Loro Piceno by Shaun Thomas “This was a morning view in April 2012 towards the village of Mogliano. I bought this property in 2004 and set about a total rebuild and renovation of this old farmhouse, built in the 1890s. The village of Mogliano is about three miles away, out towards the Adriatic coast.”

Building A Home In Le Marche: Part 1

Once they had decided it was going to be their permanent home, rather than just a holiday retreat, Jane Smith and her husband called in the builders to demolish their farmhouse in Le Marche. Here Jane shares part one of her story: Building A Home In Le Marche… “Richard, if we don’t speed up they will […]

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. […]

My Italia! – Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs

Living in Italy, restoring houses, rescuing horses and selling handbags, Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs considers herself to be very lucky… WHERE IN ITALY IS YOUR HOME? I live in Le Marche with my husband and two of my four children, experiencing things I never thought I would. I have always loved life, adventures, challenge and hard work, […]

Camelot In Le Marche Top Tips

WHAT TO SEE AND DO ➤ Palazzo Ducale & Galleria Nazionale delle Marche Entrance on Piazza Duca Federico +39 0722 32262 Hours: Mon, 8:30am-2:00pm; Tue-Sun, 8:30am-7:30pm ➤ Casa Natale di Raffaello< Via Raffaello, 57 +39 0722 320105 Hours: Sun, 10:00am-1:00pm, Mon-Sat, 9:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-7:00pm ➤ Oratorio San Giovanni< Via Barocci, 31 +39 0722 910259 >Hours: […]

Camelot In Le Marche

The busy university town of Urbino is often called ‘the perfect Renaissance city’ – and indeed the birthplace of Raphael rivalled Florence and Siena in its day. Joe Gartman returns to find out if they have got any of their loaned out paintings back yet… Standing at the Punto Panoramico, near the walls of the forbidding […]

48 Hours In Ascoli Piceno

Home to more than 200 towers in the Middle Ages, Ascoli Piceno is accessible, manageable and rich in history and culture. Jane Keightley takes the tour… Travelling through southern Le Marche I could not help wondering why the area is not as popular with tourists as neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria. The area is blessed with […]

Top Tips For Ascoli Piceno

Looking to explore Ascoli Piceno? Here’s all the top tips from where to dine, where to stay and what to see and do! WHAT TO SEE AND DO ➤ Pinoteca Civica Piazza Arringo The Pinoteca Civica, Ascoli Piceno’s principal art gallery, is housed in the grand Palazzo Arringo and has more than 800 works of […]