In June of 1800, French and Austrian forces clashed in a pivotal battle that ended up routing the Austrians from Italy. Napoleon Bonaparte, who had only seized power in France the year before, masterminded the assault from a gorgeous 74-room castle, Villa La Voglina, in Valenza, Italy. The French emperor chose well. The 13-bedroom property on 60 acres is a frescoed marvel designed by Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra, with ten reception rooms, two grand dining rooms, a private chapel, and formal gardens with cherry trees. The historically significant villa just hit the market for £3.8M ($5.79M).
The frescoed villa has a horseshoe layout with numerous entrances adorned with traditional Habsburg diagonal tiles, and no less than three black-and-white marble staircases. The listing notes that it comes with "woodland rich with truffles" and "a vineyard which, if restored, could produce around 100,000 bottles of wine per year."