About Us

Roy & Shirley - Your hosts at Casa Marchi

Roy has been a chef for over 40 years and has worked in many prestigious hotels such as the Mount Nelson, Cape Town, South Africa and the Dorchester in London. Roy is a classically trained chef and member of the "Slow Food" organisation which originated in Italy.

Roy is passionate about Italy and his profession which is reflected in his professional kitchen and dishes he creates. Seasonality, texture, taste and presentation are the essential foundations for his cooking. Roy will prepare dinner for you on your arrival or dinner during your stay. (Must book in advance)

Of course, not forgetting the exceptional quality and choice of Italy's wines.

Roy cooking in the kitchen at Casa MarchiWhilst at Casa Marchi take advantage of an afternoon cooking class for a "hands on", stress-less cooking experience in his fully equipped kitchen. His classical training and experience will ensure you return home satisfied with lessons learned and newly gained skills.

Prices and Cooking school.


Shirley is a fully-qualified beauty therapist and BOWTECH practitioner. She has run salons in London and Cape Town, South Africa and has worked with some of the top cosmetic houses in both cities.

Hot stone massage

TREATMENTS - A small range of luxurious and holistic face and body wellness treatments are offered using only natural products and hot stones. These will leave you relaxed, de-stressed as well as rebalancing your energy levels.

BOWTECH - As a practitioner, Shirley treats painfull muscles and nerves such as sciatica. This is a gentle non forceful manipulation, working on Faschia and soft connective tissues of the body.

Shirley and her mosaic

MOSAICS (her passion) - Shirley is also creative and passionate about art and colour and her present expression in art is her mosaic work. Her mosaics are displayed in Casa Marchi, she will undertake commission and if requested Shirley is happy to do a one day mosaic taster course in her studio.

 Booking and Pricing & Shirley's offers 

Book Now

Book Now

See our 5 star reviews on
trip advisor link

We are proud to be awarded
trip advisor link

Your hosts, Roy and Shirley
Your hosts, Roy and Shirley

Casa Marchi house through arch