If you’ve found yourself in the kind of predicament where you’re unsure how to spend a lazy $62 million, firstly, congratulations.
Secondly, have we got the solution for you.
Perhaps Sydney’s sparkling harbour, or Melbourne’s leafy suburbs aren’t quite cutting it, why not splash out and buy an entire Tuscan village?
Picture this: a day spent drinking delicious, local wine, among the vines of your own private estate where you’ve elected yourself mayor, and surrounded yourself with only your nearest and dearest.
Poggio Santa Cecilia is a walled medieval 800 year old estate, 20 kilometres east of Siena in Tuscany.
The 700 hectare village comes complete with a medieval castle, farmhouses, cobbled streets lined with terraced houses and piazzas, olive groves, vineyards, two lakes, forests, a church and an underground cellar.
It was once a castle fortress nestled in a strategic position on the border between Florence and Siena, where it was the subject of a number of sieges and attacks during its turbulent history.
After the World War 2, many of its residents left in search of a new life, and eventually, the estate was abandoned.
It remains uninhabited until this day, but despite this, the site has been preserved.
Now, it sits waiting for a new breed to bring what was once a medieval splendour back to life in the 21st century.
PIC CREDIT: Essentis Group