Valentino’s Villa La Vagnola is For Sale
Have you ever dreamed of living the luxurious life of Valentino and his business partner and friend Giancarlo Giammetti? Well, now you can since they are selling their lavish summer home, Villa La Vagnola, in Tuscany for €12 million or $13,297,872 USD. The duo bought the property in 1986 and previously listed for sale in 2010 for $24.7 million USD so you’d also be getting a deal. I’d use the discount to negotiate the inclusion of the furnishings since the home and outbuildings were decorate by Renzo Mongiardino whose “enchanting designs remain intact”.
I actually noticed Giancarlo Giammetti post photos from the villa on Instagram but couldn’t find any information so it’s been exciting to see inside. I’ve included some of his photos with those in the real estate listing.
Built in the 18th century, the 15-bedroom villa sits on 27 private acres “situated at the edge of Cetona, a quiet traditional Tuscan town. At a generous 17,216 square feet it is unusually large for a country location and makes the villa feel more like a city palazzo.”
“Inside, Renzo Mongiardino’s colorful designs remain in immaculate condition, walking through the villa the interiors feel magical. Such is the intricate level of detail throughout the villa that it is impossible to highlight one room over another, although the majestic painted ceiling in the billiards room certainly elevates this humble game to the sport of kings, and the terracotta and marble-tiled floors are almost too beautiful to tread upon.Via Christie’s International Real Estate
The 27-acre estate is extensive, containing leafy parkland and an olive grove, alongside Italianate gardens. Only the best were commissioned to create superior details, including the expertise of landscape architect Paolo Pejrone, who sculpted the garden into a series of rooms and terraces to provide privacy and shade. Hidden within the grounds there is a 200-seat stone amphitheater and a 7th-century BCE Etruscan tomb, and one of the property’s original buildings, La Turkerie, today overlooks an inviting pool: built in 1837 to celebrate a visiting Turkish pasha, Mongiardino added extravagant painted frescoes and this building now serves as a pool pavilion.”
There’s even a bedroom named after Sophia Loren who stayed in the villa as a guest of the fashion designer. Maybe you can invite her back if you buy it.