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Le Marche is the up and coming region to visit or invest in a property. it is a treasure chest of churches, galleries and stunning landscapes – all waiting to welcome you.
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Live the History in Le Marche: Antico Borgo di Gallano, Pievetorina

Live the History in Le Marche: Antico Borgo di Gallano, Pievetorina | Le Marche Properties and Accommodation | Scoop.it

The completely restored Medieval (XIII century) village is made up of various buildings, the oldest of which, called "the Templars", once held a Benedictine monastery.
Surrounded by the Sibillini Mountains National Park, guests can enjoy long relaxing days, take walks, picnics and mountain bike rides on the hills surrounding the village.
You can also taste the organic products made at the farm, from breakfast sweets to homemade pasta along with homegrown beef at dinner.
Many historical, artistic and religious sites are easily reached from the village.
The farm is located in a 380 hectare area where Marchigiana cattle graze (5R, IGP quality standard) and where every year organic cereals are planted such as: durum wheat, barley, spelt, etc.
Due to its large amount of space both indoors and outdoors as well as the stone church consecrated to S. Rita of Cascia, the village is the ideal location for religious ceremonies, parties, meetings and exhibitions.

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Live the History in Le Marche: Villa San Martino, Saltara

Live the History in Le Marche: Villa San Martino, Saltara | Le Marche Properties and Accommodation | Scoop.it

Saltara, among the sweet hills that dominate the Metauro valley, enclosed in a green oasis nearby the sea, we find a restructured villa from the 16th century which has been transformed into a charming country house. The charm of the history and the position of the building are combined with the comfort of the seven rooms and suites, embellished and readapted to the modern demands of hospitality. Villa San Martino is a prestigious epoch residence located on the summit of a hill between Saltara and Cartoceto. The structure is harmoniously inserted in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Marches' hills and it offers an ideal stay for sweet couples and all those people who look for a calm and reserved hospitality, suggestive atmospheres and comfort. An oasis of calm where it is possible to relax, to be welcomed and cuddled as by a warm maternal hug, in a fascinating place that has not been conceived as a traditional hotel.

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Bio-Energetic Garden at Borgo Seghetti Panichi

Bio-Energetic Garden at Borgo Seghetti Panichi | Le Marche Properties and Accommodation | Scoop.it

Since ancient times man has believed that plants are beneficial. Our ancestors knew it. In more recent days the studies carried out by Professor Kunnen (founder of Archibo Biologica in Antwerp an important centre for scientific research on the biosphere and influences of natural and artificial elements on living beings) have proved that electromagnetic fields of biological interest, emitted by men and plants, exist in nature.
In contemporary bio-energetic gardens, like the one conceived at Borgo Seghetti Panichi in Castel di Lama using his innovative ‘Bio-energetic Landscapes’ technique, it was possible to detect the areas with specific therapeutic properties.
The presence in this garden of many typically Mediterranean plants with beneficial properties has made it possible to identify vast areas and create trails that have specific influences on the biological functions. Mediterranean plants such as holly, which acts beneficially on the nervous system, holm oaks which are beneficial to the cardio-vascular system and laurel which has very positive effects on the immune system.
The interaction of the garden’s natural electromagnetism and the specific electromagnetism of the many different types of plants it contains create areas in which the different influences are concentrated and can also be perceived.

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N.13 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

N.13 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche | Le Marche Properties and Accommodation | Scoop.it

