Lionard Luxury Real Estate Offers Seafront Fortress Designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

  • One of Lionard's many breathtaking historical properties by the sea 

FLORENCE, Italy, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Lionard Luxury Real Estate announced today that a seafront fortress, with imposing walls designed by Leonardo Da Vinci, is now available for public purchase. The fortress, located in Livorno, Tuscany, was briefly used as a dwelling by Da Vinci himself in 1502 and was later owned by Napoleon's sister, Princess Elisa Bonaparte, in the 19th century. 


The fortress is just one of over 100 seafront properties in Lionard's portfolio, which includes villas and castles for sale in the most exclusive Italian resorts, with prices from 2 to 45 million euros per property. 

Other notable highlights in the portfolio include a beautiful tower home on the Amalfi Coast, originally built to withstand pirate attacks and now transformed into a villa of 235m2 divided over three levels with private sea access, and a Coppedè-style castle on the Ligurian Riviera. The latter property, built in the early twentieth century and surrounded by a historic park, measures 800m2, with interior space distributed over six levels.  

Lionard cater for people who are not only looking for luxury properties, which they could find anywhere in the world, but who are chasing a dream, a lifestyle. The place comes before everything else; it has to be famous not just for its beauty, but also for a rich history, and for being a place of interest in the art world, theatre, nobility and international business.

In Italy, Tuscany is the most requested region for property, with Forte dei Marmi leading. The other seaside resorts which are highly requested are Capri and the Amalfi Coast, Portofino and the Ligurian Riviera, and Sardinia.

Visit  to see 140 luxury seaside properties for sale in Italy, including a Portofino-based villa overlooking the Ligurian sea which once housed Robert Kennedy during a visit, liberty-style villas along the Forte dei Marmi promenade and many more.


SOURCE Lionard

For further information: Ian Heath,, Mob. +39-335-1883959; Lionard, Firenze, Via dei Banchi 6, Tel. +39-055-0548100,,

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