Antique Sicilian Living in Yellow
It was in 1968, a century after the Sicilian nobleman made famous in Lampedusa's novel, that Prince Guglielmo Romanazzi-Carducci died, but both men lived through upheaval for the Italian aristocracy. And like the home of his literary forebear, an air of melancholy grandeur fills the Puglian palazzo he left preserved behind shutters. Seen here in the July issue of The World of Interiors, the terracotta floor in the Salone Giallo would originally have been covered by a huge yellow ballroom carpet embroidered with the family crest. Photography: Bill Batten.