Villa Michelangelo – a Tuscan dream even without the connection to the famed artist
If you dream of life in the Italian countryside a la “Under the Tuscan Sun,” here is an opportunity with some unique history.
Among the famous landscape and picturesque tranquillity of Tuscany, sits a gorgeous villa which dates back to the 11th century. The masterful stone villa is surrounded by Chianti vineyards and views in every direction of the charming Italian countryside.
This prestigious property was once owned by the Florintine painter, Michelangelo Buonarroti, famously known for painting the Sistine Chapel and sculpting David, a 17-foot marble statue of a nude standing male. In 1549, he purchased the property and it remained in the Buonarroti family until 1867. The current owner has restored the property to accurately tell the rich historical account of this property and he currently holds the original documents and deed to the home.
The 10-Bedroom, 7-Bathroom villa features 12,916 square feet of old world charm, and is listed on Handsome Properties International for €7.5 million ($8.4 million).