Rome and the Seventh Art: Films shot in the eternal city

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What do Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo and Fontana di Trevi have in common? All this Roman places have been immortalized by the seventh art. The Eternal City not only boasts monuments; it also have a long list of movies that have been shot in its streets. Ocean’s Twelve, Gladiator and Mission Impossible III are some of them, but there are many more.

The Fontana di Trevi is the setting of one of the best known scenes of black and white cinema. In the Dolce Vita, Anitta Ekberg and Marcello Mastroiani portray Rome in the late fifties. In addition, they show Trastevere district and Barberini square as well.

For its combination of mysticism and action, Angels and Demons is one of the most popular films. Thanks to Tom Hanks, the viewer discovers the secrets of the Vatican and other places such as the Sistine Chapel or the Pantheon of Agrippa.

Piazza Navona, the terrace of the Castel Sant’Angelo or the tower of the Scimmia appear in Eat, Pray, Love. Julia Roberts shows the pleasures of Italian cuisine and some of the most charming corners of the city.

You can get more information about the route that goes through the scenes of these movies in this link:

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