Rome is one of the most visited capitals of the world. Not only is it full of art, culture, history, and cuisine, but it’s also admired by movie lovers for the many iconic locations made memorable thanks to the cinema. Here is a list of the best-known spots:
The Trevi Fountain – in this exact fountain Fellini filmed the now-unforgettable movie scene of his “La Dolce Vita” in 1960, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg who seduces him into the water.
The Pantheon – all thriller lovers certainly can’t miss this venue where the famous scenes of the movie “Angels and Demons” starring Tom Hanks were shot!
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin – the three-Oscar-winning movie “Roman Holiday” owes this location a very iconic scene, where Gregory Peck “loses” his hand inside the Mouth of Truth, frightening Audrey Hepburn to death!
The Museum of Roman Civilization – surely its colonnade reminds you of something? That’s right, the famous James Bond went there himself in the 24th film of the saga “007 Spectre”.
Via Veneto – here in 2013 Paolo Sorrentino chose this venue for some scenes of his award-winning movie “The Great Beauty”.
Castel Sant’Angelo – if you’ve seen “Eat, Pray, Love” you will surely recognize this place, which is clearly shown in a few scenes when Julia Roberts arrives in Rome.
Altare della Patria – this important and historical place is the background at the beginning of the movie “To Rome with Love” by Woody Allen.
If you’re keen on movies and want to discover more of the history of cinema, don’t forget to stop by Cinecittà Studios – also known as “The Factory of Dreams” – where more than 3000 movies have been shot!