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Italian villa owned by Napoleon's sister up for sale

Sitting on 5 ha of land in a town 20 minutes from Pisa, it has 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a library, a pool and servants quarters. Asking price: 8 million euros

"I think it's an excellent price for what it is. Obviously, it needs some work, but if you put something into it, you'll be paid a thousand times back." - Clare Mahon Pardini, an American writer who married into the family now selling the property.

New York 

AFTER Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, his siblings were in a bind.

Each - and there were seven of them - had been elevated by their illustrious brother into the European nobility, and all of them, in their own way, suddenly found themselves personae non

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