Villa at the Circus Maximus
Set a course for history
The most exciting port of call in the world
Come on aboard! As your gaze travels across the esplanade of the Circus Maximus, we will journey past the most extraordinary sites of ancient Rome: the Imperial Forums, the Palatine Hill, the Colosseum, the churches and gardens of the Caelian Hill, and the monuments of the Capitoline.
An extraordinary renovation
More than two years’ work under the supervision of specialised archaeologists and an investment of some three million euros have produced this glorious residence, measuring 800 square metres inside and with 2,000 square metres of external grounds and facilities. The 1960s building, which was demolished and rebuilt in the 1980s, was constructed in the form of an oblong to accommodate the archaeological restrictions. The property is a smart home, fully automated and controllable by remote, with lift, safe room, security system with video surveillance, ducted air-conditioning and shatterproof windows.
Garden and swimming pool
The villa is surrounded by ancient trees, the iconic Roman pines and laurels of the classical age. The patio area with barbecue is adorned with roses and provides one of the best points to savour the stunning views of the Colosseum.
The swimming pool has been completely rebuilt and is fitted with a modern electric shutter system that disappears beneath the wooden decking. The semi-circular steps have a setting for whirlpool massage, and there is also a solar-heated shower. A few steps lead down to the pool house, a changing room with two showers and two toilets.
The heart of the house is the glass-walled living room, which is reached by a descent through a series of smaller living spaces that look out onto a network of walls from the classical period, traversed by a backlit external wooden walkway.
Through these living spaces, you reach the vast kitchen: modern, fully equipped and with two concealed areas – a bedroom with bathroom for domestic staff and a spacious pantry. The kitchen gives onto the lobby, which has separate access to the courtyard and leads to two guest apartments. The service area, comprising two apartments, kitchen, laundry and safe room, is located in a separate area, with two accesses.
All of the villa’s bathrooms are finished in travertine marble, a light-coloured, richly veined limestone variety that has been used in Rome since the first century BC.
The first floor provides three master bedrooms and is entirely surrounded by a generous balcony. There is also a ramp leading to the ‘fly’, the upper deck of our ship: the terrace. This overlooks one of the most spectacular sights in the world, perhaps equal only to the Parthenon or the Pyramids of Giza: elegantly appointed with stylish outdoor furniture, the terrace provides a conversation zone and a dining area, with breathtaking views of the Capitoline and Palatine hills and the magnificent Colosseum.
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