One of the things I miss most about living in the provincia di Bari – is the focaccia Barese, fatto come si deve (made how you are supposed to do it). In Monopoli it is a part of life, made … Continue reading
Spring Property News In Uncertain Times..
Normally at this time of year I would be rushing around, finding properties for people and supervising work on houses bought earlier in the year.. Instead, almost 7 weeks into lockdown, the pace of life is somewhat slower and I … Continue reading
Stay in the U.K and hoard toilet paper if you prefer, but you would be safer in Puglia!
I absolutely know that friends and acquaintances mean well, but if one more person asks if I am particularly worried, living in Italy, about coronavirus I will scream. Friends have shared, on social media, pictures of empty supermarket shelves in … Continue reading
Puglia Property News, Winter/Spring 2020
You may be more likely to snap up a bargain in the winter months but, with the arrival of spring, now is a more appealing time for a visit to Puglia and still a good time to look. I have been trawling through estate agents, looking for interesting properties ready for my property finding trips later this month and during March. These usually last 3-4 days and are a combination of informal seminars about the buying and restoration process, exploring the local area and also viewing properties. There are still places on the March 7th– 10th and 21st – 24th trips – email email@example.com for details. As always we can offer a full project management service on any of the properties below which need restoration. Continue reading
Buying and restoring La Lanterna – a superlative sfida!
Kathryn, Fred and their daughter Kitty (one of four children) came on one of my Puglia property trips last February. We had spoken a couple of times and exchanged countless emails and two things were immediately clear to me; firstly … Continue reading
15 years in Puglia…
Today I realised that I have now been in Puglia for 15 years, give or take a day or two. I moved here very fast, and on a complete impulse; I am still a thousand percent sure it was the … Continue reading
Puglia Property News
I haven’t written for ages as I have had my hands absolutely full running the fabulous Palazzo Cairney, as well as restoring a charming property in Nardò for a family to use as a holiday home. I have decided to … Continue reading
Where to buy in Puglia
Puglia, as a region, is very diverse . Historically, it was know as ‘Le Puglie’ – the Puglias. One of the things I love is that each little town has it’s own character, and its own signature dishes, which could … Continue reading
A cardoon convert!
I first saw cardoons at the fantastic sunday veg market in Sant’Isidoro, a seaside fraction of Nardò, where I currently live. An entire stall was devoted to them and when I asked the stall holder what they were he said … Continue reading
Puglia Property News – Winter
While there have been perhaps less properties coming onto the market in the last month or so, now is actually a very good time to look for property. Lots hit the market in the autumn for various reasons. Some Italians are … Continue reading