Le Marche in the North East of Italy offers an experience like no other – the opportunity to live life to the full while immersed in the natural beauty of the Sibillini Mountains and the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Envy Italy visits this breathtaking region.

This breathtaking region offers a true reflection of Italian living at its very best, where authenticity and quality are core values for both locals and visitors alike. Thankfully, this lesser known area has successfully retained its unique character and timeless charm, whereas other regions have unfortunately become victims of their own success and are overwhelmed by a burgeoning tourist trade.

Le Marche has everything you could possibly want from an authentic Italian escape. A combination of great food, fine wines, heritage and history, culture and climate make it a savvy choice for discerning travellers wanting to get away from the more well-known destinations.

Le Marche is a true hidden gem, an unspoilt region rich in local history, artisan culture and, of course, wine-making. Offering a stunning combination of pristine beaches, snow-capped mountains and medieval villages, Le Marche is a magical holiday destination that captures the essence of authentic Italian life. The region has so much to offer in terms of activities and excursions and provides year-round entertainment for all. Endless golden beaches, yacht-filled marinas and picture-postcard fishing villages provide fun in the sun while the majestic Sibillini mountains provide the backdrop for hiking, biking and climbing and winter sports such as skiing and snow-walking. Daily flights into Ancona and Pescara make Le Marche super accessible and the larger international airports at Bologna and Rome are also within easy reach.

Le Marche also boasts some of Italy’s most exclusive holiday properties and sophisticated vacation settings. Today’s travellers want to experience a real taste of Italy but without compromising on comfort, style and amenities. The growing desire for luxury and bespoke experiences is clear, and discerning travellers increasingly want the very best of both worlds in terms of location and facilities.

One real estate company that has intelligently captured both Italian travel and property markets is Le Marche-based lifestyle brand Appassionata.

A passion for property

Appassionata offers an attractive turnkey solution for those looking for an elegant home-from-home in Italy. With an inspiring portfolio of beautifully restored properties, Appassionata offers affordable fractional ownership opportunities for those who want to enjoy a regular taste of Italian life. Appassionata is one Europe’s most successful and inspiring fractional ownership companies offering luxury Italian living to over 45 property co-owners worldwide. With an impressive track record spanning a decade, each of Appassionata’s properties has been designed to the very highest specifications. Every property has its unique architectural characteristics, but all enjoy the Appassionata attention to detail and trademark design-led aesthetics.

Since its launch, Appassionata has purchased, developed, designed, furnished and sold shares in several beautifully appointed properties including a large country estate, historic townhouse and new build construction, and is now mid work on a grand liberty villa in the ancient village of Lapedona. With a winning combination of business acumen, property development experience and design-flair, Dawn and Michael have created four outstanding holiday properties in Le Marche and will be unveiling the fifth in the summer of 2019.

Dawn (picture right) explains, “Appassionata evolved from our love and passion for Italy; we fell in love with the language, the people, art, history, food and wine. Le Marche has it all, and we wanted to find a way to share this piece of paradise with others. Blending our professional business skills and marrying them with style, creativity and passion, Appassionata offers something unique – a boutique family-owned fractional ownership business. We are very proud of what we have achieved over the last decade in Italy. We have well and truly got under the skin of property restoration and mastered the complex procedures involved in the construction industry. It is not for the fainted hearted, I can tell you. We are delighted to share this amazing Italian lifestyle with others and deliver a quality service that makes buying a holiday home simple; we take the frustration and stress away.”



The advantages of fractional ownership in Le Marche include:

  • Stress Free Ownership – clear and simple contracts, no hidden fees, taxes or purchase costs
  • All-inclusive Service – includes year-round property management and maintenance
  • Luxury Living – your property is beautifully presented and furnished to the very highest standards
  • Family and Friends – share your Italian lifestyle with friends and family, make memories and pass on a legacy
  • Added Value – fractional ownership is cost effective, running costs are minimised yet the property is fully equipped
  • Design Details – each Appassionata property has been personally created by Interior Designer Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs

Dawn gives us an overview of how fractional ownership works: “We offer a straightforward and cost-effective way of buying a holiday home in Italy. We sell one-tenth shares (five weeks exclusive residency each year) in your own unique property, professionally managed and maintained throughout the year. We take away the stress of buying, restoring and looking after your very own Italian property. Appassionata provides a simple and cost-effective solution to buying a holiday home in Italy.”

Unveiling Villa Veneto

Celebrating 10 successful years of property development in Le Marche, the latest Appassionata project is even more spectacular than any of the previous renovations. Villa Veneto is situated on the outer edges of the medieval village of Lapedona, just a short drive from the beautiful Adriatic coastline. An elegant and imposing four-storey house Villa Veneto was previously the country residence of the Tod family – the founders of the luxury footwear label. Villa Veneto’s vast ceiling heights, grand stone fireplace and large windows give a sense of relaxed opulence to this spacious property.

“It was the abundance of light, feeling of space and the incredible roof terraces that won us over with this property. We could easily imagine guests enjoying sunset cocktails overlooking the Adriatic. The original ironwork of the balustrades and stunning ceramic floor tiles give a feeling of timeless elegance to the house. It will be the perfect place for family gatherings, celebrations and get-togethers. Our plans are to open out the downstairs living area to create a large open-plan family kitchen and dining room. We are also restoring the original cantina to accommodate modern wine cellars for the owners to house their own collections of Italian wine. The three roof terraces will be given a fresh look and be transformed into alfresco lounge and dining areas. Also, guests will be able to enjoy relaxing in a skyline hot tub with stunning views across Le Marche’s countryside and coastline.”

Living the dream

There is one final share remaining for sale in Appassionata’s stunning village property Il Riposo. Il Riposo has recently been sympathetically restored into an elegant three-storey home. Situated in the historic village of Patrignone, this four-bedroomed family home faces the Adriatic Sea and offers a taste of authentic life in Le Marche. The house enjoys a large walled garden with open views of the rolling countryside and nearby hilltop towns. The swimming pool is on the lower secluded terrace, and an upper level provides the perfect spot for alfresco dining and entertaining with family and friends.

For more information on fractional ownership opportunities at Il Riposo or to arrange a discovery visit and exclusive preview of Villa Veneto, contact Dawn directly at dc@appassionata.com or go to www.appassionata.com.