Count the Many Frescoes in This Opulent Tuscan Palace

Nestled away in Capannori, Italy, sits this delightfully pink, ridiculously lavish villa—dating back to the second half of the 16th century and just waiting for the right art- and history-obsessed buyer to come along. Once owned by a family of famed European silk traders, the eight-bedroom, 22,604-square-foot chateau comes with a rich history of renovations throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as what must have been some diligent modern-day upkeep to keep the tile-floored, heavily frescoed mansion, über-opulent interiors looking as it was originally intended to look (like the Sistine Chapel, perhaps?). Only the basement remains unfinished—offering a crumbling reminder the work that came before. Though the listing calls for "price upon request"—which in Italian translates to molto, molto expensive—but the property also includes stables, a farmhouse, and grottoed gardens, plus an additional 11 acres of surrounding land. Do have a look:

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