Italian Film Locations
Would you like to stand in the very spots where your preferred Italian
movies were filmed? Would you like to drink a
coffee sitting at the same table of the coffee bar where the most
famous actors were seen? Let's go behind the scenes of some of
the most famous Holliwood productions in Italy
Film lovers will surely appreciate our selection of the
scenes locations in Italy, from old films interpreted by the most
Italian actors to more recent ones which became very famous all over
the world. The beautiful landscapes of the green peninsula were the
perfect set for all kinds of movies from war, horror and action films
more romantic ones and, of course, to renowned comedies.
Italian Guides will
be happy to take you to visit the
most important locations which have been immortalized in the most
famous movies, showcasing the astonishing beauty of the entire Italian peninsula.
Islands of Ischia and
Those two amazing green islands of the bay
of Naples, in Southern Italy, were the perfect set chosen by famous film directors like
Michael Radford and Anthony Minghella.
The scenes representing Mongibello in The
Talented Mr Ripley (1999) with Matt Damon and Jude Law, were, in
fact, filmed in Ischia Ponte, close to the Aragonese Castle and at
Marina di Corricella in Procida.
The same location with its narrow streets was used as the set of
the film Il Postino
which reports Pablo Neruda's life when he was on the island of
Procida. Part of the film was also filmed in Salina, one of the
amazing Sicilian islands.
The little island of Procida was also the evocative set of the famous Cleopatra (1963) with Elisabeth
Taylor and Richard Burton.
From beautiful films like Ricomincio
da tre with Massimo Troisi to A
Room with a View
(1987) starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Florence
has always been one of the
most fascinating movie
Those films presented most of the key sights of this
beautiful artistic and romantic city which was the backdrop of many Holliwood movies.
The famous Ridley Scott's Hannibal (2001) starring Anthony Hopkins and Giancarlo Giannini, was mainly filmed
in Palazzo Vecchio one of the most important
touristic spots of this astonishing town.
Other locations were Piazza della Repubblica, Pazzi Chapel which is
next to the Monastery of Santa Croce and, of course, the unique and
beautiful Piazza della Signoria.
The amazing eighteenth century Royal Palace of Caserta
has been the perfect movie location for many famous films.
Here a few episodes of Star Wars,
Mission Impossible and Angels and Demons, as well as other
Italian films, were shot during the last decades.
Not many people know that Naples has been the film set of many films
even before the two world wars. The city has always had a strong
artistic tradition and it has been one of the first places in the world
where music was created. The theatre has always been one of the
peculiar caracteristic of Naples.
Besides all those films with internationally
known actresses like Anna
Magnani and Sofia Loren, the town of Naples has been the film location
of many famous films like Napoli
Milionaria, A journey to Italy,
Macaroni. There have been
recent movies like Eat, Pray, Love
(2010) with Julia Roberts and Mary
Magdalen with Rooney Mara.
showcasing its astonishing beauty.
The beautiful city of Rome has been the location of many movies filmed
in the town centre or at the film studios known as CinecittÓ: the Dream
This wanderland is considered to be the most important film
industry in Europe and here more than 3000 films were shot spanning
over a period of 70
Movies like Ben Hur
(1959), Spartacus (1960), La Dolce Vita with the beautiful
Anita Eckberg, or films with Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, or
more recent films like Eat, Pray, Love
give an opportunity to visit the most genuine and interesting areas of
Roman Holidays with
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck where actors were starring using a
vespa is always one of the most fashinating films. More recently Angels and Demon was also filmed in
C'era una volta in America, Gangs of New York, Mission Impossible (sul
Tevere) e Ocean 12 con George Clooney. 007 ultimo episodio
Besides The Godfather (1972)
the mafia film with Marlon Brando starring as Don Corleone, which
became a world known masterpiece, considered to be one of the most
important films of all times, Sicily island has featured in some iconic
Many famous movies like Inspector
Montalbano which has been filmed for more than ten years in many
areas of the island and the Academy Award winning film Cinema Paradiso (1989) were set in
this amazing green island.
Even a few scenes of the Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, were shot in
this amazing island.
The spectacular city of Venice, which hosts the famous Biennale, the
oldest film festival in the world, has been the movie location of many
In 1996 Woody Allen decided to film here the film
"Everyone says I love you" whiere many of the beautiful Venetian
palaces were shown. Casin˛
Royale (2006) which is part of the James Bond saga, was shot
here showing most of the Gran Canale. In 2010 another world known film The Tourist, with Angelina Jolie and
Johnny Depp was starred in this magical set.