Press

Financial Times

October 2016

An interview with Michael Hobbs one of the founders of Appassionata

Italia! Magazine

September 2016

The launch of the new project Il Riposo – ‘The Retreat’

Italia! Magazine

May 2015

Living in Italy, restoring house, rescuing horses and selling houses, Dawn Cavanagh Hobbs considers herself to be very lucky

The Sunday Times

February 08, 2015

Home Section - 'Tasty Retreats - the finest properties in gourmet destinations - featuring Casa Tre Archi from Appassionata

Daily Express

November 28, 2014

Your Slice of the High Life - Saundra Satterlee finds that Le Marche beats Tuscany for affordability

The Times – Bricks & Mortar Supplement

September 19, 2014

Your Piece of Italian Estate, vineyard and pool included

Leicester Mercury – People Section

November 16, 2013

Interior designer Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs and entrepreneur Michael Hobbs, both 53, split their time between their homes in Oakham and the Le Marche area of Italy, where, through their business, Appassionata, they offer 'fractional ownership' to people seeking a slice of Italy.

The Sunday Times – Heart of the Action: Properties on Italian Piazzas

November 10, 2013

The Italian dream used to be a farmhouse in the hills. Now buyers want a place on the piazza.

Property Life – An Italian Fractional Ownership Renaissance

November 2013

For many the idea of factional ownership is linked to extremely bad memories of timeshare style scams. However, if the truth be told timeshare in itself was a attractive idea, hijacked by unscrupulous marketing operations. Fractional ownership is very similar to the older concept - with some very notable differences.

The Sunday Times – A Slice of Italy

September 15, 2013

British couple, Michael Hobbs and Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs are selling their Italian estate in small portions, so you can buy la dolce vita for less.