Own a Piece of History: Michelangelo’s Tuscan Home

Can you imagine waking up in the same room where Michelangelo, the Michelangelo, awoke each morning? Imagine dining in the same room where he dined! If you happen to have a spare $8 million lying around, you can live in one of the most famous homes in Italy. The Tuscan villa where the famous Florentine painter, Michelangelo Buonarroti once lived, is now on the market.

Michelangelo's Villa in Tuscany Italy


Michelangelo’s villa is over 12,195 square feet, spread out over three buildings. He bought the villa in 1549 and it remained in his family until 1867. Amazing!

Michelangelo's Tuscan Home


The home, which has been fully restored, has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and is surrounded by vineyards, and olive grove and a mill where olive oil is made.

Michelangelo's Home, Tuscany Italy


What an experience it would be to live in such an historic home!

Michelangelo's Historic Italy Home in Tuscany, Italy


Michelangelo's Historic Tuscan Home in Italy


The ground and surrounding countryside are absolutely beautiful! Let’s go inside and check it out.

Gardens, Michelangelo's Tuscany Home, Italy


I’m sure it’s furnished a bit different from Michelangelo’s time. Wow, look at the ceilings!

Michelangelo's Home in Tuscany


Pretty sure there were no TVs sitting around back in 1549. 😉

Michelangelo's Historic Tuscan Home


Love the windows with the interior shutters. Another amazing ceiling!

Tuscan Home of Michelangelo


The kitchen…

I was about to ask, where’s the microwave, but I think I see it.

Kitchen in Michelangelo's Historic Tuscan Home


The ceiling feels so low in the dining room.

Dining Room, Michelangelo's Historic Tuscan Home


One of the many bedrooms…

Bedroom in Michelangelo's Historic Tuscan Home


This may be one of the other buildings on the property because the ceiling is brick and so very different! Almost feels like a tunnel, doesn’t it?

Michelangelo Buonarroti's Historic Tuscan Home


The ceilings almost gives me a feeling of being underground. Isn’t it fascinating to see such an historic home? Just amazing and I’m so glad it’s still standing for us to see.

Michelangelo Buonarroti's Tuscan Home

You’ll find many more photos of this home at the listing where these photos were found, here: Villa Michelangelo

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  1. ok franki

  2. Wow that is wonderful. I can’t imagine living in a home with such historic presence.

  3. I think it would make a wonderful inn…. an night or two would be heavenly
    but think again about making it your home. We once lived in a house that was almost 175 years old. Very historic and lovely grounds. But believe me,
    it was a money pit as there was something needing replacing it seemed every other week. Of course if that is your thing, go for it but on your way
    stop at the US Treasury and stock up!!! Big bucks!!!

    • Anyone who can afford the initial price of $8 million, can probably afford the upkeep and repairs, one persons money pit is another persons drop in the bucket 😀

  4. OMG! How Amazing the Villa is almost 500 years old! I love the herringbone tile floors, built-in china cabinet in the living room, and the arched ceilings in the kitchen, dining room & brick arched ceiling – Wow! He was also an Architect, I wonder if Michelangelo practiced on his own house with the arched ceilings, for his dome designs. Thank you for sharing this piece of History!

  5. Marlene Stephenson says

    It is just spectacular,if they would let me i would even live in one of the out buildings!lol I loved those beautiful old ceilings that were rounded and the fire places.

  6. I love, love, love the room with the brick ceiling!! OMG! I love the entire house. I can’t imagine spending one night in such an historic home much less years and years. You would love living in Italy. If you buy it, I will come visit!!! lol And never leave!!! Permanent house guest!!! Can ya dig it???

  7. Cynthia Lambert says

    The arched brick ceiling in the living is the same arched ceiling as in the dining room. The dining room has merely been plastered and painted.

  8. Orchid Girl says

    If I had the money, I would buy it and make it a hotel or B&B. With Michelangelo’s name attached to it, it would be a huge success. I have always wanted to go to Tuscany.

  9. This is breathtaking! I, too, love the inside shutters. Also, look at the thickness of those walls! I would be impressed to visit the home of such a master, much less live in it. But since I couldn’t even swing $800,000, I will have to be content at looking at the beautiful pictures!
    I have always wanted to make a trip to Tuscany, Susan, as you did this past year. I am going to have to make that happen before too many more years pass.
    Thanks for this dreamy post!

  10. Wow, that’s amazing.

  11. I would gratefully pick your olives if you buy it. 🙂
    Love that bricked ceiling.

  12. Bella, Bella stone buildings, interesting mantels in each room, and the gorgeous wood tones through out the buildings!

    Thank you for posting this historical property.

  13. Iris McCloud says

    Susan, The outside shows an archway that appears to have been closed in with stone. I wonder if it originally was where you could enter on horseback to the stables. Maybe the dining room was for servants. The servant’s quarters in modern times (like 1900) were usually pretty tiny and tucked under the roof.

    • You could be right. That area looks like it should have been something else, other than the main dining room. The listing mentions 3 buildings with the property but they don’t show which pictures go with the main structure. That dining room underwhelms so it may have originally been for servants. I would love to tour it in person! Thanks, Iris!

  14. Jane Franks says

    Hi Susan! Beautiful! And amazing. I didn’t realize Michelangelo lived in such luxury. Of course it was much more primitive then, but I wonder if this was his ancestral home — where he lived as a child. Anyway, wonderfully interesting. Only, I’ll have to say, I wouldn’t really relax sitting in that living room with all those bricks over my head! I’d always be wondering if an earthquake were coming!! I think visiting it would be wonderful, though! Thanks for sharing!! Jane xo

  15. Terri Gonzalez says

    I wish I had $8 mil, I would definitely buy it! I visited Italy almost 10 years ago and fell in love with the places/sites we visited (although I didn’t care for Milan). I always said I would return, but I haven’t the opportunity to go. I did, however, read “An Italian Journey” by James Ernest Shaw, and he took me right back to Tuscany. If you ever need to take a mental vacation back to Italy, please read this book. It will take you back there!

  16. It is amazing to still be standing. I have seen a few shows on HGTV where they have had people who buy and refurbish ancient homes in foreign countries. So cool!

  17. bobbi duncan says

    What a wonderful tour that would be! I love the historical value and the fact that, once, people actually took great pride in building something lasting that future generations could marvel at. The grounds and views are beautiful! The bricks on the ceiling kind of scary if an earthquake were to hit–otherwise, architecturally inspiring. Thanks for the armchair tour.

  18. Thanks so much for sharing these photos! What a wonderful historic home, and it’s only a few miles from Siena, my very favorite Tuscany town. Now you’ve done it–I want to go back to Italy again. :0) Have a great day, Susan.

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