Thursday, January 27, 2005

Dear Mr. Martin,
We recently saw your website on about.com and are very interestedin offering our expertise for any questions that may arise regardingtravel and lodging in Italy, Umbria in particular, as well as buyingproperty in Italy or legal issues related to buying a home abroad.
We have recently restored a small, twelfth century monastery, located between Cittá di Castello and Umbertide, and will be using itin the future as a venue for luxurious and up-market holidays. Thehistorical background to the building, and its restoration andtransformation, might just make an interesting article for yourreaders. Our website www.lapreghiera.com contains more informationwhich hopefully will appeal to you, and them.
We have lived in Umbria for the last twenty years, and in that timehave bought, sold or restored some two hundred and fifty propertiesin our area. We are currently working on about eight sites which arebeing restored for non-Italian clients and our websitewww.propertiesumbria.com gives a good picture of our activities,which also might find favour, but perhaps with a different clienteleas might the site dedicated to our life and times in Umbria,'Tunstill's Umbria' www.tunstillsumbria.com. We do hope that you will be able to spend a few days as our guestsampling Umbrian hospitality and proving the local proverb that says,'a stranger is a friend as yet unmet'.We therefore look forward soon to have the pleasure of yourcompany, along with a partner or friend, here at La Preghiera.
Sincerely,
John and Liliana Tunstill