The view from the top reveals a neighborhood dotted with similar all-white houses under a clear blue Italian sky. Says de Rossi friend Rico Miranda: "Niloloko ko nga si Mommy [Neth, mother of Alex and Assunta]. Sabi ko, para lang sa Parañaque. Ang kaibahan lang, lahat ng bahay sa village na 'yon, puti. Halos pare-pareho ng itsura." Mommy Neth's reaction was prolonged laughter.
Entertainment writer Rico Miranda recently took a one-month vacation in Sweden, where his elder sister lives. He then made a side trip to Italy to visit his long-time friends, the Schiavones. In the Philippines, the Shiavones are collectively known as the de Rossis—the award-winning acting siblings Assunta and Alessandra.