B & B Millefiori
Mille Fiori Bed and Breakfast is an old country property in the hills between the Itria Valley, the Murge Plateau and the Adriatic Sea in south-central Puglia (the heel of Italy). Located in the middle of trulli country, it's next to a protected area of olive groves and woods. The trullo is a traditional cone shaped houses in this part of Puglia. We are just a few miles from the quaint towns of Cisternino, Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca and Locorotondo. Further south is the Baroque gem of Lecce and to the west is the town of Grottaglie, famous for its ceramics. About 30 minutes to the east lies the Torre Guaceto marine reserve with its crystal clear water and isolated beaches.
Amidst nature, history and culture this part of Italy offers an example of how to live life to the fullest.
And not to forget there's the production of our own Mille Fiori organic honey and extra virgin olive oil.
Our home, a casolare which means country house, is in the countryside adjacent to a protected zone of small farms and trulli. The surroundings are full of possibilities to discover nature's wonders. There are trails for trekking, paths for bike riding or relaxing walks through the woods and around trulli and maserie (another indigenous type of large farm house). The hills offer fresh air and stunning views. Several miles to the east is the Adriatic Sea, specifically the protected nature reserve of Torre Guaceto.
We have recently restored the house maintaining its original rural aspect and respecting the surrounding landscape. Dating from the early 20th century the style of our casolare is part of a lineage from the small trullo to the yet larger maserie., all part of the rural vernacular in architecture of this part of Italy.
Besides our living quarters we have two rooms for our guests. Both are double rooms with heating, TV, refrigerator and respective private bathrooms. Both also have their own independent entrances. They are furnished with period and local furniture and they were restored using eco-friendly material.
Stelletta (little star) is the larger of the two rooms with 30 sq.yds. It has a queen size bed and its own private patio.
Torretta (little tower) is about 19 sq.yds with two single beds. It is located one flight up with its own terrace.
Both rooms are cool in the summer and toasty in the winter due to the traditional construction. From either patio/terrace you can enjoy views of the bucolic surroundings. Sleeping here at night is truly restorative thanks to the fresh country air and silence.
||contrada Specchia, 33
I-72014 Cisternino (BR), Italy
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This page was last updated: 31 May 2010