Actress Lorraine Bracco is taking on an exciting new project.
The “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” star is renovating the centuries-old house he bought in Sicily, Italy, for just one euro and documenting the process on his new HGTV series “My Big Italian Adventure” .
“I believe life is an adventure,” Broca said in a press release obtained by Fox Business.
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She said she “jumped” at the opportunity to buy a house through the Sambuca One-Euro Program, created by the mayor of Sambuca di Sicilia to help sell the city’s vacant homes quickly and cheaply.
“When I saw the article that you can buy a house in Sambuca for one euro, I jumped at it. Therefore, I came on the plane. I bought a house. I am very excited to be here, meeting and staying with the local people. I am going to pay tribute to my family here, who comes from Sicily.
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The 1,075-square-foot property has no “electricity, running water, a kitchen, or bathroom. It needs to be hit because of its poor floors, crumbling walls and dilapidated ceilings.”
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The Sambuca One-Euro Program aims to attract more families to the region and reinvigorate the small town. However the cheaper price does come with a catch: the homes must be renovated within three years of purchase.
“It’s a huge undertaking,” Brake said. “I am not a contractor. I am not a decorator. I am an actress. I’ve never done this before. I don’t know exactly what I’m doing! It is a lot of work, but everything is possible. I believe that. And for one euro, we’ll see! ”
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“My Big Italian Adventure” “premieres on October 30 at 9 pm EST on HGTV.