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Anna Fallarino, in February 1970, at the behest of her husband, was one of the first women in Italy to undergo in a Roman clinic in a breast augmentation with silicone implants, along with a tummy tuck reductive.

Italy’s Forbidden ‘Orgy Island’

With its emerald-green waters, blue skies and a rugged empty landscape, Zannone has everything you’d expect from a near-deserted Italian island.

It also has a reputation for something rather more unexpected: Orgies. The rugged island is home to nothing but a white house and the dilapidated secret retreat of the sex-obsessed Marquis and his wife.

But in the late 60s, it was a hub of adultery, heavy drinking and orgies.  Locals knew the dark secrets of the racy goings-on at the villa in Zannone and its beaches.

“See that white colonial villa up high there?” says former fisherman Giorgio Aniello as he points a rough finger at a clifftop villa overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Zannone became a hotspot for “lavish sex parties” after “chic and sexually adventurous aristocratic couple” Marquis Casati Stampa and Anna Fallarino rented it from the state. Stampa apparently enjoyed watching his wife with other guys and they would frequently host dukes, barons, countesses, billionaires and other VIPs to partake in such activities.

Aniello is a regular visitor to Zannone, taking tourists on boat trips to the wildest atoll among the Pontine archipelago off the west coast of Italy.

The big attraction, aside from the island’s natural beauty, is its dark, sexy past, most of which centres around the Marquis and his wife Anna Fallarino, a former actress.

“He was a lewd man, a voyeur who liked to watch and photograph his starlet wife get kinky having sex with with other younger guys,” Aniello adds, enjoying spinning R-rated tales as he navigates a maze of reddish-yellow cliffs, old stone fisheries and sea stacks.

“Then one day he got fed up of the threesome, shot the two lovers and killed himself.”

Anna Fallarino: shot dead by her husband, who she would have orgies with because she fell in love with one of her lovers.

During the 1960s, Zannone — meaning “big fang” in Italian — was a secret vacation retreat that the chic and sexually adventurous aristocratic couple had rented from the state.

“The nobleman went hunting while his beautiful wife killed time doing different activities,” says Aniello.

These, he adds, included skinny dipping in ancient Roman pools and entertaining herself on the beach with other men.

The isle’s isolation made it a perfect place to host masked parties that would culminate in debauched scenes reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut.”

And its exotic setting matched the provocative nude photographs of Anna taken by her husband.

Dozens of yachts and motorboats would land during weekends as dukes, barons, countesses, VIPs, and billionaires dropped by.

Guests and hosts drank heavily. During recent maintenance work, heaps of broken bottles and glass shards were found buried in the ground by local authorities.

According to rumours the villa also featured a “hidden mirror room” to spy on heavy sex sessions.

“The villa was a hot jet-society get-together,” recalls former caretaker Salvatore Pagano, an old Zannone sea dog who once lived next door to the marquises. “It was crazy here.”

Residents living on nearby Ponza island, from where today’s guided tours depart, still recall the scandalous couple.

“We all knew what was happening there,” says tourist guide Riccardo Peci. “It was dubbed the ‘sex parties isle’ but nobody ever uttered a word about it back then.”

“It’s what we call a Pulcinella’s secret,” he adds, meaning everyone knew.

Then things ran out of control.

The erotic games ended in bloodshed in 1970 when Anna fell in love with one of her many handsome lovers.

In a fit of jealousy, her husband killed the pair, then shot himself in the head in their attic in Rome.

Italian tabloids rushed to publish parts of the marquis’s secret “green velvet diary,” in which he had apparently written in detail about his wife’s love triangles.

The hottest finds, though, were the 1,500 indecent photos locked up in his office drawers.

When Anna was nearly 41 years, the Marquis has undergone a fat reduction surgery abdomen and breast surgery. His name is Massimo Minorenti , 25 years old, good looking, virtually penniless. She introduces him to Camillo and ménage à trois with tragic epilogue begins.

The jealousy appears to be hugely out of character for the Marquis, who would go hunting while his wife would pluck younger men from the beach and have sex with them.
She would kill the time skinny dipping in the island’s Roman pools and surrounding seas as barons, dukes, billionaires and countesses would to and fro on shuttle boats from the mainland.

Masked parties that would end in orgies became the norm and there were even rumours of a mirrored room where people could watch a steamy sex session from behind the glass.

Recent maintenance work backed up the stories told by locals when 1,500 nude photographs of Anna Fallarino – who was the first woman in Italy to get breast implants in February 1970 – understood to have been taken by her husband.

Thousands of bottles were also discovered, matching the descriptions of the wild parties.

