LIFE

Inside the Roman Palace of Lucia and Sofia Odescalchi

A 17th century palazzo designed by Bernini.


Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo
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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

Sofia and Lucia Odescalchi (from left) at home in Rome, both wearing Valentino clothing and Lucia Odescalchi jewelry. Lucia wears dries van Noten pumps.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

The palazzo is among the grandest residences in the city.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

A painting of Pope Innocenzo XI Papa Odescalchi, 1670, in the entrance to the Odescalchi apartment.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

Lucia updated the decor with modern pieces, like these steel tables by the artist Coralla Maiuri in the sitting room.

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Courtesy of Lucia Odescalchi

Lucia, with her husband, Carlo, in 1988, wearing a Lancetti haute couture dress.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

Odescalchi’s showroom within the palazzo walls.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

Aluminium chain necklaces of her design.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

A steel necklace with a gold and steel Victorian brooch.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

Statues in the arcade gallery.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

Odescalchi, wearing an Ermanno Scervino dress and her own jewelry.

Hair by Giulio Ordonselli; makeup by Martina D’Andrea at Atomo Management; Photography assistant: Anna Brignolo; digital technician: Elisa Marchegiani; fashion assistant: Alessandra Filieri

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

A work by Cristiano Pintaldi hangs in the apartment.

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Courtesy of Cartier

Lucia, modeling in a catalog for Cartier, late-1980s.

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Photograph by Laura Sciacovelli, Styled by Gianluca Longo

An ornate chandelier is offset by a photograph of a Christmas ornament by the artist Maria Cristina Finucci.