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Now for sale: the Sicilian castle from ‘The Godfather’

Want to live out your mobster fantasies? This massive mansion from the third instalment could be yours

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Fifty years on, The Godfather still bangs. But while it may be best known for gruesome stuff like grisly murders and horse heads in beds, one aspect of the film franchise that’s often overlooked is just how goddamn beautiful some of the filming locations are.

One of them, from the third instalment in the trilogy, is the ‘castle of the Pennisi Family of Floristella’ (quite the mouthful). And now, if you want to live out your Godfather fantasies, it could actually be yours.

The property has just gone on the market for a cool €6 million. Built towards the end of the nineteenth century, the 40,000-square-foot complex was originally intended to house a baron’s extensive art collection. Now it’s a particularly opulent family home.

And it’s properly massive. All in all, there are a whopping 22 bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Other rooms, meanwhile, have been converted into a wine cellar and an artist’s studio. There’s even a chapel, in case you need to repent, and 2.1 acres of parkland, too.

So, if you’ve got €6 million to spare? You can find out more about the property here

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