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About Nicoletta Riccardi
Wandering soul for years, after my studies in International and Diplomatic Sciences , I followed my passion for Africa , where I lived and worked for five years (in Tanzania , Uganda and Egypt ). I then spent almost three years in the UK where I got a Master degree in Community and Youth Work and worked in community centers. I came back to Italy to be an active citizen and be part of the change. I love cooking (especially sweets) for my loved ones, drawing with soft pastels and practicing yoga .
Nicoletta Riccardi purchased this Villa in 1992
Why Nicoletta Riccardi chose Ostuni
One day three people, like the three trulli that you’ll find at our Holiday Home, found their corner of paradise and chose it as the place to seed passion and dedication. In 1992 my brother, my sister and her husband bought a compound of seven trulli at the hearth of the Itria Valley, between Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ostuni. Here the family lived its best moments of sharing and harmony, restoring four of the seven typical Apulian cone shaped dwellings and living in them. The other three, the Tre Casiedde, were abandoned for over 18 years until, in June 2010, my family donated them to me. For years, or rather decades, we met in this place sharing summers, walks, hugs, dinners. And just like this land, my soul was nourished by this experience, welcoming a new self that has grown and blossomed over time. That’s what Tre Casiedde is about: comfort, solace, tradition and tranquility. And I would like it to be the same for each of my guests.
Fumare solo all'esterno
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Preavviso di almeno 1 settimana rispetto all'arrivo.
Possibile condivisione della campagna antistante i trulli con la property manager che vive in un trullo autonomo con il suo cane di taglia media.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
we visited nicolettas house in october. it was wonderful. beautiful house, well kept, clean, quiet, beautiful olive grove. just perfect for us, also with our 2 small children. pool not needed this time of year, so we didnt miss it!
My dears, thank you! It was lovely to have your beautiful family living in TreCasiedde. I'm happy to enjoyed it! See you soon
Wonderful week at TreCassiede
We had a very enjoyable week at TreCassiede - it's a beautiful trullo in a very calm and peaceful location. Nicoletta was a wonderful host with lots of great suggestions for activities to do and places to visit and generally could not have been more kind and helpful. We hope one day to return!
You and your whole family are really welcome to come stay with us again! You are such a beautiful family!
We spent amasing 10 days in Puglia. Our accommodation - Trulli TreCasiedde was excellent. Nicoletta was very kind and helpful. I could recommend to everybody the TreCasiedde.
Thank you very much! It such a gift for us to read your feedback!
We had a wonderful stay in Nicoletta's property. It's a fantastic, stylish property in a beautiful area. The pictures don't do it justice.
Nicoletta was super helpful before arrival, on check in and throughout our stay, always on hand with advice on places to visit and restaurants to try. A great host.
Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. We hope to return :)
It was a joy to welcome you and your lovely family! You were very open to adapt to the countryside kind of life ;) Hope to see you soon!
Our group of four people was entirely satisfied and pleased by the fabulous Trulli of Nicoletta (who by the way, had great advice and have been helpful the entire time we had to deal with her).
The house was charming, comfortable and all the accessories were working well. We could have spent an entire month visiting all the lovely cities of the Itria valley of Puglia, but unfortunately, we only had a week. Grazie Nicoletta, we hope to return one day.
Dear Aline and friends, it was a great pleasure to meet you all and be useful for the time you enjoyed in the valley. See you soon!
The property was clean, well cared for and beautiful.
Nicoletta's trullo was everything we were looking for in our trip to Italy. We were looking for peace and quiet in the beautiful Italian countryside. That is exactly what we received. The trullo is in a beautiful, treed area. The house is immaculate and well appointed. Nicoletta's gardens are beautiful and well taken care of. The patios were wonderful for morning coffee and afternoon wine. Nicoletta was so helpful. She met us in Cisternino and drove us to the property. She spent time with us explaining the house. She called us the next day to make sure we were doing well. We had her phone number and called with questions about the area and restaurants. Nicoletta could not have been a better host. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.
