Napoleon's residence put up for sale


According to the Daily Mirror, Napoleon Bonaparte’s residence that was his headquarters during the Battle of Marengo (1800) is put up for sale.

The villa La Voglina was constructed by a famous Italian architect Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century. The construction which has a “П” form and the square of 60 acres is situated in Piemonte. It disposes 13 bed rooms, 9 bath rooms and a chapel for 30 people. The villa is surrounded by the English garden. Moreover, in its territory there are vine lands which are able to yield 100,000 bottles of vine a year.

La Voglina’s price is £3,8 million. The Beauchamp Estates agency deals with its sale.

In 1800 the villa was Napoleon's headquarters. The battle between Austria and France took place on June 14. It was the final fight of the second Bonaparte’s Italian campaign. As a result the Austrian army capitulated and left Italy.

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