|Sting's Il Palagio estate in Tuscany|
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Sting's luxury Tuscan estate and the Mafia connection
Cottages on Sting's luxury Tuscan estate in Chianti, 'Il Palagio', were restored by building companies that have since been closed down and investigated for links to the Neapolitan mafia the 'Camorra'. The companies, based in San Giovanni Valdarno south of Florence, also carried out restoration works at the world famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the part of Sting.
The construction companies under investigation completed numerous restoration works for unsuspecting clients throughout the region before the authorities were able to close them down. They were able to undercut local firms through the evasion of millions of Euros in taxes over the past few years, according to the Italian Finance Police.