Leicestershire couple Dean and Lesley Mc Morran and young daughter Grace left England in January 2006 to start a new life running a country house holiday rental business near the medieval village of Mogliano in the Italian region of Le Marche.
They made the decision back in January 2003. There were several reasons behind their reason to move to Italy. They had suffered a family bereavement and Dean was increasingly stressed in his job in the insurance business. They wanted to change their lives and work for themselves.
The couple had been to Italy frequently on holiday and loved it. But they were less than impressed with the standard of some accommodation. They felt that, despite having no experience in the tourist industry, they could easily do better than some of the places they had stayed in. And so they discussed buying a house in Italy which had enough space for them to offer holiday rentals to tourists.
Once the decision was made the couple lost no time in making things happen. They viewed over 20 houses in Le Marche in February 2003 before agreeing that their favoured location was around Mogliano. “It had beautiful countryside, wasn’t too isolated and was centrally located in Marche – just 30 minutes from the sea and 40 minutes from the mountains,” explains Dean.
The couple did not look for an established business, but a house that they could restore and develop as they wanted it. “We thought it would be cheaper to do it that way,” says Lesley, “but I’m not sure I would do it again like that, given the cost of restoration. I might look for a ready established business.
”Their aim was to have somewhere that would give them their own private living quarters but also offer four apartments for letting. They decided against a B&B as they wanted more freedom. “Once the guests are there and have their keys they are free to do as they like,” says Dean. “Of course we are on hand to offer advice and assistance but we are not tied to providing meals or anything like that. It suits us better.”
“Caserma Carina was almost the last house we looked at, although Dean wasn’t as smitten as I was. He thought it looked like an army barracks,” laughs Lesley. They bought it anyway, but as a reminder of Dean’s first impression they gave it the name Caserma Carina which means ‘pretty barracks’ in Italian!
The couple continued to work in the Midlands while the work was done. From buying the property to moving to Italy took three long years during which time they were also setting up the rental business.
The family loves their new life in Italy. “It’s wonderful - the relaxed lifestyle, the food and wine, the beautiful countryside and, of course, the people,” says Lesley. But there are a few irritations – “Italian bureaucracy and the tendency to make very heavy weather of things in business,” says Dean.
And do the couple feel it was the right move? “Absolutely,” says Lesley. “We will always love Leicestershire and will continue to make regular trips back to the UK, but it’s Le Marche we call home now.”

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N.11 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Thomas and Kirsten Weydemann both had a passion for red wine, old country houses, Mediterranean landscapes and the Italian language for a long time. In 1997 They found in the heart of the central Italian region Le Marche the perfect place for their vineyard project: a deserted 150 year old farmhouse surrounded by 6 hectares of land.
The restoration of the house and the construction of the winery with its underground cellar offered them as architects the opportunity to design for themselves. Located in the middle of a DOC producing area, where wine has been made since ancient times, it was an ideal position for a new vineyard.  This is how was born the Fattoria Serra San Martino that lies in the heart of Le Marche, about 20 km from the Adriatic Sea in the soft hills of the Ancona hinterland.
Their vineyards are located in the soft hills between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains on slopes facing the southwest, at an altitude of 220m above sea level. Even in summer they are aerated by cool winds. They allow grass and wild flowers to grow between the rows to create a habitat for useful animals. The unique micro climate guarantees a superior quality of the grapes.
The surface of the soil is characterized by clay and lime. Lower levels are predominantly sand and shell limestone. Where it is necessary they use organic fertiliser and sow green manures. Weed control is done mechanically without the use of herbicides. To protect the vines against plant diseases they use well-proven products of the ecological winegrowing.
Primarily cultivated at Serra San Martino is the autoctonal Montepulciano. In addition they grow Merlot, Syrah and a small number of Sagrantino vines. Slow growing rootstocks and a dense pattern of 6000 vines per hectare are the basis for the high quality of the grapes.
Serra San Martino Winery in Le Marche, Italy, with the choice of the ideal agronomic techniques and the ideal grape harvesting time to the vinification and the bottling, for the production of high quality wines, become one of the most important wine producers of Le Marche.

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Video Successful Case Histories of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

This video that could be a trace for the ambitious project of a collection of video interviews to the most successful business run by foreign people who have invested in a property in Le Marche
"Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever."
Vinci Properties is an estate agency operating in Le Marche and thinks that "the Story Telling" is the best support for the promotion of the wonderful territory of Le Marche, rich in beautiful properties and great business opportunities.
Tourist Accommodation, wine and olive oil production, holistic centers, art courses and cooking classes, just few of the possibility Le Marche is offering to industrious people.

www.vinciproperties.com 

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N.8 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Low impact Le Marche Accommodation

Hans, Elizabetta and Elizabetta’s daughter Francesca run a small, organic farm, called “Lavanda Blu” producing olive oil, lavender, vegetables, herbs and fruits.
Hans is a carpenter and construction project manager from Amsterdam. In 2006, after several years of searching for a beautiful spot in Le Marche to make his home in, he found this farm which had been abandoned for 17 years. Using his skills, he has carefully restored the farmhouse, retaining its clean lines and country charm. Hans is a cyclist and speed skater and he organizes cycling itineraries for guests.
Elizabetta is from the USA, but was raised mostly in Rome. She has 2 kids, Francesca and Nathaniel who is in the USA. She is a chef and an interior architectural designer. Passionate about food, its history, cultivation, nutrition and a member of the Italian Slow Food Organization. Elizabetta organizes evenings celebrating local foods and cooking classes at the farm.
During the winter months, Francesca lives in Rome where she is at university and teaches English.

