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Hidden secrets of a 400-year-old castle revealed at last

It’s never too late for a second act. Massimo Fasanella d’Amore — a native of Bari, Italy, with a personality as exuberant as his name — spent 33 years as a jetsetting exec for PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. But he could never quite shake fond memories of the vacation home of his childhood: a limestone castle at the center of Ugento, a village in southern Italy’s Puglia region, where his grandfather hosted him every summer. In 1643 d’Amore’s ancestor — a lord, naturally — acquired the fortress, gorgeously festooned with ornate moldings, pointed arches and painted frescoes. Diana Bianchi and Massimo Fasanella d’AmoreBarbara SantoroOver time, d’Amore bought out his relatives for sole ownership and spent $14 million ...
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