Thanks a lot, dear Ginger! It was lovely to meet you all! And I could really feel how much you enjoyed your stay at Trulli Tre Casiedde was. Take care!
Renting a room in a trullo and staying at Tre Casiedde is only a part of the experience that this Holiday Home can offer. My deepest desire is that each of my guests can enjoy Tre Casiedde in all its glory. How? Tasting breakfast based on the typical products of the Apulian tradition. Using the two roomy verandas to relax, meditate or celebrate with friends and family. Enjoying the extraordinary view of the Apulian red earth and of the rich vegetation of the Itria Valley surrounding the trulli and being a part of it (olive trees, holm oak, oaks, carob trees, prickly pears, rosemary, lavender and fruit trees). A treat for the eyes and for the senses.
For the first meal of the day, the most important, there will be everything you need for a complete and wholesome breakfast to prepare on your own. On request, it can be enriched with cakes and typical products of traditional Apulian cuisine. Be it outdoors, on one of the two wonderful verandas, or indoors the kitchen-living room, you will enjoy a unique and enticing view to start your day in the best possible way.
Spending time together with friends and family are among my most cherished memories at Tre Casiedde, and I really wish each and every one of my guests to form the same memories during their stay here. On request and booking in advance, I can organize small functions and drinks, indoors and outdoors, to share with friends, family, colleagues. Overnight stay not necessary.
Yoga and meditation
Peace and tranquility, fresh and pure air, wide horizons and contact with nature make Tre Casiedde the perfect residence among trulli to practice yoga and meditation in total relax and outdoors. I have been long practicing and, if they wish, I can support my guests to start this journey of their body and soul.
Just like I did with interior decoration, I have brought something from my journeys to my kitchen. In my indoor lamia room or on the veranda, you can taste, on request, many different teas from the oriental tradition bringing the flavor of far away places and herbal teas made with aromatic and therapeutic herbs from the area. A simple pause will turn into an experience to remember and tell your loved one about.
Hiking and biking
My land is a vital and revitalizing part of Tre Casiedde and my guests can experience it any time. I always suggest relaxing walks in the groove around the trulli, to pause in the shadow of olive trees. Bicycle rides, with your own or with a rented bike, among the beautiful fruit trees (pear, lemon, fig, cherry and almond trees), caressed by the scent of lavender, will be impossible to forget.
Discover the most beautiful cities of the Itria Valley to visit during your stay at Tre Casiedde.
Ostuni (13 km from Tre Casiedde)
Ostuni is a delightful little town built on three hills and also known as “the white town” for the typical white lime washed walls of its houses. The old town, with its intricate tangle of alleys, narrow streets and small lanes surrounded by snow white buildings, is truly unforgettable. Unmissable monuments to visit are the cathedral and the archbishop’s palace.
It is a well known tourist destination, to visit all through the year. To know more about it, visit the website of the municipality (link a http://www.comune.ostuni.br.it/turismo/la-citta-bianca2/)
Cisternino (6 km from Tre Casiedde)
The Italian national association of municipalities (ANCI) voted it among one of the most beautiful villages of the country; Cisternino is a jewel on the crown of the Itria Valley, up at 400 meters of height and overlooking it. The little town, built starting from the XI century, is perfectly preserved and can be visited by tourists interested in its history and folk traditions. The most relevant monuments include Torre Grande (the Great Tower), built under Frederick II of Swabia, and the Chiesa Madre, the main church, dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
Cisternino is on the path of the “ciclovia dell’acqua” (link alla pagina wikipedia (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciclovia_dell%27acqua), a charming cycling path running along the Apulian aqueduct.
Martina Franca (10 km from Tre Casiedde)
Martina Franca is the most important town of the Itria Valley. Visiting its old town, rich of wonderful baroque buildings, will leave you speechless for the beauty and magnificence of its palaces and churches. Not to miss is the San Martino Minor Basilica.
Since 1974 Martina Franca has been the home of a renowned festival (http://www.festivaldellavalleditria.it/) held in summer and hosting world level operas, concerts and dance performances.