we would deliver to you a basket with all of the products for breakfast the following morning:
coffee and tea
milk or yoghurt
jams that are homemade with the farms fruit
fresh seasonal fruit and fruit juices
homemade cakes and specialities from trusted pastry shops
fresh bread and other specialities of Puglia
The cost is only € 3 per person for breakfast.
By request we can supply high quality products for coeliacs.
In your trullo you will find everything that you need to prepare your breakfast: tea cups, coffee cups, glasses, plates, knives and forks: the electric oven for heating the bread and pastries, the kettle for the tea and the moka for the coffee.
... For foreign guests there is a useful video guide to show you how to use the Italian moka coffee maker.
The Apulian dinner
The dinner that we propose is not only a dinner with our family, but is prepared by Alessandro and mother Beatrice in the best way for you to taste the food of Puglia, a simple cuisine but rich in tastes and smells.
You will taste, together with us, a unique dinner understanding the genuine ingredients, the dishes served and their history. The products used to produce these dishes will be from our own farm and from other farms nearby and will only be of the season. We will use our wood fired oven to give an unmistakeable taste to our dishes.
It is not a meal like other, but rather something unmissable, and only for our guests!
We will serve the dinner in your trullo or a few metres away within the property.
The cooking lessons
For those who love to cook and those who love to eat, we propose an afternoon to learn about our home cooked cuisine. A way of understanding how the traditional dishes of Puglia were born.
With mother Beatrice and Vitina you will prepare the most famous dishes of the cuisine of Puglia: focaccia, bread, broad bean puree, orecchiette pasta, veal rolls in tomato sauce and a lot of others.
You will have the chance to touch the doughs, to discover the secrets of the housewives, to learn to make orecchiette by hand and much more. Culminating at the dinner of the dishes prepared in the class and cooked in the wood fired oven.
We will give you our recipes with the secrets of my mother Beatrice’s cooking (you will find it here in PDF) and on the evening there will be a little surprise.
The Products of Trulli il Castagno
During your holiday or when you have just returned home you can taste the products of our farm bought directly from us. Also our vegetable garden and herbs are available to you during your holiday.
Savour the products of our farm, made by hand according to tradition. Ask us directly if you would like to relish the tastes of Puglia in your trullo and enrich your meals with fruit, vegetables and herbs from our garden.
Trulli il Castagno, thanks to the collaboration with Europcar, world leader in rental cars, offers you the possibility of hiring a car and saving money.
Book your car here, choosing between the many Europcars on offer, and during your stay give us the rental receipt. We will give you back 10% which you can use to buy our products or as a discount for your holiday.
By bicycle or on foot
For those who love walking or biking and enjoy the tranquillity of the Apulia countryside, here we will show you the best routes. Also for those passionate about cycling we offer two alternatives for hiring a bike that is right for you.
The Itria Valley with it’s dry stone walls, it’s green hills and it’s breathtaking landscapes is perfect for being in the open air. Following you will find the best itineraries for exploring it by bike or on foot.
Routes Parck Dune Costiere
Reserve Bosco delle Painelle
Puoi noleggiare due diverse tipologie di bici per la tua vacanza:
the classic bicycle with an aluminium frame that is ideal for mixed routes costs daily from Euros 8. Contact us
Both types of bikes can be hired and delivered to you directly at Trulli il Castagno.
For the domestic animals
Our hospitality extends to those who love their pets and don’t want to be away from them especially during their holiday.
Small, medium and large dogs, and other domestic animals are all welcome at our trulli. We ask only that the tranquillity of all of our other quests is safeguarded but we are sure that your domestic animals will be welcomed by all.
On our app (see above) you will find contact details for a veterinary surgery, animal shop, pet parlour and an animal friendly beach.
Horse and carriage ride
A beautiful way to discover the Itria Valley is in a carriage drawn by magnificent white horses: a ride from another time.
In the carriage, with your family or as a couple, you will discover the charm of our country roads, of our unique landscapes and our little towns of dreams. A really amazing experience experience in a carriage drawn by magnificent white Lipizzano horses.
Hire a boat or a rubber dinghy, take an excursion on the Adriatic Sea and enjoy the water sports.
We have thought also of those who love the sea. At the WAtergames at Monopoli you can take advantage of many activities related to the sea thanks to various professionals:
boat and rubber dinghy hire
boat excursions at Polignano a Mare and Savelletri
canoe and pedal boat hire
water skiing and much more
For all information visit the site: