The Pesch family discovered their love for Puglia, Italy in 1996. That is when Klaus and Alexandra Pesch, the parents of Katharina and Henry, started splitting their time between Florida, U.S. and Apulia, Italy. As a German family we have been fortunate to have enjoyed years of traveling and living in Africa and the Americas. When we discovered our never ending love for Puglia we soon committed to live in Southern Italy all year round.
Living Apulia, LAP, was born through the idea of documenting our fascination of Apulia and sharing it’s beauty and stories through pictures, word and video for family, friends, and newcomers. Before the thought crossed our mind that we could share the “Living Apulia” experience by offering holiday villas to rent, properties to buy, or sharing our favorite places to stay, giving local tips, and sharing our own 100% extra virgin olive oil with you, we had shot thousands of beautiful pictures of everything we love about this region.
We hope that the Apulian way of life brings you as much happiness, joy and pleasure as it does to us and that our “Living Apulia” platform enables you to do just that to your fullest capacity.
Klaus, Alexandra, Katharina and Henry Pesch
FOUNDER & CAPTAIN
Alexandra is a local real-estate connoisseur, Puglia lover, and connector, with a vast fountain of knowledge who speaks six languages, and is the energetic captain of our ship. Her passion for style, interior design, landscaping, architecture, property and “Just Living” is the original inspiration of our business – LAP. Alex is a dedicated Apulia Aficionado working daily to bring the historically rich and undiscovered beauty of Apulia to life. She is the Don’s soulmate and is slowly but surely becoming the local historian amongst the ancient olives trees dreaming of masserias.
Henry Irwin Pesch is an aspiring filmmaker and photographer with an incredible eye for beauty. In 2012 Henry founded his digital production business called H.I.P. Films in Apulia, Italy. Henry specializes on the creation of striking content, through photo and video production, for travel and luxury brands. Henry has been the driving force and content creator of Living Apulia and brings his ambition for creating a digital business that exemplifies the essence of life in Apulia.
EXPLORER & LIFESTYLE ADVISOR
Claudio, aka “Il Grande Don” is an experienced Apulia traveler, explorer, charismatic social connector, connoisseur of food and wine, and antique market lover who continuously brings innovative ideas to Living Apulia. Claudio is a jack of all trades to say the least. He knows all the people in all the right places, and everyone he meets is an equally matched friend. Ask him about motorcycles, Vespa’s, old-timers, cheeses, butchers, cobblers, or Italian tailors, Claudio has an answer. You will come across Claudio and his larger than life character across our pages in LAP.
Katharina Pesch lives in New York City and is the business manager of Living Apulia, the calm and cool advisor in all critical situations helping guide the practical side of the business. During the day time Katharina is the COO of Econsultancy and EVP Americas of Centaur Media. Former co-founder and shareholder of a leading London-based B2B publishing and event management business in the media and advertising industry, she brings over 12 years of experience from the world of publishing, marketing, and business management.
What Our Customer's Say
Through the team at LAP I have found my dream home in the Valle d'Itria. What was intended as a one-off holiday in a region of Italy I had never visited has now become my second home that I cannot live without.
We had one of our most memorable holidays in Apulia thanks to the team of Living Apulia and their in-depth knowledge of the region, amazing recommendations for places to stay, but also visit and explore. Thank you.
I have been coming to Puglia for the last ten years and with every visit I have found another beautiful masseria to rent, always suitable to my needs and within my budget. LAP is great at providing a personalized service to help find you exactly what you are looking for.
Living Apulia organized us the most fabulous villa to stay in near Ostuni. It was breathtaking; so comfortable and they had thought of everything. A truly peaceful spot set amongst the olive groves with a stunning view of Ostuni up in the hills. Heavenly pool and amazing sun beds. One of the most fabulous villas that we have ever stayed in.
"I viewed 40 houses with 6 different brokers across Apulia. I made offers on 2 different homes. Both those home were shown to me by the Living Apulia team. They understood what I was looking for and found my dream home."