Italy : a cinematic journey
Thanks to its wonderful panoramas, its small iconic villages and its culture, Italy has inspired the greatest film directors. Dive into Italy with this movie selection
First stop, Venice : “Casino Royale“
Since we cannot travel to Venice for the moment, let’s see the beauty of the monuments of one of the most romantic cities in the world! For his first mission, Daniel Craig as James Bond faces a powerful banker in a high risk poker game at the Casino Royale. A must see spy movie in the city of love.
Second stop during Italy in the 50s: “The Talented Mr Ripley“
The working-class youngster Dickie Greenleaf meets industrialist Herbert Greenleaf at a party. Greenleaf pays Ripley to travel to a village near Naples to convince his son, Dickie Greenleaf to come back to America after his long exile in Italy. When Ripley goes to Italy , he discovers rich life and the so-called Dolce Vita. Full of unexpected twists, this psychological thriller with Matt Damon will show you some of the best spots in Italy.
Third stop in Sicily : “Malena“
Spring 1940, Mussolini declared war on France and Great Britain. While her husband is at war, different men are trying to seduce Malena, the local beauty of a small sicilian town. Young Renato, the narrator, is fascinated by her and promises to protect her. A movie that will show you the traditional sicilian way of life.
Fourth stop in Lombardy : “Call me by your name“
This movie from a book by André Aciman talks about the “sentimental education” of Elio Perlman. This clever young man is really mature for his age but quite inexperienced in love. In this masterpiece of Luca Guadagnino, you will travel all Lombardy and its panoramas.
Fifth Stop in Florence, Tuscany : “A room with a view“
Lucy Honeychurch falls in love with George Emerson, a free and passionate spirit. They meet in Florence during an Eurotrip she is doing with her cousin. Under the romantic sky of Florence, this delicate love story brings us to the italian countryside of Tuscany, and the mighty city of Florence, through an open window…
Sixth Stop in the city of Romeo and Juliet, Verona : “Letters to Juliet“
During an holiday in Italy, a couple receives a letter from a woman looking for a young man she had a love story with, a long time ago, during her vacations in Verona. The couple decide to travel through the city searching for the man and we travel with them through small villages and campaign. This comedy will make you smile for sure!
Seventh stop in Rome : “The Great Beauty“
We finish our trip to Italy with the Capital Rome. Jep Gambardella, a journalist with a passion for parties and beautiful women, finds himself lost between the nostalgia of the past and the uncertainty of the future. The action is set in the beautiful scenario of the Eternal City.
These are our picks, do you know other films set in Italy?
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