Michelangelo's Postcard-Worthy Tuscan Estate Is on the Market for $8.5 Million
Struggling artist, he was not.
In keeping with a man credited for creating two of the world's greatest artistic achievements, the Tuscan villa home where Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo once resided is a masterpiece. Purchased in 1549—nearly three decades after completing the Sistine Chapel—the painter abandoned city life to retire to the countryside in Tuscany, where he purchased this nearly 13,000-square-foot estate. It's no wonder. Surrounded by acres of earthy acreage with sweeping views of Chianti vineyards, including a lemon and olive groves, the home features a whopping eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Call us crazy, but for $8.5 million, living in the footsteps of one of the world's most celebrated artists seems like a true bargain.