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Anima, B&B and Wellness in Puglia

Anima

This is the story of Sieb and Francesco who moved from the sophisticated and industrialised Parma to the robust and earthy Apulia or – as the Italians say-Puglia, the region in the ‘ heel ‘ of Italy. In October 2017 they bought a piece of land with a dilapidated farmhouse and a multitude of olive trees. Three weeks later they moved. Three times they drove back and forth (one way 900 km) with a moving van. Finally, they left with their car loaded with dogs and themselves. The renovation started in January. Anima in July 2018 opened the doors.  A bit of a spoiler: no, the project did not turn out to be a disaster. No illusion that was killed by the challenges of everyday life. On the contrary.  It is a success-story. They live partly in the wooden Caravan, located in a corner of the grounds. If Anima is closed, they use the dining room/living room and sleeping in the adjoining room. The climate is damp and cold in winter. But winter lasts but short, from November to March. In all those other months there is a lot to enjoy: the almond blossom in March, the fruit blossoms in april, the citrus fruits in the summer, the mushrooms in October; there is much to enjoy. And: what do you need? During your stay here, the answer is obvious: the wind in the olive trees, the morning sun that warms your face, a room with comfort and humour and a breakfast like a small harvest party.

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Images: Anouk de Kleermaeker via Taverne Agency

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