Rome, Italy - October 1987
Count and countess Dino and Donatella Pecci Blunt in the ballroom of their residence, Palazzo Pecci: once a year they host a reception for international leaders and celebrities.
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Italian Aristocracy

Italy - October 1987

Travelling around italy visiting the most influential and aristocratic personalities in the country.

 Rome, Italy - October 1987
Count and countess Dino and Donatella Pecci Blunt in the ballroom of their residence, Palazzo Pecci: once a year they host a reception for international leaders and celebrities.
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Rome, Italy - October 1987 Count and countess Dino and Donatella Pecci Blunt in the ballroom of their residence, Palazzo Pecci: once a year they host a reception for international leaders and celebrities. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Bari, Italy Abril 1988 Count Onofrio Spagnoletti Zeuli is one of the biggest producers and exporters of Italian olive oil.He lives on his estate near Taranto in the heel of the Italian boot. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Bari, Italy Abril 1988 Count Onofrio Spagnoletti Zeuli is one of the biggest producers and exporters of Italian olive oil.He lives on his estate near Taranto in the heel of the Italian boot. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Florence, Italy 4 April 1989
Marquises Niccolo and Antinori Piero, Chianti lords. Palazzo Antinori, Florence. 
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Florence, Italy 4 April 1989 Marquises Niccolo and Antinori Piero, Chianti lords. Palazzo Antinori, Florence. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Venice, Italy - March 1988 
Countess Lucia Zauagli in her palace on the Canal Grande: in Venice her parties at "Carnevale" time have become very famous.
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Venice, Italy - March 1988 Countess Lucia Zauagli in her palace on the Canal Grande: in Venice her parties at "Carnevale" time have become very famous. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Genoa, Italy - 13 April 1989 
Count Giacomo Cattaneo Adorno with Emanuela in the stadium of Genova, restored by his company for the 1990 World Football Championship.

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Genoa, Italy - 13 April 1989 Count Giacomo Cattaneo Adorno with Emanuela in the stadium of Genova, restored by his company for the 1990 World Football Championship. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Palermo, Italy,11 December 1987
Baroness Geo Fatta Del Bosco. Palermo Sicily.
this modern young woman retains something of the Sicilian woman's ancestral attitude as she looks out onto the street from behind the persiennes. 
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Palermo, Italy,11 December 1987 Baroness Geo Fatta Del Bosco. Palermo Sicily. this modern young woman retains something of the Sicilian woman's ancestral attitude as she looks out onto the street from behind the persiennes. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Milan, Italy - 2 February 1988
Duke De Vargas Machuca Diego
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Milan, Italy - 2 February 1988 Duke De Vargas Machuca Diego © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Palermo, Italy - 11 December 1987 
Stefanella Vanni Calvello di S. Vincenzo portrayed in the family's residence, Palazzo Gangi, in Palermo where Luchino Visconti filmed the scene of the ball of "Il Gattopardo".

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Palermo, Italy - 11 December 1987 Stefanella Vanni Calvello di S. Vincenzo portrayed in the family's residence, Palazzo Gangi, in Palermo where Luchino Visconti filmed the scene of the ball of "Il Gattopardo". © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Rome, Italy - 15 December 1987 
Princess Fabiola Lancellotti, 26 years old: after studying in London, she now lives in Milan working for Radio Montecarlo.
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Rome, Italy - 15 December 1987 Princess Fabiola Lancellotti, 26 years old: after studying in London, she now lives in Milan working for Radio Montecarlo. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Rome, Italy - October 1987 Prince Odescalchi Federico and his Breton spaniels on his land at Bracciano, near Rome © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Rome, Italy - October 1987 Prince Odescalchi Federico and his Breton spaniels on his land at Bracciano, near Rome © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Rome, Italy - 15 December 1987
Princess Lancellotti en Vestale Fabiola.
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Rome, Italy - 15 December 1987 Princess Lancellotti en Vestale Fabiola. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Parma, Italy - 18 February 1988
Prince Diofebo di Soragna in his castle: according to legend the ghost of Donna Cenerina wanders in the castle.
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Parma, Italy - 18 February 1988 Prince Diofebo di Soragna in his castle: according to legend the ghost of Donna Cenerina wanders in the castle. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Rome, Italy - 19 December 1987 
24 years old Princess Ginevra Giovannelli lives and works in Rome as a journalist.
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Rome, Italy - 19 December 1987 24 years old Princess Ginevra Giovannelli lives and works in Rome as a journalist. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Rome, Italy - October 1987 
Countess Donatella Pecci Blunt taking a bath in the bathroom of her private apartments, on the top floor of Palazzo Pecci.
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Rome, Italy - October 1987 Countess Donatella Pecci Blunt taking a bath in the bathroom of her private apartments, on the top floor of Palazzo Pecci. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Turin, Italy - 14 Abril 1989
Count Piozzo di Rosigno Vittorio. 
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Turin, Italy - 14 Abril 1989 Count Piozzo di Rosigno Vittorio. © GIANNI GIANSANTI