Living in Puglia
Perhaps you are considering Puglia for a luxury holiday - villa holidays in southern Italy are a delightful way to get to know this beautiful and unspoilt region. Or perhaps you are looking at buying property in Puglia or renovating a property in Puglia - in which case you have come to the right place: The Homes in Puglia group specialises in the bespoke design and renovation of property in Puglia.
Apulia is divided into six provinces:
Farming was the chief occupation, but industry has expanded rapidly. Farm products include olives, grapes, cereals, almonds, figs, tobacco, and livestock (sheep, pigs, cattle, and goats). Manufactured products include refined petroleum, chemicals, cement, iron and steel, processed food, plastics, and wine. Fishing is pursued in the Adriatic and in the Gulf of Taranto. The scarcity of water has long been an acute problem in Apulia, and it is necessary to carry drinking water by aqueduct across the Apennines from the Sele River in Campania. Services and mass tourism are increasingly replacing agriculture as the main resources of the region, so Puglia is often called the "Florida of Italy".
A trulli is a traditional Apulian stone dwelling with a conical roof. The style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley (in Italian Valle d'Itria), in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia (in Italian Puglia). They may be found in the towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica. Trulli were generally constructed as dwellings or storehouses. Traditionally they were built without any cement or mortar. This style of construction is also prevalent in the surrounding countryside where most of the fields are separated by dry-stone walls. Whether you are looking for a trulli to rent in Puglia, for a holiday let, or to buy a trulli in Puglia, Homes in Puglia has a delightful selection for you to choose from.
The people of Puglia are relaxed and friendly, and very helpful. Locals are curious about new arrivals, and with willingness and a smattering of Italian from you, they are very generous and hospitable.
Living in Puglia is generally cheaper than in the UK and the fantastic food of Puglia is a great example whereby you can eat very, very well but very cheaply. Seafood, Wine, Olives and Olive Oil are specialties. Puglia is the biggest wine and olive oil producing region in Italy- and everywhere you look there are groves of massive, centuries-old olive trees and vineyards surrounded by dry stone walls delineating the boundaries.
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