In February I bought a plot of land with an olive grove and an old ‘Trullo’ house on it in Puglia; the heel of the boot of Italy. Due to Corona, I was only able to return to the notary last week to finalize the purchase. It was quite an event because you have to prove that you speak Italian well enough. Three months of DuoLingo had given me a bit of a foundation but had not prepared me for an hour of ‘speed-Italian’ from the notary, who was also wearing a face-mask. Apparently, I nodded and answered at the right time, so that I could finally sign. 🙂
It feels wonderful to explore ‘my’ land, get to know my trees, and make plans for the restoration of the old Trullo. I can’t believe that a family with 3 children lived in this single room cabin without water, heating, electricity or a toilet! I’m going to restore it to its original state, but with a few modern conveniences. Who knows, maybe it will be a writing cabin, a holiday home, or a retreat that I may (one day; it is still Italy…) rent out.
To get an impression, please join the Facebook Live tour that I recorded on my land and in the Trullo.