Wealthier readers take note! Stuck for something to do with $8.4m (approx. £5.9m)? Why not grab a piece of art historical real estate: a luxury villa near to Florence that was once owned by Michelangelo.
Purchased in 1549 by a 74-year-old Michelangelo–by this time overseeing the redesign of St Peter’s–the four storey villa, which boasts original Renaissance fixtures, wood-burning fireplaces, an olive grove, and sits next to a vineyard(!!), originally cost Michelangelo 2,281 florins, which in today’s money is roughly $320k. Its current asking price is exactly $8, 369, 602, which I think, all told, is a bit of bargain, really… I mean, come on, Michelangelo (sort of) lived there!
If I had the cash, I know I’d be tempted. I mean, just LOOK:
Perhaps everyone in the Department could chip and we’ll all share it? More here.