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 business set in the heart of Italy. We are finding more and more US based owners are seeing the benefits of buying into our fractional More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Appassionata: Finding fashion in Le Marche

In this instalment of the Appassionata blog, Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs describes a fantastic shopping experience at the Tods outlet in Sant’Elpidio A Mare. Sometimes we just need a little retail therapy to lift More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Appassionata: Sharing and Caring on Holiday

Appassionata share the history and the magic behind their business. When our four children were young I frequently used the phrase sharing and caring. Share your possessions with your siblings and friends.  More...