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Once, twice, sold? Rome villa with Caravaggio up for auction

A Rome villa containing the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is set to go on a court-ordered auction block Tuesday, thanks to an inheritance dispute pitting the heirs of one of the Italian capital's aristocratic families against their step-mother, a Texas-born princess.

The Casino della Aurora, also known as Villa Ludovisi, in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The villa in the heart of Rome that features the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is being put up for auction by court order after the home was restored by its last occupants: a Texas-born princess and her late husband, a member of one of Rome's aristocratic families. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)