They're further north, thankfully. I like the Tuscany area, rural yet central, with lots of paved curvy roads.
I don't believe we'd get to keep the donkeys, my wife is curious about that too. The prospect of owning a stable of fine ass(es) seems to greatly appeal to her. An interesting thing is that it seems to also come with husband and wife caretakers/servants, who are kind of "attached" to the place, like in Scotland. I'm not sure that parts of Europe realize that serfdom ended centuries ago. As a foreigner who wouldn't be a permanent resident, <183 days each year, I'd be liable for a 3.5% tax each year on 75% of the property value, and utility taxes (they look okay), but that's it. That's not much more than what I pay in TN, and less than Fla or the UK.