Familie Janssen Dimora di Dante

Imparare dal passato, vivere per il presente, sognare per l´avvenire

Learn from the past, live for the present, dream for the future

We would love to introduce ourselves: we are Marcel, Natasja, Luca, Dante and Giulia Janssen. And don’t forget our Bernese Mountain Dog Baci.


Many people know us from the Dutch television program ‘I Leave’, here a brief explanation:

Marcel is still working at the municipality of Landgraaf and is traveling from the Netherlands to Sicily every month, but hopes to join Natasja and the children soon. Natasja was a nurse, but now she is fully focused on running the Agriturismo and learning the Italian language. The children Luca, Dante and Giulia are now fully integrated into Italian life and are busy with school, sports and friends.  


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Familie van Dimora di Dante

Our ‘I Leave’ story

It is February 2008 when our search begins. As usual, we went to Italy during the (spring) holiday. The country where we have been so many times and where we have come to feel at home. This time, however, we went with a specific goal: finding an Agriturismo to run.

Together with real estate agents, we have visited many buildings and areas in recent years. Our search ultimately lasted longer than expected. What we experienced together with our children at that time is already an adventure in itself. We have been in the most strange places. Remote, totally unsuitable, mysterious, scary, dilapidated, filthy, beautiful, magnificent, priceless are the words that come close to describing what we have seen. We could not find anything that suited us. 


It is December 2014 when the moving van was ready to go from the Netherlands to Sicily. Our dream seemed tobecome a reality, but unfortunately everything went differently. The search for our perfect location was not finished but we decided to stay on our beloved island. Almost 4 years later, after considering several options, we have finally arrived, where we want to be. 


July 1, 2018 we opened our doors, after long negotiations we can offer you a beautiful holiday destination. We hope to welcome you at Dimora di Dante! 

Experience the real Sicily!

Dimora di Dante

Contrada Serravalle sn

97012 Chiaramonte Gulfi, RG

Sicilia, Italia  

+39 3927 441 466