Our verdict: “Villa Galante is a traditional delight giving the holiday maker the real feeling of rustic trullo living but with all necessary mod cons, a great setting and lovely swimming pool.”.
Villa Galante set in the Valley D’Itria between the hilltop towns of Ostuni, Cisternino and Martina Franca. In its own very private grounds of over a hectare the villa is perched up high looking down over its swimming pool and orchard of fruit and olive trees and fields beyond.
Villa Galante is a traditional trullo with a tall conical stone roof on top of each of the main rooms – five in all. The structure helps keep the interior cool in the heat of the summer. There is also a delightful 15 metre infinity swimming pool set just below the trullo with a shallow 50cm deep end for toddlers to play, sloping down to a 2 metre depth. Gaze out over the valley from the cool of the infinity pool . Surrounding the pool is the “solarium” in full sun, with loungers and parasoled tables.
Overlooking the pool is a large gazebo with cushioned stone sofas and beautiful carved tables with room for up to 20 people to relax and while the day away. Nearer the villa is a second gazebo with a long stone table with stone benches for dining. A stone arch leads to a walled patio with barbeque for romantic or more private occasions