Jane and Ian come from New Zealand, they are a lovely couple and prior to being the welcoming owners of the Cantinone B&B where they live, they were both business analysts who met at work thirty years ago. They worked in banking and the transport industry and never had it crossed their minds to become hoteliers. Now they welcoming people into their home with enthusiasm and with a wonderful sense of possibility. They lived in London for twenty years, where they went about their day to day business, then suddenly decided it was time for a change and bought what at the time was a huge crumbling ruin, without ceilings or floors.
Before Le Marche, Ian and Jane had considered Tuscany and Umbria, where they were recommended to Le Marche with specific reasons that two business analysts could hardly ignore. But there was more of the simply reasons, Le Marche is convenient, isn’t spoilt by tourism, is the perfect place to open a business.
Jane felt instantly welcomed, and that after twenty years in London, they felt like they were back home in New Zealand. All around them were new hills waiting to be discovered, their gaze following the curves of the landscape, without interruption by the ugly, concrete buildings which have been allowed to spoil many towns. And then of course there were the people: Le Marche had the advantage of not being overcrowded, bringing them in closer contact with the locals who took time for a chat, were generous and friendly. There was no distance between people, just like in New Zealand. So Jane and Ian have had no trouble making friends.
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