Guest Hook Travel Guides Marche, Italy | Page 2

MEET YOUR HOSTS BOB & IAN... Welcome, we are Bob and Ian. We have been discovering Marche for over 12 years, and we love this laid-back and still largely undiscovered part of central Italy, with its magnificent beaches, dramatic mountains and restorative countryside. THEIR STORY After years debating how to get out of our high stress London office jobs, we spent a holiday here and found our dream location. In just one week we discovered a derelict farmhouse, took one look at the views, and knew we had to have it. Living on a building site with no power or heating, we worked with our builder and architect so that each day we saw our goal move a step, sometimes just a tiny one, closer. Experience in managing multi-million pound projects and teams of hundreds of people was helpful, though this was the biggest challenge we had ever faced. The money was ours and the Italian ego is a precious thing. Our language skills developed quickly, though we had to keep reminding ourselves that building site vocabulary is not always appropriate in other settings! THEIR HOME The result was far more than we’d hoped for, and our growing army of regular guests bear witness to the builders' craftsmanship, and those spectacular views. Since our apartments are self-catering, we still have free time to keep on exploring this magnificent region, and although we have been living here for more than a decade, there are still countless mountains unclimbed, beaches undiscovered and restaurant menus unsampled. We hope that this guide will give you an insight into some of our favourites from the many that we have discovered so far. And whether you are a couple seeking an intimate get away or a family in search of a great holiday we look forward to welcoming you and helping you discover your own Marche.