Both born in Cortona, a pittoresque Etruscan city, in green Tuscany.
Glenda and Daniele arrived in Barnard Castle in 2017, led by their profound love of everything that is British, in particular the countyrside and the climate, the literature and the slow living of country life but also the will to bring a little bit of Italy to England.
Class 1975, born in Cortona, a beautiful Etruscan hilltop town in Tuscany (Italy), graduated in Philosophy in 2001 in Perugia University. She has studied in the UK since 1992, when in Edinburgh (Scotland) and as an Erasmus Student in Swansea (Wales) in 1998. She decided to move to the UK in 2017, together with her husband Daniele and their beloved pets, looking for a relaxed lifestyle, after they fell in love with Homelands in Barnard Castle.
As fate would have it, she ended up living in just the same magic places once described in the much-loved Story Tellers of her childhood… where you can always admire “the last slice of rainbow”.
Class 1976. Born in Cortona (Tuscany, Italy), married to Glenda since 2008 but together since 1995. Daniele is an accountant with a real passion for cooking and food in general. In 2017 this passion became reality, when the couple decided to move to the UK, to purchase Homelands, in Barnard Castle.
This has been his perfect chance to express himself though the magic of culinary art, carrying on the traditions of a family, that was deeply tied to the culture of his homeland and to finally spend quality time with his wife and pets. The beautiful magic garden became a comfort zone, where he can disconnect, unplug and recharge while taking care of plants and flowers, enjoying a cup of tea, admiring the Dales in the background.