Join us for a different journey through some of the most beautiful cities in Italy and discover those places which have become part of our subconscious because they were locations for famous Italian and foreign films.

Rome is one of the most loved towns by film directors and at least 130 films have been shot here. No-one could forget cult movie featuring the ride on a vespa through Piazza Venezia scene in “Roman Holiday”, the most famous movie set in Rome. Every classic scene will forever be associated with the Roman locations for everyone who has seen the film. Some unforgettable sceneries of the capital include the eternal masterpiece “La  Dolce Vita” by the great Federico Fellini, a director who has filmed other works here. You will also explore the location shoot for “Spectre”, the twenty-fourth James Bond film.  Discover Cinecittà, also known as the factory of dreams, founded by Mussolini in 1937. The Studios’ almost 100 acres host several big permanent sets made by a construction department known throughout the world for its technical and artistic skills. You will first stop at the “Rome” set, where an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood was recreated for the famous TV series of the same name; then continue to “Florence of 1400”, reconstructed for Neri Parenti’s film “Come tutto ebbe inizio”.

Tuscany had already begun to appear in films at the beginning of the 1900s. Depart on an excursion to the Val D’Orcia, the set movie of “The Gladiator”. You will explore Siena and its 13th century Piazza del Campo, the location set for the movie “Quantum of Solace”, a chapter in the James Bond series. Before heading to Florence stop in Montepulciano, not only famous for its wines but also as movie set for the Twilight Saga. The renaissance city of Florence has been immortalized by Italian and foreign directors in films such as: “Paisan” ( Roberto Rossellini 1946), “Obsession” (Brian De Palma, 1976), “Hannibal” (Ridley Scott, 2001) and “A room with a view” (James Ivory, 1986) and so on.

Also Venice with its palaces, streets and history has been the ideal setting for many films, such as: “Othello” by Orson Welles and the “Merchant of Venice” with Al Pacino, “Death in Venice”, “Nikita” , “The Tourist”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, and numerous episodes of 007.

The movie set tour ends in Verona, where many movies have been filmed, like Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, “Letter’s to Juliet”, “Long distance Relationship”, “Nightfire” and the most famous, “Spartacus”. The north-western shore of Lake Garda is another amazing Bond movies location shoot not to be missed.

Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport. The first  visit is about the “Roman Holiday”, the most famous movie set in Rome. Locations include the Bocca della Verita, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Castel Sant’Angelo, Via Margutta, and so on. Check in and overnight in Your 5*selected hotel centrally located.

After breakfast city tour to discover the location of the movie “ La Dolce Vita”.  Take a stroll through Piazza del Popolo en route from glamorous Via Veneto to the impoverished suburbs. Then continue with the set location of the 007 “Spectra” movie, along the banks of the Tiber River, passing through Via della Conciliazione and stop at the  Museum of Roman Civilization.

After breakfast discover Cinecittà.  You will first stop at the “Rome” set, where an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood was recreated for the famous TV series of the same name; then continue to “Florence of 1400”, reconstructed for Neri Parenti’s film “Come tutto ebbe inizio”.

After brekfast transfer to The Val D’Orcia, the set  movie of “The Gladiator”. You will explore Siena and its 13th century Piazza del Campo, the location set for the movie “Quantum of Solace”, a chapter in the James Bond series. Before heading to Florence stop in Montepulciano, the movie set for the Twilight Saga. Check in and overnight in Your 5* selected hotel in the Tuscan countryside.

After breakfast  transfer to Florence which has been immortalized by Italian and foreign directors in many films. Florence city tour. Later transfer to Venice. Check in and overnight in Your 5* selected hotel near Venice.

After breakfast  Venice city tour. With its palaces, streets and history Venice has been the ideal setting for many films. Check in and overnight in Your 5* selected hotel near Verona.

After breakfast visit Verona, where many movies have been filmed, like Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, “Letter’s to Juliet” and the most famous, “Spartacus”. The north-western shore of Lake Garda is another amazing Bond movies location shoot not to be missed. Check in and overnight in Your 5* selected hotel near Milan.

After breakfast transfer to Milan. Time at disposal for shopping. Then transfer to Malpensa Airport.

