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Roccastrada, Italy · Member since January 2013
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Hi everybody,

my name is Mark, I was born in England and raised in Rome. Almost 10 years ago, after having worked as a barman in the centre of Rome enoying the international environment of the eternal city, I decided to move to South Tuscany with my family where I bought and renovated an old stone house in the countryside. My aim in life is living in harmony with nature and let my son grow up this way, hoping he will take on those same values.
I've been working in a wine cellar for years being among oak barrels, tonneaux and barriques and learning how to transform must into wine. I'm really happy I can live in Tuscany, a wonderful region where you can enjoy culture, art, history and a stunningly rich nature.
Being in contact with nature I fell in love with the world of bees whom I dedicate a lot of my daily hours right now hoping to turn my new passion into a real business.

Francesca is a freelance professional translator and interpreter. She speaks 6 languages, she loves to travel and get to know people from all over the world with different stories and cultures. She's also fond of movies, books and makes a delicious Tiramisù!

Alessandro is our little rascal, he'll be 5 in August and he's very active, loves swimming a lot and he's a fruit-addict.

We hope we can share all this with you. So just be our guest!


"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."

Henry David Thoreau - Walden