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Photos of the beach house

Beach House

Beach House


Terrace

Terrace


Kitchen

Kitchen


Bathroom

Bathroom


at the back

at the back

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Sep
07
2009
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Ostuni Mercato

Saturday Morning in Ostuni is a buzz down at the open air market. Hundreds of stalls open for business about 8am and close up about 1pm. There is always an abundance of locally produced fruit and vegtables, clothes, handbags, shoes, furniture, soft furnishings, ceramics and all manner of unusual things.

The market is held at the large open space at the edge of the town, south west of the centre.
If you are looking at it from Google maps go left from the football stadium along via Dottore Nino Sansone and you see what looks like some circular roads, not unlike a small race track, where there it is, Ostuni Market, open saturday mornings.

For those of us doing a bit of self catering, buying the fruit and vegtables that are in season from around the Ostuni area is the best way to taste fresh food the way it should be. There is an indescribable difference in terms of taste between sinking your teeth into a fresh locally produced peach, and what I’ve been used to at home. Not just that, but the prices are unbelievably inexpensive. I was buying a kilo of melanzane (Aubergines) and zucchini (courgettes) it was a euro.. (pronounced Air-row), and the kilo of oranges 67c etc, i had enough fruit and veg for the week, for € 10… and there were 5 of us.

There is a smaller market on a wednesday, it is mainly fruit and veg, at the back via Nino Sansone, there are some clothes and household nick-nacky stuff and it is not too busy. Another Market exists on a Friday morning near that modern church and the all weather soccer pitch, not the stadium, along by via Verona. It has less fruit and veg than the Wednesday one and more of what you’d find at the usual saturday market, however a fraction of the size.

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Mar
30
2009
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Paradise

This spacious house close to Ostuni town (0.5km), is ideal for a large group or family, sleeps 6. There are 3 bedrooms each with an en-suite toilet and wash-hand-basin. The large kitchen is fully equipped for self catering and there is a main bathroom. This house is has a beautiful view of the sea, and has a large outdoor barbeque and pizza oven.

Prices per week are as follows:

August €730
July €530
September €530
October €530
June €430
May €430
April €430
conrad.greene@gmail.com

Large Country House

Large Country House

For Reservations, see our contacts page.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Bedroom

Bedroom

Plans

Plans

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Mar
30
2009
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country house

Country House

Country House

This house has one large bedroom that sleeps 4. Ideal for a family with 2 children, there is a large double bed and bunk beds. There are 2 identical houses for rent here and they are 1km from Ostuni.

Prices per week are as follows:

August €530
July €430
September €430
June €330
May €330
April €330
October €330

conrad.greene@gmail.com
For Reservations, see our contacts page.

plans

plans

Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

The addition of the outdoor kitchen makes great sense if you want to dine outdoors which is a must in the tranquil summer evenings that are guaranteed in this climate.
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Mar
27
2009
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Kernena

Kernena

Kernena


House Details

Sleeps up to 5:

There are two bedrooms one with a king size bed and bathroom en suite the second (ground floor) has 2 single beds and bathroom en suite. The open plan kitchen/ dining room an open fire, couch, two chairs and coffee table, dining table and chairs. There is a gas cooking hob, pots kitchen ware and utensils and fridge/freezer.

Outdoors
A shaded balcony outside the kitchen dining room is perfect for outdoor dining and the house comes with garden table and chairs for this purpose.
The house is situated on 600m2 of land filled with olive and fruit trees.

The villa is a 10 minute drive from the coast and 5 mins from the nearest historic town of Ostuni. The nearest beach is Costa Merlata.

Prices per week ,
May €350
June €400
July €500
August €600
September €450
Oct €350
For Reservations, see our contacts page.
Driveway to the House

Driveway to the House


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Testimonies:

My family had a great time staying at Kernena Ostuni. The place is great for people who want to:
– enjoy the countryside views
– explore the lovely villages and historic towns nearby
– taste the authentic Italian cuisine in the towns nearby
– visit the local music festivals and festas
– relax on the nearby sandy beaches and coves

The best part for me was the fact that there was no TV and video games and by night you could hear the crickets and the cicadas. It was a real back to basics family holiday where we all got to know one another again.

