Discover Tuscany's Movie Sets
Tuscany, with its beautiful, artistic landscapes, has always been one of the favorite settings for various movie and commercial directors.
One of the first great directors who used Tuscany as a movie set was the world renowned Federico Fellini, who chose the towns of Chianciano Terme and Bagno Vignoni for his award-winning film 8 ½ and who described Tuscany as the ideal set for his movies.
However, Tuscany’s most famous movie set is, without a doubt, the city of Florence, which has been used as the setting in countless films, since its palaces and streets are capable of creating unique settings. Just think of A Room with a View or the film Hannibal, which starred Anthony Hopkins. Other important actors such as Marcello Mastroianni and Vittorio Gassman have also strolled through Florence in various movies, as well as film director Brian de Palma.
Another very important actor/director who has chosen Tuscany for his movies was Robert Beningni, who chose Arezzo and Cortona to film his masterpiece, Life is Beautiful, which won various Oscars. Most recently, the town of Cortona was used as the setting for another famous movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.
The director Franco Zeffirelli has also chosen Tuscany for various movies, including Tea with Mussolini.
To end with one of the most recent movie sagas, one of the films in the famous Twilight Saga was filmed in Montepulciano.
Finally, my friends, Tuscany is Tuscany, a unique and marvelous landscape which certainly makes everyone dream…