Take a tour of Borgo Finocchieto, the luxurious Italian villa where the Obamas are on holiday

If you're looking for the 44th president, you'll find him relaxing under the Tuscan sun.
Borgo Finocchieto

If you're looking for the 44th president, you'll find him relaxing under the Tuscan sun.

The Obamas have been holidaying in plenty of amazing destinations since the 44th president left office in January. From Richard Branson's private Necker Island to Marlon Brando's former hideaway in Tahiti, it's been mostly tropical.

After a stop in Milan, Italy, for a sold-out speech on climate change, the former president is reportedly making his way to the Tuscan countryside.

According to La Repubblica, Obama is heading to Borgo Finocchieto, a luxurious hilltop villa in Buonconvento, where he will be joined by his wife, Michelle. 

Borgo Finocchieto is a restored eight hundred-year-old village, or “borgo.”
Borgo Finocchieto

Borgo Finocchieto is a restored eight hundred-year-old village, or “borgo.”

Borgo Finocchieto is a private village made up of five houses that can house up to 44 guests and sits on a property of six acres.

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The village's long history goes back to 1318, but by the 1980s, it was abandoned.

 

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In 2001, American John Phillips purchased the property and began reconstruction. Phillips served as the US Ambassador to Italy under the Obama administration from 2013 to early 2017.

Considered a 'place of special significance' by the Italian government, Phillips had to abide by various laws while renovating the property.

'Rebuilding was expected to be totally consistent with what was there before,' Phillips told the New York Times in 2007.

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Amenities in the villa include a ballroom, a formal dining room, a kitchen where guests can take cooking classes, a wine-tasting cellar, and plenty of outdoor space for dining.

 

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The entire villa, which includes a  tennis courts as well as a pool, can be rented out for family reunions or weddings.

So far while in Italy, Obama has spent time sightseeing -- including stopping to see Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper - and delivering a sold-out speech on climate change in Milan.

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