The village of Fornovolasco starring in a new BBC TV series

“Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job”, the TV series about the renovation of old houses, is airing these weekes on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer

The popular British TV series Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job, produced by Voltage TV, made a stop in Tuscany in 2023, choosing the village of Fornovolasco, in Garfagnana, to film its second season. The eight episodes have been on air every Friday since 5th January, on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer.

In the small village within the municipality of Fabbriche di Vergemoli, co-starring Amanda Holden and Alan Carr renovated an old house in the historic centre, a 17th-century watchtower, purchased with a symbolic sum as part of the bargain ‘one Euro’ house, ‘Case a 1 euro’ project promoted by the municipal administration to relaunch the area.

Three months of filming

Shooting of the series took place in Tuscany, between June and September last year, with an average of five set days per month. The production enlisted the help of a team of local tradespeople for the renovation of the house. Once the renovation is complete, the plan is for the property to be put up for sale by the production and for the profits to be donated to charity.

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The set covered several locations in Tuscany, in addition to Garfagnana. The two protagonists, Amanda and Alan, also visited the Apuan Alps, Pietrasanta, Lucca, Lake of Vagli, San Gimignano and Impruneta.

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