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 show us some objects his company is currently working on. It gave us a good overview of  how the restructuring of the cones works, the differences in stones they can work with and the materials we can use for the interior. We were also very happy to find out, that he is as keen as we are to preserve the given structure (arcs, fireplace, etc.) of the existing trullo. Also he explained to us the different tiles we can use and the price differences. For us this was important to understand the options in order to evaluate the offer properly. As our trullo already came with a building plan, we only adapted it to our needs. We also put together an inspirational board on Pinterest, to collect ideas that we like in one place. We have started to build in June and are updated on the progress by pictures regularly. After the trullo design is all clear, soon it will be time to start working on designing the garden.