Trullo Mandorla

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Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
Trullo Mandorla
Trullo Mandorla
Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
Trullo Mandorla
Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
Trullo Mandorla
Trullo Mandorla
Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
Trullo Mandorla, Puglia, Italy
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Trullo Mandorla is a unique self-catering villa, or trullo with a lovely pool, in the countryside of Cisternino, Puglia exclusive to Long Travel. It has a real sense of privacy.

Trullo Mandorla is in a lovely elevated location, just over 2km from Cisternino. Semi-detached from Long Travel’s other exclusive trulli Trullo Zingaro by about one and a half metres of thick stone wall, Long Travel guests’ privacy is assured, with the use of impressive dry stone walls, landscaping and tree planting, and by providing totally separate driveways, parking areas and outside spaces, which are also opposite-facing. The trulli houses are actually very separate and private from one another. With lovely views, and set in two and a half acres, they dominate the landscape and are admired by all Long Travel clients and locals alike. In fact, Long Travel’s Trullo Zingaro & Mandorla are so wonderful that a well-known Italian television channel featured them in a programme about trullo renovation, as superb examples.

Trullo Mandorla has two terraces, one of which has a built-in barbecue and an arched pergola shade. Both terraces overlook open grounds, with ancient olive trees, almonds, oaks, pomegranates and countless other native trees and shrubs and there is so much space that guests can follow the sun (or the shade) around, until the very last rays disappear – pure heaven. A short path winds its way to the “hidden” pool, shared only with Trullo Zingaro. As if there in secret, the pool sits, in sheltered seclusion and privacy, behind tall dry stone walls, but is open at one end to enjoy the lovely panorama- absolute heaven! This is the only one of Long Travel’s trulli that allows children so it is the perfect choice for families who want a touch of luxurious self-catering.

Always a special example of a trullo, inside Trullo Mandorla is fascinating. Masses of exposed stone, an unusual star-vaulted ceiling, and a “Sovrano-type” cone, lit as a special feature, give it immense character. The living area is quite open-plan, with contemporary whites and greys and olive greens, and with some really interesting local ceramics.

Trullo Mandorla is even well-stocked with wine from the neighbour’s vineyard (and an honesty box) – ridiculously reasonably priced, it has proved to be very popular indeed! Another highlight is the olive oil – extra virgin, cold press and as organic as it gets, it is Pugliese oil at its best.

Note there is no age limit on this trullo, well behaved children respectful of its beauty are welcome!

Customer Review

“Our second stay at Mandorla and every bit as fabulous as the first. The trullo is so well equipped, a home from home. Can’t wait to come back, such a beautiful location. Such memories to treasure!” Kenneth & Linda, Graham & Gemma, Southport


All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Highly recommended for early and late bookings and all year round
  • Wood-burning stove, with wood provided, free of charge
  • Central heating included for early, late and winter bookings; other times, supplement payable
  • Twice-weekly clean (0900-1300), included
  • Towels and beach towels provided
  • Sunbeds
  • Washing machine & dishwasher
  • Cots can be arranged if required, €30 per cot, per week, payable locally
  • High chair possible, €20 per week payable locally
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi (signal strength variable and not always reliable)
  • Mosquito nets & safe
  • Shared pool with sunbathing terraces; 01/04/17-04/11/17 , weather permitting
  • Smoking policy – we ask smokers to smoke outside only please

“Our second stay at Mandorla and every bit as fabulous as the first. The trullo is so well equipped, a home from home. Can’t wait to come back, such a beautiful location. Such memories to treasure!” Kenneth & Linda, Graham & Gemma, Southport

 “We have had a wonderful 2 weeks.  The trullo is beautiful and the gardens are exquisite.  We love Puglia’s pace of life, beautiful old towns and of course, the food and wine.”  Clare, Johnie, Emily & Andy, Alnwick

 “We have spent the most wonderful week at Trullo Mandorla.  Thank you Long Travel for a perfect holiday and also to lovely Concetta & Domenico.”  Sally & Erin, London 

 “Trullo Mandorla is a perfect place for a magical holiday.  We feel very privileged to have spent a holiday in this really beautiful trullo – a very memorable, relaxing holiday.”  Julie & Terry, Marilyn & Ken, Southampton

“This is our second stay at Trullo Mandorla and this was even better than the last one!  I’m sure we’ll be back again.”  Jacqui & Andrew, Edinburgh

 “We have just had a lovely week in this beautiful Trullo Mandorla and can only echo everyone else’s positives-  one of the nicest places we’ve stayed in.”  Marilyn & Gene, Gerrards Cross

 “Had a wonderful holiday in delightful Trullo Mandorla.  First visit to this part of Italy and would certainly return.  Two weeks wall to wall blue skies and sunshine.”  Diane, Bedford

 “Perfect for 2 couples.  The kitchen, especially well-equipped, allowed our resident Italian chef (Toni) to conjure up amazing dishes using the very tasty local produce.  The standard of cleanliness is top class and Sandro has always made himself available to offer advice & help. A fantastic holiday.  Ci ritorniamo al piu presto!” Denise & Toni, Linda & Ken, Southport

“We had the most amazing time at Mandorla, where the sun lies beautifully on the deep blue sky. Our holiday started off with our bags lost in transit, but Super Sandro helped us sort it out.  The recommendations by Long Travel were very helpful and spot on. There’s so much more we could say about this place.  We love it and will definitely be coming back next year.  Bellissimo!”  Pam, Nic & Elle, Warrington

“How can a week go past so quickly?  We were looking for a relaxing, peaceful week and we haven’t been disappointed. We have loved being at the trullo.  We’ve seen fantastic sunsets, loads of stars and a big full moon.”  Janet & Carlo, London

“The interior is an inspirational design – you have thought of just about everything” Tony & Misha, Leeds

“Really impressed by trullo – well equipped, wonderfully Italian, spectacular views. Really sorry to be going home – hope to return soon! ” Stu & Lynda and Sheila & Dave, Notts

Extra Information

Available Board Basis


Nearest Airport(s)


50 mins


1 hr


3 hrs 50 mins

Nearest Town

Places of Interest
Itria Valley, Martina Franca, Matera.

Distance to Coast
Approx. 20 minutes

Internet Access

Swimming Pool



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