An Over 400-Year-Old Church Turned Villa Outside of Milan Is for Sale Seeking $3.4M

Italy today is known for many things, ranging from its delicious cuisine to its endearing towns. Famously, it also has a rich history in religion and art. To own a home that highlights the latter characteristics, discover this deconsecrated church on the market in Morimondo, just outside of Milan. The romantic village can be traced back to the 13th century, while the church turned villa dates back to 1600. The historic property has listed for €3.2 million, or approximately $3.4 million.

Although it has been updated to become a rustic residence, the structure’s past life is evident. On the exterior, a steeple and stained glass give the house soul. The interiors hold architectural finishes–like coffered ceilings with brick arches and frescoed ceilings. Perhaps the best part is the bell tower, accessible via a spiral staircase. From up there, a panoramic view of the Italian countryside awaits. And, coming complete with a bell, it can even serve as your daily alarm clock.

The 450-square-meter, or 4,843-square-foot, home features four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The ground floor, with its lofty ceilings, includes a living area and kitchen. Three bedrooms occupy the second floor. Like living in a fairytale, that final bedroom on the third floor is also accessible via the spiral staircase. Outside, a private garden awaits.

Luca D’Angelo of Italy Sotheby’s International Realty holds the unique listing near Italy’s fashion capital.