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8 Bed Villa for sale

Valletta, Malta, Malta

£3,056,393 *

 [€3,550,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Plot size: 1200 m2
  • Habitable space: 1200 m2

Features

  • Historic Building
  • Courtyard
  • 20 Rooms
  • Tremendous Potential

Full Description

Palazzo Valdina, a 445-year-old palazzo in Valletta, is up for sale. With 20 rooms and 8 bedrooms, this historic building still has many of its original architectural features including arched ceilings, stone slab floors, solid wooden beams and a spiral staircase that date all the way back to the Knights of St. John. Part of the conversion includes an elevator chamber accessible to all floors, making it an ideal property for potential projects such as a corporate office block, boutique hotel or retail landmark.

Purchased in June 1632 by Fra Carlo Valdina, a man who joined the Order of St. John in 1591, who took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, was the antithesis of these virtues. On record as not having a single act of generosity or patronage under his belt, Valdina was one of Malta's most notable financers in all the wrong ways. From regularly exploiting business deals within the Order to being appointed Captain-General of the Knights' navy in 1633 and capturing ships with rich cargos of merchandise and slaves, Valdina did not think twice about taking full advantage of these situations and pocketing the loot for himself.

Valdina's tendency towards violence also landed him in trouble many times. He spent four months in prison on one occasion when he and others grievously wounded a nobleman in Palermo. Perhaps one of his more notable confrontations came when he took it upon himself to physically assault a secretary to the Inquisition of Malta. An incident that ultimately escalated all the way up to the Pope himself in Rome and resulted in one year's exile from Malta for Valdina.

Given the rich history of this palazzo and its stunning beauty, this building presents a truly unique opportunity for the right person or people.

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*Based on an exchange rate of 0.861 from Euro to GBP. This rate is updated daily and is an indicative market rate supplied by A Place in the Sun Currency. Actual trading rates vary.

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