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Mona Lisa’s House on the Market for €50 Million

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In Italy, a manor house, where on 15 June 1497 allegedly was born Lisa Gherardini – the model portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci his famouse “Mona Lisa”, is on sale.

Mona Lisa’s House Put Up for Sale

"Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinchi

“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci

The magnificent Villa di Vinyamadzhio, the main building of which was built in the Renaissance style and dated XIV century, occupies a huge land of 65 hectares, located in the heart of Tuscany, renowned worldwide for its divine red wine.


Villa di Vinyamadzhio

Since 1988, this estate was owned by the Roman lawyer Gianni Nunziante, who is going to sell it for €50 million. The lawyer insists that the backdrop for the famous portrait was the valley, which is right around his villa.

Presumably, the portrait of Lisa Gherardini was ordered by her husband, a Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, probably to mark the birth of a son and buying a home. The picture was drawn in the years 1503-1505.

The local press reported that a mysterious diamond magnate from South Africa and a group of Chinese investors expressed interest in purchase of this property, and allegedly some of them have already signed a contract for to buy it.

While the “home of Mona Lisa” has not been sold yet, any fan of da Vinci and the Tuscan wine can easily rent a hotel room in the villa without special financial expenses.

Villa di Vinyamadzhio

The valley, which allegedly was the backdrop for “Mona Lisa” portrait

According to Gianni Nunziante, added value to his villa gives the fact that several costume films were shot on its territory, including Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing”, staged by an eminent British film director Kenneth Branagh.

Villa di Vinyamadzhio

Villa di Vinyamadzhio

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