About this listing
This boutique townhouse sleeps 6 people and is an excellent choice for groups of friends or families who want to be right in the heart of the beautiful historic town of Martina Franca.
The ground floor boasts a full kitchen and dining area and an adjoined living room with satellite television. Two toilets, one with shower, as well as the master bedroom with queensize bed. The upper floor has a mezzanine with a double sofa bed and a further bedroom with twin beds.
The property has antique furniture throughout and balances modern fittings with period features.
If you are driving there is a free public parking space that will allow you to park directly behind the house.
You will have at your disposal an Adsl internet connection.
A self service laundry with coin operated washing and dryer machines is very close by.
Interaction with Guests
Your host will be happy to make suggestions and give you all of the information you need to make your stay in Martina Franca a memorable one.
The house is 4 minutes walk from the historic old town where you can visit the Palazzo Ducale built in the second half of the XVII century, the Basilica di San Martino and other exceptional sites. It is also only a 10 minute walk to the train station where you can easily access the nearby towns of Locorotondo (5 minutes), Cisternino (5 minutes) and Alberobello (15 minutes) town of the Trullo.
The host is happy to arrange an airport or train station shuttle service on request.
It’s about 1 hour by car from the airport of Bari (north) and 45 minutes from the airport of Salento - Brindisi (south). By train 1h45mins from Bari centrale.
There’s a daily bus service from Rome (Marozzi Bus) and from Venice, Milan, Parma and Turin (Marino Bus) to Martina Franca.
There are also many budget flights from both Brindisi and Bari to many of the major cities in Italy and Europe making it an excellent stop off in any tour.
Other Things to Note
Puglia is the region jutting out at the heel of Italy’s boot, nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
Martina Franca is exactly in the centre of the region 30 minutes drive to either the Adriatic sea to the east and the Ionian sea to the west. Puglia has some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy with very safe waters to swim in. During peak season buses go to most of them but check with your host on arrival.
In the historical centre of Martina Franca art and history come together. Take a walking tour of the old town to soak up the sites.
In the countryside surrounding Martina Franca you can find the magical scenery of the “Valle d’Itria” with many trullos, dry stonewalls, old olive trees, vineyards and farmhouses as well as the donkeys of Martina Franca and the “Murgese” horses.
Between July and August in Martina Franca you can also attend the opera “Festival della Valle d’Itria”.
From Martina Franca it’s very easy to reach Locorotondo, (6 km) famous for its white wine; the medieval centre of Cisternino (9 km) awarded the orange flag by the Italian Touring Club; the Unesco World Heritage Site of Alberobello (15 km) town of Trullo; the white city of Ostuni (20 km); the famous of potteries in Grottaglie (20 km); the ancient Ceglie Massapica (20 km) well known for its cusine; the Safari Zoo of Fasano (20 km); the caves of Castellana Grotte (30 km); the beautiful Polignano (30 km); the Adriatic beaches (blu flag certificated) of Torre Canne, the ruins of Egnazia (25 km) or the Ionian beaches from Castellaneta to San Pietro in Bevagna (about 35 km).
If you want you can also hop over to the Unesco site of Matera (70 km) town of “sassi” and taste the good bread of Altamura.
- Check-in and check-out are by appointment.
- Please comunicate at least one day before the hour of your arrival and of your leaving.
- You can't host not booked persons during your stay.
- Pay attention to the amenities offered as written in the listing.
- Please note that this is a non-smoking house.
- Pets aren't allowed.
From Aug 13 - 16, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Great host and great location, ideal for exploring Martina Franca. Just a short walk into the Old Town. I wouldn't hesitate to book Nicola's apartment again if ever back in Martina.
The apartment and the location are perfect. There is a lot of space and all the necessary amenities. Nicola provided us with fresh fruits and the fridge was full of snacks and drinks. We appreciated his recommendations for things to visit around Martina Franca.
Nicola's place is fantastic and was amazingly stocked with great focaccia and coffee. Nicola had painstakingly prepared maps and points of interest as well as recommendations on where to eat etc. Another fantastic AirBnb experience.
Great apartment, great host, great location! We really enjoyed our week staying in this traditional house. It is very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, and spotlessly clean. Nicola is the most welcoming and generous host. He and his son Guiseppe picked us up from the station on our arrival and dropped us off on our departure. The welcome pack was amazing! It included wine, lemon liqueur, tea, coffee, sugar, bread, preserves and pasta, as well as olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs. In the house, Nicola also provides not only maps and information leaflets, but also reference books on local history and culture. Most tourist information offices are not so well stocked! Martina Franca's beautiful historic centre is within a few minutes' walk, and all the shops and facilities you could need are also very close by.
I would highly recommend staying here.
Nicola's apartment is a place to call home. We stayed 10 days and loved it. Nicola was always in communication and it was very nice to have him meet us at the train station. Nicola walked us through his home and explained everything in detail which was much appreciated. The home is spotless and fully stocked with essentials.
It was a wonderful surprise to see breakfast items available as well as fruit to snack on. The house is filled with maps and suggestions on what to do around the city. We rented bikes for a week and were able to store them inside. His home is very central and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and again!
Nicola is a fantastic host who had prepared his house with toiletries and many kitchen supplies. In fact we cooked at home twice after long touring days. Nicola had prepared a map of the historic center of Martina Franca with places of interest and restaurants marked very clearly. When the TV had a glitch, he came over within 2 hours.
Martina Franca is a friendly centrally located town in Puglia, with good access to good roads in all directions. It made a good base for e pylori g and is large enough to have many places of interest itself.
L'host perfetto. Casa in eccellente stato, ubicata a ridosso del centro storico (molto bello) facilmente raggiungibile in pochissimi minuti a piedi. Nicola ci ha fatto trovare la casa dotata di tutti i comfort. Eccellente.
About the Host, Nicola
Hosting is for me an amazing experience. I love meeting new people and introducing them to this area that I treasure.
I love my home too and I’m really excited to share it with my guests, providing them a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Martina Franca.
I like travelling as often as I can to learn something new or to discover a different way of life. I love all things cultural and edible in the world!