  • They love the quiet and the beauty of the farm, their area and their neighbors and thus strive to make a small foot print on the planet and have a positive impact on their local community.
  • They live in an area where water is in short supply, especially in the summer so they choose not to have a swimming pool because the negative environmental impact (the high water consumption and chemical pollution).
  • They heat the house and the water with sansa, the leftovers of the olive oil production and wood, both of which leave a small impact on the environment.
  • They use cleaning agents which are environmentally friendly, they recycle, re-use and buy locally whenever possible. They collect rain water for our plants and landscape with mostly indigenous plants that need little water.
  • They enjoy sharing their tiny corner of the earth with others. The revenues of the hospitality activity is a fundamental part of the sustainability of their project
A great success, judging by the clients especially in summer.
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Storytelling is Powerful for your Real Estate Business

Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.

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N.5 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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by Ami Kealoha in Culture - www.coolhunting.com

Making the farm-to-table connection all the more real, Nudo's "adopt-an-olive-tree" program delivers their delicious certified organic olive oil to your door along with the pride of ownership that comes from calling one of their trees yours. In addition to four 500mL tins of the tree's first cold press extra virgin oil in mid-April and three half-size tins of infused (lemon, chile and orange) oil in the fall, adopters also receive a personalized certificate, information about their tree and an open invite to "visit, hug or water the tree in person."
The clever idea comes from two former British television producers, Jason Gibb and Cathy Rogers who moved to the La Marche region of Italy in 2005 seeking a different lifestyle. From their initial 20 acres, the duo's enterprise now includes thousands of trees and nine small artisinal producers in the region, a strategy that not only helps keep up with demand but sustains smaller farms. It also means that, while most commercial olive oils use blends of questionable origin (read more here), Nudo oil comes from 100% Italian, hand-picked olives that go straight from the grove to pressing.
Nudo's high standards for quality make for an addictively tasty product.
The tin itself (made from recycled materials as a more eco-chic alternative to glass bottles) is just one part of the brand's commitment to the environment, which includes a portion of the estate set aside as forest to offset their carbon footprint and their organic farming practices.
Nudo is bridging the gap between consumers and their food. With a global community of adoptive tree "parents" as well as a localized community of collaborative growers, the Nudo family goes far beyond their fields and presses. It's a close community as well, with owners traveling to visit their trees and help with the harvest. The farm-to-table connection results in an olive oil that bears the innovative personality of those involved.

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N.3 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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La Tavola Marche is hosted by a young passionate American couple Ashley and Jason Bartner. After years of travel and eating their way through every state and country they visited, jason & ashley decided to share their love for food with others in this unique way They live in Italy year-round and are proud residents of Sant'Angelo in Vado, Italy. Jason is always happy to show guests the tricks of the trade in his kitchen and Ashley, a hospitality professional and host extraordinaire, has a knack for making guests feel right at home.

Chef Jason Bartner takes the ego out of cooking by creating simple, seasonal dishes from the farm to the table at his organic farm & cooking school in central Italy. Jason is a professional chef & culinary instructor with over 15 years of high-end culinary experience in San Francisco, New York City, Amsterdam & Italy. Jason studied at the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York, training with culinary legends including Jacques Pepin, and has a passion to cook for anyone with an appetite.

However it wasn't until he moved to Italy & founded La Tavola Marche Agriturismo, organic farm, inn & cooking school with his wife Ashley that his niche took hold. His cooking is influenced by the Slow Food philosophy and he does his best to lead by example, only cooking what is in season and locally grown, thus supporting the local economy. La Tavola Marche is founded on our feelings that food is the most accessible, and one of the most unique and enjoyable ways to get to know a new destination. Culinary experiences not only enhance traveler's enjoyment through pleasing their taste buds, but also allow for an immediate immersion into the local culture.

"I am now a proud organic farm, I grow my own food & am amazed at the sense of pride that brings. There is nothing more basic than returning to the kitchen with a full crate of veggies fresh picked from the garden - ready to create dinner!"

