My family has been lucky enough to holiday twice at Trullo Solari. The first time during the summer that they opened, in the over 40c heat. Phew!
Then we returned for Christmas 2009 with our extended family.
What an amazing place to get away from it all. There were 7 of us staying in the house, and 2 more visiting every day. But we never felt crowded or that we needed more space.
The weather was lovely and mild, the rain stayed off so we could make pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven on Christmas eve. There were long walks on the beach or in the lanes around the Trullo, and shopping for last minute ‘stuff’ in town.
When it got chilly in the evenings, we lit a big log fire in the fire place and played silly games or watched DVD’s and dozed. On other evenings we made the expedition into one of the surrounding towns or villages and went and found wonderful local food. The annual Natale celebration was going on in Ostuni, and we went and took part in the parade of people admiring the nativity scenes and visiting the cathedral.
Getting away from the crazy shoppers and parties in London and having a fun family Christmas with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins made it an occasion we all remember.