Great city, great film set – films set in Rome and Italy

La Dolce Vita - who can forget seeing the Trevi Fountain in this great film set in Rome?

When touring around Rome, stepping along the same paths travelled throughout thousands of years of history, it seems like every corner you turn presents with an amazingly breath-taking sight.

Italians, ever conscious of appearances and beauty, have created some of the most stunning monuments in the world. The rich Roman history coupled with the Italian flair for style and beauty mean that when visiting Rome, walking around this magical city can be like a flashcard set of famous images and sites.

Many times you will feel like you have seen these great Roman sights below, and in fact, many times you will have – in one of the many great films set in Rome.

Italy has a rich cinematic history of its own, particularly owing to the great films produced at the famed Cinecittà film studios.

As Rome proves a great cinematic backdrop, there is also a long list of films that feature some of the must-see sights of Rome that look (almost) as spectacular on film as they do in reality.

Below we have just a few films and their must-visit places in Rome that have been used as locations for these  of wonderful films:

Must-see site in Rome and the films featured there:

Piazza Navona

The Talented Mr Ripley (by Anthony Minghella and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett)

Angels and Demons (by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor)

Piazza di Spagna

The Talented Mr Ripley (by Anthony Minghella and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett)

Trevi Fountain

Roman Holiday (by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert)

Three Coins in the Fountain (by Jean Negulesco and starring Clifton Webb and Dorothy McGuire)

La Dolce Vita (by Federico Fellini and starring  Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg)

The Spanish Steps & Piazza di Spagna:

Roman Holiday (by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert)

Three Coins in the Fountain (by Jean Negulesco and starring Clifton Webb and Dorothy McGuire)

Castel Sant’Angelo

Roman Holiday (by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert)

Angels and Demons (by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor)

Pantheon

Angels and Demons (by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor)

Bocca della Verità

Roman Holiday (by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert)

Villa Borghese:

Three Coins in the Fountain (by Jean Negulesco and starring Clifton Webb and Dorothy McGuire)

The Vatican and St Peter’s Square:

La Dolce Vita (by Federico Fellini and starring  Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg)

Angels and Demons (by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor)

Trastevere:

Only You (by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr)

On the city streets of Rome:

La Dolce Vita (by Federico Fellini and starring  Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg)

Only You (by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr)

Coliseum

Gladiator (by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix)

Below we have an even more comprehensive list of films which have been shot, at least in part, in Italy generally.

To explore these and other must-see sights in Rome’s amazing historical city centre such as The Coliseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps, we have small-group Rome guided tours with a great tour guide, and guided small-group, skip-the-line tour of the Vatican where you can see more classic artworks in the Vatican Museum with a great tour guide.

To see the sites of Venice with a great tour guide, we have 4 great Venice tours added into one unique Venice tours discount package.

Getting to Florence (and Tuscany) from Rome is easy too. Artviva’s Original Florence Walk, a guided tour of Florence with an expert guide, includes visits to two of Florence’s oldest buildings, and tells fascinating stories about their amazing history. Many other must-see sights in Florence are also covered in this guided city walk tour.

 

The surrounding Tuscan countryside from Florence is but a short and delightful drive. If you would like to have a private guide accompanying you, we have private tours that cater to your every desire. From Florence (and Tuscany) to RomeVenice to the Cinque Terre and beyond, we are at your beck and call.

To explore other areas of Italy, can check out our Artviva Walking Tours website to read more about our Florence private tours, private Rome toursVenice tours with a private tour guidethe best private guides in Cinque Terre , Umbria, Naples, Pompeii and more.

Visit our site www.italy.artviva.com for more wonderful things to see and do in Italy (besides, of course, just meeting the Artviva staff!), and email us on staff@artviva.com for more information.

List of films filmed at least in part in Italy include:

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH

ACCATONE

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

AMARCORD

THE AMAZING RACE

THE AMERICAN

ANGELS AND DEMONS

AVANTI!

L’AVVENTURA

BARABBAS

BEAT THE DEVIL

THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT

BEN HUR (1925)

BEN HUR (1959)

IL BIDONE

THE BIG BLUE

THE BOURNE IDENTITY

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008)

BUONA SERA, MRS CAMPBELL

THE CANTERBURY TALES

CASINO ROYALE (2006)

CINEMA PARADISO

CLEOPATRA

CLIFFHANGER

THE CONFORMIST

DARLING

THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (1973)

DEATH IN VENICE

THE DECAMERON

IL DESERTO ROSSO

LA DOLCE VITA

DON GIOVANNI

DON’T LOOK NOW

DUPLICITY

EAT PRAY LOVE

L’ECLISSE

EDIPO RE (OEDIPUS THE KING)

EIGHT AND A HALF (OTTO E MEZZO)

THE ENGLISH PATIENT

EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU

FELLINI’S ROMA

FELLINI SATYRICON

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

GANGS OF NEW YORK

IL GATTOPARDO (THE LEOPARD)

IL GIARDINO DEI FINZI-CONTINI

GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI (JULIET OF THE SPIRITS)

GIDGET GOES TO ROME

GLADIATOR

THE GODFATHER

THE GODFATHER PART II

THE GODFATHER PART III

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW

GÖTTERDAMMERUNG

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS

HANNIBAL

HUDSON HAWK

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

INFERNO

ISADORA

THE ITALIAN JOB (1969)

THE ITALIAN JOB (2003)

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI)

THE LEOPARD ( IL GATTOPARDO)

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (LE VITA E BELLA)

MAMMA ROMA

MAURICE

LE MEPRIS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (1999)

MIGHTY APHRODITE

MODESTY BLAISE

MOONRAKER

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

NOVECENTO

OCEANS 12

THE OMEN (1976)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

ONLY YOU

OTTO E MEZZO (EIGHT AND A HALF)

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

THE PINK PANTHER

PLEIN SOLEIL

IL POSTINO

PRIMA DELLA RIVOLUZIONE

PRINCE OF FOXES

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

QUO VADIS

ROMAN HOLIDAY

ROMEO AND JULIET (1968)

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A ROOM IN ROME

SALO

THE SPIDER’S STRATAGEM

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

STAZIONE TERMINI

STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE

STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES

LA STRADA

STROMBOLI

SUMMER MADNESS (SUMMERTIME)

THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY

THE TIGER AND THE STONE

TITUS

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

THE TRIAL

VAN HELSING

VAMPIRE IN VENICE (NOSFERATU A VENEZIA)

LA VITA E BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL)

I VITELLONI

WATERLOO

WHEN IN ROME

THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

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