Carla Bruni's Castle Back on the Market
January 20, 2010 - Piedmont
The historic home in the Italian hills where French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy spent her early childhood is staking a "for sale" sign once again, just months after a Saudi billionaire bought the palatial property for US$25 million.
Saudi businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has exclusively relisted the historic castle with Immobilsarda S.r.l. with a reported asking price of about US$28 million.
The 40-room, 2,100-sq m Castello di Castagneto Po has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt over the years but is believed to first date from the year 1019.
The castle was rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in 1835, having been destroyed in 1705 following two centuries of French army invasions.
According to Reuters, Bruni's father, the billionaire industrialist Alberto Bruni Tedeschi, bought the historic estate in 1952 for about US$1.5 million.
Reuters - Immobilsarda.com
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