Ashley Bartner, his wife, wear's many hats: food & travel writer, host-extraordinaire & free-range chicken wrangler on the farm. Ashley writes a monthly column "Field to Fork" for Taste Italia and wrote for two and half years for Italia! Magazine on their everyday adventures of life in Le Marche and contributes to numerous other food & travel publications. She is also proud to be named to the Board of Directors for The International Culinary Tourism Association, continuing her efforts to promote culinary tourism.

Ashley is charismatic and has a passion for life! She will make you feel at home immediately, like you are an old friend, while Jason helps you connect with the locals through the food.

Join Jason and Ashley on their blog: http://www.latavolamarche.blogspot.it/ 

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Properties in Le Marche: Casa Alice, Camporotondo di Fiastrone

Properties in Le Marche: Casa Alice, Camporotondo di Fiastrone | Le Marche Properties and Accommodation | Scoop.it

This house, built in local sandstone, is surrounded by about 1,3 acres of land, full of olive trees and vines and overlooking the charming little medieval town of Camporotondo di Fiastrone, in Le Marche province of Macerata. Moreover there is a planning permission to build a third house in stone which is an interesting option for investors who may want to set up a bed-and-breakfast or a country house activity. The main building with over 2,000 sqm feet of net surface has three nice bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite. The secondary buildings, some 600 sq feet of net surface, is an attractive stone construction just next door which could be a detached self contained apartment, to let or give to friends. Or it could be used just as a store house, a cellar or whatever you will.

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Renovating a "rustico" in Le Marche: il Gelso

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The following words will describe you how the story of a renovation has started in Le Marche.

You are lucky and can take profit of others experience clicking on the photo. Read how the adventure has progressed.

<<The 2nd of October 2011 will be our 30th wedding anniversary.

On that day Peter and I will be driving through Switzerland on our way to Le Marche in Italy to start the build of what will be our new home.

Our dogs, Elsie and Pip, travel with Peter in the landrover and I tag along behind in my little automatic Honda. Apart from the 70 cu. mtrs. (!) of stuff we still have in storage in the UK, these two cars also carry all the worldly goods we took from the farm when we sold it in January.

"Il Gelso" from the title of this blog, is the name of the pile of bricks, once a farmhouse, which we are buying in Le Marche. A gelso is a mulberry tree. At present this mulberry tree is firmly rooted in the foundations of the house and one of the first tasks in the rebuilding process will be to uproot and replant it. Paolo has already warned us that it will need a lot of watering and tlc when it is replanted; its metaphorical significance is not lost on us. Paolo is our geometra, which, as far as I understand, translates as builder, architect, and "what I say goes" man on site. His name will no doubt feature often in these blogs - what do you think?>>

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Le Marche holiday accommodation: Villa Cicchi, Ascoli Piceno

Le Marche holiday accommodation: Villa Cicchi, Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche Properties and Accommodation | Scoop.it

Villa Cicchi is a charming farm stay in Italy's Marche region, just outside Ascoli Piceno.
A beautiful rural retreat immersed in the enchanting Italian countryside, Villa Chicci is one of the many historic summer residences once built in the area by members of the local bourgeoisie, who were keen to escape the heat of the city and enjoy a vacation spent walking, reading and relaxing in the country.
Exactly the kind of holiday today's guests can enjoy at Villa Cicchi: relaxation, unspoiled nature and the traditional cuisine of Marche.

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Live the History in Le Marche: Villa Sant'Isidoro, Colbuccaro di Corridonia

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Villa Sant'Isidoro is built on an ancient monastery of Franciscan friars between the XVII and XVIII century, then, from the beginning of last century, Bartolazzi's family enlarged basically the structure and the surface. The current owners restructured all the building, including the beautiful little church, making functional and architectonically value modifies that give the right tribute to the remarkable historical importance.

Villa Sant' Isidoro is located on the homonymous hill and is completely immersed in the verdant hills of Macerata, you can have a breathtaking lookout on the Adriatico sea, the loveliness of the country, the Sibillini Mountains and the beauty of the vineyard, grown-up like a garden all around the Villa.

Villa Sant’Isidoro is situated close to the coast of region Marche and Macerata's city. Macerata is full of history and art, it's famous for its exclusive and very seeked character.

