3.5 stars. I remember liking L'Innocente" when it first came out. Already a Visconti fan, especially of his "risorgimento" films, I thought this was a beautiful addition to his period movies. The two women are wonderful to observe. I'd forgotten the beauty of Jennifer O'Neill and the sensuality of Laura Antonelli.
It's like a long walk in a museum, the production design being gorgeous. Even if I find the last scene between Giannini and O'Neill too long, the film is, in my opinion, a great introduction to both late XIXth century Italian literature and Visconti filmography. Highly recommended.