Country estate from the 1700s
Christie's International Real Estate offers for sale Villa de Clario Filangieri di Candida which is an eighteenth-century country estate of 2,400 square meters. located in Livardi, in the part of the province of Naples that extends east to the slopes of Vesuvius. Around the courtyard are distributed the ancient spaces of agricultural work, the stables, the great hall of the harvest, the storerooms of the carriages and tools, the warehouse of the orchard, the large cellar with icebox, the kitchens and laundries, according to a scheme traced by the ancient Roman domus. The main floor is characterized by the elegant black and white geometries of the ancient majolica floor, the wallpapers and the colorful tapestries with plant motifs. The windows overlook the greenery with several terraces arranged to the course of the sun during the different hours of the day and to the view of the crater of the Volcano, 45 km away. The Italian garden of 20,000 square meters. approximately, with box hedges and centuries-old trees, arranges the magnificent citrus grove in perspective which ends with the discovery of a beautiful Arcadian temple. Palms and cypresses emerge in pairs from the oak groves around the garden, opening the way to the large hazelnut grove lying on the slope of the hill.
Born in the mid-eighteenth century on older buildings by Orazio Mastrilli, Marquis of Livardi, the name and furnishings of the villa date back to the wedding of his nephew Vincenza with Francesco Saverio De Clario, a patrician from Salerno. The exceptional conservation of the estate in the last century is due to the passion and taste of the Filangieri di Candida Gonzaga, owners since 1920.
Villa de Clario Filangieri in Candida has been a destination from the eighteenth century to today, thanks to the hospitality of Fulvia Cavriani and her daughter Eleonora Filangieri di Candida, of illustrious visits by the nobility, lovers of culture and art in Europe and around the world. As a prestigious stop on the circuit of Historic Houses and the Garden Club, the ancient estate is one of the most renowned and fascinating in southern Italy. The city of Naples is 32 km away. the Royal Palace of Caserta 36 km. Pompeii 26 km. Herculaneum 36 km. and the Amalfi coast 60 km.