Busy Tuesday workday? Take a minute to imagine lounging in a 16th century palazzo under the shade of a gigantic palm tree or living in your very own castle overlooking sprawling green lawns. We’re dreaming about it right now!
Lucky for you, these goals aren’t out of reach. Priced $15M+, our roundup of idyllic getaways around the globe offers luxury properties for sale with rich history and the opportunity to relax in the lap of luxury!
This incredible Swiss castle offers almost ten acres of land, structural elements dating back to 1620, careful restorations, a renovated dungeon turned into bedrooms, a drawbridge, an orangery and a grand library.
Located right on the water, this lakefront villa offers three levels, an independent villa for guests, three docks, a beautiful location right on the water’s edge, a 5-6 car garage and extensive gardens!
Featuring extensive, lush gardens and a grand vaulted hallway, this impressive estate was built in 1589 and boasts an extensive history. The property was once owned by the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem! Orchards, a chapel, original stables and a natural spring create an air of old world splendor that’s hard to beat.
Burg Rheineck is located close to Bonn, the former capital of Germany. It sits atop a hill, overlooking an area known for thermal springs. The castle rests on 32 acres and has been known for its notable guests (John F. Kennedy Jr., Mikhail Gorbachev, Kaiser Wilhelm and more), and it also features a watchtower dating back to 1044 A.D.!
Former home to Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopoldo II, this 16th century castle boasts views of Elba Island and the Mediterranean and also offers olive groves, a pool, a garden and original frescoes.
Properties/info courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty