PASSIONE1

The Tuscany of old villages, nestled in a picture-postcard landscape, is the one portrayed in the film "La Passione" directed by Carlo Mazzacurati. ...

La Fortezza Vecchia - Livorno

The history of cinema in Italy goes hand in hand with the history of our region. It was in Florence that Filoteo Alberini, born in Orte, had the idea in 1895 to create a tool for projecting film on screen. ...

Montepulciano

Chianciano Terme-Valdichiana Tourist Information Office The film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight book series, New Moon, was filmed in the beautiful Montepulciano area in the province of Siena. The town’s historic center became the hub of the movie set during filming. ...

Arezzo

A visit to Tuscany goes hand in hand with fine wine, great food made from local produce and extra-virgin olive oil, which is famous worldwide. But a tour of Tuscany, following the roads and ways of its finest foods, can be fruitful for cinema lovers, too. ...

cortona

“Under the Tuscan Sun”, by the American writer Frances Mayes, is a bestseller, one of the most popular books in America, which made Tuscany and particularly Cortona into an international destination once and for all. ...

Piazza del Duomo, Firenze

The Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and numerous other monuments and streets in the heart of Florence have provided the backdrop for many famous films, both in the past and also in more recent times. ...

camera con vista

Santa Maria del Fiore church sits majestically in Piazza del Duomo, one of the city’s most famous symbols. Jane Campion set one of the most evocative and ambiguous scene’s of her film ‘Portrait of a Lady’, taken from Henry James’ novel, in this square. ...

Un Thè con Mussolini

The towers of San Gimignano and their ‘metaphysical’ atmosphere have attracted many directors from all over the world to this small, medieval town. In 1925, Marcel L’Herbier choose San Gimignano for his film adaptation of Pirandello’s ‘Il fu Mattia Pascal’. ...

benigni

Benigni was born in Vergaio although one could say that he is more of a citizen of the larger Tuscan town of Prato. The actor was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci in what would become a cult classic, ‘Berlinguer Ti Voglio Bene’. ...

Tuscany has been celebrated for its "natural set" by several filmmakers who have come to the region to film their movies. Virzì’s Livorno, Benigni’s Prato, Zeffirelli’s San Gimignano, and many, many more have made cinema tourism an important economic sector in the region. ...

Radda in Chianti

Radda in Chianti is a typical Tuscan town, boasting a medieval, hilltop city centre, a bell tower that dominates the underlying valley, roads and alleyways and a beautifully cultivated countryside, where Chianti Classico is made. These places have not changed much through the years. ...

Il Duomo di Prato

Prato became known to the world thanks to an extravagant film produced in 1977, called ‘Berlinguer, ti voglio Bene’. This cult film, directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci and produced by Gianni Minervini, was a semi-controversial low-budget film starring the up-and-coming star Roberto Benigni, who ...

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