We’re a Little Obsessed With Andrea Bocelli’s Dreamy Tuscan Villa

published Jun 19, 2019
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Sometimes, buying a home is a little bit like falling in love. Sometimes, when you know, you know. It was like that for world-renowned opera singer Andrew Bocelli, who settled on this 8,000 square foot Tuscan villa “rather quickly.”

“For a choice as important as buying your home, I think we have to call on not only our rationality but also our instinct,” he told Architectural Digest.

It’s hard to blame him. The house, called Villa Alpemare, has pale pink stucco walls, wrought iron balconies, and a gracious yet relaxed aspect. For Andrea, it’s the perfect home base, for the times when he is not on tour, and the perfect home for his family: wife Veronica Berti Bocelli, and his three children, Amos, Matteo, and Virginia.

Renovating the house was a bit of a family affair. Andrea’s brother, architect Alberto Bocelli, spearheaded the process. (He also designed the interiors for the Bocelli Beach Club, which is owned by the family and is right across the street.) Andrea’s wife Veronica picked a great deal of the furnishings. Choosing decor can often be a point of contention in relationships, but on this Andrea and Veronica are blessedly aligned. “We are in perfect agreement; we have the same kind of sensibilities and perception when it comes to beauty,” he says. The upgrades included updates to the home’s heating, water, and electrical systems, and new windows and floors throughout. 

The furnishings of the home include multiple pianos, and evenings often end with an impromptu concert. For Andrea, that’s the most important thing about owning a home like this: being able to share the things you love with the people you love. “There is nothing better than spending an evening with my family and close friends, first for dinner and then at the piano, singing, laughing, and joking together.”

To see more of this dreamy Tuscan manse, check out the full tour on Architectural Digest