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- Villa Bonaparte, Ajaccio, Corsica.
Birthplace of Napoleon on August 15, 1769 and Pauline on October 20, 1780.
- Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan, Italy.
Pauline and General LeClerc’s home in Milan.
- Chateau de Montgobert, Montgobert, France.
Home to Pauline and General LeClerc. The couple moved there in 1800. This home was going to be the home of Dermide but his unexpected death cancelled the long-term plans. Both General LeClerc and Dermide are buried here.
- National Palace, Saint-Domingue.
Home to Pauline and General LeClerc in 1802.
- Hotel Charost, Paris.
Pauline’s home from 1803-1814. At this location, Camillo and Pauline’s marriage contract was signed on August 25th, 1803. The building later became the home of Duke Wellington (who had defeated Napoleon in Spain) and is now currently the British Embassy.
- Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy.
The property which includes Galleria Borghese and Villa Borghese Pinciana. It is currently one of Rome’s largest parks. At this location, the novel begins during Carnevale.
- Villa Borghese Pinciana, Rome, Italy.
Situated on the property of Villa Borghese, this Villa was built as an additional home for the Borghese family.
- Temple of Diana, Rome, Italy.
Located on the property of Villa Borghese, this is where Pauline meets the fictitious St. Luc for a kiss during Carnevale.
- Palazzo Borghese, Rome, Italy.
Home to Pauline and Camillo. Located on Via Borghese, this Palazzo is still home to some Borghese family members although its primary tenant is the Spanish Embassy; it is also home to Circolo Della Caccia, a private social club.
- Map of Rome.
Villa Borghese, now a public park, and Galleria Borghese, now a museum, is located on the upper-right side of the map, just beyond the walls of the city. Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore is located to the upper-right side of the Roman Coliseum.
- Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy.
This is the location in which the Barbary horses are captured during Carnevale. Anyone visiting Rome will sooner or later end up at the Piazza Venezia. This square is located in the heart of Rome, at the end of the Via del Corso. From here it is only a short walk to some of Rome’s most famous sights like the Campidoglio, the Forum Romanum and the Pantheon.
- Villa Mondragone, Frascati, Italy.
Home to Camillo’s brother, Prince Francesco Borghese. While Dermide is staying here for the summer in 1804, he falls ill and unexpectedly dies.
- Villa Borghese, Frascati, Italy.
Now known as Villa Aldobrandini, this enormous Villa became part of the Borghese assets through the arranged marriage and alliance of the Aldobrandini and Borghese families.
- Villa Borghese, Frascati, Italy.
Villa Borghese is situated in the middle of the map. To the left is Villa Mondragone (home to Lucien Bonaparte). Villa Borghese is now known as Villa Paris. It is situated on the hills outside of Rome and was home to the Borgheses until 1895. Pauline and Camillo would often visit this family Villa to escape the warm summer months in Rome. This was also the Villa in which The Bachelor, Rome was filmed.
- Villa Rufinella, Frascati, Italy
This Villa was home to Lucien. At this location, Dermide played with his cousins in the summer of 1804 shortly before his death.
- Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Italy.
Home to Prince Camillo Borghese in 1808 when he becomes governor-general.
- Stupinigi Hunting Palace, Stupinigi, Italy
Pauline despised Turin’s cold and damp climate. As a result, Camillo moved his court to this hunting palace in the beautiful town of Stupinigi.
- Palazzo Falconieri, Rome, Italy.
Home of Pauline after leaving Elba (Prince Camillo had initially refused to allow her to live in the Palazzo Borghese).
- Villa Paolina, Rome, Italy.
Pauline buys this Villa in 1816 after moving out of Palazzo Falconieri.
- Villa Paolina, Lucca, Italy.
Pauline would often travel to Lucca to visit the spas in the area. This Villa was left to her by Napoleon in his will.
- Villa Paolina, Viareggio, Italy.
Another one of Pauline’s favorite towns. From Viareggio, Pauline was able to see Elba, which brought back memories of her life with Napoleon.
- Villa Fabricotti, Florence, Italy.
Camillo rents this Villa, known as the Villa Strozzi, shortly before Pauline’s death as it provided more light and air than the Palazzo Borghese.
- Venus Victrix (Princess Pauline) Statue by Canova, Rome Italy.
Located in Galleria Borghese, this statue was commissioned by Prince Camillo and given to Pauline as a gift. It is now one of Rome’s most famous statues.
- Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
One of Rome’s five Basilicas, home to the Borghese Family Chapel and Borghese Family Crypt which is where Pauline, Camillo, Cardinal Scipione, Pope Paul V and other Borghese family members are laid to rest.
- St. Peter’s Basilica.
Prince Paul V (Prince Camillo Borghese) was credited for finishing St. Peter’s Cathedral. To pay tribute and respect to his uncle, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, had Prince Camillo’s name inscribed in Latin, “In Honor of Prince Paul V Borghese Roman Pope” on the façade of this famous Basilica.