--Countess Volpi's Early 1950s Advice to a Newlywed Marella Agnelli
With the upcoming release of her memoir, Truman Capote's last surviving "Swan" will be much in the news. The above quote is from an excerpt of the book printed in the September 2014 Vanity Fair. Agnelli evidently took Countess Volpi's advice to heart, creating an assortment of homes around the world in which to "keep" her husband Gianni. [Spoiler Alert: He still strayed]. One of those homes was the Agnelli ancestral home in the mountains above Turin, Villar Perosa.
Her upcoming memoir, Marella Agnelli, The Last Swan, is not her first book. She wrote two books on gardening, and has been featured in numerous others, including The Beautiful People's Beauty Book.