About Us

Allesley Properties is a real estate British company based in Coventry, UK.  John Holden is its CEO.

After a long career both in the private and public sector John Holden founded Resource Development International ltd (RDI), a distance learning organization that reached  20 offices in all continents. John Holden sold RDI in 2011 and the company became the second private University in the UK. At the moment John Holden is CEO both of Allesley Properties, and of Online Business School.

Consultant and facilitator, has been working with John Holden for the last 20 years, before as Manager of the Italian office of RDI, now as managing director of  Allesley Properties italian office and as project manager for Caparrua – South Italy Villas.

Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci 27, Firenze
Mobile: +39 3482631566
Mail: info@southitalyvillas.com

Real Estate e Fiscal Advisor based in Cetraro. He is the main point of contact if you wish to get information or to organize a visit to buy your villa at Caparrua – South Italy Villas.

Address: Via della Libertà 54 – Cetraro (CS)

mail: michelangelo.ferraro@virgilio.it

Phone contacts:

Office: +39 0982972680

Fax: +390982972312

mobile: +393477708660


Allesley Properties selected, on your behalf, some external professionals who could help you during the process to buy a property in Italy. You can contact them if you need proper legal or linguistic assistance.


Avv. Massimiliano de Benetti

senior partner of the Law Firm De Benetti & Co., is qualified as Italian lawyer (Avvocato) and member of the Law society of Padua. He did part of his training with an important international Law Firm based in London. He then consolidated his experience with a Law firm based in Padova focusing on the areas of Contract Law, Company Law and Probate Law. He achieved the Doctorate in Contract and Obligation Law in 2008 and worked as contract Researcher with the University of Padua. He did also teach as adjunct professor in a Master in Technology Transfer of the United Nations. He has an excellent knowledge of English language.

Massimiliano has many years of experience in assisting foreign clients in the process of buying and funding their properties throughout italy.
You can read his clients’ testimonials on the Law Firm website (www.debenettilaw.com)

mail: m.debenetti@debenettilaw.com


Notary for the transfer of the property.

dr. Espedito Claudio CRISTOFARO

Notary in San Marco Argentano for the last 30 years, he is one of the professionals with the highest reputation in Cetraro. In Italy, all acts to transfer a property require, by law, the assistance of a Notary.

(only Italian language) Office Phone: +39 0984512612

mail: cristofaroclaudio@libero.it


dr.ssa Simona VAIRO

mobile: +39 3482767181

mail: vairo714@hotmail.com

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For any enquiry on the purchase of one the villas or if you simply want to find out more about Caparrua or organize a mini-tour to Cetraro and Caparrua.


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Caparrua – South Italy Villas is a project developed by Allesley Properties limited.

Italy Director. Eduardo Giordanelli. 

Mobile Italy – 39+3482631566

UK Director. John Holden.

Mobile  UK –  44 + 07980900709

Email – info@southitalyvillas.com