Joe And Alana’s Story

8 November 2015

Joe and I both love people, we are passionate about service and we just love to see people having a wonderful time. We have both been in the service industry for many years, Joe being a successful hairdresser in Yorkshire, owning his own salon at the age of 15 and growing to own 3 salons. Joe and I met when he cut my hair around 30 years ago.

I have been in retail for more than 25 years. Latterly I was Retail Director at Hobbs. I had a fantastic career and enjoyed every day. I looked after 135 stores in the UK, Ireland and the USA and my passion throughout my career was always giving the best service possible. Nothing was nicer to see someone with a new outfit, feeling great.

We have owned a property in Lazio for 14 years, but unfortunately we couldn’t visit as often as we would have liked. Whilst we were on holiday in August 2014, we had a long discussion about our life, my 5am starts and 9pm finishes and commuting to London and Joe standing on his feet for 50 hours or more. We decided we needed a new chapter in our life.

It all fell into place very quickly when we found Casale San Pietro was for sale. It was previously a restaurant which we visited many times and became friends with the owners Marco and Luigia. We have very happy memories and I even had a special birthday at the Casale.

Casale San Pietro is really quite idyllic. We are nestled in the olive groves and the views are truly spectacular. We have had an amazing time renovating the property to what we now think is a beautiful bed and breakfast for our guests to enjoy.

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