This is the lavish mansion in Italy that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have just paid more than €30million for. The sprawling, 1,675sq m villa is in Valpolicella in the Veneto region and is about an hour and a half by road from Venice.
The Hollywood couple and their six children – Maddox, eight; Pax, six; Zahara, five; Shiloh, four; and twins Knox and Vivienne, two – will lack nothing in space and luxury.
The property boasts 15 bedrooms, two pools, a number of Jacuzzis, a home cinema and a keep-fit centre. Brad, 46, and Angelina, 35, and their youngsters have spent spring and summer in Italy as she shoots her new movie, The Tourist.
Real estate consultant Alexander Proto told Sky Italy magazine: “They wanted something more exclusive and in record time to spend the summer vacation in Italy.”
The couple join a long list of celebrities who own homes close to the lakes of northern Italy, such as George Clooney, Sting, airline tycoons Sir Richard Branson and Michael O’Leary and Real Madrid soccer boss Jose Mourinho.
Sting and wife Trudie Styler also own a 16th century mansion near Florence. Famous expats with homes elsewhere in Italy include Dame Helen Mirren (Tiggiano, Puglia); and pop stars Suggs (Lecce, Puglia); Mick Hucknall and Jim Kerr (both Taormina, Sicily).