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The Best Tuscan Castle To Buy If You're Looking For a Tuscan Castle

It Was Designed By a Renaissance Great and Includes Its Own Hamlet

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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You’ve always wanted a property hat could be measured in hectares. And today, we’ve got a 594-year-old castle in Tuscany for sale that fits the bill. And has other things going for it, too.

Brunelleschi Castle is so named for the notably influential Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi, best remembered for the innovative dome on Florence’s Cathedral. He is credited for building this brick castle with four towers and walkable crenelated walls in 1424. But now it can be yours so you can name it whatever you want.

Inside you’ll have 35,000-square-meters of hilltop castle to rule. You’ll entertain guests with tales of all the popes who used to stay here, the ones with cool names like Leo X and Clement. You’ll point out the ancient well that used to serve as an underground passageway out of this place and show off the salons, courtyards, gardens and halls where kings and queens hosted majestic celebrations.

You’ll lead tours to the turrets and clock tower, sweeping your hands dramatically across the Tuscan landscape while making a grand pronouncement, like, “someday this will all be yours.” You’ll develop an unhealthy fascination with Alistair Crowley and de Sade and hold dark, cryptic rituals that scare the slowly disappearing local townsfolk in your vast wine cellar.

Meanwhile, there will be an additional 1,200 hectares of Florentine countryside surrounding you, property that includes a working vineyard, olive groves, a hunting reserve, two lakes, a working agricultural company, a forest, its own hamlet with a historic villa and 25 farmhouses in various states of repair.

In short, it’s big. Really big. And totally and completely beautiful. If you want a castle, stop looking, get this one and start with the tithe-demanding and orgy-hosting already. The price is available upon submitting an application. Assume it to be comma-heavy.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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