The 16th-Century Villa Once Owned by Michelangelo is Now for Sale

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March 1, 2016 | BY Venus Wong

This gorgeous property, once owned by the iconic Italian painter, will make for an ideal holiday home

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Tuscany is in no shortage of stunning properties both abundant in heritage and breathtaking scenery. But we’re pretty sure that even the most magnificent structures in the Italian region will fall short to a villa once owned by a legendary Renaissance painter. 

A rare find in every sense of the word, this villa was the former residence of Michelangelo, the mastermind behind iconic works such as the statue of David and the ceiling of Sistine Chapel. In 1549, the artist purchased the property and it remained in the family until the late 19th-century. Its current rustic chic interiors are the results of a major restoration in the 1980s. As if its illustrious history isn’t enough, the house also overlooks a cypress valley and comes with a gorgeous stretch of olive groves. The 8-bedroom home is currently on the market for €7,500,000.

The only downside to the deal would be the inability to conduct changes to the architecture, since the abode has been declared a historical landmark by the Italian Ministry. Nonetheless, it’s still a bargain for living on the grounds of a maestro. Click through the slideshow to admire the dwelling in all its splendour.

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The ground floor living room features a barrel vault.

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The rustic chic exterior of the 16th-century home.

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One of the eight bedrooms that might have been the sleeping chambers of the artist.

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The well-stocked kitchen boasts an enormous fireplace for cooking.

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The property has an idyllic view of olive groves and an oil mill nearby.