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Hotel Bolivar 3 stars Hotel San Benedetto del Tronto

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The Hotel Bolivar, a 3 star hotels in San Benedetto del Tronto in the Palm Tree Riviera of Le Marche, located in the front of the sea, few meters from the beach, is offering the free use of a long-chair in the beach to all those who will make a reservation before May the 20th, 2012.

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Weddings in Le Marche: Villa Bonaparte, Porto San Giorgio

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The most important day of your life should be celebrated in one of the most gorgeous settings in Italy. Perhaps that’s why you’re already thinking of getting married in an exclusive Villa in Le Marche. The town of Porto San Giorgio, the charm of the history, the terraces and the windows overlooking the sea: on every corner of the Villa provides the ideal backdrop for the photos of your big day!
Then there is the fabulous Mediterranean climate, the endless sunny days, the flavors of the local cuisine...
Villa Bonaparte is the perfect mix of beauty and romance.

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N.12 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Laurence and Sandy Love invite you to share their home which is a perfect base for a relaxing holiday in Le Marche. Laurence Love is a highly skilled decorative wrought-ironsmith. Guests are welcome to watch Laurence at work. Courses can be arranged should you be interested. His work can be seen on his website: www.ironworkmarche.com 
La Casa degli Amori sits in the middle of an area once known as ”the garden of Treia", now open farm land. The former farmhouse, built in 1850, has far reaching 360 degree views including the Sibillini mountains, the nearby hills above San Lorenzo and the town of Treia. It was restored in 2004. Now the home of Sandy and Laurence Love its restoration was literally "a labour of love". There is an independent staircase leading to the second floor accommodation. Once home to 25 members of one family, who left the house in 1975, it has been converted into four bedrooms each with en-suite facilities and two tastefully furnished connecting sitting rooms.
Laurence Love has been working as a practising Blacksmith / Wrought - ironsmith since 1966. In 1979 he designed and ran the ironwork courses for CoSira/Rural Development Commission. First in Wimbledon and later in Salisbury, Wiltshire. For the next seven years he instructed working smiths and trainees, both in house and in their own workshops, all over England. From 1985 he ran his own business in Wiltshire producing hand-forged commissions for clients in Great Britain and also exporting to other countries. He is now living and working in Marche, Italy offering courses to anyone who is interested in the creative craft of the wrought ironsmith.

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N.10 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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On visiting Italy, Madeline and Tim were captivated by the beauty of the landscape in Le Marche. In Montelparo they were fortunate enough to fulfil their long held aspiration to renovate an old Italian building and to create a small, luxury, intimate hotel which incorporates their own style and taste. Every aspect of the hotel is individually designed, taking into consideration its essence, charm and uniqueness.
Fundamental to their philosophy is discreet and exemplary service, making each and every guest feel valued. The aim of the hotel is to provide both an excellent base for exploring the numerous attractions of the region and a sanctuary for those days when a less active itinerary is called for. For guests who require additional pampering spa treatments can easily be arranged.
All of this encapsulates the ethos of Hotel Leone, making it the perfect choice for an escape to Le Marche.
Hotel Leone is a handsome building which originates from the 15th century. The building originally consisted of two floors, the lower of which has an outstanding vaulted ceiling authentic to that era. The upper floor was added in the 20th century when the building was converted to a hotel and restaurant and was known as Taverna del Leone. The hotel consisted of nineteen guest bedrooms but only two bathrooms. It ceased functioning as a hotel in 1986 when the owner retired and the restaurant continued to operate for a few more years. Since that time the building remained as if frozen in time with everything from furniture down to the smallest items being left in situ.
Madeline and Tim discovered this gem in 2008 and have since dedicated their time, love and resources into restoring the building to its former glory whilst updating it with the facilities essential to the modern traveller. As a vital part of the restoration they have incorporated as many environmentally friendly aspects as possible into the design and fabric of the building, with great care being taken to be as eco-friendly as possible using solar power energy, locally sourced materials and rainwater collection where feasible.

