Tuscany is a region that not only feeds on tourists and the wonders of its landscape, but also feeds on a very high cultural heritage. The feature films that take place in the regions of Italy within Tuscany are not few. Here we leave you some of the best known Films shot in Tuscany, and of which you still have to know:
Under the sun of Tuscany
This is the main of the Films shot in Tuscany. Indicated in its own title, the Tuscan regions make up almost entirely the context of locations for the film, in which the experiences of the protagonist, Frances Mayes, unfold. After a painful divorce, the protagonist decides to travel to Tuscany, a region with which she ends up falling madly in love.
Particularly noteworthy is the scene in which Maximus returns home after the war, touring an impressive row of cypresses that take him to the place where his family lived. This scene was shot in the surroundings of Siena. Scenes in which Maximus dreams of paradise were also recorded in Tuscany. An Eden of sensations that is not really a dream, since they are the exteriors of the Val d’Orcia, the valley that has featured the most photographs and postcards of Tuscany.
Life is beautiful
Another Italian classic with scenes shot in the Tuscany region is this three-time Oscar-winning masterpiece of film history. The city in which the most is recorded is, specifically, Arezzo, one of the destinations least explored by tourists who go to Italy, without knowing that it is a “movie” spot.
A midsummer night’s dream
This film version of the Shakespeare classic was shot in Montepulciano, a world famous town for its Vino Nobile. In this of the Films shot in Tuscany, it is worth noting how the landscape is used as a benchmark of elegance and distinction. Something that is far from the reality that is breathed in this hearty area of Italy.
A room with views
Florence is the key city for the filming of this film. It also includes the beautiful Tuscan landscapes around it.
Letters to Juliet
The beauty of Verona is undoubtedly the strength of this film starring Amanda Seyfried, but we cannot forget that, during the trips made by the characters, mainly Tuscan landscapes appear. Some of the scenes take place in the beautiful city of Siena, too.
Tea with Mussolini
Tourism in Florence is a reality captured with excellence in this film. In its viewing, you can enjoy the presence of impressive monuments such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Piazza del Duomo, the Piazza de Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, the English Cemetery, the Palazzio Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, as well as pleasant images of the sunsets and sunsets of the region.
Portrait of a lady
Nicole Kidman is another of the actresses who may have had the pleasure of filming in Tuscany. La Villa de Luca is the place chosen for his plot, which tells the story of Isabel Archer, an innocent young woman from independent media who is manipulated by her friend Madame Merle and Gilbert Osmon. The location perfectly reflects the story of the protagonist, looking perfect on the outside but dark and mysterious on the inside.
The second part of Twilight had as locations the cities of Oregon, Vancouver and Montepulciano. Filming in Montepulciano, Tuscany, lasted two weeks in May 2009. The curious were so many that they had to cut the streets of half a city for filming.
As you can see, Tuscany is a region that not only captures by itself, but also gathers an important part of the cinephile tourism sector, which travels to specific locations exclusively driven by the pleasure of seeing where their favorite films have been filmed.
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