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Photographic Exhibition of Sofia Loren

January 1 10:00 October 31 23:00

The photographic exhibition on Sofia Loren with the private collection of Raffaele Celentano is back in Villa Fiorentino

More than seventy photos of the star collected over the years by the photographer of Sorrento that depict the ageless Goddess who has been famous all over the world thanks to the charming of the big screen.

The collection starts from the 50s , when the young actress started to be an extra  destined to become a great star, until the current films.

(stills 11993) Sophia Loren in “Man of la Mancha” by Arthur Hiller, 1972

The Photos of the collection

You can see not only the photos of her youth taken by the famous film “Pane, amore e…” filmed in the village of Marina Grande in Sorrento, but also photos together with the greatest Italian actors, such as Marcello Mastroianni and Vittorio De Sica.

There are pictures with famous cinema and music stars, such as Clark Gable and Elvis Presley to show the international film quality conquered by a celebrity as Sofia Loren.

Once entered in the room dedicated to Sofia Loren, you get lost in a vintage world, enriched with the charm of vintage frames able to stand out the beauty of the photos, surrendering us in the neorealist movie world.

The Exhibition “The Italians

Neorealism can also be seen in the collection “The Italians – Gli Italiani”, the photographer’s masterpiece: thirty years of black and white photos representing Italian people in everyday life.

You can buy all the photos in the shopping area in Villa Fiorentino or in the Cloister of San Francesco, on the second floor, where the main office of the photographer is.

Piano - Alfa Spider Gran Tour Rossa
Uno degli scatti della collezione “Gli Italiani”

In Villa Fiorentino also the exhibition “The Sirens’ Cave

The art gallery created by Raffaele Celentano in Villa Fiorentino is a real tribute to women.L

In fact, you can find the last photo work by Celentano “The Sirens’ Cave” in the third room.

The artist, as the new Ulysses, lowered in the bowels of the Sirens land, capturing on movie partial views, ravines, inlets, caves, tunnels, valleys, underground beaches with black and rough sand.

So the Ignimbrite of Campania region becomes a magic natural set to welcome his models: sirens beached and scrambled along the tuff rock walls, symbols of timeless beauty and of the mystery of life, as well as Sofia Loren.

sirene golfo pecoriello 30 x 50
The mermaids of Sorrento

From 14th April 2022 the cost to visit the exhibitions in Villa Fiorentino is €7,00.

For information and reservation please contact:

Tel. +39 081 8782284  –

Info point infopoint@fondazionesorrento.com o whatsapp