18th Century Italian Estate Tied to Pinocchio Writer Is for Sale

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A charming estate, built in the 18th century in Pescia, Italy, is currently listed with a €19 million (US $21,240,917) price tag, Mansion Global reported.

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“Villa Garzoni Pinocchio” resides on the park that was designed by the father of Carlo “Collodirdquo” Lorenzini. Lorenzini set his most famous work, “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” in the heart of Collodi, where the estate is located and where Lorenzini grew up, the listing states.

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Thirty-seven miles outside of Florence, the 59,105-square-foot residence was designed by architect, Ottaviano Diodati, with 38 bedrooms and 30 bathrooms. It replaced a 16th century mansion that was built on the ruins of a fortress from the Middle Ages.

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Spanning five levels, with many of its rooms designed with frescoes, the villa has hosted many significant figures throughout the centuries, including Ferdinando d’Austria, Anna de’ Medici, and Napoleone Bonaparte.

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The property is comprised of the 32,636-square-foot main villa, the 6,717-square-foot palazzo, a 936-square-foot thermal bath, a 2,669-square-foot restored restaurant, and a 30-acre farm featuring woodlands and an olive grove with 70 trees.

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There is also a restored “Butterfly House,” a crystal complex that reproduces butterflies.

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‘Butterfly House’

The listing is held by Riccardo Romolini of Agenzia Romolini Immobiliare, S.R.L., Christie’s International Real Estate.

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Images courtesy of Agenzia Romolini Immobiliare, S.R.L., Christie’s International Real Estate

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