Enchanting Roman Villa with a Celebrity Past

Our newest Home of the Week has a story every bit as alluring as the cinema stars that were once hosted at the property.

Embedded within the archaeological park of Ancient Appia, about 300 meters from the tomb of Cecilia Metella and just 10 minutes from Rome’s most famous landmark — the Coliseum — the villa encompasses two private mansions surrounded by centuries-old plants, a heated swimming pool, garage and service apartments. The villa's celebrity pedigree begins with its former owner: director and producer Carlo Ponti, who was married to Sophia Loren. It was a famous gathering spot for actors such as Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, Rex Harrison, Kirk Douglas and his son, Michael Douglas — thanks to its proximity to the Roman movie studio responsible for films like “Ben Hur,” “Spartacus,” and “Cleopatra.” View the complete property listed by Valentina Bodini of Coldwell Banker Bodini International Real Estate.


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