Italian Renaissance Homes That Boast Luxury

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Gotta love Leonardo, right? And we're not talking about the actor, Leanardo DiCaprio; we're talking about the Renaissance genius, Leonardo da Vinci. The Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Is he not the real-life Superman?

Undoubtedly, the Renaissance era aesthetically changed our world forever, with Leonardo leading the way in arts and architecture. And the following Italian Renaissance homes, each of which create zeitgeist luxury living, contribute to the Renaissance continuum and will surely be celebrated for years to come. These Italian homes prove that opulence -done with elegance- never goes out of style.

The City Of Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Sleep like a Roman Emperor.

Dine on Italian marble.

And walk on the most luxurious Italian marble floors.

Experience a room that exudes that Renaissance vibe.

Enjoy an exquisite view of Roma.

The Town Of Porto Rotondo

Can you feel the soft Italian breeze?

Smell the Mediterranean air?

The most amazing vista brought home to you in nothing less than Italian flair.

Serenity lives here, and you could too.

Enjoy your siesta here.

The Town Of Porto Cervo

A view of the Mediterranean Sea that reminds you of why we adore Italy.

A pool with a view all its own.

The dock leads home.

Views that will make your Italian experience unique unto itself.

The room with a state-of-the-art view.

Many historians regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of a person of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination," and he remains widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. You can't help but think that Leonardo would, perhaps, describe the foregoing Italian homes using adjectives that were used to describe his work: inventive, imaginative and architecturally superior. And yes, the Mona Lisa's smile just got that much bigger.


All images courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate

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