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Summertime in Italy: Fun, Festas, Fireworks and fractional ownership!

Aug 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Our Blog

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One thing for sure, whether you are holidaying in Italy during the summer months or living there, you will be spoilt for choice in the number of festas, sagras, open air concerts or firework spectacles to visit!

We, here in Todi, have had an array of fantastic events, the Tango Festival in June, International Balloon Grand Prix in July with as many as 45 teams competing from all over the world. A wonderful sight that coloured the skies very early in the mornings for 2 weeks….not only that, this year’s 21st edition of the event held in Todi, saw a balloon take off from the piazza………given the fact that the baloon is as large as the piazza when inflated !! Now, in August, we are amidst outdoor musical concerts under the stars, orchestral, jazz, blues, latino/flamenco and to finish the month and into September, Todi Arts festival. So a feast for one and all

Talking of feasts, naturally food feasts or sagras as they are called, play an important role especially during the balmy summer days and nights. Feasts from steak to wild boar, to melon and strawberry, to wine and pasta to fish and the list goes on. A gastronomic delight.
To finish an evening’s sagra is always music and dancing and followed by fireworks at midnight. Just a perfect day, every day.

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP – The time has arrived !
I am really excited to tell you about this smart and astute way of owning your own luxury residence in Italy at a fraction of the cost, no legal fees, purchase taxes,, notary costs or agents fees.  A dream come true for sure, not only that, all hassles and worry over maintenance upkeep, security, gardening and renting out your Italian home from afar are all taken out of the scenario – leaving you and family and friends, time to enjoy your glorious holiday villa with all its amenities and services at your complete disposal and relax and simply enjoy what probably would have been a dream.  The Daily Telegraph also gives fractional ownership the “thumbs up”  and even say, for the price more or less of an annual gym membership, you can have your own deeded luxury property in Italy.  That makes economic sound sense to me!  Here are some beautiful fractional ownerships in Cortona Tuscany and Le Marche..

“Villa & Vineyard” Fractional Ownership in CORTONA, TUSCANY from 55,000 euros


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IMAGINE…a place where you can have it all n beautiful Cortona, Tuscany.  Introducing a new and unique, very special  investment opportunity.  The ability to own a Tuscan Villa and being part of a world famous vineyard has arrived. -Tenimenti d’Alesandro, together with the Manzano Golf Resort, a Gary Player Design Golf Course,  have all come together to create this very special investment opportunity.  Simply an offer very difficult to refuse.

IMAGINE……a place where you can experience 18th century ITALY and immerse yourself in Italy’s finest architecture, art and cuisine

IMAGINE…..a place where you can stroll the vineyard that produces one of the world’s finest wines THEN step into your own living room !!

IMAGINE….a place where you can tee-off on an 18 hole Gary Player design golf course from your OWN backyard!

ALL this is possible.  Starting prices for a 1 bedroom unit ONLY 55,000 euros!!!

LE MARCHE:  LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE VILLAs with sea views/tennis court/pool…..£99,000

Introducing a luxurious country estate which consists of three properties in 5 acres, situated below the medieval town of Montefiore dell ‘Aso, with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and Sibillini Mountains.  The facilities have been created for all seasons and truly reflect the wonderful Italian lifestyle.   The large swimming pool, all weather tennis court, private terraces, landscaped gardens, olive groves, lavender plantation and newly planted vineyard will offer something for everyone.   Realise your dream of owning a beautiful Italian home with all this, at a fraction of the cost.



The first phase, Casa Giacomo is a four bedroom property sitting in its own private grounds within the five acre estate.

Casa Giacomo has been built to an exceptionally high standard, using a combination of traditional building methods and modern technology. Traditional materials throughout the property include handmade terracotta floors, rich marbles, granite worktops and chestnut beams spanning the length of the entire ceiling. Blending these materials with a modern under floor heating system, beautifully designed kitchen and bathroom amenities gives the perfect balance. Handmade and antique furniture together with original pieces of artwork and elegant furnishings celebrate the pleasures of Italian life.

A total area of 200 square meters over two floors. The ground floor has access through large arched doors to the main terrace and courtyard just off the kitchen with spacious dining room, snug area and utility room. There is a double bedroom and en-suite with a marble walk in shower on this floor.

On the garden level there are three double bedrooms, two bespoke bathrooms, lounge area with a handmade stone and brick fireplace, and living room with high quality wide-screen TV etc. There is an office area with wifi internet access throughout the property.

A large sun terrace and shaded courtyard provide plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. A gentle pathway through the olive grove leads to the pool area.




A 1/10th fractional ownership (5 weeks ownership) is only £99,000 pounds.

Well, all for me to say now, is wishing you a lovely summer and enjoy your holidays!

Hope you enjoyed my summertime Blog 1

Ciao a presto!



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