5 movies filmed in Italy
to inspire your next trip
Italy's vibrant local life, charming pastel cityscapes, and bucolic countryside make for stunning backdrops on the silver screen. Discover the dramatic cliff-top villages and exquisite Baroque architecture of Italy through film, then visit all the destinations on tour with us. Here are 5 movies set in Italy to inspire your next tour of Italy.
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The Godfather
This highly regarded film directed by Francis Ford Coppola is one of the best movies set in Italy. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino shine in this classic film from 1972. The movie is shot around the charming hillside town of Taormina, 100 miles east of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily —known as the birthplace of the Italian mafia.
Wonder Woman
This action-packed Gal Gadot film highlights a beautiful area of Italy. In "Wonder Woman," Themyscira is the island home to Wonder Woman and her Amazon tribe. In Italy, the fictional Amazonian island was filmed in Matera, famous for its ancient cave dwellings. Matera lends an extraordinary landscape to the fantastical world of Wonder Woman.
Letters to Juliet
The city of Verona is in Northern Italy between Milan and Venice, and it makes the perfect backdrop in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." This rom-com film revolves around the real-life wall in Verona where people leave love letters at the site believed to be Shakespeare's inspiration for the famous balcony scene where Romeo and Juliet confess their love.
Under the Tuscan Sun
Positano, Tuscany
Live in Tuscany for a few hours in "Under the Tuscan Sun" in the idyllic town of Cortona nestled in the magical hills north of Lake Trasimene. Witness the rugged natural beauty of central Italy and the resplendent towns on the hills of the Amalfi Coast.
Ocean's 12
Lake Como, Rome, Sicily
This Hollywood-studded film is set across Italy—notably, Lake Como, with its impressive villas nestled against the backdrop of the Italian Alps. Other highlights include gorgeous shots of coastal towns in Sicily (and Brad Pitt) along Castellammare del Golfo, and of course, a smattering of heists across Rome and Europe.
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