Appassionata: Rolling out Recipes from Le Marche – Spaghetti alle vongole

Dawn from Appassionata shares one of their favourite recipes as seen on their fantastic blog. Dawn says “Here’s one of our favourite recipes, probably because it’s quick, easy and delicious!” Spaghetti with clams and cherry tomatoes This is a light, fresh and yet full flavoured pasta dishes so frequently served along the coast.  Small More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Appassionata: The five golden rules of buying a fractional ownership property

Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs of luxury holiday home company Appassionata here provides her five golden rules of buying a fractional ownership property. Fractional ownership is, at its core, a means for individuals to purchase More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Appassionata for American Owners

This week Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs tells us all about Appassionata for American Owner and how to protect your assets and experience the magic of Le Marche. Appassionata is a boutique, family run, fractional ownership More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Letters from Le Marche: chapter three

Dawn from Appassionata talks about the moment they began viewing properties that would lead them to fulfilling their dream…. Our weekend in Florence was over in a flash and we reluctantly flew back to London More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Le Marche Living

Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs, founder and director of fractional ownership company Appassionata, is in love with interior design. We asked her about Italian home décor trends, and how to get the look in your own home… My More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Appassionata: Letters to Le Marche, chapter two

Chapter Two – Florence.. I gazed around the Piazza and sipped my cappuccino elegantly, copying the glamorous Italians on the next table. Trying not to get the milky froth all around my mouth. I love to people More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Appassionata: Letters from Le Marche, chapter one

Over the past few years many people have asked me to write a blog, me, I’m not even on Facebook! But, I do like writing and relish the opportunity to share our Italian adventures with you. Was it the classic More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Appassionata: The Business of Fabulous – Fractional Ownership

Fractional Ownership is a growing successful concept, but few people really understand exactly what it means, or the benefits it can give.  It is frequently confused with timeshare, conjuring up a very negative More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Family Matters – Appassionata’s exclusive Italian venture

Meet the Family. As a child my favourite TV programme was the Waltons.  The love and warmth, the sharing and caring, working together were all important things to me. I always imagined having a large family, six More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Appassionata: Passion for painting

A few years ago we were invited over to our friend’s house for supper in Montefiore. We arrived late, as usual, my fault not Michael’s!  We were introduced to a lovely Dutch couple, Constance and Bert Jacobs. More...