ABOUT THE BOOK It was in June 1916 that Princess Vittoria Colonna met the Futurist painter umberto Boccioni. The love affair between them was brief but intense: on August 17th Boccioni died following a fall from his horse. The last letter he received from Vittoria was found in his wallet. This is the story of a Roman princess, a major twentieth-century artist, unbridled passion, the First World War and a tragic accident. A collection of letters hidden for almost a century - all that remains of the relationship between a restless noblewoman and a tormented painter. Their letters provide the basis for the story Marella Caracciolo Chia tells, not only the story of a great love, but also the portrait of a remote and fascinating world and time. To find out more, click here.