Over in fair Verona, a frieze-covered palazzo is for sale that spans the centuries.
Via Giosue’ Carducci is close to the heart of the artistic city – best known as the setting for Shakespeare’s epic romance, Romeo and Juliet – with parts of the building dating back to the medieval period.
The 10-bedroom Italian property is an architectural jigsaw puzzle, complete with 17th-century extensions and a swooping stone staircase, and frescoes dating to the 18th century.
Via Giosue’ Carducci is marketed via Italy Sotheby’s International Realty with price upon private negotiation, and the colossal 21,527 sq ft is currently undergoing restoration. It’s being posed as a mixed-use redevelopment with residential and office spaces, and approval from the Superintendency for Cultural Heritage of Verona.
In addition to the frescoes, which depict mythological figures and original stucco moulding, rooms have soaring raftered ceilings, 18th-century flooring, carved doors and balconies.