Rome is spectacular at first sight: the eternal monuments, the picturesque maze of alleys and the
charming views make the Italian Capital city the perfect frame for a movie.
Rome is spectacular at first sight: the eternal monuments, the picturesque maze of alleys and the charming views make the Italian Capital city the perfect frame for a movie. It has been in fact considered a living movie set, as famous directors as Fellini, Woody Allen, Sorrentino, Vittorio de Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and many others chose Rome in their unforgettable films.
Each place in Rome has a history of its own: important historical personalities have put a step on Rome’s cobblestones (also known as sanpietrini), but cinema significantly contributed to the already present fame of the Eternal city, to the point that a scene becomes the very symbol of the movie.
That happened to La Dolce Vita di Fellini: Anita Ekberg walking into the Trevi Fountain calling for Marcello Mastroianni will remain one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time, or Alberto Sordi on top of the Colosseum at “Un Americano a Roma”, and Gregory Peck with Audrey Hepburn eating a gelato at the steps in Piazza di Spagna or when he pretends to lose his hand, frightening Hepburn at the Bocca della Verità statue (Mouth of Truth) from “Roman Holiday”.
International movies also have Rome as a set: Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons, which covers all the city highlights; Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love”, enjoying like Hepburn a gelato but in Piazza Navona; “To Rome with Love” which shows the beauty of the alleys in Trastevere and Monti
neighbourhood and the moment when Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones meet in the Pantheon in “Ocean’s 12”.
And don’t forget Cinecittà, the Roman Hollywood! You can visit the museum building and discover well-known movie sets, like the already mentioned Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”, who recreated Via Vittorio Veneto and the dome of St. Peter’s, or large American production as Quo Vadis, Cleopatra, Ben Hur, and others mythology and Roman Empire inspired movies and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western.
When you visit Rome, remember to experience the cinematic past and present of the City, too!
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