Peter Greene

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web sites

He runs Marche Voyager, the popular travel web site for Italy’s Marche region that he created in 1997.

His former company - le-marche.com di Peter Greene - also built a number of other institutional sites including the former site for the Comune di Cagli.


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He moved to the northern reaches of the Marche region of Italy in 1989 with his husband Richard Dixon, and began restoration works on the old canonica, or priest’s house, and parish church of San Cristoforo.

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He now runs a holiday rental business in the former workers’ cottage and chapel. Details of La Casetta & La Pieve here.


contact

mail@le-marche.com

 

 

books

In the 1990s he wrote a series of Italian guide books including Central Italy: The Versatile Guide (Duncan Petersen 1996), Rome Up Close (McGraw-Hill 1995), and Italy on Backroads (Duncan Petersen 1993).

In 2013 he wrote and published Le Marche: an insider’s guide.

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press & public relations

He worked as a freelance editor and press agent prior to moving to Italy in 1989. Clients included Lloyds Bank, ActionAid, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Campaign for the Arts, and the British Heart Foundation.

He was head of the press office for London’s South Bank Centre, including responsibility for Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall from ‘84 to ‘87.

He was a senior press officer for the Greater London Council from ‘81 to ‘84, responsible for press relations for arts, sports, transport and planning, including press for the London Marathon.

His first job in the field was as press officer for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham from ‘79 to ‘81.


journalism

He wrote regular features for the travel section of The Independent in the late 1980s.

He also contributed to other publications ranging from Country Living and Review Arts Magazine to Bicycle Magazine and Gay Times.

While working as a press officer he edited and wrote two newspapers both with a print-run of around 100,000  - Hammersmith & Fulham News and Action News for ActionAid.

His apprenticeship in journalism was served as a caption & feature writer for the photo-news agency Camera Press (‘78-’79).


education

Gained BA hons in art history & textile design at West Surrey college of art & design in 1977. Also read psychology & drama at Hull university

Attended Roman Catholic schools in Scotland and Southern England.