An Italian property that was the childhood home of French First Lady Carla Bruni has gone on the market, which could interest those looking to invest in Italy property.

Reuters Life reported that the historic castle, which is in the hills to the north-east of the city of Turin, is on the market for $25 million (£15.18 million) and is the place where Ms Bruni spent much of her early life.

The family lived at the 21,000 square foot Castello di Castagneto Po before moving to Paris, France, in the 1970s, the source noted.

According to the news source, the castle is "surrounded by some 175 acres replete with vegetable gardens, orchards, flowering terraces, ancient greenhouses, a caretaker’s house and a farm building".

Meanwhile, Ms Bruni has recently been seen enjoying a month-long holiday to a French Riviera property belonging to her mother, as she takes time off from her official engagements schedule.

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