The sun smiles down from an azure colored sky and bathes the landscape in warm, golden light. The white façade of the renovated casolare (old country house) greets you from afar and the bright colors of gorgeous blossoms bid a charming welcome – what a holiday dream!
In this unique, culturally as well as scenically fascinating region, you can easily combine culture and beach holidays during your stay at Casa Gelsomino - the trulli village of Alberobello is only a stone’s throw away; Cisternino with its picturesque center lies, so to speak, right in front of your door; long beaches of golden yellow sand along the crystal clear sea are found only a few kilometers to the west.
Friendly owner Nicola's casolare houses altogether four holiday apartments, each one with a separate entrance and a private terrace.
Holiday apartment Casa Gelsomino includes
- a living-dining room with a sofa, which can easily be turned into a bed for two (3rd/4th person), dining furniture and SAT-TV (flat screen TV);
- a kitchen (incl. 4-burner gas stove, refrigerator with freezer compartment, microwave);
- a cozy bedroom with double bed;
- a bathroom (shower/WC/bidet).
WIFI is also available at the apartment. 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. A fan is nevertheless provided.
A washing machine and an outdoor shower are shared by all the apartments.
As a fence separates the terrace of the apartment from the remaining premises of the casolare, you have got your privacy. Enjoy the sun, prepare something delicious on the grill, savor a glass of cool white wine, indulge in your holiday read or simply relax in the shade of the roofed part of the apartment's outdoor area.
The pool, however, is is shared by all the inhabitants of the casolare. After cooling off in the pool, you can unwind on the sun loungers and enjoy the southern Italian sun. The pool is in general open from May to October (changes due to weather conditions possible).
The area is framed by olive trees as well as other fragrant trees and blooming bushes.
Parking: Parking is available on the premises.
The rental price already includes a typical Italian breakfast. This naturally includes coffee in the morning (espresso or cappuccino), cake and fruit. Cheese and ham can also be provided on request for a small surcharge of 5 euros.
Every now and then in summer, the owner organizes dinners for all the holiday guests 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 on site, we got to enjoy a primo piatto – typically local, home-made orechiette with tomato sugo.
At the small town of Casalini, ca. 800 m off, you find bars, grocery stores and pizzeria "Il Quadrifoglio". A larger choice of restaurants and stores is found in the center of Cisternino (ca. 4 km off).
It takes you about half an hour by car to reach the famous trulli village of Alberobello.
Spending at least one day at and in the Mediterranean Sea during your stay, is probably a matter of course.
Charming, small seaside resort Torre Canne, for example, is only a few kilometers from Casalini. During high season, there are, not surprisingly, a lot of vacationers, but during low season, you have often got the fine sandy beach all to yourself.
Another great place for waterbugs and beach enthusiasts - the beaches of Pilone, located towards Ostuni.
For further tips, recommendations etc. regarding your holidays at Casa Gelsomino and Cisternino do not hesitate to ask Nicola, he will be glad to help you on.
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|
|27.04.24 - 18.05.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 455 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 55 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 80 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 20 EUR|
|18.05.24 - 22.06.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 480 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 55 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 85 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 20 EUR|
|22.06.24 - 27.07.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 710 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 80 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 125 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 25 EUR|
|27.07.24 - 31.08.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 730 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 80 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 125 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 25 EUR|
|31.08.24 - 07.09.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 570 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 65 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 100 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 25 EUR|
|07.09.24 - 05.10.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 480 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 55 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 85 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 20 EUR|
|05.10.24 - 02.11.24||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/week 455 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/week 55 EUR||Holiday apt. (2 p.)/day 80 EUR||Surcharge (3./4. p.)/day 20 EUR|
Prices per week and per night are valid for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included.
The surcharge 3rd/4th person is valid per person per week / per night.
Deposit: € 100 - due upon arrival
Use of heating: € 10 /night; to be paid on site
Minimum stay: 4 nights in travel period July 01st - September 02nd 2023; otherwise 2 nights.
Upon request and to be booked on site:
- Breakfast: € 7.50 /person
- In summer, a shared evening meal: from € 25 /person - Please check on this with the owner.