Liam Gallagher is considering buying a property in Italy.

The 43-year-old rock star - who is currently finalising the financial terms of his divorce from second wife Nicole Appleton - has reportedly taken his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther on holiday to northern Italy and has apparently fallen in love with the surroundings.

A source shared: ''Liam fell in love with Italy. Everyone was so welcoming there and he had a great time with Debbie and their friends.

''They stayed in an incredible villa and Liam was thinking of buying a second home so he could divide his time between London and Italy.

''It would be a great place to take his kids on holidays and get away from it all. It all just depends on how it goes with the divorce settlement.''

Liam - who has son Lennon with first wife Patsy Kensit, son Gene with Nicole and children Molly and Gemma from previous relationships - has apparently also developed a keen interest in equestrianism.

The insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Liam has taken up horse riding and loves it. He finds it relaxing and it's a welcome distraction from everything that has been going on.''