This is the palace in Rome that belonged to the American Rita Jenrette and will be auctioned

Rita Jenrette, born in Texas, became Italian royalty upon marrying Nicolò Francesco Boncompagni Ludovisi. She is now known as Her Highness Serena Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, Princess of Piombino.

During their marriage Jenrette was in charge of giving another style to the palace in Rome known as Villa Aurora.

This property of 32,000 square feet It will be auctioned by the Italian government on January 18, 2022. The auction is said to start at $ 534 million.

Jenrette came to this villa in 2003At that time, the place was not in the best conditions, there were leaks and cracks in several of its spaces.

This palace could also pass as a museum, as it houses a sculpture by Michelangelo, a ceiling painting by Caravaggio and a table by Ugo Boncompagn. There are also historical objects such as letters from Marie Antoinette and Louis XV.

Through this house, whose construction dates back to 1570, important figures of history such as Galileo Galilei, Annie Leibovitz and others.


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