Anyone who's watched Under the Tuscan Sun or Eat Pray Love has likely toyed with the idea of packing up and moving into a quaint little villa on the Italian countryside. As cheesy as the movies may be, no one can deny the irresistible food, unlimited sunshine and rustic charm of southern Italy; and now an Airbnb listing is allowing you to live out your dream life à la Diane Lane and Julia Roberts.
Located on the 'heel' of the Italian boot, Trullo Edera of Cisternino is an old historic hut that has been converted into a cozy, modern and fairy-tale-like home. Trullos are conical stone buildings that have been the traditional form of housing in the region since prehistoric ages, with some being designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Owner Anna has transformed hers into a perfect vacation spot for those craving an authentic Italian experience – homey decor, treehouse and all.
Sitting on the top of a slope that offers stunning views, you can take a walk down the cobblestone streets to the beach, read a book under the olive trees, shop for the famed ceramics of Grottaglie, or visit the caves of Castellana. For roughly $75 USD a night, we really can't think of any better way to stay in Italy like royalty without spending like one.
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