Trulli Italy in Puglia

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During his first visit to Tuscany in 1997, Nicholas fell in love with Italy...the beautiful landscapes, its friendly and passionate people, its art and architecture, not to mention of course its food and wine!
 From then on he wanted to retire to Italy.
 After numerous further holidays in Tuscany, plus a week on the Amalfi Coast, in 2003 Nicholas wanted to see a more 'real' Italy, away from the tourist hordes and found in a specialist Italy holiday brochure just 2 pages about a place called "Puglia" in the South, with its strange little "pixies houses".
 The holiday was booked and was fabulous, his "perfect Italy" just got even better. Time spent gazing through estate agents windows (as we all do on holiday!) showed that these fabulous conical houses came with great chunks of land and were cheap, very cheap by UK standards. The dream of retiring to Tuscany at 55 took a severe "knock"...he could buy a piece of Italy in his early 30s!
 Immediately after arriving back home he booked flights straight back out to Puglia and 4 weeks later spent a week viewing potential holiday homes.
 The trip was successful, and after a few months of the legal bits he owned a trullo in need of full renovation between Alberobello and Martina Franca.
 
 When Nicholas met Sarah the following year, she had never even visited Italy. One weeks holiday to Puglia and she was as hooked as he was...even though the holiday was in January! They immediately arranged for renovation works to start on their future dream holiday home. Way before work was completed they made the decision to take the leap and move to Puglia permanently, not an easy decision but "life offers you a thousand chances, all you have to do is take one" became their motto!
 
 Since selling their properties in England and moving to Italy in 2005, and since buying and renovating other trulli, Nicholas and Sarah have had enough experiences, ranging from very good to incredibly bad, to write a book...and so they are! These experiences have provided them with very good reliable contacts, expert local tradesmen, friends both Italian and ex-pat, enough for them to be able to provide a professional holiday rental and property search service with complete confidence. To be able to invite holidaymakers to this very special part of Italy, and to be able to help others to find their dream home in the sun via this website is the culmination of a dream.

As well as fulfilling this dream, Nicholas and Sarah now handpick their own olives and by using the traditional stone ‘cold press’ method of pressing them, produce their very own Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (Be sure to book your holiday for November if you would like to help them out with the next olive harvest and take home some of your handpicked olive oil!)

Nicholas, now 47, had 8 years experience in estate agency in England, plus 8 years as a Financial Advisor, whilst Sarah, now 50, worked for over 18 years as an Insurance Broker. Now in Italy, they are certainly far from being retired...but they are living 'la dolce vita'!

Nicholas and Sarah now have a wonderful Son, Gianluigi, aged 9, born and bred in Puglia...of course!


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