February 2, 2024
The children of Italian politician and businessman Silvio Berlusconi, who died last year, are putting his estate in Sardinia on display for half a billion euros. This was reported by the British business newspaper Financial Times.
According to the newspaper, which is based on three sources, Berlusconi’s five heirs decided to sell the luxurious estate through the real estate agent Dils in Milan. Dils and a spokesperson for the family holding company declined to comment. Berlusconi bought Villa Certosa on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda in the 1980s and completely renovated it. The building is located on a domain of 110 hectares.
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The complex has 68 rooms, several swimming pools, tennis courts, an amphitheater and gardens covering an area of 80 hectares. There is also direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. Villa Certosa saw many famous guests pass by, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom Berlusconi got along well, ex-American President George W. Bush and Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister. Putin came there several times on holiday between 2003 and 2010.
If a sale is achieved at the asking price, it will be one of the most expensive real estate transactions ever. Possible buyers include Arab, Indian or American billionaires, the newspaper writes. Italian media previously reported that Berlusconi rejected an offer of half a billion euros from the Saudi royal family in 2015. This was then said to be the second attempt by the Saudis to gain control of Villa Certosa. Berlusconi has always denied that the estate was for sale.