A grand Italian mansion that Napoleon used as his headquarters has gone on sale – and it’s the same price as a two-bed flat in London.
Villa La Voglina was built in the 17th Century by the world-renowned Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra.
The historic property, in the Piedmont of Italy, is set in 61 acres (25 hectares and boasts 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a private chapel which seats 30 people.
In 1800, Napoleon used Villa La Voglina as his headquarters for the Battle of Marengo.
Napoleon’s forces overcame General Michael von Melas’ surprise attack on June 14, 1800, near the Italian city of Alessandria.
As a thank you to the French ancestors of the villa’s current owner, Napoleon ordered the captured Austrian troops to build the current terrace.
The property boasts formal gardens and terraces along with a vineyard which, if restored, could produce around 100,000 bottles of wine per year.
The owners have put the villa and its grounds on the market with Mayfair estate agency Beauchamp Estates.
The estate is on the market for £3.8 million – the same as a two-bedroom flat that Beauchamp has for sale in Eaton Square, London.
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