Who We Are:

Il Rifugio Limited, incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 10251617 whose registered office is at 3 Howards Court, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester, England LE9 2BY.

Address: Il Rifugio Limited, 1208/1210 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2UA.

Pinelli Estate Limited, incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 10841435 whose registered office is at 5 Station Road, Hinckley, United Kingdom LE10 1AW (the Property Manager)

Accountant: Segrave & Partners (Steve Pearce) accountancy services. Link

Property: Il Rifugio, Tenuta Pinelli, Via Campanina 75, Ogliastro Cilento, Agropoli 84043 Italia.

Directions: Il Rifugio on Google Maps

Owners Adventures

Gallery - Owner Photographs
Adventure - Jan's Local


Minutes 030721
Minutes 052321
Occupation Schedule 2021
Property Management Agreement


Packing List
Hopper app for your phone
Dark Sky Stargazing Sites
Mediterranean History - Sicily
Italian World Heritage Sites

Italian Traditions

Italian Magazine July Issue
Aosta - Roman Town
Campania Events
Pinelli Estate November Newsletter
Pinelli Estate October Newsletter


Agropoli Hotels
Rome Hotels
Naples Hotels


  • The name "Italy" comes from Greek "italos", which means calf. It was originally given to the region of Calabria by Greek settlers in the 8th century BCE, and was extended to the whole peninsula under Roman emperor Augustus.
  • Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world, welcoming some 46 million foreign visitors annually.
  • Two of Europe's smallest countries, San Marino and the Vatican, are enclaved within Italy.
  • Europe's only three active volcanoes, the Etna, the Stromboli and the Vesuvius, are all in the South of Italy.
  • Italy did not become a completely unified country until 1870

Festivals and Shows

August 15:  Ferragosto (Feast of the Assumption)
August 16:  Palio horse race, Siena
September – October:  Chestnut festivals - most towns
September 5:  Historical Regatta, Venice
September 7:  Festa della Rificolona, Florence
September 13:  Volto Santo, Lucca
September 19:  Rome Marathon
September 19:  Feast of St. Januarius, Naples
September 19:  Pistachio Festival, Bronte, Sicily
October 9:  International White Truffle Fair, Alba
November 21:  Our Lady of Good Health, Venice

Rotation Schedule 2022

Selection in priority order 2 weeks, 2 weeks, 1 week

Rotation Schedule 2023

Selection in priority order 2 weeks, 1 week, 2 weeks

Corporate Officers: Chairman: William Hulse, Treasurer: Diane Zannoni, Secretary: John R. Davis, Officer: Scott Angarola