In the 19th century, astronomer Angelo Secchi discovered a comet as he gazed at the galaxy. On June 12, 2008 the stone- chiseled features of the scientist’s likeness silently stared at an earth-bound heavenly body as Wonderbra model Elisabetta Gregoraci and her soon-be-be husband, Renault owner Flavio Briatore, toured Casina Valadier. According to Italian website Ansa, 350 guests will gather at the 200-year-old structure in Pincio for a pre-wedding feast.
On June 14, 2008, the Italian beauty will don a Roberto Cavalli creation for her walk down the aisle of Santa Spirito in Sassia, a 12th century basilica. At the altar, her billionaire beau in present her with a wedding band to accompany the 6-carat diamond engagement ring she has worn since August 2007.
Following the exchange of vows, the newlyweds will feel like royalty as they enjoy a reception at Castello di Torcrescenza, a 15th century castle in Rome.