Palazzo Riggi

A description of Palazzo Riggi, the new "docusoap" about the Riggi family in Saratoga Springs in development for the E! Network, from the Hollywood Reporter:

Through the eyes of the outrageous family who lives there and the staff that run it, this new docusoap takes viewers inside a unique, luxurious world filled with eccentric personalities and gives viewers a glimpse into a jaw dropping, elaborate 24,000-square-foot family estate in upstate New York that boasts an authentic English pub, Balinese wellness spa and perfectly heated lawn that is designed to keep the paws of the family's 35 dogs warm year-round.

Yep, the "family estate" is that enormous house on north Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Michele Riggi confirmed the show to the TU, but there weren't details about when it will start shooting.

Flashforward headline: "Riggi dogs on strike, holding out for larger cut of revenue from reality show, tell tabloid scenes were staged"

Comments

I wonder whether they will discuss how Mr. Riggi made his fortune or that Mrs. Riggi has purchased dogs from dog stores thereby doing the exact opposite of rescue (side note: how is she allowed to have 35 dogs licensed (if they are licensed) and why isn't this "home" considered a kennel).

Lets go knock more historic homes down.

This grosses me out.

Michelle grew up in Amsterdam NY and attended schools there her whole life. She did NOT grow up in Broadalbin as she claims. Hmm, sounds to me like she forgets where she came from. She came from extremely humble beginnings. Lets be honest Michelle. You were certainly NOT born with one of your many silver spoons in your mouth! Get real.

Am I the only one who considers a person so desperate for attention that they act like her and so classless that they feel the need to make ostentatious shows of wealth and then if that has not been enough, televise it, just vulgar?

I was in the house when it was being built. It was Awesome to see it being made. Things that I thought were not posable ended up being a realiaty at that house. I remember a panter high on scafling working on a panting on the cealling, had to do with birds and branches. Truely a work of art. The foyer awesome as well.

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