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Many of these old buildings do get bought by foreigners to be done up as holiday homes. In fact many young Italians abandon the traditions of farming – olives, citrus fruit, soft fruit and vines for more modern lives in the cities. At the moment all the beauty and charm, created by poverty and generations where little has changed, gives Southern Italy a distinct character.

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This is utterly charming. I just saw a travel show about this architecture and area of Italy.
John Prior: Thank you T, this was very new to us also, Northern Italy has a lot more tourists visiting than the south.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 May 2011, 06:46
What a wonderful looking building,well captured
John Prior: Thanks Vintage smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 May 2011, 07:15
Well let us sincerely hope someone rescues it John: it does have real character
John Prior: Thanks Chris, interesting to see dry stone walls here like Yorkshire.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2011, 07:37
It reminds me a bit of where the Hobbits might live, John, if ever they moved to Italy. grin How adorable.
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, ideal abodes.
Wouldn't it be difficult to restore these!
John Prior: I think the actual structure is quite sound Mary.
They really are quite attractive places aren't they.
John Prior: They are very characterful Brian.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 6 May 2011, 19:24
fine capture. the mixture of textures in the building is nice as are the greens.
John Prior: Thanks Otto, lots of great textures in the buildings of Italy
I would by it and swap here for olives, fruits and vines and warm sunshine, mmmmmmm! smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, it does appeal smile
That's quite sad to hear that.
Surprised these buildings are not listed as Grade I.
John Prior: Italians don't like to draw attention to themselves in terms of external domestic building maintenancesmile
I'm with Ginnie on that one. Let's hope it gets restored. It's such and attractive little cottage
John Prior: Thanks Janet, yes indeed, a lot of people do buy them as holiday homes.
fairytale style...
John Prior: Thanks Chantal, yes indeed.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 9 May 2011, 17:36
these structures are amazing. i saw a clip of this on HGTV and it was the first i'd heard of them.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, very new to us also.
Very unusual architecture! Very charming house!
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thanks Dom, these Trulli buildings do have great charm.

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