Lou & Luca
We’re a pretty relaxed couple who love nothing better than to enjoy life as it comes. Luca’s the cook and knows everything about Italian history, culture & hospitality and Lou’s more of a highly enthusiastic organizer, sports coach and event planner.
Luca plays the guitar, rugby and basketball, loves to write philosophical stuff and watch old Italian movies. He cooks a mean vegan pasta, but cannot handle more than two glasses of wine.
Lou plays the cello, does yoga and other fitnessy stuff and used to play & coach rugby too. She loves to read, paint and cuddle with the cats. Secretly, her main reason to go to Italy is her mother-in-law’s cooking.
Together, we aim to create a relaxed & down-to-earth community and make your stay as wonderful, typical, and authentic as you’re looking for.
It’s all about the Italian life on the countryside and connecting to the Italian nature & culture.
Luca Nunzio Caira
A love story
Lou & Luca met on a Dutch autumn night when Luca fell head over heels in love with Lou. After months of Italian charm; bringing her vegan chocolate cakes, wine & cooking Italian food, Lou’s heart finally opened up and she let Luca in. She invited Luca to come and live with her in her apartment in Amsterdam to share a life together.
Soon they felt that they wanted to do more than just living together. Time flew by, spent on work and social stuff and it seemed as if though life consisted of only those evenings and moments away from work. Beautiful moments, but too few.
When the amazing opportunity to escape from this work-based rhythm and start their own project in Ailano, Italy, came along, Lou & Luca did not think twice. They grasped the chance with four hands and decided to move away from Amsterdam to the countryside of Campania.
They quit their secure jobs, sold the apartment full of lovely memories and prepared for the journey of a lifetime, towards a timeless life.
Together with their two cats, Moa and Fiji, several amazing locals and lots of friends, they now work on putting together the best possible timeless and peaceful experience for you. To enable everyone who joins at Lou & Luca’s to embrace the Italian dolce vita & il dolce far niente – the sweetness of doing nothing.