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A masterpiece: Michelangelo's sprawling eight-bedroom Italian villa could now be your holiday home... for £5MILLION

By Katie Amey for MailOnline 07:11 26 Aug 2015, updated 08:42 26 Aug 2015


    Near Siena, in Tuscany, an estate - formerly owned by the famed Florentine artist - is now on the market
    Michelangelo purchased the prestigious property in 1549, about 30 years after he completed the Sistine Chapel
    The current owner is selling the home for €7,065,705 (£5,148,118) and the buyer will also get the original deed

Sitting pretty as a picture - this is a holiday home that will especially appeal to art lovers. 

In Tuscany, near Siena, a luxurious eight-bedroom villa has just gone on the market. But this isn't just your standard sprawling Italian countryside escape - it once belonged to famed Florentine artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti.

In 1549, Michelangelo himself bought the prestigious property after having completed painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512.
Near Siena, in Tuscany, a sprawling Italian villa, which was once owned by famed painter, Michelangelo Buonarroti, is now for sale

Near Siena, in Tuscany, a sprawling Italian villa, which was once owned by famed painter, Michelangelo Buonarroti, is now for sale

His family owned the property until 1867, though the current owner has gone to great lengths to restore the home to its former glory.

In fact, he even has the original deed to the homll

The estate is surrounded by Chianti vineyards, complete with extraordinary views of the rolling Italian countryside.

Composed of three buildings, the villa itself is actually built around an ancient tower, believed to date back to the 11th century.
Michalengelo purchased the stately home in 1549, over three decades after completing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
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Michalengelo purchased the stately home in 1549, over three decades after completing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Inside the home, there are eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with several original accents, such as the wood-beamed ceiling
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Inside the home, there are eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with several original accents, such as the wood-beamed ceiling
On the 2.5 hectare (25,000 sq m) property, there's also parkland and an original oil mill, as well as both a lemon and an olive grove
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On the 2.5 hectare (25,000 sq m) property, there's also parkland and an original oil mill, as well as both a lemon and an olive grove

There's also an original oil mill, which is now used as an outbuilding, and an expansive lemon grove.

The entire 1200 square metre estate boasts eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, all of which have been updated with conservation in mind.

The 2.5 hectare (25,000 sq m) property, which is currently being listed by Handsome Properties International at €7,065,705 (or about £5,148,118), also consists of parkland and an olive grove.
The lucky buyer will also receive the original deed to the house, which identifies Michelangelo as a 'dear sculptor and Florentine citizen'
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The lucky buyer will also receive the original deed to the house, which identifies Michelangelo as a 'dear sculptor and Florentine citizen'
The estate, including an old oil mill (pictured) is surrounded by Chianti vineyards, complete with views of the rolling Italian countryside
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The estate, including an old oil mill (pictured) is surrounded by Chianti vineyards, complete with views of the rolling Italian countryside