You Can Buy an Italian Castle—and Part of Its Adjoining Town—for $8.3 Million
For $8 million, you can purchase a five-bedroom co-op in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, or a mid-century mansion in the Hollywood Hills owned by actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. However, you’ll get way more bang for your buck in Umbria, Italy.
According to Business Insider, a 40-bedroom, 20-bathroom castle near the small medieval village of Todi, located about two hours north of Rome, is on the market for $8.3 million. The hillside estate is called Castle di Sismano, and it dates back to the 10th century. It boasts a functioning bed-and-breakfast with its own restaurant, a pool, and 2100 acres of forests, pastures, and olive groves. The property also comes with parts of the surrounding town, and a residential complex of buildings and gardens.
Castle di Sismano’s historic legacy is equally impressive. Bloomberg writes that the princes of Corsini, a prominent historical family of Florence, have passed the estate down through their family for 1054 years. Two of its owners became popes—a fact that’s only overshadowed by the fact that the property itself was first donated by Emperor Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, in 962 CE.
[h/t Business Insider]
All images courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.