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Is historic Rome villa the world's most valuable property?

A historic Rome villa goes to auction this week, with the opening bid set at €471m ($535m).

The property is home to the only known ceiling mural by Italian baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.

The sale is the result of a drawn-out inheritance dispute after the death of its former owner Prince Nicolo Boncompagni Ludovisi in 2018.

The BBC’s Rome correspondent Mark Lowen was allowed in to take a sneak peek inside ahead of the sale.


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