Celebrities That Have Houses In & Around Tuscany
Posted by Dympna (29/04/2016)
Tuscany is an absolutely stunning region, so it’s not hard to see why some celebrities choose to live and purchase lavish holiday homes here. Many celebrities have been seduced by the charms of Tuscany including its wine, food and breathtaking landscapes. Some of the celebrity homes in Tuscany are mind blowing. Prepare to be green with envy, here are some celebrities that have amazing houses in and around Tuscany.
Sting, being the former frontman of Police, a hugely successful band, has many holiday homes. However, one of the places he spends a lot of time is in Tuscany. He and his wife, Trudie Styler head to Tuscany most summers.
He has an enormous 900 acre estate and 16th century villa in Il Palagio. It has a swimming pool obviously, exotic gardens and Sting also produces his own wine, honey and olive oil on the property. Sting is definitely a fan of Italy in general, as he also has a house in the ultra fashionable Lake Como.
One of the world’s most successful fashion designers also chose to purchase a home in Italy. This fashion mogul has a 32 acre estate just outside of Florence, which was designed by Italo Rota, a world famous architect.
His house has a sauna, gym, vineyard, two pools and a landing pad for his helicopter. The interior of his farmhouse is reportedly filled with animal prints and paintings and antiques from different eras, reflecting his flamboyant style.
Fellow fashion designer Giorgio Armani also has a home in Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany.
Hollywood Royalty also resides within the vineyards of Tuscany. George Clooney recently made an offer on a holiday home in the seaside town of Castiglione della Pescaia. This area was recommended to him by his chef friend Federico Salza.
Apparently he has been looking all summer for the right place in Tuscany, as it is an area that his wife Amal loves. George also owns properties in Mexico, LA and Lake Como, this place in Tuscany is a new addition to his collection of enviable homes. You never know, you could soon bump into George Clooney whilst holidaying in Tuscany!
Puglia, not actually in Tuscany is a region in Southern Italy that’s often called the ‘Florence of the South’. Helen Mirren visited Puglia after promoting her film ‘The Queen’ and fell in love with the area. She has an amazing 500 year old castle that needs a bit of love and restoration. She will probably have to spend a lot of money on improvements to the castle but it is stunning nonetheless.
The creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie series also appreciates Italian property. With the money he has made from all his films, he is certainly not restricted in terms of budget. Lucas has a 16th century property that reportedly cost him around 15 million dollars to purchase.
It used to be a convent for monks, and it has been transformed into a luxury villa for George Lucas. It has a spa, swimming pool, billiard room and picturesque grounds. His home from home is located in Passignano sul Trasimeno, Umbria, which borders Tuscany.
Not as well known as some of the above celebs, Debi Mazar was in Batman Forever, GoodFellas and Entourage. Her husband was born in Italy, and they spend their time in LA and Tuscany. Her husband’s parents gave their 14th century Tuscan house as a wedding gift to Mazar and her husband. The pair also run a Tuscan food website and restaurant, called Under The Tuscan Gun.
Frances Mayes wrote the famous book ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, so naturally she had to have a place in Tuscany. She owns a property in Cortona, Bramasole which is not far from Arezzo. Many people come to her house to try and photograph it as she is well known within the region.