The debauchery turned to bloodshed in August of 1970 when the former actress fell in love with one of her countless lovers.

“See that white colonial villa up high there? That’s where the Marquis Casati Stampa held lavish sex parties.”

On August 30, 1970, the Marquis Camillo Casati, his wife Anna and a friend were found dead, killed with blows from a firearm. But who is responsible? The investigation not only discovered that the murderer was the same Marquis, who then committed suicide, but also that the married life of the Marquis hid an indecent secret.

Anna Fallarino was born in Amorosi, Province of Benevento, in 1929. Her father was a clerk and her mother a housewife.

Anna looked around and saw the poverty in which they lived in the small town of Benevento, southern Italy. Her father was a hairdresser. She also learned the trade, though she hated it. It was obvious this 16-year-old girl, dark-haired, dark-eyed, dark-skinned, pulpy and curvaceous, was not willing to spend the rest of her life living in a town grooming other people’s hair. She was for looking for something bigger and better and set to work. After the war and a flood, she decided to escape the misery left by these events and moved to Rome. Girls at that time could become famous and she dreamed of becoming one too.

Determined, strong and without too many scruples to get what she wanted, she caught a bus that took her to Cinecitá film studios in Rome. It was 1945.

Her only television appearance was a small part in the film “Totò Tarzan,” but her career ended there. At a party, she met her first husband, the engineer Giuseppe Drommi, who introduced her to society.

The engineer was wealthy and bought her expensive clothes, furs and jewels and this is where Anna began to climb the social ladder.

Anna wandered by the producers in search of a role that would lead her to stardom. However, things did not turn out as she aspired. Italian cinema was trying to survive the second great war. They did not care about the pretty faces, the talent mattered and she did not. So, disillusioned, she had to resort to less brilliant but safer work: she was employed as a sales clerk in a small shop in the Eternal City.

The sensual Anna was not as bad as a saleswoman. That’s how she met a wealthy engineer much older than her, Giuseppe Drommi, who was taken aback by this girl who fulfilled the dream of Cinderella. In a very short time, she went from small-town life to Cinecitá studios to a boutique and from there to the refined world of aristocracy and European nobility. In the whirlwind of sumptuous dinners, receptions and parties she met the marquis Camilo Casati Stampa Soncino, a thirty-year-old heir to the millionaire, pampered by one of the most famous Italian noble families, with a fortune estimated at more than 400 million lire. The marquis immediately noticed her and began a discreet flirtation.

During a party, she was bothered by a playboy and her husband ran to defend her along with Camillo Casati Stampa di Soncino. Camillo was married too, but he and Anna fell in love and became lovers. Later they would have the marriage cancelled by the Roman Holy Rota and got married.

Anna, ambitious and without limits, was not willing to miss this opportunity. It was not just about money, this was the opportunity to be part of a class linked to kings and princes.  She was an attractive woman, typically Italian. The Marquis Casati Stampa or Camillino, as he was called in other circles, was married to Letizia Izzo, a former dancer. Anna set out to conquer Camillino, which, of course, did not cost her too much. And in a blink, she became the lover of the Marquis. Camillino fell into the arms of this passionate woman and could not bear the thought that when she got out of his bed she would enter the engineers. Determined to have her only for himself, he spared no expense, some 1 billion lire, to annul his previous marriage. Anna also divorced. In the middle of 1959, they were married.

The island of Zannone, which lies off the West coast of Italy between Naples and Rome, is now derelict but was once a hub of debauchery as the nobleman hosted his racy parties.

Anna Fallarino, now a marquise, spent much of the year with her husband, the Marquis Casati Stampa, in one of the many residences that the nobleman owned in Arcore, a small town in the north of Italy, which he did not have at that time More than 18,000 inhabitants. The house had 147 rooms, swimming pools, galleries, among whose works was a Tintoretto. When they were lovers everything was normal for a while, and both were extremely passionate and vehement. But on the night of their wedding, after making love with her husband, she went to shower. On arriving back in the bedroom she found her husband waiting for her with a young man. A good listener with few words spoken Anna realised right then and there that her new husband wanted to reach the climax by seeing her in bed with that stranger. Anna was surprised … the truth is that she immediately agreed to the game that would be developed during 11 action-packed years.

For high society, they were the perfect match and no-one ever heard any complaints from Anna. On the contrary, their agitated social life allowed them to access from university students, adolescents, strays, nobles, assistants, waiters, cooks, gardeners and anyone who was willing to “sacrifice” making love to this beautiful woman for a few thousand lire generously paid by the Marquis Casati Stampa.

