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Amanda & Alan’s One Euro Tuscany Renovation Project Goes up for Sale

This January, British celebrities Amanda Holden and Alan Carr were back on our screens in “Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job” in their beloved Italy. This time the besties were in the idyllic region of Tuscany, where empty homes are being sold off for one Euro in a bid to bring new life into forgotten towns and villages.

The program (available to view on the BBC iPlayer) features the duo’s efforts in transforming a second property, following their initial renovation project in Sicily. Hoping to repeat their Sicilian success, Alan gets the chance to choose the property they will do up and sell with the proceeds going to charity.

Alan chooses a dilapidated 17th-century townhouse with a medieval watchtower in the rural hamlet of Fornovolasco, which is just an hour’s drive from the mediaeval town of Lucca nestled at the base of the Apuan Alps.

After their summer adventure transforming Alan’s dream home, the property has been listed for sale.

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job Tuscany project marketed by Dimore Toscane via Rightmove

The stunning newly renovated property, offered for sale for £187,777 (€220,000) by Dimore Toscane SRL, boasts 155 square metres (1,668 square feet) of living space spread across three floors. It features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a host of amenities designed to blend traditional Tuscan aesthetics with modern comforts.

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job Tuscany project marketed by Dimore Toscane via Rightmove

The ground floor welcomes visitors with a spacious hallway leading to a stairwell and a wine cellar.

The heart of the home is on the second level, where a newly fitted kitchen opens onto a balcony and garden. This kitchen is a culinary enthusiast’s dream, complete with a Carrara marble breakfast island, a wood-burning fireplace and original architectural details.

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job Tuscany project marketed by Dimore Toscane via Rightmove

Adjacent to the kitchen is a cosy living room, alongside a space converted into a home theatre.

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job Tuscany project marketed by Dimore Toscane via Rightmove

The top floor houses two double bedrooms, each with its own distinct charm. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom adorned with elegant murals, chestnut beams and gold resin flooring, while the second bedroom offers stunning views and original detailing.

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job Tuscany project marketed by Dimore Toscane via Rightmove

The garden, accessible from the kitchen, provides a serene outdoor space for relaxation, with a terrace, herb garden and seating area perfect for enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the river and mountains.

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job Tuscany project marketed by Dimore Toscane via Rightmove

The show has been inspiring viewers to explore the possibility of owning a piece of this idyllic Italian region themselves with Rightmove reporting searches for the region of Tuscany have soared 39 per cent compared to this time last year following the show’s broadcast while searches for the city of Lucca are up 60 per cent.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s property expert said: “It’s fascinating to see spikes in searches for Tuscany and Lucca as the second series of Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job aired, with people imagining what it would be like to live there, or possibly what it would be like to take on their own renovation project in the area.”

Roy Santi, Director & Estate Agent at Dimore Toscane said: “The property is a little jewel with truly dramatic vistas of the river and mountains. The renovation respects the traditional materials and detailing present in this type of rural Tuscan home.”

 

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Alex Wright, Editor