We are fans of the wonderful Virginia Verasis Oldoini, the popular countess of Castiglione!
Virginia Oldoni, countess of Castiglione, called Nicchia by the friends, spent in few but intense years all the sense of her existence. From 1855 to 1858 she was the triumphant at the Tuileries, the queen of beauty and elegance, the lady ( for little time) of the heart and senses of the fickle emperor Napoleon III.
They were the years when she fools herself to have a special role, contributing, with her beauty and her mind, to the creation of that Italy for which Vittorio Emanuele and Cavour tried to have the help of France. The high finance, the politic, the Court, all the great personages of the time had relationships with this queen of the hearts who, as D’annunzio wrote, “… took her beauty as an immortality”.
She was a great woman, she was the most popular italian woman in 1800 and she was the beautiful woman of all time!!!!