Espresso, deep thoughts, more espresso: Renovating a 17th century home the Italian way

Chicago Sun Times. Stefano Esposito. 2 January 2022

The Italian house you’ve always dreamed of buying won’t, in the end, cost just $1.

Re-imagining the stones and timbers first assembled about the time Shakespeare put pen to paper can’t be rushed. It will likely take some deep thought. Some espresso. More thought. More espresso.

Meredith Tabbone admits there are frustrations that come with buying a dilapidated 17th century home in the Sicilian town of Sambuca. She’s a Chicago financial adviser accustomed to getting things done pronto.

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