Liz Slattery

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Mar
10
2009
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Holiday in Ostuni

Imagine the scene: waking up in a peaceful Trullo surrounded by olive trees under a blue sky at the beginning of another wonderful day holidaying in Ostuni. Deep in the Heel of Italy, in the region of Puglia, dry stone walls separate fields of red earth and ancient olive groves, surrounded by the largest stretch of unspoilt coast line in Italy.

The Garden

The Garden


Holidaying in the land of the Trulli is a truly magical experience. I’ve being going there years and have enjoyed guaranteed sunshine every summer. If there is one thing a holiday here is more than, is just sunshine. The things to do here are as much about experience as activity. Picking figs, plums and small red pears before breakfast, then eating them still warm from the morning sun, begins a day in touch with a piece of paradise.
Breakfast

Breakfast

The coast line of Ostuni is as varied as it is breathtaking. Whether it is long sandy beaches or inlets and coves, the sea is as clean and clear as you will find. We usually take it easy in the morning and arrive at the beach about 11. Choosing which one is the only debate as we all have different favourites, but whatever the outcome no one is disappointed. We love the white sandy beaches, they are fun and safe for the children and we can’t seem to keep them out of the sea which besides being clean turquoise and warm, the depths are ideal for families. Lunch at the beach has become a convention, it could be a packed lunch, freshly bought Panini, Pizza or Foccacia, or we spoil ourselves and dine at a restaurant, il Vigliero at Villa Nova being our favourite.

The sea

The sea


Late afternoon we head back from the beach and make a coffee or a beer and relax in the early evening sun. This is a relaxing part of the day as the children tend to take a cat nap, and are rejuvenated for the evening.
City walls

City walls


In the evening we often head to the old town of Ostuni for an inexpensive but delicious  meal. Afterwards we walk around in the white labyrinth of narrow streets and find piazza to buy an ice-cream and watch the world go by.

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Mar
01
2009
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REST CLUB SPESSITE S.R.L.

REST CLUB SPESSITE S.R.L. VIA BRANGASI CLEMENTE (Centro storico, Old Town Ostuni)

Located in one of the most breathtaking parts of the centro storico, Spessite is decorated in a remarkable way that blends in with its surroundings sending you back in time to centuries gone by.
The food is very traditional to the locality with certain dishes and after dinner liquors unique to Spessite.
It is best not to ask for a menu and just give a general idea of what you would like. If you want to taste the local cuisine it is a very good place to go. A meal for 2 with plenty of wine and a digestivo after ( ask for the digestivo della casa, it is fantastic ).. would cost about €50

My brother went here and he asked me what was the best thing to eat.. I told them to ask their advice.. ” can you recommend ?” which is: può consigliarmi? so he wrote it down as: pw-oh con silly army ? and it worked out just fine
www.spessite.it

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Feb
04
2009
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Limoncello

The big problem I used to find when making my own Limoncello was accessing the alcool puro, but since I asked friends that check a bag to bring me some home from Italy, I’ve being making it happily since. You can use vodlka, but you need to use very little water, just enough to disolve the sugar. Alcool puro can be bought in almost any supermarket in Italy, it is usually 95% and cost about €10 per litre.

My recipe for one 75cl bottle is:

Lemon skins from 4 lemons, nice and thin, no white on the back of them. Peel them with a potato peeler and don’t dig in too deep, so as to avoid the rind.

Steep the zest in a jar of alcool puro (pure alcohol) (95%), 250cl for 7 days. The alcohol pulls the flavoured oil from the skin and turns the alcohol lemony and yellowy. The skins should be like pale brittle shells..

Make a sugar syrup from 250cl of water and about the same amount of sugar, bring this to the boil and simmer for five minutes and allow to cool.

Strain the alcohol from lemon mix and rince the skins in 250cl of water into a bottle

Mix all 3 together and only do this when the sugar  syrup is cold

Chill in the frezzer for a while, until you can no longer wait to drink it..

It is fantastic as an after dinner drink, a digestivo as they call it.

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Nov
07
2008
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Trullo photos

Trullo bedroom

Trullo bedroom

Trulli


Double bed

Double bed

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