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    Sultan of Brunei Eyes Lavish Sardinian Estate of Late Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi

    The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is reportedly interested in purchasing the famed Villa Certosa, the opulent Sardinian residence of the late Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. This grand estate, located on the picturesque Emerald Coast, is valued at an eye-watering half a billion euros.

    Villa Certosa, known for its extravagant features including a man-made volcano, was Berlusconi’s lavish retreat where he entertained numerous global leaders over the years. The property spans an impressive 120 hectares and houses 126 rooms, encapsulating the essence of luxury and exclusivity.

    Italian media reports suggest that the 77-year-old Sultan, who has reigned over the absolute monarchy of Brunei for more than five decades, is no stranger to the allure of Villa Certosa. His interest in the property rekindled recently when he visited the island during the ten-day Mediterranean cruise on the occasion of his 32-year-old son’s wedding in January.

    The wedding ceremony, held aboard a ship, coincided with the Sultan’s aircraft landing in Olbia, Sardinia, heightening his fascination with the region. This potential acquisition aligns with the Sultan’s well-documented taste for opulence, evident from his collection of 452 Ferraris and 500 Rolls Royces, among other luxury vehicles.

    Villa Certosa hit the market following Berlusconi’s death in June last year, sparking interest from high-profile international buyers. If the Sultan’s purchase proceeds, it would mark another significant chapter in the storied legacy of this majestic property. Villa Certosa not only offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of one of Italy’s most colorful figures but also stands as a beacon of supreme luxury on the Sardinian coast.

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