ROME

First  visit is about the “Roman Holiday” the most famous movie set in Rome. Audrey Hepburn is a princess on the run, Gregory Peck is a cynical journalist, Rome’s heartbeat pulses through every scene of this unashamedly sentimental period piece. The chase on a scooter through Piazza Venezia, the party on a boat by Castel Sant‘ Angelo, the hands-in-the-Mouth-of-Truth scene…. Every classic scene will become forever associated with the Roman locations for everyone who’s seen Roman Holiday. Gregory Peck’s character lived at 51, Via Margutta – You can go and peer through the gateway when you’re in the Spanish Steps area. Locations include the Bocca della Verita (Mouth of Truth), the Spanish Steps (Audrey enjoys a gelato), Ponte Sant‘ Angelo, Via Margutta. You can buy cheap posters of the film everywhere in Rome, they’re probably the city’s most popular souvenir purchase.

Discover the location of the movie “La Dolce Vita”. An eternal masterpiece by the great Federico Fellini.  ‘Rome is a kind of jungle’ observes Marcello, driving through Piazza del Popolo en route from glamorous Via Veneto to the impoverished suburbs. Continue with the set location of the “Spectra” movie along the banks of the Tiber River in Rome, Ponte Sant’Angelo, Ponte Mazzini and Ponte Sisto and the famous scene with Aston Martin DB10 vs Jaguar C-X75 racing in front of the Vatican, in Via della Conciliazione. Another location worthy of 007 is the rationalist architecture of the Museum of Roman Civilization, used for a funeral scene.

Discover Cinecittà. First stop is the Rome set. This 5-acre set beautifully reproduces parts of ancient Rome in the time of Julius Caesar. Made for the Anglo-American TV series with the same name and broadcast in Italy by RAI 2 in 2006, this extremely popular production revived a genre that was extremely successful in the ‘60s: the so-called Italian Peplum and colossal US movies such as Cleopatra and Ben Hur.second stop FLORENCE IN 1400. The set was created in 2002 for the shoot of the Italian miniseries Francesco, produced by Pietro Valsecchi’s Taodue Film, with director Michele Soavi. This fiction narrates the life of Francis of Assisi, interpreted by Raoul Bova.

TUSCANY

Visit the Val D’Orcia famous for the set movie of The Gladiator. Second stop is the location of the movies “Quantum of Solace”. Bond drives into Siena, a further 80 miles or so to the southeast, where there’s a sudden – and unexpected – attempt on the life of M (Judi Dench) at the MI6 field HQ. The entrance is Piazzetta della Paglietta, on the Via di Salicotto, just southeast from the Piazza del Campo. The centre of this beautiful Medieval hilltown town is a World Heritage Site, where the 13th century Piazza del Campo – the main square – hosts the traditional Palio di Siena twice a year. Explore Montepulciano not only famous for its wines but also as movie set for the Twilight Saga: “New Moon” and A “Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

FLORENCE

Florence is an amazing city immortalized by Italian and foreign directors in films such as: “Paisan” ( Roberto Rossellini 1946), “Obsession” (Brian De Palma, 1976), “Hannibal” (Ridley Scott, 2001) and “A room with a view” (James Ivory, 1986) and so on.

VENICE

Venice with its palaces, streets and history has been the ideal setting for many films, such as: “Othello” by Orson Welles and the “Merchant of Venice” with Al Pacino, “Death in Venice”, “Nikita” , “The Tourist”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, and numerous episodes of 007.

VERONA

Many movies have been filmed in Verona, like “Romeo and Juliet”, “Letter’s to Juliet”, “Long distance Relationship”, “Nightfire” and the most famous, “Spartacus”. Verona is introduced with a flurry of establishing shots: its bustling main square, Piazza delle Erbe; the fortified 14th Century Ponte Scaligero over the Adige River; and the Arena, the huge Roman amphitheatre, now used to stage music events, on Piazza Bra. You can see the amphitheatre in all its impressive glory in the 1961 epic Barabbas. It is just west of Piazza delle Erbe that Sophie looks up Scaletta San Marco, the stone staircase running up from Via Pellicciai, to see Victor on the balcony of the building used as their ‘Pensione Verona’ hotel, on Vicolo San Marco in Foro. Verona is, of course, the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo And Juliet”, and south from Piazza delle Erbe runs Via Cappello, where You will find Verona’s most famous tourist attraction, and the heart of the film’s story, Casa di Giulietta, Via Cappello 23 – the ‘House of Juliet’.

