ESSENTIAL LOCAL AMENITIES: Good restaurants. A cafe/bar within walking distance where I could have cappuccino and fresh croissants for breakfast.
CHARACTER OF BUILDING: Two-storey, ultra-modern, with roof terrace and balconies.
BEDROOMS: Three very big bedrooms. I would have friends and family to stay. My family live in Italy so it would be handy for them.
BATHROOMS: Three en suite.
RECEPTION ROOMS: Just one huge room.
ESSENTIAL KITCHEN FEATURES: I don't really need a kitchen because I don't cook. However, I would have one with the basics for when my brother comes to visit. He's a wonderful cook and makes amazing pasta sauces.
DECORATIVE STYLE: Minimalist and very modern. I'd have large sofas, glass tables and lots of plants. The colour scheme would be cream throughout. I would decorate the walls with photographs of the people close to me. In my bedroom I would have a huge comfortable bed. On it would sit the big teddy bear my mother bought me ages ago.
LUXURIES: A sunken Jacuzzi. It's good after a show to have a bath to relax your muscles, but with a Jaccuzzi you get a massage as well. It would be a luxury to have no phone; I have friends all over the world and they wake me by ringing in the middle of the night. I would have a fax machine, though - they're great fun.
VIEW FROM THE WINDOWS: The sea.
GARDEN: I wouldn't have one because I don't have the patience for gardening. Instead, I'd have a private beach with a barbecue area.
NEIGHBOURS: It's important to have good neighbours, but not too close.
MOTTO OVER THE DOOR: Non bussate e aperto, which means, "Don't knock, it's open".
WHAT WOULD IT COST: According to Keith Sneddon, chief executive of Headland Overseas,Viviana would have difficulty finding her ideal home in Sardinia because most properties there are traditional. To get a private beach she would have to buy into an exclusive development and she'd have to share the beach with other residents. For such a three-bedroom property she could expect to pay between pounds 180,000 and pounds 200,000.
! Viviana Durante performs in the Royal Ballet's autumn season at the Royal Opera House, dancing the title role in 'Manon' on 1 and 11 Nov and Odette in 'Swan Lake' on 4 ,9 and 17 NovReuse content