Mel Gibson invited to buy castle in Calabria Italy

Source: The Asian Age

San Lorenzo del Vallo: The mayor of the small Italian town of San Lorenzo del Vallo is encouraging Hollywood star Mel Gibson to purchase an ancient home there. The director of The Passion of the Christ could enjoy the privacy of a large 600-year-old castle, according to mayor Luciano Marranghello.

“It’s a building from the 1500’s with Spanish architecture because it was built following the marriage of the Spanish Mendoza and noble woman Lucrezia della Valle, who came from the town,” Marranghello said. Gibson became enchanted with southern Italy after filming The Passion of the Christ in a medieval town in the southern Basilicata region. The star is looking to buy a house in the region of Calabria, in Italy’s deep south, Italian gossip website Gossipitaliano.it reported on June 16.

The castle has 13 thousand square metres of land surrounding it guaranteeing privacy, said Marranghello. San Lorenzo del Vallo is further south in the Calabria region and has 3,500 inhabitants.

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