9 bed house in Rome for sale ref VDPDR32
Nine bedroom house in Rome for sale, this Villa is a very large construction, on the cliff edge, South of city old ( as Civitavecchia used to be known ). From 1883 to 1887, one Balthazar Odescalchi referred to it as “ A pleasant home for wife and sons”. In the 1920s it occasionally hosted the Italian Royal Family. King Vittorio Emanuelle III and Queen Elena. Here they both enjoyed the music performed by the local Bands.
In 1930 Marconi rented the villa and soon erected some wire antennas to study progation, alignment of lobes, wave angle and ground reflection, ( The reference to this is his radio operator, Adelmo Landini in the book “ Navigando con Marconi a bordo del yacht Elettra” year 1950 page 99 ).
Marconi’s daughter Princess Elettra was also born in 1930 to his second wife Mary Christine Bezzi Scali. In the same year on July 27th i.e. 1930 Landini, heard a one way communication via EME, an uncommon intelligent signal echo with 2 seconds of delay from Rio de Janeiro. Then on July 30th Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli ( Future Pope XII ) baptized Elettra in the Villa. Later the same day Marconi and the Cardinal embarked on the yacht Elletra named after his little daughter which was docked nearby.
To give you a better view of this beautiful historical Villa still intact in spite the test of time and turmoil, standing majestically..
The main door is made of solid wood, with the Court of Arms
A Plaque of historical background encased on the wall and the side view of the Villa.
Arched Windows overlooking the approach to the Villa
Stunning Interior, high beautifully painted ceiling, antique chandeliers, these are just a few things which make Villa unique and breathtaking.
Picture of the Dining area when the Villa was converted as a top class and exclusive restaurant in the year 1961. Which was patronized by actors, Marcello Mastroianni, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peppino de Filippo, Silvana Pampanini and many more besides also the family of Marconi’s widow Christine.
Beautiful fireplace, wood paneling on the walls, high roof finished with dark wooden beams. The fireplace still depicts the Court of Arms.
View of the garden which is lush green with trees of all kinds and the steps leading down to the private beach of the villa, even here you cant help but notice the greenery which is part and parcel of this beautiful and historical property, a scenic surrounding ,no wonder giving Marconi that inspiration which revolutionized the world and carried his legacy through time and centuries.
Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor known as the father of long distance radio transmission, and this is who this beautiful villa belonged to.
- Civitavecchia ( Port of Civitacecchia, connection with Sardinia )
- On the sea with Private Beach
- 40 Minutes from Rome
- 30 Kms from Cerveteri ( Etruscan City )
- Villa was the Property of Guglielmo Marconi
- Princess Elettra Marconi was born in Villa Dei Principi
- € 6850000