Unfortunately, no full-time chef is advertised with the property

Wouldn't it be a dream come true to live in the place where pasta was born? Just imagine the food... 


Well, it's about to become a reality for someone. An entire hamlet known as the Borgo, near Norcia, Umbria, is up for grabs. If you have a cool £15.5 million lying around, that is.


The purchase price includes over 59 apartments as well as a church, some shops and a restaurant. (Where presumably, you can eat pasta alla Norcina, a pasta dish originating from the area served with cream and sausages, to your heart's content.)


"This is a unique opportunity for someone to own a piece of Italian history, which would make a lucrative tourist resort in what is one of Italy's most sought after regions," Annabel Smith from Jackson-Stops and Staff told the Mirror.


"When you consider exactly what is on offer, it equates to outstanding value as for the same price as a luxury London townhouse, the buyer is getting an entire hamlet with great income potential.


"Often these types of opportunities require extensive work but the Borgo has already been the subject of an extensive renovation programme, meaning it is ready for immediate use."


The icing on the cake, or rather the cheese on the macaroni? The hamlet is a monument of historical and artistic interest, according to the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. And it's only a 2½ hour drive from Rome.

Hungry? Try out our recipes for salmon and pea tagliatelle, prawn and tomato pasta and sausage and courgette pasta