Living and working in Maremma Tuscany, creating incredible organic extra virgin olive oil and our own Tenuta Le Mandorlaie house wine is exciting, but it did not happen by chance, here is a little background into how we decided to move to Italy, and in particular Maremma in Tuscany.
I am from Malta and lived and worked in Malta until 2019 when the move was made to our new home in the locality of Mandorlaie, Maremma in Tuscany, Italy.
With a background of operating bars and restaurants and real estate sales my background of customer and clients services means I can understand what clients expect when staying with us.
What do I enjoy, I like cooking, wine, reading, traveling, painting, swimming, cycling, making new friends and the company of our friends.
Coming originally for the UK, but with time spent traveling with parents in the RAF I worked initially in the information technology sector for a decade, then a move to yacht chart skipper and yacht management.
After several years of working in this area it was time to operate my own business so created several startup companies in Malta.
I enjoy being creative, swimming, cycling, food, wine, traveling, classic cars and the company of good friends.
Move forward 10 years for us, and Marthese & I had just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and the move to Tuscany was in motion, after selling our home in Malta it was time to move towards our long term goal, of living and working in Italy and, if we could create it, operating our own organic farm in Tuscany producing premium extra virgin olive oil and an DOCG wine while also hosting guests at our agriturismo.
Our search for the place to live in Italy actually started many years earlier, we spent many weeks touring the area of Tuscany, map in hand, marking down areas or interest, in the end we decided that several factors needed to be occurring, they were;
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