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This is your chance to win a holiday for four in Italy with the leading villa-hire specialists Tuscany Now, and The Independent on Sunday Review. You and three friends will stay for one week, from 6 to 13 September, at the Villa Rosso Fiorentino (pictured, right), a restored 16th-century farmhouse near the renowned medieval Tuscan village of San Gimignano. The house has a large swimming pool, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also boasts a stunning kitchen and Tuscany Now will be supplying a cook for two nights to prepare dishes, as featured in the River Cafe Cook Book Two. The prize also includes car hire, and more guests can be taken at your own expense.

To win, answer the four questions that have appeared during our serialisation of the River Cafe Cook Book Two. The first three questions are published here along with this week's final question. Send all four correct answers on a postcard, with your name, address and telephone number to the Independent on Sunday Review, Tuscany Now / Independent on Sunday Competition, 1 Canada Square, London, E14 5DL by Wednesday 21 May. The winner will be notified the following day, and the results published in this paper on 25 May.

QUESTIONS 1 TO 4: 1 What is cavolo nero? a) a spicy Roman liver dish named after the emperor b) a seafood risotto made with squid ink? or c) a cabbage which cooks to a bright green?

2 What is panna cotta? a) an earthenware dish used in a wood-fired oven? b) dry bread, the basis of Tuscan soups? c) Italian cooked dessert, like creme caramel?

3 What is Tipo Zero Zero? Is it a) the highest grade of salted anchovies? b) the right flour for making fresh pasta? or c) the cheapest, but excellent value, risotto rice?

4 Where in Italy would you expect to find this unique dish; a salad of artichokes and boiled lemons? a) On the isle of Capri? b) In Cagliari, Sardinia? c) In Palermo, Sicily?

Tuscany Now offers private Italian properties with pools, including a castle, water mill, and farmhouses, in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, as well as many coastal towns. It also hires out apartments in Rome, Venice and Florence.

For enquiries and bookings call 0171 272 5469 (please quote reference IOS)


1 Normal Newspaper Publishing plc competition rules apply. For a full copy please send an sae to the Marketing Department at the Independent. 2 The competition is open to all UK residents, excluding employees of Newspaper Publishing plc, Tuscany Now and associated companies and agents, or members of their families. 3 The results are final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into regarding them or any other matter. 4 Entries must be sent to: The Independent on Sunday Review/ Tuscany Now Competition, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DL, to arrive no later than Wednesday 21 May. 5 The winner will be notified on Thursday 22 May and the results will be published in the Independent on Sunday on Sunday 25 May, 1997.