Who are we

We have always had a passion for Italy and have visited several different parts of the country over the last few years but it was during a trip to the Langhe region in 2005 that we fell in love with the area and decided to make it our new home.  It was a combination of the people who have been so welcoming, the amazing array of delicious food, the selection of fantastic wines and the stunning scenery that really sold the region to us.  We made several trips to the area looking for property, finally purchasing Il Papavero, in January 2006.  We sold our house in East Yorkshire, UK, gave up our jobs, bid farewell to friends and family and moved out to Italy permanently in August 2006 to oversee the restoration of our new home.

We look forward to welcoming you to Il Papavero and, if you are interested, we will be happy to share information about the local area and our experiences.  If you would like to know more about our new life in the Langhe then please visit our Blog.

Andy & Joanne Hardwick