Count Raniero Gnoli calls home to a treasure trove apartment located in a Palazzo in the Lazio region. But one wouldn’t expect less from Gnoli. He is one of the world’s greatest authorities on Roman and Byzantine marble, a scholar of Tantric Buddhism, and for more than 40 years a professor of Indology at Sapienza Università di Roma. He recalls beauty as a prime necessity and this home is a complete reflection of it.

Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home

Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home

Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home Count Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian homeCount Raniero Gnoli's magnificent Italian home

Images: Architectural Digest, Oberto Gili photography.