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N.9 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Travelling to the beautiful Le Marche region of Italy in 2004, Dawn and Michael discovered a combination of unspoilt countryside, sea, mountains and an incredible quality of life – they instantly knew that they had found a part of the world that they adored and wanted to call home.
Buying Estate Giacomo Leopardi, near the gorgeous medieval town of Montefiore dell’Aso in 2004, the Hobbs originally intended to renovate and sell. After hearing about difficoulties of some people in maintaining property overseas, the Hobbs looked into Fractional Ownership, from this Appassionata was born.
Michael Hobbs spent over 25 years in the retail industry, as the Chief Executive of a large international retail fashion business, he led a Management Buyout to great success. His extensive international experience helped him to undertake a number of Chairman and Non-Executive roles within both public and private companies over the years.
Dawn Cavanagh Hobbs has been developing, renovating and designing property for over 20 years and is a qualified interior designer and, having raised four children, a determinated mother.
In 2007, Michael and his family decided that they wanted a complete lifestyle change. Utilising Michael’s business acumen and Dawn’s love and understanding of design and renovation, the couple combined both their life and business experiences to create lifestyle enterprise, Appassionata. Working alongside their eldest daughter India and her husband Charlie, with the occasional help of Dawn and Michael’s three year old grandson, Lucas, the Hobbs’ aim is to create the perfect retreat for lovers of Italy.
The design of the estate was created with shared ownership and delivering a complete Italian lifestyle experience in mind. Owners of Appassionata not only gain a stunning Italian property, but a share in the estate’s vineyards, olive groves, lavender plantation and newly planted truffle plantation.
Taking professional business skills and marrying them with style, creativity and passion, Appassionata offers you something unique; a boutique and luxurious, family owned and run fractional ownership business with various lifestyle ventures of your own to enjoy!

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N.7 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Dwight, Raffaele and the sustainable life

Dwight (from central US - general surgeon for 25 years) and Raffaele (from Ascoli Piceno, journalist), the owners of Nascondiglio di Bacco met while attending the University of Gastronomic Science near Parma where both obtained masters degrees in gastronomic science and quality food products. There they built the crazy idea to make a world class wine together. During a long search throughout Italy for an appropriate vineyard, the search was narrowed to the Marche where Nascondiglio di Bacco was waiting with nearly 20 acres ready for planning and planting.
Time passed with the pool construction and the care needed for 30,000 grapevines of 8 varieties the process of building the winery and the 1st white wine released in 2011.
They follow the tenets of Slow Food believing in products which are “good, clean and just” or in other words which respect tradition, are made in a way which respects nature, and are sustainable. In their B&B, they compost, recycle and save energy in all ways practical. Their fields are organic certified.
They have a garden where they grow fruit trees which supply figs, pears, apricots and almonds among others.
They use low consumption lightbulbs, biological soaps for the bathrooms.
They hope to share our philosophy with you and at the end, hopefully we can leave the world a bit cleaner and healthier.

http://www.nascondigliodibacco.com 

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N.6 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Dr. Francesco Bellini, passionate winemaker of Domodimonti Natural Wine, married an Italian and relocated to French Canada but did not forget his Italian homeland. In 2003, while Francesco and his wife Marisa were in Italy, an opportunity came their way to purchase a despaired “antique cantina” with over forty hectares of vineyards along with eight hectares of olive groves. The idea of producing their own Natural Wine in the region where he grew up was the realization of a dream! But that's just the beginning of a remarkable story. You see, Dr. Bellini is not just a winemaker. He is also the driving force behind the realization of one the greatest discoveries of the 21st Century a virtual cure for the dreaded Hepatitis C virus!

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N.4 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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(from The Observer - Lucy Gillmore)

John and Gaia run the very New Agey sounding The Hill That Breathes, a holistic holiday centre in Le Marche, Italy.
Once there you must practice the “Fuck it” Life Phylosophy. Saying 'fuck it', John says, is a spiritual act. We all need to say 'fuck it' when we're out of sync with the natural world: it helps us to go with the flow. At the Hill you can scream in the woods, sleep through every session if your body needs to or chill out down by the pool with a beer - because anything that helps you to let go is OK on a Fuck It week.
The Hill still runs more 'conventional' yoga weeks, as well as courses with visiting experts such as the Barefoot Doctor and various tai chi and chi kung instructors (chi kung, the Chinese energy art), breath-work, meditation and tai chi.But it is the Fuck It week that appeals most of the people.
'Fuck it' it is 'the perfect western expression of the eastern spiritual idea of letting go, giving up and finding real freedom' well explained in John's book, Fuck It. The Ultimate Spiritual Way.
John and Gaia both practise what they preach. Fuck it was what they said when they gave up their lives in London in 2002. They were both creatives in an advertising agency when they met in the Nineties, realised they had similar interests in New Age philosophies and decided to quit the rat race and open a holistic retreat in Italy. They stopped in Urbino and the rest is history. The Hill was the first place they saw and it matched all their criteria. It is on a hill, so has good chi or energy. It is surrounded by water on three sides and had two abandoned farmhouses so that they could expand. They bought the 100-acre site for less than they got for their flat in Balham, and then spent the next couple of years renovating it.
Today, the Hill is a magical place. The kind of gorgeous Italian farmhouse - plus pool, gardens filled with wild flowers, and panoramic views. It's still slightly off the beaten track: the Marche region is separated from Umbria by the Apennines so you get the beauty without the hordes. The rambling house has been tastefully converted. The atmosphere is welcoming and laid-back, the design low-key but stylish. You share rooms and bathrooms, although a handful of single rooms are available for a supplement.

