The trullo was just as spectacular as we had hoped. Ideally positioned at the end of a small hamlet of other trulli, it feels utterly private and has a fantastic, uninterrupted view of the surrounding fields - home to all manner of wildlife, not least a handsome horse.
The building itself is a wonderful example of the local architecture, with its charming stone turrets ensuring cool amid the blazing weather in these parts.
As we were a group of four friends, we appreciated that there were four different bedrooms, so we could enjoy some privacy; one bedroom is located across the courtyard from the others, and has its own private bathroom yards away, so is perfect for couples. Two of the others are separated simply by an arch, so best for close friends or children; the third is just off the kitchen area.
Highlights for us were the wonderful sloping stone terrace - truly vast, with an array of little stone benches and niches to hide from the sun. The terrace benefits from a proper stone oven, which we loved using to make dinner.
Otherwise, we were very impressed at how well-equipped the trullo was, from the washing machine to parasols, deck chairs and a washing line.
On another note, being located down an endless series of winding lanes, we found the easiest way to navigate each day was to enter the nearest landmark - Centro Bhole Bhaba, an ashram - in our phones, as it's just down the lane.
Cisternino was our favourite of the local towns, and we also enjoyed Lido Morelli, a beach about 25 minutes' drive away. All in all, a dream place!