Press

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.

The Times – Get a share of the buona vita in Le Marche

May 24, 2013

A lovely article written by the Times Newspaper in the UK about the great properties created by Appassionata.

The Good Property Guide

April 2013

'Getting to know Michael and Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs from Appassionata - The Good Property Guide talks about Italian property, fractional ownership and truffle growing with Appassionata.'

Abode 2 Magazine

March 2013

Wonderful four page article on the Appassionata story and the Estate Giacomo Leopardi development. Includes a glowing testimonial from Owners in Casa Leopardi.

Italia!

February 2013

An informative Q & A session on friends buying a property together.