A housesitter is required for approximately 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year 2014 for our recently renovated house in the countryside of the beautiful Valle d'Itria in Puglia, Southern Italy. The house is near the towns of Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica and Ostuni and lies approximately 30 minutes from the Adriatic coast. The nearest airports are Brindisi or Bari. The local area is a major olive oil and wine producing region and the hills are covered with olive trees along with almond, grapes and all varieties of fruit. It is a foodie's paradise with a huge variety of delicious local meats and cheeses. Eating out is very inexpensive and you will struggle to find a bad restaurant here. The landscape is full of conical buildings called "trulli" and the UNESCO Heritage town of Alberobello which is full of them is 15 minutes away. The Christmas period offers many wonderful celebrations to experience and places to explore. The house is a small but extremely comfortable 2 bedroomed villa in the countryside. It has been recently renovated and has all mod cons including woodburner with underfloor heating, internet access, fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher etc. It lies in 1 hectare of land with a thriving vegetable patch and lots of opportunities for walking round the local area. We would like someone to look after our 3 dogs and 1 cat which would involve feeding and walking them once a day. They are all extremely friendly and very easy going.