One of the most glamorous properties overlooking the Mediterranean has been listed for sale. The listing price is $33 million. The property had been in the news recently as it featured in Italian luxury label Tod’s new ad campaign. Called the Villa Volpi, it is an incredible neo-classical palazzo overlooking the Mediterranean. The property was showcased beautifully in the ad as it is synonymous with a luxurious lifestyle. The villa is built on a plot that spreads to 26 acres including a private sandy beach.
Countess Nathalie Volpi di Misurata, wife of Giuseppe Volpi who founded the Venice Film Festival in 1932, had got the villa made, way back in 1960. The noblewoman was known for her impeccable taste. Her finess and elegance were legendary. The noted Milanese architect Tomaso Buzzi was commissioned by the countess to build the villa. The villa has seven bedrooms and several large entertaining spaces. The villa has had the honor of playing host to a large number of dignitaries and celebrities including royalty. The estate features some other smaller structures including a three bedroom guest house, a two bedroom cottage and stables.
Christie’s Great Estates has highlighted this villa as it will have a global appeal and a lot of international buyers could be interested in the sophisticated, elegant and luxurious villa. Clarice Pecori Giraldi of Christie’s Great Estates, point out that the villa fosters an incredibly peaceful and glamorous way of life. Waterfront properties made on this scale are rare and very difficult to find in Italy. The location is unique and the quality of everything about the villa is of the highest order. The architecture is classical and the interiors are highly sophisticated. I don’t think you can find a similar property easily.