Cristiano Ronaldo shared 3.5 kas per week fishing village house with Georgina Rodriguez and children during coronavirus pandemic – The Scottish Sun
This is the magnificent ocean-view villa that Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly rented for his family before his return to Italy last summer during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Manchester United forward, then at Juventus, chose the six-bed property for £ 3,500 a week in a remote location near the fishing village of Canical after growing weary of his luxury apartment in the capital of Madeira, Funchal, during the first lockdown.
A video of 36-year-old Ronaldo posted to Instagram showed him sprinting down a ramp with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, next to a red-roofed house with a large garden – very different from the urban apartment in seven floors he bought in 2019 and had stayed during the coronavirus lockdown.
‘IDEAL HOLIDAY HOME’
Ronaldo’s rented villa, which can accommodate six people, is in a gated estate and has a huge swimming pool set in a landscaped garden with palm trees, stunning views of the Atlantic and direct access to the beach below .
It also has a games room with a pool table and an outdoor barbecue.
It is described on the local real estate website Madeira-legacy.com as “very private” and “the perfect vacation home for a family or group of friends”.
It is believed that Cristiano and Georgina relaxed there with children Ronaldinho Jr and twins Eva and Matteo.
Correio da Manha’s Vidas magazine quoted a source as saying: “He felt he needed space, that he was a bit stifled between four walls.
“This new place has a large garden and of course more privacy. Cristiano is very used to having a quiet life.
Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, who suffered a stroke last year, and his older brother Hugo are said to have remained in Funchal.
They live on the lower floors of the seven-story building the footballer bought in 2019 so he could enjoy the top two floors and his rooftop pool when he was in town.
The lack of privacy that Cristiano was in Funchal meant that when he was going out for a quick walk with his family they were approached by fans and photos of them were taken which were taken around the world.
Georgina was also pictured shopping a few days earlier.
Canical, half an hour’s drive east of Funchal, is home to around 6,000 people. It was the center of the whaling industry until the early 1980s and has a whale museum.
Emanuel Santos, the sculptor behind a bizarre statue of Cristiano that was mocked around the world after it was unveiled at Madeira airport in March 2017, is from Canical.
One of the sculptures he had made before the unveiling of Ronaldo’s bust, depicting two fishermen sitting in a small fishing boat, is on a roundabout at the entrance to the village.