ITALY: The Ides of Edda

The view from the villa was superb. But Countess Edda Ciano, nee Mussolini, was not interested. "What I want most of all is that my case be settled one way or the other," she said. "There is nothing more unbearable than this waiting."

The widow of Italy's late Foreign Minister was chafing in internment on Lipari Island, one of her late father's favorite penitentiaries. When correspondents found her there last week, she pouted and protested: "I had the misfortune to be born in politics . . . but I have never been mixed...

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