But these fiery encounters were not lost in the memory of the three members of the games of love, but sometimes there was a photographer. Among the marquis’s belongings were more than 1,500 photos of his wife, alone or with company. Some taken by him, others by the professional. In addition to the photos, a luxurious book of green tapas was found, a kind of log of the Marquis, in which he recorded each of his wife’s sexual scenes:

“Today Anna has made me crazy with pleasure. He has made love to a soldier in such an effective way that I have also participated in his enjoyment from afar. It cost me 30,000 lire, but it was worth it, “one of the pages read.

But there was something he did not foresee: his wife in the hands of others was a double-edged sword … what could happen if the relationship passed from sex to love? For that, he took the precaution of always changing partners. However, Anna ended up falling in love with one of those young people.

Anna was a splendid 41-year-old woman when she fell in love with Massimo Minorenti (25), a young university student who had taken on with her husband to be part of the sexual game. “It’s the first time my wife betrays me with my heart,” the Marquis lamented.

On 30 August 1970, he went hunting with his friends to Valdagno. After dinner, while enjoying a whisky, he picked up the phone and talked to his wife. Anna confirmed that she was going to dinner with Minorenti and a friend.

Casati hung up the phone, took a car, and returned to the mansion for an explanation.

When he arrived, he called them to the Weapons room. Marquis demanded a get-together with the young man about the agreement they all had, and when Anna tried to explain and give a reason he took a gun and shot her three times, then pointed the gun at the young man, killing him and then in the middle of the bloodbath he committed suicide.

Hearing gunshots one of the Marquis’s maids called Anna’s sister.

She told her that the Marquis had returned from a hunting trip and had told her that soon they would have been joined by his wife and his friend Massimo Minorenti and that they did not want to be disturbed for any reason.

Upon arrival of the two, he had closed the door and told all the servants not to open it for any reason. Then they heard strange noises followed by silence.

Afraid, they asked Anna’s sister to come and open the door. When the door is opened the scene is gruesome:

There were the bodies of the Marquis, Anna and Massimo sprawled on the ground, shot by a firearm. To make the scene more macabre pieces of brain matter cover the seventeenth-century paintings of the apartment.

They called the police thinking about a robbery gone badly. But the door was closed, how had that been possible? One of the bodies then must have been the author of the crime.

Suspicion falls first on Massimo Minorenti, a young “hippie” family friend. Had he perhaps tried to extort money from the Marquis but then, after losing his head, had killed the couple and had committed suicide?

Impossible, Minorenti was shot twice in the back.

The only body to present a single shot of gunfire is that of the Marquis: maybe Anna and the young man were lovers and the Marquis, furious, killed them and then took his own life.

The newspaper released the news on the front page, but the day after the crime some newspapers published photos that may shed light on the incident.

There were photos of the Marquise Anna completely naked, in provocative poses, often with other men.

 Besides the photos, a notebook covered in green satin was discovered, then called the ” green diary ” where the Marquis Casati Stampa had noted special meetings. Thanks to the diary green and various interrogations the embarrassing truth came out.

Before you tell your most special loved one that you want to frolic and play on ‘Orgy Island,’ perhaps you better preface it with a bit of the backstory to this unique place.

This peculiar island goes dark now every single night as guests, aside from the occasional scientist doing research, are forbidden from spending the night. This is contrary to what this hotbed of scintillating sex parties once featured just 50 years before.

Zannone might be a mere state-owned example of Italian beauty if it weren’t for the Marquis Casati Stampa and his wife Anna Fallarino. The big attraction, aside from the island’s natural beauty, is its dark, sexy past, most of which centres around the Marquis and his wife Anna Fallarino, a former actress.

Salvatore Pagano is described as a former caretaker of the island and explains, “The villa was a hot jet-society get-together.” With the Marquis off hunting, his wife would entertain on the beach. And the nights, we imagine, were insane. Pagano continues, “It was crazy here.”

“We all knew what was happening there. It was dubbed the ‘sex parties isle’ but nobody ever uttered a word about it back then.”

I like to think any orgy culminates in one of the most intense hangovers ever, mixed with regret and not a little bit of worry.

In this case, orgy island’s sordid era of debauchery ended in an awful manner.

