As if the breathtaking landscapes, the exquisite food, the art and the culture were not enough, Tuscany can also give great satisfaction to movie lovers.
Our lands have often been chosen by Italian and foreign directors as a location to shoot films that have become award-winning Kolossal and are increasingly a destination for film tourism. In the infinite list of large and small productions the titles of the following list stand out.
Internationally acclaimed films:
Life is beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni, shot in Arezzo (winner of three Oscar awards in 1999);
The gladiator, by Ridley Scott and 007, Quantum of solace by Marc Forster, partly shot in Val d’Orcia;
Miracle at St.Anna, by Spike Lee shot in Sant’Anna di Stazzema and in Versilia;
Twilight New Moon, shot in Montepulciano and Volterra;
Under the Tuscan sun, a film well known in the USA;
The English patient, winner of 9 Oscars in 1997;
Hannibal, by Ridley Scott, partly set in Florence;
Inferno, by Ron Howard shot in Florence;
Letters to Juliet, partly set in the province of Siena;
Rajapattai, by the Indian Bollywood, shot in part in Monteriggioni (in the province of Siena) and in Montecatini Terme (in the province of Pistoia).
My friends, Monicelli and Fireworks, A fantastic coming and going, I laureati and Il ciclone of Pieraccioni, shot near Florence;
Brother sun, sister moon, by Zeffirelli, shot in the surroundings of Siena and, also by the same director A tea with Mussolini;
Nothing left to do but cry, with the famous Benigni-Troisi couple;
The first beautiful thing and Ovosodo, both by Virzi, shot in Livorno;
Like crazy, always by Virzì, shot between Viareggio, Pistoia and Campi Bisenzio.
Money Heist, the third season is partly shot in Florence and surroundings;
The Medici, shot between Florence, Pistoia and Siena;
Da Vinci’s demons, shot in Florence and surroundings;
My brilliant friend, filmed in Pisa.