While Rome has dozens of magnificent palaces, they often remain in the same families for centuries and it is rare for one of them to be offered for sale.
A Renaissance palace grafted onto the top of an ancient Roman theatre is up for sale in Rome for €32 million ($42 million).
Its asking price is thought to make it the most expensive property currently on sale in the Italian capital, and one of the most expensive in Europe.
The 11,000 sq ft property has frescoed staterooms, a ballroom, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a library, a dining room, a terrace, a separate penthouse and cellars.
The Palazzo Orsini is built on top of the still-standing stone and marble shell of the Theatre of Marcellus, dating from the 1st Century BC. Read more…