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Discover Four Exquisite Italian Homes

With its graceful buildings, cobblestoned streets, and showstoppers like the Florence'sPalazzo Vecchio,Rome'sColosseum, andPiedmont's Lake Maggiore,Italy isa feast for the eyes.Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and cuisine,or such a range of natural beauties. FromItaly Sotheby'sInternational Realty, ourFeatured Affiliate of the Month, behold four Italian dwellings unlike anything you have dreamt of before.

Extraordinary Apartment on the Lungarno | Florence, Italy

Florence, Piazza Giuseppe Poggi | Listed by Diletta Giorgolo Spinola.

Florence, Piazza Giuseppe Poggi | Listed by Diletta Giorgolo Spinola.

The property, on the first floor of a historic building, is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the historical center of Florence.

The apartment can be accessed by two entrances: the first one, crossing the inner cloister of the building through a monumental nineteenth-century staircase; the second one, more private, through the adjacent building. The rooms of the apartment are arranged in horseshoe shape around the three sides of the cloister. During the recent renovation, some beautiful frescoes, painted at the end of the 17th century, were brought back to life in the central hall with a five-span ceiling.

In the rooms adjoining the hall, a 16th century decorated wooden coffered ceiling has been brought to life. Its floral decorations are from the late 18th century.

The property consists of a large living room, two bedrooms with bathroom and wardrobe, two living rooms with sofa beds and bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room with kitchenette and a closet.

The apartment, very bright and quiet, is equipped with the latest technology; it is furnished in a classic contemporary manner and can be considered in its uniqueness one of the most beautiful houses currently available in the city.

Magnificent Apartment of Great Representation | Milan, Italy

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Milan, Bastioni Di Porta Venezia | Listed by Sergio Greco.

Magnificent large apartment in old building overlooking the gardens. At the entrance, you immediately perceive the light, the space and the sophistication, that characterize it. The large entrance hall with fireplace leads to the living room and the dining room; marble and parquet floors decorate the building. The sleeping area is composed by a huge master bedroom with fireplace, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom; there are other two large bedrooms with bathrooms. The kitchen is connected to the service area and has its own entrance. Finally, there are 4 m-high-ceilings with large windows, 4 balconies, cellar, loft and 2 garages - one is outside. This apartment is a mix of charm, luxury and good taste.

Early 20th Century Villa with Centuries-Old Park and Lake View| Lake Maggiore, Italy

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Verbania, Via Costanza | Listed by Isabella Masserini.

Villa dating from the first years of 1900, surrounded by a beautiful park full of camellias, azaleas and flowering plants, characterized by privacy, comfort and relaxation. The property is located on the hills above the city of Verbania-Intra, facing South West with a wonderful view of Lake Maggiore. The Park, with its walkways made of small pebbles, lets you admire the beauty of the roses climbing up on the terrace of the faade of the Villa and of the amphorae and the camellias along the path towards the pool and the relaxation area. It consists of an outdoor kitchen with dining area and services, and overhanging solarium to enjoy the garden in all its breadth and the view of the Lake in the summer. In the garden there is also an outbuilding that has been converted into a loft reminding to a farmstead with chimney and services, and a second guest house with two apartments that can host a keeper year-round, the garage and the convenient area to access the property from the main road. The architectural details, perfectly maintained, internally and externally, show the work of restoration of the building: they maintain continuity with the recently restored and recovered areas of the House. From the colours to the chosen materials, that recall and repeat themselves in the rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms, fireplaces, wood floors and marble in the bathrooms, they all give the villa its most important feature: keeping the idea of a historic villa on the Lake Maggiore. The entrance leads to the light and spacious living rooms with access to the flowering terrace, dining room with kitchen, studio and double stairwell, one for the staff and the other one for reaching the upper floor, where there is the sleeping area, with two master bedrooms, each with walk-in closet and private bathroom and other two double bedrooms with bathroom. On the attic floor there is a second sleeping area with three bedrooms and a bathroom, service area with laundry, and a large terrace with a beautiful view of the Lake. The lower floor of the Villa, with direct access to the garden and porch, consists of a large kitchen with pantry and dining room, billiard room, studio and Spa wellness area.

Panoramic Penthouse with a View| Rome, Italy

Rome, Via Di Sant' Eufemia | Listed by Diletta Giorgolo S.

Rome, Via Di Sant' Eufemia | Listed by Diletta Giorgolo S.

Prestigious building with Concierge, wonderful penthouse with 100 sqm terrace fixed with the unique view. The property has been completely renovated and is composed by a large living room with four large windows and to the upper floor there is an additional living room or TV room leads to the wonderful panoramic terrace that is completely immersed in the greenery of small trees and plants which relates to the living room a beautiful fully equipped kitchen, a master bedroom, two bathrooms suite, you can create the third room. The property has a large garage for two cars.

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