For our series dedicated to true stories of buying and restoring Italian property, we speak today to husband and wife Jeff Marzilli and Robin Landis. Both from the U.S., Jeff and Robin lived in Rome from 1999-2003 and again from 2005-2010, when they were both working for the United Nations World Food Programme, which has its headquarters in Rome. ...

Dolce and Gabbana's villa on the island of Stromboli is on sale. The villa has been the designers' summer retreat since the 1990s, the home where they have entertained international stars and organized big parties. The property owned by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is located on one of the most beautiful and wildest of the seven Aeolian islan...

While massive economic and societal shifts were taking place up and down the Italian peninsula in the postwar era, rural folks headed to town—as any fan of Italian cinema knows from groundbreaking depictions by acclaimed directors of the displaced leading rough lives in crowded cities. And, while it’s hard to believe that tenant farming was still a...

The house that Tony Soprano called home is listing for sale 20 years after its television debut. The roughly 5,600-square-foot home in North Caldwell, N.J., where America’s favorite fictional mobster scooped up his morning newspaper and swam with ducks, is being listed for sale by the owners, Patti and Victor Recchia, at a “starting price” of $3.4...

The daughter of “Mean Streets” director Martin Scorsese is dealing with some mean sewage. But rather than ask her daddy, worth $100 million, for help fixing her flooded Brooklyn apartment, Catherine Scorsese has gone public to beg for $30,000. “This is f–ked up,” said one industry insider after seeing her GoFundMe campaign. “She is Marty’s daughter...

Homes in Sicilian towns are selling for just a couple of dollars in an effort to repopulate and renovate the crumbling historic homes. The Municipality of Mussomeli hopes to sell the homes to buyers in order to repopulate the historic center with people from all over the world. The weather is cold and dry in the winter, and warm and windy in the su...

This French Quarter cottage sits on a storied plot of land with a written history dating back to the 18th century. Ursuline nuns established themselves on the property as early as 1766 and sold this lot to the U.S. government in 1825, according to records from the Historic New Orleans Collection. In the 1850s, this cottage was built. It was transfe...

Grandi ricchi cinesi, super-abbienti inglesi scontenti della Brexit, Paperoni americani, imprenditori nord-europei, oligarchi russi: tutti caccia di dimore nobiliari, di sontuosi castelli e di prestigiose ville nel Belpaese. La tassazione forfettaria da 100mila euro - una sorta di «flat tax» ante litteram per gli stranieri che desiderano stabilirsi...

Many small Italian towns are slowly emptying and as a solution, their mayors have been offering some of the historical homes at only 1 euro. It sounds like a joke, but it is definitely not. Due to the lack of job and opportunities, the youngest, professionals and even families have been often moving to the biggest cities, both in Italy and abroad....

Let us now invite you to run a gauntlet of Brooklyn Italianates, that mid-to-late 19th century style of slightly cramped domesticity that brought ornate Italian palazzo-influenced details into residential design and construction somewhat tightened by greed and high demand. By the late 1860s, developers increasingly tended to acquire 100-foot lots a...