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ROME — Standing between the sixth and eighth holes at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is a 1,000-year-old, 50-room castle topped by a large Italian flag and containing fossils dating back 300,000 years.

The course is named after the castle’s 15th-century owner, Marco Simone. It once was the home of famed astronomer Galileo Galilei and today is the private residence of fashion designer Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna, who also runs the club that was built after her parents bought the castle in 1978, the year she was born.

Marco Simone, the castle, withstood hundreds of years of invasions before being restored […]

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