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Glorious Tuscan Villa Once Owned by the Medicis Asks $14.6M

At one point, the famous Medici banking family controlled nearly everything in Renaissance Italy, including this marvelous 17th-century villa on a Tuscan hilltop. The 21-bedroom mansion with "numerous formal gardens" belonged to the Medicis until 1651, when it became the property of the Order of Knights of Saint Stephen. The home has several grand drawing rooms with timbered ceilings, an atmospheric library, and a private chapel. "The estate has been preserved meticulously over the centuries," the listing notes. It now comes with all the features one needs to lead the good life in Italy: a swimming pool, horse stables, olive and truffle groves, and conservatories for growing oranges and lemons. It's asking €13.8 ($14.6M)

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