‘Probably the most elegant and beautiful trullo villa in Puglia’

Newly built by the celebrated designer Bettina Marksteiner, Villa Katerina is probably the most elegant and stylish trullo villa in Puglia.  Surrounded by ancient oak woodland and set in its own extensive olive groves, the house is an oasis of tranquility in which to enjoy the southern Italian sun.  With four main bedrooms, and a fifth set in one of the villa’s twelve conical roofs, the house can spaciously accommodate two families sharing or provide a luxurious home for just one.  Airy and cool living rooms open directly onto a stunning 25 metre beach-style pool, with outside seating, cooking and dining beside it.  Villa Katerina has been exquisitely build by local craftssmen and is decorated with unique artworks, including Moroccan lamps, Balinese teak furniture and work by Italian, English and Indian artists.

The Villa

Villa Katerina 4/5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 10 people, 260 s.qm of living surface and the villa stands in the middle of 27.000 s.qm of land.
Two Master Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and private gardens with private outside showers. Double bed size is 200cm x 200cm
Further two twin bedrooms with one huge bathroom; one of the twin bedroom has another twin or double bed on the balcony, very useful as children room, twin bed size is 130cm x 200cm each


Living Room, Dining Room and Modern Kitchen and gorgeous fireplace, further one Utility Room
External Dining, Kitchen Patio and Living on 2/3 different levels. Infinity Swimming Pool, Great solarium with sun loungers, barbeque, huge garden & private parking
Service: 3 times cleaning a week, huge welcome pack, free high speed Wi-Fi, all SKY TV channel programs for free, outside and inside music system, possibility to hire a chef, cooking lessons, massage, yoga lessons, baby sitter, sailing trips, motorboats, horse riding…

Kitchen/Living and bathrooms all fully equipped, along with candles, beautiful decoration and all other home comforts.


Entering from the villa’s front door, you pass directly into a spacious living room set under the soaring cathedral-like conical roof built from stone recovered from an ancient trullo.  To your left is an elegant study area and two master bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms plus outdoor showers set in private garden areas.  In the other wing of the house you will find a kitchen equipped to the highest professional standards set too under its own towering cone.  Beyond is a television room with the comfiest of ‘squofas’ on which to curl up and watch everything Sky has to offer.  Two more bedrooms are set beyond, the second of which has another bedroom set in the roof of the cone, as was the ancient tradition of Puglian trullo living.  These bedrooms share a fabulous bathroom, with a tub in the style of Ancient Rome big enough for two or more.


Villa Katerina is set in about 6 acres of completely private land, made up of wild flower-filled meadows, about 70 two hundred year old olive trees and virgin oak and scrub woodland.  Completely private, you are surrounded by glorious farmland and olive groves as far as the eye can see, interspersed in the distance with white trullo cones.  Nestled in this perfect and unspoiled  landscape, the house is as extensive outside as it is within.  A twenty five metre lap pool is designed to resemble a seashore, with pebble and rock beaches plus, of course, room for loungers.  The outdoor kitchen with barbeque and sink is set next to a vast glass and teak dining table with a shaded seating area enjoying gentle breezes and glorious views.

Exploring the Area

The house is set in the much sought-after Valle d’Itria, and land of rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and dark red soils surrounded by ancient dry stone walls.  At the four points of the compass are the captivating white-painted hill towns of Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino and Martina Franca, each with its own style and personality.  This part of Puglia can plausibly claim the best food in Italy.  There are six Michelin starred restaurants within a 30 minute radius, and those are arguably not the best in the area.  There is a choice of beaches on the Adriatic and Ionian coasts, one about 25 minutes away, the other perhaps 40.  Neither coastline is developed with hotels, nor will you find sardine-style rows of sunbeds as elsewhere in Italy.  Instead, you will enjoy beachside restaurants and bars, sand dunes and the clearest water in the country.  For the energetic, Lecce is a glorious Baroque town, dubbed the ‘Florence of the South,’ Egnazia is an important archaeological site from Roman times and earlier, and exquisite medieval cathedrals and castles from the Crusader period and before line the coast.

Prices & Booking

Prices 2024 for one week:
06.04.2024 – 24.05.2024    € 7.950, 00
25.05.2024 – 04.10.2024    € 8.950, 00
05.10.2024 – 29.11.2024    € 7.950, 00

Damage deposit € 2.000,00

As part of our ongoing service we provide a very comprehensive property management service giving you peace of mind your Italian home is in safe hands when you are not here.

We have excellent working relationships with local trades people offering all areas of property maintenance, security services and ongoing utilities management. Our property holiday rental management service includes changeovers, laundry, maid service, cleaning, gardening, and pool cleaning, provision of welcome packs and availability of a manager in emergencies.

These services are tailored to you as the individual client and monthly prices set accordingly. Full monthly accounting is provided. A full ‘menu’ of extra services is also available to your clients, including cookery service, baby-sitting, horse riding, bike hire, guided tours, massage, yoga and many other services. These are available to order directly by the holidaymaker, either before or upon arrival at your home. All designed to make your property attractive to clients from around the globe.