The House from Gladiator

The iconic house used in Ridley Scott's celebrated film "Gladiator". Famous cypress lined driveway, stunning views, 3 storey villa, annex and 17 hectares of olive groves and arable land.

  • Ref #: V4644AB 
  • Price: €3,000,000 
  • Address: Pienza, Tuscany 
  • Location Type: Rural 
  • Bedrooms: 12 
  • Bathrooms:
  • Condition: restored 
  • Property size: 1300 sqm + 14 sqm 
  • Land size: 17 hectares 
  • Within 1 hour of an airport:
  • Garage:
  • Olives:
  • Has annex/es:

Property Feature

  • 17 hectares
  • annex to restore
  • arches
  • beams
  • character property
  • close to amenities
  • cypress-lined drive
  • large villa
  • olive groves
  • original features
  • Parking
  • Ridley Scott
  • Stone walls
  • terrace
  • terracotta floors
  • The house from Gladiator
  • Views
  • woodland


The House from Gladiator

The House from Gladiator. This iconic property, famed for its use in Ridley Scott’s celebrated film “Gladiator” as the home of Maximum Decimus Meridius, is located in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As fans of the film will know, it is in an elevated position and boasts wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.

Don’t take our word for it.  Click here for the film clip.

Accessed via the beautiful and world renowned cypress-lined driveway, the property includes a 3 storey villa of 1,300 sqm (some of the rooms in need of renovation), an annex of 14 sqm to restore and 17 hectares of land with extensive olive groves and arable land.

As well as enjoying its unique film provenance, the property is truly beautiful in its own right.

As one would expect, the house is full of typical Tuscan features such as exposed wooden beams, brick arches, terracotta floors and stone walls with travertine elements. Its famous pedigree combined with a location which is easily accessible to all the main centres of the area such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino, make the property an excellent investment as a home or a business.  The price is negotiable.


1,300 sqm on 3 storeys.  The central part of the house was restored in 2008. Some of the rooms in other parts of the house require restoration.

Ground Floor: Cellars, garage, technical room.

First Floor: 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms with fireplace, dining room, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, storage area, large terrace.

Second Floor: 6 bedrooms, bathroom, closet.


Former pigsty of 14 sqm and a large shed, both to be restored.

External Areas:

17 hectares (about 42 acres) of which about 1.7 hectares (about 3.8 acres) is olive groves and the remainder, arable land.

Access via 350m gravel drive lined with Cypress trees.


Mains water and electricity, well for irrigation, oil central heating (possible to connect to mains gas), phone line, wifi.

Energy Efficiency Rating: G

Distance from services: 

1.5 km.

Distance from the main airports: 

Perugia 97 km, Florence 123 km, Rome 205 km.

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