Arriving to Nina Trulli Resort in Puglia, I had no idea what to expect. If you follow my Instagram you may already know that Will and I have started a new tradition of celebrating our wedding anniversary each year in Italy taking it in turns to surprise each other with the location.
So the first surprise for me was Puglia as a destination and the second was the utter gorgeousness of Nina Trulli.
From the moment we arrived to the imposing wooden gates to request admittance and led up a softly lit winding drive, we were spellbound.
Nina Trulli captures the magic of Puglia in one perfectly formed intimate resort where you are bathed in sunshine, fed simple and utterly delicious food at regular intervals and surrounded by picture-perfect scenes at every corner.
But as you know me, it was the interiors that really got my heart racing. The handful of rooms are set in traditional Trulli – a dry stone hut with cone shaped roof that are typical across the region. Meticulously renovated to retain all of their rustic charm but complimented by the modern requirements of a fussy traveller (hello waterfall shower, luxury bath products and fluffy towels), the colour palette is a muted combination of whites, beiges and a understated blue/grey. I was smitten.
It is modern rustic at its best and looked right out of the pages of The White Company catalogue. I spent many an hour considering how I could swap my velvets for linens and bring this look home with me, but in the end decided I would just have to come back, or get a holiday Trulli of my own ;).
Our room, a suite situated in what I think was originally the cowshed complete with troughs, was a haven with a massive bed, spacious sitting area and two private terraces. One of which overlooked the vines and had an outdoor bath big enough to fit a family in.
Get the modern rustic look at home
Dinner was served in the equally beautiful restaurant or if mild enough a festoon-lit courtyard surrounded by fruit trees. There are no difficult decisions to make such as what to have for your meal as the four courses are brought to you, decided by chef Blanca who choses from the kitchen garden that day, and taking in to account any guests particular dietary requirements. I didn’t have a meal that was less than delicious.
Breakfasts are served from the kitchen and eaten under the shade of the trees. Home made cheesecake was the order of the day every day for me followed up by plentiful fresh fruit and gallons of strong Italian coffee.
We spent our days lazing by the pool, learning to cook orecchiette and Panzerotti with Blanca and exploring the surrounding areas, all of which took my break away. I’ll be sharing more of that over the coming weeks.
I loved this place almost too much to want to tell anyone about it but Will has already worked out a way to make it a viable long weekend break so we will be back before too much time has passed. And really, it is just too good not to share.
If you are looking for utter peace and tranquility and some serious interiors goals this is your place. Just don’t brag too much on Instagram when you are there as I don’t think I could take it!