And here is the testimony, reported by the weekly L’Europeo, agent Dominic Scali:

“The first body I saw was that of Anna Fallarino. It seemed to me still alive. She was sitting on the couch with her legs crossed on a stool. She had her hands in her lap and her face serene. The downsides were a dark spot of blood on her blouse. Next to her, next to the sofa, there was the young Minorenti. Lying half curled up on the floor, wearing a light shirt and pants, hidden by a small table which had attempted apparently extreme defence … I moved forward and saw the third body, that of the Marquis. It was not a pretty sight, with his head half disfigured by gunshot. The weapon, a Browning 12 gauge, lay abandoned on an armchair. He must have used that chair for holding the gun under his chin. ”

The double homicide followed by suicide will arouse a huge media hype. Following the events of that tragic August 30, 1970, the popular press release hundreds of photographs in which Anna Fallarino Casati Stampa is shooting nude in sexy poses, or during fiery performance with strangers. The images, around 1500, were found in a book-lined green satin that the Marquis kept on his desk in his study.

Today, Zannone’s rugged terrain is mostly deserted.

The Marquis was a voyeur, and he paid young handsome men to have sex with his wife while he watched. On the diary were recounted these meetings of the wife in great detail.

The Marquis chose personally the men with whom his wife would have sex: they were all young, handsome and from lower social status, often fools found outside bars. Why this fantasy? Some psychologists have given various interpretations:

Perhaps the marquis was impotent and used young people to replace himself during the sexual act, or maybe he was secretly homosexual and used the images and videos he made during these encounters for his own pleasure.

Or perhaps, he could not have sex with his wife because he identified her with his mother and he felt this would be like committing incest, therefore, he used young men to replace himself, getting rid of this taboo.

In any case, Camillo Casati Stampa liked being in control. He controlled his wife choosing for her the men she would have to go out with and made her have one of the first surgeries for breast enhancement, to make her look even more attractive.

This fantasy would have begun even on their wedding night when, finding themselves alone in the hotel room, the Marquis would have called a waiter and would ask him to sleep with his new wife.

Anna had understood the game and apparently did not mind it. Or maybe her desire for success and prestige was so strong that she would do anything to please her husband.

Anna Fallarino moved to Rome in the late forties chasing success. In 1950 she was cast in a small part in the film by Mario Mattoli Totò Tarzan, which was her only film appearance. The Fallarino was married twice: first to a wealthy engineer Giuseppe Drommi, and then, in 1959 (after the annulment of the first marriage), and with the rich marchese Camillo Casati Stampa di Soncino II. The latter, on the evening of August 30, 1970, back home he found the Fallarino with her young lover, that Massimo Minorenti, and both killed by gunfire and then turning the gun on himself and committed suicide, an event known as Crime Casati Stampa or the Crime of Via Puccini.

This secret went on for years, until 1970 when, in January, Anna met at a party the young Massimo Minorenti, who was also seeking public recognition.

The Marquis noticed him as well and immediately organised a meeting between him and his wife.

But something went wrong and Anna and Massimo fell in love. This was not part of the game and the Marquis became jealous and wrote in his diary that this was the first time that the wife was cheating on him with her heart.

Anna continued the relationship with Max, but the Marquis Casati Stampa was no longer the creator, he no longer controlled the situation, and he was no longer was in command.

In July, he wrote in his diary that he felt a huge pain and that Anna was guilty of something very vile. His life had no meaning anymore and he had lost everything, he felt “practically dead”.

One day he was on a hunting trip with friends, he called his wife at home but instead, Minorenti answered the phone. This was the straw that broke the camel’s neck; he left his friends with an excuse and went home the next day.

He took a gun from the cabinet, went into the living room and wrote a farewell letter to Anna, asking her to visit him at the cemetery. His plan was to wait for the two lovers and commit suicide in front of them, giving them forever a sense of guilt.

On the desk, however, the Marquis also found a letter written to him by Anna where she told him that things could not go on like this,  but if he wanted they could go back to being just a couple, leaving Massimo.

Perhaps this letter, with the sacrifice of Anna’s love for Max, changed his mind or maybe it was the fact of seeing his wife and lover together, a few minutes later, but the fact is that instead of deciding to commit suicide, he killed his wife, then Massimo and then committed suicide, creating one of the biggest cases of crime and scandal in Italian history.

Marquis Casati Stampa (left) smoking a cigarette while his wife stands with an open booklet and holds a pair of white gloves.

The Roman pool where Anna Fallarino enjoyed swimming nude.

The erotic island’s legend attracts a regular conveyor belt of tourists, who strip off to paddle in the same waters as Anna Fallarino.
Decades later, this place is now a tourist attraction. Those interested can pay €27 per person to go from Ponza to Zannone. Leave your thoughts of untoward hookups back at home, however, because there isn’t much partying, sex or sex partying taking place on the Marquis’ former home.

That’s because this place is closed off except for during the day when visitors can bask in the sun and cool water.

Things wrap up before nightfall, which is when you will have to return to your mundane, non-spouse swapping existence.

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