As we begin finals, I can’t help but pine for summer. However, with Europe still closed to US tourism until further notice, it looks as though the only glimpse of Europe I’ll get this summer is through Sotheby’s ever-intoxicating international realty site. Today, join me as we walk through the Villa Borghese gardens and the Quadrilatero della Moda and experience some of the finest real estate Rome has to offer.
1. Vicolo Savelli, €3.2 million ($3.891 million)
A modern artist’s loft with old world charm, this stunning apartment is light, bright, and boasts gorgeous original ceilings and hardwood floors. And, as if the intoxicatingly warm color palette and open concept weren’t enough, the penthouse also has an exquisite hanging garden and rooftop patio.
2. Via Giulia, Price Upon Request
This expansive apartment has been left seemingly untouched since its construction during the Renaissance period. While gaudy on today’s terms, this gorgeous property oozes history, boasting original architecture, furnishings, and design throughout. Complete with Renaissance-era statues, frescoed ceilings, and spacious terrace overlooking an immaculately manicured garden, this 8 bedroom, 15 bathroom property means owning a piece of history.
3. Via Flaminia, €2.5 million ($3.04 million)
This enchanting fixer upper, overlooking the iconic Ponte Milvio, provides a clean slate with fabulous original detailing. From its panoramic views to its coffered ceilings, all this 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom gem needs is a bit of warmth and some exquisite furnishings to match it.
4. Via Calandrelli, Price Upon Request
Last but certainly not least: my favorite property to date. This incomparable villa, located in the Rome’s uber-exclusive Gianicolo hill boasts classic Italian architecture with modern yet warm finishes. Complete with a spa, personal gym, expansive terraces, an enviable library, and expertly manicured gardens, this 8 bedroom, 14 bathroom wonder is the ultimate Italian abode.