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Lavish Villa Has What 'Tuscan Dreams are Made of' For $38.8M

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Offering a perfectly reasonable way to unload $38.8M is this famed Forte dei Marmi villa in the little town of Forte dei Marmi, Italy, which—according to Architectural Digest—is "what Tuscan dreams are made of." Built in 1940, the 13-bedroom, 15,069-square-foot estate is a dramatic collection of Roman arches, breezeways, and intricate tiling, all surrounded by five-acres of manicured gardens, stone courtyard, and pristine lawns. Both indoors and out, the place is just about as swanky as, well, a listing with such an enormous price tag should be, with private terraces a' plenty and a fancy (even "incomparable," if the brokerbabble is to be believed) pool and pergola "with climbing vines and bunches of unbridled blooms that provide the ultimate space for outdoor dining." Sure, there might be cheaper and more historic Italian villas out there, but this one is definitely worth a peek.

· On The Market: A Sun-Splashed Tuscan Villa [Architectural Digest]
· Incomparable property with park and swimming pool [Curbed National]