L’Aia di Cucumo

The Aia di Cucumo is located in a panoramic position in the town of Castellana Grotte, a locality famous for having some of the most beautiful underground caves in Italy. It is 15 km away from Alberobello, the “city of trulli”, and 6 km from Putignano, known for its Carnival parades. The structure boasts one of the few well-preserved barnyards (aie) in the area – probably the only one in the country territory called “Cucumo” – and hence its name. Its appearance is typical of masserie, country estate houses of the South-East Bari area; it is the result of the adjoining of several trulli, and later architecturally different extensions, L’Aia di Cucumo can accommodate up to 18 people. Anyone can rent individual apartments and share common spaces with other guests. The building is made up of four housing units, called Lamia, Fienile, Granaio, and Palmento.

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  • Justin and Kristine

    Paola and family, GRAZIE for your warm welcome and your lovely home.This is a very special, historic villa and I love how the original trulli were built into the new concept. Thank you for a wonderful Easter (and delicious dinner and brunch). We will see you again!

    Justin and Kristine
  • Ariane and Feri

    Dear Paola and family, there is not a lot  to say. It is such a beautiful place you build up! With the first step you are already relaxed. We enjoyed our time here so much and driving home now with so many new impressions. Grazie per tutti :-)

    Ariane and Feri
  • Sue and Paul

    Thank you for a fantastic and relaxing place to spend our holiday! L’Aia di Cucumo offered everything we wanted (and needed!), especially the wonderful “Il Granaio” apartment: perfect privacy, open air, beautifully planned and finished. You’ve thought of everything. As head chef, I particularly enjoyed all the herbs and vegetables in the beautiful gardens – a great idea! As the person who found it, I was really pleased with the location: we could easily visit and explore all the beautiful towns in the area. We visited everywhere on our list and still had time to read and relax by the pool! Thanks for your hospitality and warm welcome, we really enjoyed spending time with you and your family.

    Sue and Paul
  • Serhii and Dariia

    We sincerely admire your hospitality. We spent an amazing time at L’Aia di Cucumo. My children will never forgot this beautiful landscape design and flowering plants. Lavender, basil, peppermint, laurel tree, olive and other, made ours vacation matchless. This all shows the touch of good mistress. I’m fully excited with the façade and renovation you have made, white stone looks amazing and so rich. Villa is located wonderfully, we’ve managed to travel this year by car from Ukraine and it took us only 25 min to go to the sea coast. We felt ourselves secured and self-confident, because we’ve never been alone at the villa. Best compliments for the design, architecture and main solutions, it looks very modern and sophisticated. Best wishes from Ukraine.

    Serhii and Dariia
  • Karen, Tessa, Christine, An Sofie e Marike

    We fell in love with this beautiful place from the first minute. Everything is present here to have a wonderful holiday. From the minute we walked in, we felt at home. Thank you for the delicious aperitivo at the pool and all the other little attentions! We will definately recommend this place and region to our friends and family!

    Karen, Tessa, Christine, An Sofie e Marike
  • Gustavo M

    The house is very beautiful. It has been recently renovated and all facilities are very clean, modern and confortable. The house is divided into 4 independent areas which provides privacy for large families and friends. We were in a group of 12 people (from babies to seniors) and were very well accommodated. The house is located in a very pleasant and quiet area. A great place to explore the tourist options of Puglia. Both the owners and the company HelloApulia were very helpful and met all our needs. I recommend this house and would return on a new trip to Puglia.

    Gustavo M
  • From England

    What a beautiful place and holiday. Three families together from England. Lots of children, noise and fun. We all loved it and would highly recommend it. Our children don’t want to leave and neither do we!

    From England
  • Friends from Australia

    What a fabulous place! Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful place. We could not have asked for a more perfect or relaxing place, from which to explore the region. We had a fabulous time here and can’t thank you enough for your hospitality. your friends from Australia!

    Friends from Australia
  • Olivia

    We had an absolutely wonderful stay for five nights. The property is beautifully renovated and designed, with fantastic communal and private spaces. It is a short drive to supermarkets, beaches and other local attractions and the in house chef we organized for a special dinner one night was great! Thank you for a memorable holiday and all of your help responding so quickly to all requests!

  • The team of Femilet

    Thank you so much for a beautiful stay and beautiful food! We loved your garden, the decoration of the house and your kindness. Such a nice, calm and relaxing place in the middle of beautiful nature - you really get a little place of Italy when you stay here. We will definitely recommend Denmark to stay here or at least recommend it to photo productions! Once again thank you her sharing your kind of Italy with us. Best from Denmark

    The team of Femilet

How to find us


PROMO 2024


For reservations in the periods:

16 - 20 June,

22 - 27 June

14 - 24 July

L'Aia di Cucumo offers a 10% discount.