A 19th-century, 43,000-square-foot castle in Sicily, Italy, is on sale for $6.6 million. It may look familiar to you if you have watched the “The Godfather III.”
Castello Pennisi di Floristella was originally built to serve as a museum. Set in a private 2.5-acre park, it boasts 22 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, chapel, and wine cellar. It’s located in the town of Acireale in coastal Sicily, Italy, and going for €6 million, or about $6.6 million.
The property was originally built in 1880 by Italian baron Agostino Pennisi to house his art collection, an agent for Italy Sotheby’s International Realty told Insider. Instead, his family ended up living there for five generations.
The castle might also seem familiar as it was a filming location for movies like “The Godfather III.” According to Italy Sotheby’s, a staircase and a few rooms on the first floor were featured in scenes in the film.
The home’s history extends beyond Hollywood, too. During World War II, the castle was used as a logistics base by the German army, according to Italy Sotheby’s, and later was turned into a field hospital by the Allies.
After the war, the family returned to the castle and primarily used it during the autumn grape harvest season.
On the first floor, there are two terraces that overlook the grounds, and a reception hall where a fireplace is engraved with the Pennisi family initials.
The 22 bedrooms are spread over two floors. One on the first floor has a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Throughout the house, many of the rooms are currently decorated with antique-looking furniture, ornate chandeliers, and artwork.
Now, the property is listed for sale by one of the baron’s descendants, who currently lives there. It’s been on the market for three years, according to Italy Sotheby’s, but so far, there have been no takers.