main square of Apricale was the place were Arturo and
Jeanette first met in 1999 during one of the theatre
evenings in August.It was love at first sight, but the time
was not right then. Arturo lived in Apricale already for 3
years when they met and Jeanette was here to visit her
sister and brother in law.
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 and had started
to develop properties mostly for foreigners who bought
second homes in Apricale. Jeanette remained in Holland and
kept her job as a manager of a social security office.
After two years of flying forwards and backwards Jeanette
decided to give up her busy job in Holland and transferred
to Apricale. In the meanwhile they had bought ‘a nice ruin’
in Apricale which after a huge renovation by Arturo and his
family became Apricus Locanda. Arturo and his team restored
the place and Jeanette furbished and decorated the locanda.
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 our activities are supported by family members and
thanks to their loyalty and hard work we can do what we do.