The five children of Berlusconi, who died last year at the age of 86, have given their approval for the sale. The property is being sold privately by Milan real estate consultant, Dils – I was informed Financial Times. The property and media mogul bought the 110-hectare property on Costa Smeralda, north-eastern Sardinia, in the 1980s and completely renovated it.
It has direct access to the sea, several swimming pools and tennis courts. The park is the same size as eighty football fields, but the grandstand is not an ancient tradition, but a modern one. Conflicting information was published about the number of rooms: 68, according to the British newspaper “Il Messaggero”. according to It includes 126 suites.
With the message “Long Live Tony” drawn on the sky, Berlusconi received Prime Minister Tony Blair with fireworks weighing 50,000 pounds here, and he also received US President George W. Bush here. Russian President Vladimir Putin – who described Berlusconi as a “true friend” – vacationed at Villa Certosa several times between 2003 and 2010.
Spanish Prime Minister José Zapatero and José María Aznar also visited here, the Italian portal reported. However, the famous guest was Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, who was immortalized next to one of the pools in Nothing to His Feet.
Host Berlusconi took legal action to prevent the photo from being published in Italy, so the photo was only published in Spain. Topolanek, who was wearing his distinctive white bracelet, long denied being in the photo, which he did just a year later. a favour.
He had just taken a shower, and you can't shower in a 'suit and tie', host Berlusconi rejected these assumptions.
An electricity bill of one million euros
Emirati, Saudi, Indian and American billionaires are considered potential buyers. The Russians cannot bid due to sanctions, although they bought several luxury villas in the area in the 1990s. According to newspaper reports, Villa Certosa will be available for viewing this month.
Three years ago, its value was estimated at 260 million euros, and now it has almost doubled.
Incidentally, Berlusconi rejected the Saudi royal family's purchase offer of €500 million, or more than 190 billion Hungarian forints at today's exchange rate, in 2015.
According to publicly available information, the costs of managing properties belonging to Berlusconi's portfolio, including Villa Certosa, have risen to 24 million euros. Maintenance consumed more than half of the expenses.
Before last year, for example, electricity bills alone totaled 1.3 million euros, or half a billion forints.
By the way, the family owns many valuable properties.
The former Italian Prime Minister and notorious Minister of Women left most of his fortune to his five children, with the exception of one hundred million euros owned by his mistress, 33-year-old MP Marta Fassina.
However, at Villa Certosa, discretion reigned: if requested guests arrived, they could even enter the property from their boat via a secret tunnel, hidden from the paparazzi – written by Daily Mail.
However, the site of the famous bunga bunga parties was not the property in Sardinia, but rather the Villa San Martino near Milan, which was not for sale.
One of the “star guests” at the orgy, who could hardly be described as family-friendly, was Ruby, who was still a minor at the time, aged 17, born in Morocco and nicknamed “Sweetheart”.
The castle is now the eternal resting place of Silvio Berlusconi's ashes.
(Cover image: Villa Certosa. Photo: Frezza la Fata/La Presse/Northphoto)