Sophia Loren’s Villa

I’ve been really enjoying looking at these photos of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti’s beautiful 50-room lavish villa in Rome. They were taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life in June of 1964. It’s hard to believe that this was nearly 50 years ago! I guess that’s the magic of classic, well-made, timeless style–which Loren and Ponti both possess. Even their “guest cottage” looks like a palace. Imagine having breakfast on that terrace, dipping in that pool and frolicking in those fields. Una bella vita! Such a dream.

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Photography by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life.

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8 Responses to “Sophia Loren’s Villa”
  1. kelsey says:

    insanely gorgeous. i adore the shots of her – beautiful lady!

  2. Ah, how lovely! I wish my summers looked like this.

  3. Woah! Look at the second picture, you can imagine walking the round stairs going up to her room. She is such an inspiration, una bella vita davvero :)
    Ale
    x

  4. Melissa says:

    I wonder if the house still looks like that! Thank god she still looks like that ;)

    I love her so much, and these photos are awesome.