Villa aurora

villa aurora

How much is the Villa Aurora worth?

Romes 16th-century Villa Aurora to hit auction block at $534 million After years of legal wrangling, the sprawling Roman villa filled with masterpieces from antiquity to the Renaissance will hit the auction block Tuesday with a starting price of $534 million.

What is Villa Aurora famous for?

However, Villa Aurora is best known for having the only Caravaggio fresco in existence. Caravaggio is famous for his moody portraits with incredible lighting but these were all painted on canvas. This image is painting directly onto the ceiling, so it can never be moved outside of Villa Aurora.

Why stay at Villa Aurora in Rome?

A short walk from the famous Via Veneto, home to some of Rome’s smartest hotels and close to the famed Piazza di Spagna, the ancient Porta Pinciana and Villa Borghese’s majestic park, Villa Aurora is a magnificent refuge from the hustle and bustle of the Italian capital.

Is Villa Aurora open to the public?

The sprawling Villa Aurora is filled with masterpieces from antiquity to the Renaissance, and its never been open to the public. In past centuries, it had some notable visitors: Galileo, Goethe, Stendhal, Gogol, Tchaikovsky and Henry James. At the top of the hill stands the 30,000 square foot Villa Aurora.

How much is the Villa Aurora in Rome worth?

Situated on 1.5 acres of land on a hill in the heart of Rome, the aristocratic mansion, known as Villa Aurora, has an estimated value of 471 million euros ($539 million).

Who is the owner of Villa Aurora?

Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, widow of the owner, Prince Nicolo Boncompagni Ludovisi, who died in 2018, has lived in the property for the past 19 years and recounted her initial impressions of the building to The National. “The first time I entered Villa Aurora, I just fell in love with it,” she says.

What makes Villa Aurora so special?

Recent surveys commissioned by Princess Rita and her late husband suggest that the ground on which the villa is built is exceptionally rich in archaeological treasures from the Roman era. Over the centuries Villa Aurora has hosted many illustrious figures, from Galileo to Goethe, and was an important destination for visitors on the Grand Tour.

Will Villa Aurora ever be open to the public?

Unlike other noble residences in the Italian capital that have become museums, Villa Aurora has never been open to the public. Princess Rita has organised guided tours since 2010, and believes that the estate should be opened to the public after the auction at least once a year.

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