Saturday, June 02, 2012

Palazzo Bardi

The NY Times Real Estate section runs lots of articles about high-end real estate. Often, these apartments or houses are situated in New York City, which of course has some of the most expensive real estate in the world - but there's a whole section, Great Homes & Destinations, that covers high-end real estate internationally.

This week, Great Homes has an article about the Palazzo Bardi, where, in the late 16th century, the Florentine Camerata met to try to recreate Greek drama. What they actually did was to invent opera.

The Palazzo is now divided into apartments, and the space that housed the theater is now someone's home. The Times article says that the family wanted to preserve the open space of the theater, but it doesn't sound as though they really did, since they built a big structure within the old theater. And this makes me sad.

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