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Historic 'La Croix des Gardes', Jewel of the French Riviera

The largest remaining estate on the Cote D'Azur, this legendary property is an homage to the glory days of the French Riviera. In 1955, the property became famous as the set of Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief". Megastar Grace Kelly fell under the spell of this unique Castle, positioned a few minutes from the port of Cannes and the 'Palais des Festivals'. 

Dating back to the early 19th century, this villa was built alongside a series of outstanding properties in the region, such as the 'Villa Rothschild', 'Castle Vallombrosa', and 'Villa Romée'.  The region became known as 'Quartier des Anglais'.

One of the Greatest Homes In All Of Italy

Everything about this listing seems to be a mystery apart from the fact that architecturally speaking it's beautiful. After extensive digging on the internet it turns out you really are looking at a "PALLADIAN VILLA OF HIGHEST IMPORTANCE" as the listing states. This, is Villa Cornaro, considered to be one of the greatest houses in all of Italy. Located in Piombino Dese 30km from Venice, Italy, the villa was constructed between 1553-1554. It's had a great influence on architecture all around the world including buildings such as The White House. In addition, it has used as a model for villas all over the world including Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the US.