16 bedroom guest house for sale
Italy - Apulia, Bari, Locorotondo
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- SUPERB LOACTION close to sea and towns
- On the ridge with SEA VIEWS
- 400 sq m to finish to own specifications
- In between Fasano and Locorotondo
- 20 minutes to the sea & beaches
- 50 Min to Brindisi international airport
- 20 minutes to Fasano train station
The location on the ridge at about 400 m altitude gives breath taking views. the road is paved and in good condition with very litte traffic. and is a popular bicycle tour road. Its is about one km to the nearest village with café, bar and grocery store. A shopping galleria, the Quintale Colore, is at 4 km distance. For all shopping needs and restaurants both Locorotondo and Fasano are close
The drive by car is only 10-15 minutes to the city centres of both Locorotondo and Fasano, for beautiful sights, great dining and shopping.
Locorotondo is a beautiful small town on top of a hill of 14 000 inhabitants well known for its round historical centre. It is located in the country side with large vineyards and an abundance of trulli dwellings.
Fasano is an attractive hillside historical city of 40 000 inhabitants. It has sea views towards the Adriatic sea. Excellent public transportation by train to Bari or Brindisi. By car it is 15 minutes to Fasano train station, 50 minutes to brindisi airport and one hour to either of the international airport of Bari. The nearest beaches are located in Savelettri and can be easily reached in 20 minutes (17 km).
The property has local stores and café bar in about 1,5 km Further down its less than 2 km to the Laureto mini village centre with a grocery, fruit & vegetable stand, bar/café, a butcher and a Tobacco/lottery store. It's a further 2 km to the nice shopping galleria of Quinto Colore, with a friendly, well stocked supermarket, large chemists, fashion stores and a coffee shop. The historical towns of Fasano (40 000 inhabitants) and Locorotondo have all for shopping needs, bars and restaurants as well as near to the famous d'Itria valley and world famous trullo houses in beautiful surroundings.
The property has the advantage of being centrally located between areas of interest such as the mile long caves of Castellana; the archaeological excavations of the Roman Egnatia by the Adriatic coast line; the Trullo houses of Alberobello- an UNESCO World heritage site: the beautiful white town of Ostuni, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the medieval town of Oria; the wealthy baroque town of Martina Franca; the petite and charming Cisternino, the Zoo Safari Park of Fasano (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the caves of Polignano a Mare, well known also for its tasty ice cream; Grottaglie famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; the famous baroque city of Lecce which is called the Florence of the south.
By air there is a choise of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached within the hour; Bari in the north and Brindisi in the south. Both cities have ferry trafic to Greece, Albania and Croatia so it's possible to make weekend trips across the Adriatic Sea.
Bari being the Commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants' offers the best shopping, a grand opera house, called the Petruzzelli teatro; a large medical city centre with many museums. Just north of Bari lies a little town called Giovinazzo a true gem, right by the sea. Further north is Molfetta Outlet, a famous shopping galleria and 20 minutes further is Traini, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half moon bay & marina. Continue north to Castel del Monte, which is the mystical castle built by Frederic II in the 14th Century.
Within a 2,5 hour drive to the north lies Gargano, the peninsula called the spur of the Italian boot. Gargano forms a large nature and wild life Reserve and offers hiking and scenic trips around the peninsula. From here there are daily boat trips to the small Tremiti islands.
Lifestyle and Culture:
The Italian lifestyle means many things but especially socializing; the home is used for sleeping and breakfasts, the Italians go out for enjoyments and dining. Based in Canale di Pirro there are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in the small towns. music festivals, religious carnevals, the beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning a bit Italian at language schools, dining at the many country and sea side restaurants, night clubbing at the beach clubs of Capitolo.
As Apulia is a peninsula and surrounded by the two seas- the Adriatic in the north and the Ionic in the south - water sports dominate in the area; sailing, yachting, water skiing, kitesurfing swimming & beach life. Golf is available with five good courses and San Domenico is world class (PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis (there is one tennis club just 5 minutes away from the villa in Selva di Fasano) horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.
Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than Northern Italy and even in the "winter months" of December to February the average number of sun hours per day is 4 and in June-August 10-11 sun hours per day! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia think of that you will spend a lot more time outside than in the inside compared to at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas etc at your Apulian property and also cooking facilities outside is very practical.
The water temperature in beginning of May is in average 19 degrees, up to 27 degrees in August/September and 19 degrees in November. This means you & family will spend time at the beach. Where ever you are in Apulia you can reach the beaches within 30 minutes!
Why buy in Apulia?:
Apulia has until recently been called the hidden treasure of Italy, unknown to most tourists who come & stay in Rome, Florence, Venice and at the Italian Riviera. However, all this is rapidly changing because of massive investments in the infrastructure, such as the improved motorways, enlarged airports and the introduction of low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet. The property prices are low in Apulia and low means value for money at bargain prices for the international buyers. We see more and more foreign visitors coming to Apulia and in our opinion investments will show good growth in value because of the increased demand. Also from north Italians as Apulia has become the most popular holiday destination for Italians. But rest assure, no tourist villages will ever be built because in Apulia the cost line is protected and people are against modern developments which do not fit into this historical landscape. Therefore, with increased demand for a fixed and limited number of properties prices are bound to rise.
Why buy from CasaPuglia:?
Firstly we are an English speaking agency based in the middle of Apulia with local experience and can guide you to get the right property at the right price for you.
Secondly we have personally inspected every property that we recommend to buy and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties which we belive offer good value to the buyer. In Apulia many properties are offered at unrealistic prices but we say no to sellers who want us to list properties for sale at silly prices.
We have many years of international property experience, including 10 years in London, and see investments in Apulia through an international perspective. We have been active in several EU property markets and specialize in property management to ensure well maintained property for growth in property value.
We have a comprehensive range of local services:
- acting for the buyer - and not for the seller - by searching the market for the right property, negotiate the price and give advise through the buying process leading to completion of the purchase
- property management; we look after your property when you are away and ensure it is in perfect condition when you arrive. We will prepare a maintenance plan for annual maintenance and repairs of you property, which is essential to maintain and increase the property's value
- project management; we can act as your local representative and manage any renovation or refurbishment. We will also advise on any value added measures which could further enhance the capital growth of your property.
- lettings- we can assist you in the letting of you property and check in your tenants, deposit taking, checking out & inventory control.
Refer also to our webpage www.casapuglia.com.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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