Explore the charming Italian life and the locations where your favorite movies were filmed.
If you are fond of traveling and are constantly thinking about what would be your next holiday destination, watching certain films can inspire you and help you determine — toss away all the travel guides, go online, and begin planning your upcoming escape. It is time to invest in that Italian travel bucket list! Here are some must-visit picturesque Italian locations where famous films were shot.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Cinema Paradiso was filmed in several captivating Italian locations like Sicily, Bagheria, Palazzo Adriano (a village located south of Palermo), and also on the Tyrrhenian Sea. This brilliant cinematic marvel won the 62nd Academy Awards for best film in a foreign language.
Angels And Demons (2009)
If you are fond of Italian antiquities, you must watch this film. Angels and Demons beautifully project the spectacular charm of Rome. If you are familiar with the epic sequel to Dan Brown’s notable novel The DaVinci Code, and want to get a glimpse of the Secret Archives and the Vatican, while exploring some of the most breathtaking artworks of the Eternal City, you will have to plan your next vacation to Rome.
The Godfather (1972)
This highly appraised movie by Francis Ford Coppola is probably one of the most wonderful films shot in Italy. Al Pacino and Marlon Brando are the shining stars of this classic movie from 1972. The Godfather is filmed in Taormina—a captivating hillside town, located in Palermo — Sicily’s capital city — the Italian mafia’s birthplace.
The Italian Job (2003)
This phenomenal heist thriller starring Mark Wahlberg captures some of the most splendid locations in Italy, passing through the Grand Canal, the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute, and St. Mark’s Square— depicting the most revered Venetian churches. The film also explores parts of northern Italy and Turin.
Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love takes the viewers on a fascinating culinary journey, and Italy is the key location in the film. You can get a glimpse of the renowned L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele where the actress is seen savoring her Margherita pizza. The movie walks us through Villa Borghese Gardens, Piazza Navona, and the narrow streets of the enthralling Roman Trastevere neighborhood.
If you enjoyed watching these film locations on screen, plan your next vacation to Italy without further ado.