The sun smiles from an azure colored sky and suffuses the landscape with a warm, golden light. The white façade of the casolare (Engl: old country house), which greets you from afar, and the bright colors of gorgeous blossoms bid a charming welcome – this is where holiday dreams come true!
In this unique, culturally as well as scenically fascinating region, you can easily combine culture and bathing during your holidays at Gelsomino.
The trulli village of Alberobello is only a stone’s throw away; Cisternino with its picturesque center is, so to speak, right in front of your door; only a few kilometers to the west, you find long beaches with golden yellow sand and crystal clear water.
The casolare of Nicola, the friendly owner, is an ideal retreat, whether you wish to indulge in your holiday read on the roofed terrace or to unwind in the southern Italian sun at the pool.
The renovated country house includes altogether 4 holiday apartments, each of which has its separate entrance and private terrace.
At Casa Gelsomino, you have got a cozy bedroom with double bed. For a third and fourth guest, the couch in the living room is easily turned into a bed.
The living room is furnished with the sofa bed as well as a chair, a dining table and SAT-TV.
The kitchen includes 4-burner gas stove, refrigerator with freezer compartment and microwave.
The bathroom is equipped with WC/bidet and shower.
A fence separates the terrace of the apartment from the rest of the casolare’s premises. Enjoy the sun, grill or savor a glass of cool white wine in the shade under the roofing – without being disturbed.
The pool is for shared use by all the inhabitants of the casolare. Relax on the sun beds or take a refreshing plunge into the water. The pool is open from may to october (changes due to weather conditions possible).
The area is lined by olive trees as well as other fragrant trees and blooming bushes.
The pool as well as the outdoor shower and the washing machine are for shared use.
As far as TV is concerned, you can receive english channels, too.
The walls of the holiday apartments are very strong, which is characteristic for old country houses in Apulia. This keeps them pleasantly cool in summer and air conditioning is not necessary. Nevertheless, a fan is provided.
Parking: Parking is available on the private premises.
Breakfast can be booked onsite for 7,50 € per person. Breakfast includes both savory, e.g. cold cuts and cheese, and sweet components.
Every now and then in summer, the owner organizes dinners for all to share. Depending on the dish (fish or meat), dinner starts at 25 € per person, beverages and the owner’s personal recommendation concerning wine included.
When we were onsite, we enjoyed, for example, a primo piatto – the typically local, home-made orechiette with tomato sugo.
At the small town of Casalini, ca. 800 m off, you find a bar, grocery store and the pizzeria "Il Quadrifoglio".
A larger choice of restaurants and stores is found in the center of Cisternino, about 4 km off.
It takes you about half an hour by car to reach the famous trulli village of Alberobello.
Of course, a real holiday in Italy includes at least one day at the Mediterranean Sea.
The charming small seaside resort of Torre Canne is only a few kilometers from Casalino.
During the summer months, there are a lot of tourists, but during low season, you have often got the fine sandy beach all to yourself.
At the beaches of Pilone, located towards Ostuni, water bugs get their money’s worth as well.
Nicola will be happy to help you on with more tips, recommendations etc.
Information about the town of Cisternino...
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day|
|15.07.17 - 26.08.17||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 650 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 75 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 105 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 20 EUR|
|26.08.17 - 02.09.17||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 605 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 75 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 105 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 20 EUR|
|02.09.17 - 30.09.17||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 470 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 50 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 80 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 15 EUR|
|30.09.17 - 04.11.17||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 455 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 50 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 80 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 15 EUR|
Prices are valid per week resp. per day and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
Minimum stay during travel period 15.7.-31.8.2016 4 days, otherwise 2 days.
A deposit of € 100 is due upon arrival.
If desired, breakfast can be booked onsite for € 7,50 per person and, in summer, a shared evening meal (from € 25 per person). Please check on this with the owner.