In the summer of 1964, Alfred Eisenstaedt paid a visit to Sophia Loren at her grand villa in Rome that she shared with her life-long husband, producer Carlo Ponti. This could be seen as the fulfilment of the promise that Ponti made to Loren when they got married in 1957, that he would give her “the most beautiful house in the world.” And indeed it was.
Sophia Loren standing on balcony of her study talking to Carlo Ponti who is standing in the garden below.
Sophia Loren plays with her niece on the litttle island of the man made pond on the grounds of her villa.
Sophia Loren entertaining Vittorio de Sica, his wife and Marcello Mastroianni in the formal dining room.
Sophia Loren entertaining Vittorio de Sica, his wife and Marcello Mastroianni in the formal dining room of her villa.