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83045 Calitri (AV)
phone: +39 0827 19 16 002
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Porta d’Oriente is a real estate and tourist agency developed some years ago by a local business woman from Calitri.

The aim of the business is to offer a flexible, responsive service to Italian and foreign customers alike, who are keen to make a safe and fruitful investment in an area of outstanding beauty that has yet to be truly discovered.

My name is Emma Basile and I am a fully qualified, registered estate agent with Avellino’s Chamber of Commerce and FIAIP (the nationally recognised association of estate agents in Italy). I studied for a degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences at the L’Orientale, University of Naples, and then successfully achieved a Master’s degree in “Land marketing and tourism” in Milan, returning to Avellino to complete my studies with a Certificate in Real Estate. I am fluent in English.

My family has lived in the town of Calitri for many, many generations and I am very well known and trusted in the area. I am very proud of my town, its people and its warm Italian culture. I am the only real estate agent in the town and enjoy an excellent reputation for customer care with local people and foreign purchasers alike.

The name of the business, Porta d’Oriente, is based on Calitri’s historic importance for many centuries.

The history of the area can be traced back to ancient times when people from the Orient passed through the various towns in order to reach destinations in Rome and northern Italian regions. There is evidence of knights, merchants, soldiers all having journeyed through the region in times gone by. The towns and villages are steeped in ancient history all waiting to be explored.

Whatever you are looking for in southern Italy, you will find it in this beautiful undiscovered region. Fantastic scenery, wonderful sunshine, blue skies, and fields of golden wheat contribute to an intriguing combination of natural and historic elements, where the culture, wine and food are amazing. The quality of life is high, whilst the cost of living and holidaying here is low.

The town of Calitri and its surroundings are steeped in authentic southern Italian traditions, and local people are very proud of their customs and relaxed way of living. Nowhere will you find a warmer welcome.

There are various ways that you can explore buying property through Porte d’Oriente. I am able to offer traditional and modern properties in Calitri itself, and also the surrounding provinces, in villages, town and countryside.

Thanks to an established partnership with trusted architects, surveyors and builders specialized in restoring properties, you can be assured of a home that is unique and finished to a high standard.

The area is easily reached via the two international airports of Bari and Naples.

I am able to offer you a unique service which includes :

  • a wide range of properties;
  • an accompanied bilingual short trip to visit properties of interest and to introduce you to the wonderful characteristics of the area;
  • support and advice throughout the entire purchasing process from start to finish.
  • as part of my costs, legal representation when you are ready to make a purchase;
  • set up all the necessary accounts for banking, local utilities and taxes.
  • support and advice to ensure that you are able to decorate and furnish your new home to your own taste
  • Following your purchase, I can offer a home management service which would include dealing with any ad hoc queries and issues that may arise, once you take up residence.
  • If you decide that you would like to rent out your property, I am able to offer a holiday home rental management service at a very competitive price.