Private home of Innocenzo X for sale

While paging through the glossy Christie's Real Estate magazine this weekend, I came across the unusual headline announcing the sale of the "Private Home of Pope Innocenzo X."

The property description goes like this:

"This magnificent property in Piazza Navona displays original Renaissance frescoes and decorations that are considered artistic masterpieces. Commissioned by Pope Innocenzo X in 1645, the 400-square-meter, or around 4,305-square-foot, home has vaulted ceilings and a balcony viewing the piazza and Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers. This is a unique opportunity to live amid historical ambiance."

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No doubt. The cost to live in such ambiance: "Price upon request."

For more on this property, including 28 pictures, see Christie's website.


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