Rachael Ray and her husband, John Cusimano, will take viewers on a tour of their home in Tuscany, which includes highlights from some of the surrounding towns. As Ray explained in a video (via Website “The Rachael Ray Show”), the house was created on land that had some stables but no running water or electricity. “It was filled with carcasses, pine needles, debris and dirt,” she recalls. Her husband called it “a pile of rubble”. But they converted this area into a “dream house”.
While Rachael and John were born and raised in the United States, they both have Italian ancestry. In her magazine, “Rachael Ray in Season,” she says, “my mother’s family and both of John’s parents’ families are from there. My husband and I got married there. And there When I was three years old, I achieved my life’s goal of buying a property there, in Tuscany” (via People).
The star grew up hearing her grandfather talk about the beauty of Italy and it was these stories about the Mediterranean country that inspired her dream. The conversion and construction of the home was documented on the A&E Network show “Rachael Ray’s dream house.” Now the finished house will be part of the first of two days that starts September 12.