Ένας διάσημος μα κυνικός δημοσιογράφος (Marcello Mastroianni), συναντά στη Ρώμη —πόλη των διασκεδάσεων και της Τέχνης, μια απλοϊκή, αθώα, πανέμορφη πλην όμως παντρεμένη ηθοποιό (Anita Ekberg), η οποία θα προσπαθήσει να τον αλλάξει.
An ambitious (he efforts to write a book with all his memories), also handsome writer, between his wife’s (Anouk Aimé) menaces because of his infidelities, his affection for his married mistress (Sandra Milo) among his fantasies of his writings – nostalgic, sad, sometimes funny memories, of his provincial childhood and early youth.
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