Masseria Il Trullino


Località Cesamine
73020 Carpignano Salentino LE

Swimming Pool

Nestled amongst 400 year old olive trees, this traditional Italian country house offers a serene hideaway for a tranquil vacation with family and friends.

Masseria il Trullino is close to the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea and its capital Lecce, also known as the ‘Florence of the South’.

The villa is situated 800 metres from the town centre of Carpignano Salentino. Carpignano Salentino is situated in the heart of the "Grecia Salentina" (Salentinian Greece) , an area near the town of Lecce which is inhabited by the Griko people, an ethnic Greek minority living in southern Italy who traditionally spoke a Greek Language dialect also called Griko.


The sleeping quarters include:

  • a master-bedroom with four poster king size bed, closet, cabinet, desk and an en-suite bathroom with shower. TV.
  • a twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower).
  • two twin/double bedrooms, sharing a spacious family bathroom with bathtub and separate rain shower. The two rooms can be interconnecting. One of the two rooms is equipped with TV and DVD player.


Facilities & Services

Main service: 
  • Cleaning three times a week. Change of all linen included mid stay for bookings of 14 nights and over.
Additional services: 
  • Additional maid and laundry service available.
  • A personal Chef or Cook can be arranged at extra cost, should you wish to taste local cuisine in the comfort of the masseria. Breakfast, lunch, dinner service. Pizza parties.
  • Grocery shopping prior to arrival can be arranged. Please allow at least 72 hours for this service.
  • Transfers to and from the airports or train stations can be arranged.
  • Childcare (additional service)

Further services

  • General pool maintanance.
  • Pizza parties; Wine and olive oil tastings; excursions by boat; guided tours; cooking classes; private photoshoots.



Newly built a few years ago, the masseria was crafted by able artisans using "Pietra Leccese", the local stone, by applying traditional techniques, resulting in a unique masterpiece of arches and 4 meters high vaulted ceilings. The masseria was extended and completely restyled under the supervision of Apulian Architect Raffaele Centonze in July 2020.

On entering the main gate, you are immediately immersed in the property's olive grove. Over two hectares of ancient olive trees telling tales of heritage and culture.

It is composed by a main building and a separate guest unit.

In the main villa building you will find an open-plan fully-fitted modern kitchen equipped with all appliances, utensils and two large fridges. The dining area features an impressive open fireplace built in "tufo", yet another local stone. The cozy living area is the perfect place to relax, watch TV or contemplate the tranquil nature surrounding the masseria. The kitchen leads to a utility / storage room equipped with washing machine, dryer as well as a guest toilet with a shower.

The sleeping quarters includes:

  • a master-bedroom with four poster king size bed, closet, cabinet, desk and an en-suite bathroom with shower. TV.
  • a twin / double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower).
  • two twin / double bedrooms, sharing a spacious family bathroom with bathtub and separate rain shower. The two rooms can be interconnecting. One of the two rooms is equipped with TV and DVD player.

A second independent unit, built in stone following the traditional shape of a "pajara" (trullo with flat roof), is located 30 meters from the main building, between the kitchen / living area and the lawn.
The twin / double bedrooms en-suite (shower) and TV makes it an ideal room for teenagers, a nanny or visiting guests.

There is plenty of room for al-fresco dining, relaxation and entertainment. From sun-loungers to sofas, and two shaded dining areas located in either the landscaped gardens or in the main courtyard.

At sunset, head to the roof terrace for an Aperol Spritz aperitif offering spectacular views over as far as eye can see olive groves and white-stone villages. On a very clear day, you may even spot the Adriatic sea and Albania in the distance.

Place to visit

Best beaches

Sant’Andrea, Torre Dell’Orso, Baia degli Angeli, Marina di Pescoluse (also known as ‘Le Maldive’), Torre Vado, Porto Badisco, Punta Prosciutto. All offer free beaches and also Bagni (where you can rent seat and umbrella). Most beaches have been awarded with one or even two Blue Flags.

Recommended for families for white sandy beaches and shallow water: the Alimini area.


A short drive from the Masseria, Otranto is a popular destination for Italy’s jet set.
Among the must-see sights are the Duomo, dating back to the 11th century with some internal columns allegedly from a temple dedicated to Minerva which has been restored to its original form and the dramatic five-sided Castello Aragonese, which has cylindrical towers and a moat.


This ancient and beautiful city is known as the ‘Florence of the south’ because of the ornate Baroque architecture. Unlike Florence, the buildings are created from the local stone, pietra leccese, which adds to the city’s luminosity and appeal.


2021 Period Rates per week

  • November, December, January, February: €4500
  • March, April, October: €4950
  • May, September: €5610
  • June: €6875
  • July, August: €7645

Booking Details

Tourist tax: €0.80 per person per night. Kids under 12 are exempt. Will be collected cash upon arrival.
Refundable security deposit: €1500, to be paid with the balance payment and returned within 7 working days from the check-out.
Pool heating, on request: €500/week.
Sunday check-in/out (if agreed): €30
Early/late check-in /check-out (before 8.00am and after 8.00pm): €30

Booking Conditions

Price includes:
- Welcome basket and an initial provision of basic supplies
- Initial supply of organic shower gel locally produced with own olive oil
- Cleaning 3 times a week for 1 and ½ hour each time. Change of bed linen once a week (for stays of 14 days and over)
- Gardener
- Pool Maintenance
- All utilities
- WiFi
- Concierge services and local support

Check-in: 4.00pm till 7.30pm
Check-out: 10.00am

Turn-over day: Saturdays.

Min of 7 nights.

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