With a glass of Chianti in hand, indeed.
Dreaming of that Under the Tuscan Sun life? There’s a villa in the Italian country side that is for sale. Note: it belonged to Michelangelo.
Back in 1549 the Renaissance artist bought the property, properly named Villa Michelangelo. Situated in Chianti region’s Castellina, it has 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. for more than 300 years, it has belonged to the Buonarroti family, according to Handsome Properties International listing.
Inside, it has been restored in its original and historical “accounts of this property,” and that it also “holds copies of the original documents and deed to the home.” Listed at €7,500,000, the villa has classic stone exterior, fireplaces, balconies, wood-beam ceilings, and a gorgeous courtyard.
Alberto Zarro, an Italy-based property consultant for Handsome Properties, told The New York Times,
“Most of the heirs are busy building their own lives and careers in larger cities and do not have the time to maintain a villa in the countryside. The luxury real estate market is gaining strength, and a very high percentage of foreigners make up the buyers in the Tuscan real estate market.”
With a scenery famous for olive oil and wine productions, the villa has been passed down through generations in the Italian artist’s family. The reconstruction over the past 20 years has preserved its originality so that whoever owns it next will be inspired by Michelangelo’s mastermind. With a class of Chianti in hand, indeed.
Photos: Handsome Properties International
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