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Creative retreats in the Apulian countryside

Join me for a creative retreat in the stunning landscape of Puglia!

Get hands on experience learning to work with clay or metals attending a ceramic or jewelry making workshop.

You will create your own artisanal pieces as a memory of your time with us or as a gift to someone special!

Il Trullo & La Formica - Artvilla in Puglia

Il Trullo e La Formica and its 300 years-old Trulli in Puglia


Far from the city noise and surrounded by the sound and scent of nature, my family 'villa' is the place where I love to go to relax and disconnect from the urban routine, immersed in a bucolic reality. I'll be very happy to host you in our home to experience the peaceful atmosphere among olive trees, local vegetation, good food, creativity and pure inspiration. Here you'll also have the chance to spend your holidays in a typical 'trullo' architecture, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco.

You can also enjoy your breakfast or dinner outside, in our private garden at the shade of a big gazebo, or visit the nearby cheese factory with a farm and all their animals where yo'll have the chance to taste a real 'mozzarella', 'burrata' and all the typical genuine local products.



During your staying you can walk around the area to relax in nature or at a few km distance by car, you can visit the historic center of Putignano, a typical ancient village filled with narrow streets, small squares surrounded by enchanting loggias and also famous for its Carnival, the typical restaurants, churches and museums. Do not forget to visit the small but enchanting 'Grotta del Trullo', a corner of underground wonders to continue your journey discovering the seaside and all the beauties of Apulia: Alberobello, Martina Franca, Castellana Grotte, Grottaglie, Bari, Polignano, Lecce, Ostuni etc.)

If you prefer to relax, you'll be free to cool off in our little but lovely private swimming pool during the hottest hours or during the evening, with a refreshing drink in one hand and our typical apulian 'tarallo' in the other! ;D


We hope to host you soon in this piece of paradise and to make you live a memorable time, focused on nature and all Apulian good vibes!


If you'll decide to spend one or more nights with us you can choose for the double room with ensuite bathroom or the master room with a private bathroom. We will share the rest of the house and please feel free to use the kitchen, the living room and all the outside area as you wish.

PLEASE NOTE we live with two sweet cats Gigio and Mirò. Please let me know if you have some allergies to cats/animals.


While staying at our villa, you could also enjoy some Apulian experience like making - and eating! - a homemade Pizza or our very typical street food 'Panzerotto', filled with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella and other irrestistible ingredients, fried or cooked in our wood-fired oven,

always surrounded by nature in a warm atmosphere. Join us for an unforgettable Apulian party!


Would you like to enhance your practical and creative skills during your holiday learning all the main jewelry making or ceramic techniques?

I'll be happy to share all my passion and guide you to create your personal pieces inspired by local vegetation, architecture or anything you might like.

Please visit the WORKSHOP section and choose the one that suits you or contact me for personalized programs.

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