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N.2 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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Its interior décor follows a minimalist approach and includes many designer pieces such as Phillipe Starck bathrooms and a Bose system on the terrace, as well as many other designer pieces. Situated in a panoramic position with a 360 degrees view of the landscape, surrounded with olive trees, Le Marche Villa has only the very best to offer for a relaxing holiday escape into the Italian countryside.
This Le Marche Villa is located in Treia, and was restored in 2006 by the Caviano-based studio Wespi de Meuron Architekten. Located amidst hills of olive groves, fruit plantations and sunflower fields, the Le Marche Villa offers panoramic landscape views all the way to the Adriatic coastline. This property seems to be the ideal retreat for anyone who wants to enjoy nature and take time off from their busy city life. The surrounding villages have a lot to offer cultural-wise – from museums and old churches to theaters and the long tradition and history of the Italian countryside. The luxury villa offers: sunbathing, swimming, cooking classes by a local chef, olive oil tasting, wine tasting. If today the villa is a successful attractive accommodation, the 300 years old farmhouse was in ruins when it was discovered by its current owners in 2005. After 4 years of hard work and carefully selected materials the restoration of the house was completed in 2010 resulting in a contemporary dwelling and holiday house, with attached guest house and pool. The farmhouse combines elements from tradition and modernity all wrapped up in Italian finesse. This beautiful 3,348 square foot farmhouse has three storeys and can accommodate 11 guests in five en suite bedrooms. The renovation of Le Marche Villa comprises traditional elements and new interventions either by contrasting materials and textures or by assimilating old and new elements. For instance, some walls are covered with white plaster, and the old wooden floors have been replaced with hard cement screed flooring in white. This assists in reflecting the light off of the surfaces which gives a feeling of largeness, openness and airiness.

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N.1 Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche

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John and Jana after a serious research, felt in love with Le Marche and in the beautiful area of Force they have found their ideal place to set, in stunning countryside in the heart of Italy, “The Retreat”. Their dream was to offer fully inclusive art holidays for lovers of all things Italian.
John Skelcher was born in Britain in 1968, he divides his time as a painter between working for exhibitions and giving group tuition. He studied at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and Staffordshire University.
For five years John held a studio with The Contemporary British Arts group in Deptford, London.
He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions.
John was practising landscape artist with over 15 years of art tutoring experience, was teaching students of all levels of ability, from beginners to degree level. Now at the Retreat, John, take many students on art trips to Italy and France and enjoy sharing his knowledge of painting techniques and the History of Art.
Yes, their dream comes true and now, John and Jana, organize courses ideal for the individual painter, couples and painting groups alike and are suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced artist. The guests come from all over the world and many have returned for repeat visits to enjoy a great creative holiday with a truly personal touch.
Their courses include landscape painting, life-drawing, print-making, portrait painting and classical frescoe painting.
The atmosphere in the studio is always friendly and relaxed enough to fosters creativity. At his studio, John likes discussing classical painters, such as the local Crivelli brothers, with friends and students over a glass of fresh Marchegian wine.

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Semi restored Le Marche houses for sale: Casa dell'Agave, Ripatransone

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This honey-coloured stone farmhouse is in a superb location only a few kms from the sea and the beautiful borgo of Ripatransone.
This is semi restored house, which has a traditional brick and stone finish, covers around 270 sqm and includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the first floor and a kitchen, pantry, bathroom and 2 reception rooms on the ground floor. The house was sympathetically restored by local artisans to an exceptionally high standard, since it was to be a permanent home, not just a holiday house and, because partially restored, the layout can easily be changed.

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