Rome villa expected to fetch up to $500m in ‘sale of the century’

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It is being dubbed in Italy the “sale of the century”.

A villa in Rome is going under the auctioneer’s hammer after an aristocratic family failed to reach a deal to keep it in a bitter inheritance feud.

The palatial home’s expected to fetch as much as $500m, largely because it has one of only known ceilings painted by the Italian painter Carravagio.

Al Jazeera’s Barbara Angopa reports.

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