Cisternino (Puglia)

Cisternino is a town in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50 kilometers north-west of the city of Brindisi. Its main economic activities are tourism, the growing of olives and grapes, and dairy farming. Cisternino sits in a historic zone of Itria Valley, known for its prehistoric conical, dry stone houses called 'trulli', which are preserved under UNESCO safeguards due to their cultural significance, dry stone walls ('muretti a secco'), and its fertile soil which makes it the home of the Salento wine region. The architecture is typical of the region with an old historical center containing white-washed, stone buildings with cool, shaded, cave-like interiors, narrow streets, and churches. The town also features several community squares, each of which is built on the edge of the hill allowing for some spectacular landscapes. In Cisternino and the surrounding area, there have been several Bronze Age finds, including different types of hand tools. Evidence would suggest that the region was also a seasonal home to ancient hunter-gatherer humans.

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I am looking at purchasing an apartment in Bari that needs to be totally renovated. I would like to get a quote for the complete job from a geometra before I make the purchase. Is this a service that they normally provide?

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I am thinking of buying a property in Ostuni - is there anyone in the community that lives there as I would like to connect!  Also interested in know if there are English speaking professionals to help with the purchase

 

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Hello!  Just checking if anyone in our community lives in Ostuni?  I”m thinking of getting a place there and would appreciate any input!

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