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Get ready to retire and move to Italy because you can now live in Michelangelo Buonarroti’s Tuscan villa.
In what is every art and pasta-lover’s dream come true, the quintessential Renaissance artist’s former residence is up for sale through Handsome Properties International and can be yours if you care to fork out €7.5 million (£6.6 million).
The three-storey, 10-bedroom, seven-bathroom, stone villa is located in the Chianti region, with parts of the building dating as far back as the 11th century. Michelangelo purchased the property in 1549 where it remained within the Buonarroti family for almost 300 years until 1867. Whoever buys the home will get official proof of this impressive provenance in the form of the original deed for the place, signed by the artist himself!
Despite the house being steeped in so much incredible history, it has recently been beautifully restored. The modernising project took 10 years to complete, but thankfully maintained most of the original features of the traditional style farmhouse, including the wood-beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces and a stunning brick barrel-vaulted ceiling to boot.
The grounds of the home are extensive too, with a central stone courtyard ideal for dining al fresco, 200 olive trees and a guest house that was once an oil mill. There are also sweeping views over the Tuscan countryside.
If this doesn’t make you want to move to Italy, we have three words for you: spaghetti every day.