quarta-feira, 21 de junho de 2017


The Atmosphere at La Cupola - a house in Sardinia built by the Italian architect Dante Bini in the late ‘60s for the actress Monica Vitti and the director Michelango Antonioni.

The house that love built

In the 1960s, Michelangelo Antonioni was dating the most beautiful screen siren of the time, Monica Vitti. The radical Italian filmmaker, celebrated for Blow Up and Zabriskie Point, decided that he wanted to build a home for himself and his lover on the Sardinian island of Costa Paradiso. It is a setting that matches his iconic 1960 film starring Vitti, L’Avventura, in which a woman disappears on a volcanic island. The beach retreat had to be unusual and ultra-modern—a unicorn, like his girlfriend—so Antonioni commissioned a concrete dome from the architect Dante Bini. Yet the relationship between Antonioni and Vitti did not outlast the period of construction. It was left behind, alone on the near-deserted island...Read more in

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