Sleep Where Van Gogh Slept: Famous Artists' Homes for Rent
Many of us head to museums and galleries to check out the works of great artists — it inspires our own creative juices. But what if you could spark your creativity by actually living like those ingenious geniuses? From Gustav Klimt’s house in Italy to Modigliani’s Parisian abode, here are seven homes for rent once lived in by famous artists.
Plan an Italian escape at the home of Giambologna. (Photo: HomeAway)
Where: Florence, Italy
Stay in this two-bedroom apartment situated in the laboratory of famed sculptor Giambologna, and you will be totally revitalized. The Palazzo Bellini delle Stelle was built in the 16th century and has been restructured to enhance its Renaissance glory, making it the perfect romantic and relaxing escape. From $400 a night, you get a frescoed salon able to accommodate 15 people, a dining room, and a modern kitchen all just steps from the beautiful Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica.
Rent the home where Vincent Van Gogh once lived. (Photo: Airbnb)
Who: Vincent Van Gogh
Where: Paris, France
Montmartre has been the epicenter for many great artists over the years. Perhaps one of the most famous was Vincent Van Gogh, who was known for his eccentric-artist persona as much as his one-of-a-kind paintings. Skip the ear slicing, but still follow in his footsteps with a stay in this private room from $60 a night. You will experience the identical views that inspired two of Van Gogh’s paintings — “View of Paris From Vincent’s Room in the Rue Lepic" and "View of Roofs and Backs of Houses.”
Experience beautiful views and privacy at this home where Sir Terry Frost produced work. (Photo: HomeAway)