If you're into wine, or just want to try to rub elbows with Brangelina in Italy, you can do so without plopping down millions for an estate.
The couple bought the 15-bedroom, seven-bath mansion after supposedly looking at two other less expensive properties in the area, reported Luxist, one priced at $13 million and the other at $10 million.
Jolie recently spent some time nearby in Venice during the filming of her upcoming project, "The Tourist."
If you're looking to buy in the area, however, there is a much smaller, but still sizable 5,300-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath available. The 1994-built three-story villa, according to the listing details, has a fireplace in the kitchen and a billiard room, pizza oven and gym on the ground floor.
Another option is to simply rent a country villa for a week and live like the locals, says Robert Hubbard of Miami, Fla.-based Italy Awaits, so you can shop the local markets and immerse yourself in daily Italian life.
Country villas, usually found on unpaved roads that lead through vineyards and olive groves, start at $46 per person, per night and have a minimum one-week stay, he says, and they are usually chosen by experienced travelers and large families who are comfortable being together and totally on their own.
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