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, says Michael Hobbs from Appassionata. It is frequently confused with timeshare, conjuring up a negative view of being chased down the street in Marbella by an over-enthusiastic salesman inviting you to enjoy a […]

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 Stansted airport. Low grey cloud and drizzle welcomed us with open arms. We drove home through the gloom and heavy […]

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 husband, Michael, and I first visited the region of Le Marche about thirteen years ago and instantly fell in love […]

Family Values at Appassionata

Appassionata is a family run fractional ownership business, offering 1/10th (5 weeks) shares in luxury properties in Le Marche, Italy. This inspiring venture was created by entrepreneur, Michael Hobbs, and his wife, interior designer, Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs, in 2007. Along with help from their daughter, India and husband Charlie they have found the perfect balance, a […]

Fractional Ownership: “Heaven on Earth”

“Heaven on Earth, one of the best decisions we ever made.” Chris & Deb Everard – Owners Imagine a place where you can relax from the moment you arrive; everything is ready, all rooms are beautifully laid out for you and your guests, and welcome goodies are in the cupboard; it’s just like coming home. […]

Casa Tre Archi Fractional Ownership

Immerse yourself in traditional Italian life in the beautiful medieval town of Petritoli. Casa Tre Archi is a 210 m, 3-bedroom town house attached to the ancient turrets and entrance arches of the charming medieval town of Petritoli. There are three levels of outside space, including a stunning 50m2 roof terrace with sea views, 3 modern bathrooms, beamed […]