GARDA LAKE

The frantic road chase, as Bond (Daniel Craig) delivers the hapless Mr White to the secret MI6 lair, is alongside Lake Garda in northern Italy. It begins toward the north of the lake, on its eastern shore at the village of Malcesine, heading north on the lakeside road SS249, Via Gardesana Centro, through and Navene and Tempesta, before heading west around the north of the lake at Riva del Garda.

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Rome, Italy: 41.872411, 12.480225
Siena, SI, Italy: 43.318809, 11.330757
Venice, VE, Italy: 45.440847, 12.315515
Verona, Italy: 45.441850, 11.073532
Malcesine, VR, Italy: 45.764234, 10.810093
Pienza, SI, Italy: 43.077450, 11.677595
Montepulciano, SI, Italy: 43.098694, 11.787247
Florence, Italy: 43.767918, 11.252379
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Rome, Italy

ROMA
Rome is one of the most loved towns by film directors and at least 130 films have been shot here.

Rome, Italy
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Siena, SI, Italy

SIENA
Second stop is the location of the movies “Quantum of Solace”. Bond drives into Siena, a further 80 miles or so to the southeast, where there’s a sudden – and unexpected – attempt on the life of M (Judi Dench) at the MI6 field HQ. The entrance is Piazzetta della Paglietta, on the Via di Salicotto, just southeast from the Piazza del Campo. The centre of this beautiful Medieval hilltown town is a World Heritage Site, where the 13th century Piazza del Campo – the main square – hosts the traditional Palio di Siena twice a year.

Siena, SI, Italy
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Venice, VE, Italy

VENICE
Venice with its palaces, streets and history has been the ideal setting for many films, such as: “Othello” by Orson Welles and the “Merchant of Venice” with Al Pacino, “Death in Venice”, “Nikita” , “The Tourist”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, and numerous episodes of 007.

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Verona, Italy

VERONA
Many movies have been filmed in Verona, like “Romeo and Juliet”, “Letter’s to Juliet”, “Long distance Relationship”, “Nightfire” and the most famous, “Spartacus”. Verona is introduced with a flurry of establishing shots: its bustling main square, Piazza delle Erbe; the fortified 14th Century Ponte Scaligero over the Adige River; and the Arena, the huge Roman amphitheatre, now used to stage music events, on Piazza Bra. You can see the amphitheatre in all its impressive glory in the 1961 epic Barabbas. It is just west of Piazza delle Erbe that Sophie looks up Scaletta San Marco, the stone staircase running up from Via Pellicciai, to see Victor on the balcony of the building used as their ‘Pensione Verona’ hotel, on Vicolo San Marco in Foro. Verona is, of course, the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo And Juliet”, and south from Piazza delle Erbe runs Via Cappello, where You will find Verona’s most famous tourist attraction, and the heart of the film’s story, Casa di Giulietta, Via Cappello 23 – the ‘House of Juliet’.

Verona, Italy
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Malcesine, VR, Italy

MALCESINE
The frantic road chase, as Bond (Daniel Craig) delivers the hapless Mr White to the secret MI6 lair, is alongside Lake Garda in northern Italy. It begins toward the north of the lake, on its eastern shore at the village of Malcesine, heading north on the lakeside road SS249, Via Gardesana Centro, through and Navene and Tempesta, before heading west around the north of the lake at Riva del Garda.

Malcesine, VR, Italy
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Pienza, SI, Italy

PIENZA
Visit the Val D’Orcia famous for the set movie of The Gladiator.

Pienza, SI, Italy
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Montepulciano, SI, Italy

MONTEPULCIANO
Montepulciano, not only famous for its wines but also as movie set for the Twilight Saga.

Montepulciano, SI, Italy
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Florence, Italy

FLORENCE
Florence is an amazing city immortalized by Italian and foreign directors in films such as: “Paisan” ( Roberto Rossellini 1946), “Obsession” (Brian De Palma, 1976), “Hannibal” (Ridley Scott, 2001) and “A room with a view” (James Ivory, 1986) and so on.

Florence, Italy

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