Historic neoclassical building, Villa Volpi used as a location for the advertising campaign of the new collections Tod’s is on sale for $33 million. Overlooking one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean, in Sabaudia, about 90 km from Rome was perfect for photographing by Italian luxury label.
One of the most famous luxury properties in Italy was commissioned by the Countess Nathalie Volpi di Misurata, wife of Joseph Volpe, founder of the Venice Film Festival in 1932. Following in the tradition of Palladio, as well as ancient Greek architecture, this rare estate is a triumph of design ensconced amid 10.5 hectares, or about 26 acres, of natural terrain within a national park. The project was commissioned by the Countess of Villa of the famous Milanese architect Tomaso Buzzi that ended in 1960, the residence has seven bedrooms and other spaces designed to accommodate the lavish celebrities who frequented the salon of the Volpi family. Inside the property there is also a guest house with three bedrooms, a cottage and an annex.
Nearly 400 meters, or 1,300 feet, of Mediterranean coastline provides breathtaking beaches and beautiful dunes that protect the residence from prying eyes, while at the far end of the property, the waters of the Lake Paola provide a complete change of scenery and access to year-round water skiing.
The architecture recalls the style of ancient Greece is a triumph of style and has many tempting over the years, so that even Roman Abramovich tried to buy a few years ago to add to his many properties around the world .
This home fosters an incredibly peaceful and glamorous way of life, notes Clarice Pecori Giraldi of Christie’s International Real Estate, bringing together a unique location in Italy – where waterfront properties of this scale are extremely rare – with the incredible sophistication of classical architecture. [Christie's]