40 Interesting Photos of Rome During the Early 1960s

Rome became first one of the major centres of the Italian Renaissance, and then the birthplace of both the Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Famous artists, painters, sculptors and architects made Rome the centre of their activity, creating masterpieces throughout the city. In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which in 1946Continue reading “40 Interesting Photos of Rome During the Early 1960s”

23 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life in Italy During the 1950s

Born in Signa in 1928, Italian photographer Piergiorgio Branzi was raised in Florence, a city that “looks stern”, in which “color is just a pleasant accessory, a filler, although it may appear splendid”. A city that was “born from two stone quarries: one for ‘pietra serena’, the color of gray graphite, and the other “pietraContinue reading “23 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life in Italy During the 1950s”

24 Vintage Photos of a Teenage Sophia Loren at the Miss Italy Contest in Rome, 1950

In 1950, Sophia Loren was just fifteen-year-old when she stood in line with the other young girls hoping to win the glittering prize of Miss Italy in Rome. Sofia Scicolone at the time, she was deemed to be too provocative to be chosen as the winner; she was therefore awarded the title of “Miss EleganzaContinue reading “24 Vintage Photos of a Teenage Sophia Loren at the Miss Italy Contest in Rome, 1950”