Fico di India:
Gelso Bianco in Puglia
This fully restored traditional Pugliese farmhouse, or masseria, is set in the beautiful countryside near the Unesco town of Alberobello. The farmouse features iconic elements of local architecture, including 11 trulli cones and an old stable, now a state-of-the-art kitchen. Throughout the restoration, every detail has been given careful attention, creating an atmosphere that reflects the region. This country home blends both rustic and contemporary style and offers the unique experience of living in a trullo, found only in the region of Puglia.
In the communal living room you will find a collection of photos, books about Puglia, music and other interesting bits of information.
There are two kitchens at Gelso Bianco. One is a fully equipped professional kitchen used for pre-arranged culinary lessons with the property's exectutive chef. The other is fully equipped for use by guests.
There are four double bedrooms, each with private bath and named for the vegetation of the local landscape:
- Agave: master suite set in the center of the property with its own large trulli cones. With several stunning arches, the room is spacious and the bathroom includes double sinks and a full bathtub.
- Carciofo (artichoke): comfortable junior suite set next to the main kitchen, with richly colored bathroom with large shower.
- Fico (fig): set adjacent to the communal living room, with the largest bathroom on the property.
- Melograno (pomegranate): loft space attached to the main living room. The bed is in the loft in a trullo, while an easy set of stairs leads to the bathroom and foyer below.
- Fico d'India (prickly pear): smaller room on the top deck of the masseria with spectacular views over the entire property and the town of Alberobello.
A large outdoor dining table provides plenty of space for al fresco dining in the shade of the climbing bougainvillea or beneath a starlit sky at night.
In addition to the beautiful pool, the surrounding property includes a vegetable garden and several fuit and nut trees that are for guests' enjoyment.
Amenities: free WiFi access in every room, air-conditioning and dehumidifier in every room, washing machine, iPod dock in every room (compatable with iPhone 4), parking.
- Nearest airport: Bari 55km/34mi
- Nearest town: 6km/3.72mi
- Nearest shops: 4km/2.5mi
- Beaches: 6km/3.72mi