After spending years restoring his 900-acre estate in Tuscany, the pop star Sting pictured, is to throw open its doors – at a price – to anyone who wants to hire it for weddings or parties.
The former lead singer of The Police has turned 'Il Palagio', a 16th-century estate near Florence, into an active farm.
Now the 61-year-old has decided to give up some of his privacy by renting out six cottages on the estate at the rock- star rate of €7,000 a week each.
Guests will be able to use the large swimming pool, a giant chessboard in the garden and dine in Sting's wine cellar, lined with "enormous, ancient barrels", according to the Italian estate agency Immobiliare. (© Daily Telegraph, London)