"La villa del venerdi" (The Friday Villa)
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Did You Know?
He and his wife Elsa Morante
left Rome and flew to the area around Cassino at the end of World War II (his father was Jewish, as was Elsa's mother). As the protagonists of his novel "La Ciociara", played by Sophia Loren
and Eleonora Brown
in the movie version, did the same, the novel obviously contains autobiographical elements.