Long time no see!

It's a very long time since we posted news on Trulloland. It was a time when, besides our silence, the work progressed and we finally got our own trullo cones! It was back in October 2015 and the builders were so kind to speed up the job so we could see all our cones...

Building progress

Back in April was the last time we saw our trullo but until then it has been growing fast! Now with the summer heat, the building progress has slowed down. The last pictures we have are from end of May but already give pretty much a picture of what everything will...

Cresce!

Cresce, cresce (it's growing, it's growing)! It's what we heard ourselves saying the most during the last weeks when we saw our Trullo again and realised how much it grew over the last months. The builders did an amazing job. As soon as the weather was getting better...

Olive harvest is approaching

November/December is harvest time for olives. Everybody fishes the nets and the brushes out of the basement and starts collecting the olives from their own trees. It's a very fascinating time because all streets are filled with tractors, old station wagon cars, Ape's...

Building Progress

Before the workers went into the two weeks 'Ferragosto' break where literally all of Italy is on vacation, we received several updates on the building progress. We usually sit with the plan in front of the pictures and try to figure out what is on which side of the...

Dig and you’ll find

We are really happy with our "Direttore dei lavori", the person in charge of all the restructuring activities at our trullo. He updates us every day by emailing pictures of the progress. Getting those emails is surely a highlight in our daily office lives. It's so...

Trullo Inspiration

One of the fun parts of building a house or apartment is the planning beforehand. We were lucky enough, to find a builder that has restructured many trulli in the Itria Valley. He took us on a half day tour to...

First Building Progress

When they were building our apartment in Switzerland, we were driving basically every weekend to the building site to check on the progress. We were so much looking forward to see the place develop and I still remember how we felt when we first stepped into our...

A long journey – buying a trullo in Puglia

To find our piece of land with the option to restore and trullo and to close the deal was an interesting journey of 8 months. It included several trips to Puglia, take over the organisation and clarifications from a real estate agent who did not really know what he...

In love with Puglia

The first thing I loved of Puglia was the man I am going to get married to next month. He comes from a town on the Adriatic sea and we met here in Switzerland through common friends. He brought me to Puglia about 5 years ago to meet his family and I immediately fell...

The first post on Puglia

I grew up in Molfetta, a city in Puglia, in the south of Italy. A beautiful city on the Adriatic sea with lots of history, great weather, great food but not many jobs opportunities. That's when I decided  to leave and move north. As I moved north my visits to Molfetta...