Gore Vidal's cliffside Italian villa hits the market at $21.1million

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Baku, November 11, AZERTAC

The cliffside Italian mansion once owned by author Gore Vidal is up for sale, according to the Mail Online.

The 10,500 square foot residence, which sits on over six acres of land and is 1,000 feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea in Ravello, is on the market for $21.1million.

In addition to the stunning views and massive estate, the house also comes with plenty of history, as Vidal entertained everyone from Mick Jagger and Susan Sarandon to Hillary Clinton and Princess Margaret at the lavish parties he threw there.

Variety reports that Vidal purchased the home - named La Rondinaia because of its resemblance to a swallow's nest - in 1972, and in 1993 made it his permanent residence.

He was forced to sell the home a decade later, in 2004, when it became too difficult for him to get around the steep property after he began to occasionally need the use of a wheelchair.

The seven bedroom, six bathroom home was first built in 1930 and includes numerous balconies and terraces offering stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.

There is also a swimming pool and pool house, as well as lemon and olive groves and grape arbors.

After selling La Rondinaia in 2004 Vidal returned to the home he owned in the Hollywood Hills where, in 2013 at the age of 86, he passed away from pneumonia.

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