main square of Apricale was the place were Arturo and
Jeanette first met. It was August 1999 during one of the
performances. Arturo had been living in Apricale for 3
years and Jeanette was visiting her
sister and brother in law. It was love at first sight, but
the time was not right.
2000 Jeanette bought a little apartment in the village .The
place had to be restored completely and Jeanette called a
local builder and guess who showed up….. the rest is
history. Arturo kept on working as a builder had started
to develop properties for foreigners who bought
second homes in Apricale.
After two years of flying forwards and backwards Jeanette
decided to give up her job in Holland and move
to Apricale. In the meanwhile they had bought ‘a nice ruin’ which
required a huge renovation by Arturo and his
family and interior design and decoration by Jeanette. The
result: Apricus Locanda welcomed its first guests in August
Arturo still has his building company AAA, and Jeanette runs
the locanda and the holiday homes. They also work together
regarding the design and decoration of properties either for
clients or for themselves.
All of their activities are supported by family members and
it is because of their loyalty and hard work that Jeanette
and Arturo are able to do what they do every day.