Liz Rowlinson

The secret to buying in Italy

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The best recent advert for the bella vita is surely actor Stanley Tucci sampling regional cuisines in CNN’s Searching for Italy exclaiming ‘oh my god’ at least four times an episode as he swoons over risotto Milanese or Sicilian pasta alla Norma.

It’s these sun-soaked visions of a foodie paradise that persuade scores of Northern Europeans and Americans to buy a home there.

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