Highlights of this tour
- stroll in the core of Rome with private expert
- famous movie locations
- explore hidden corners
- learn about facts during shooting
- learn about Cinecittà
ROME CINEMATIC TOUR
Rome cinematic tour, is a walk in the central core of Rome, the Eternal cinematic City, using old and new ‘classic’ movies as a wonderful guide to discover its Great Beauty, to spy some of its hidden corners.
Eternal and decadent, monumental and picturesque, sumptuous and derelict, colossally ancient and miserably modern, every aspect of this millenary capital has inspired filmmakers of any sty end tendency.
Piazza Navona, Baroque jewel and fascinating scenography, is the set of the first Roman scene of Anthony MIngella’s psycho thriller “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999). Matt Damon/ Tom Ripley has been charged by an American millionaire to convince his son (Jude Law) to return to the States…
Other film locations in Rome are the Capitoline Hill, Spanish Steps and Piazza Mattei, near the Jewish Ghetto.The 2,000 years old Pantheon and its charming Piazza della Rotonda inspired Peter Greenaway in its “Belly of an Architect” (1987). Kracklite, an American architect (interpreted by Brian Dennehy). The protagonist, obsessed by Roman cupolas, that he associates with his huge painful stomach, finds haunting paralles between his life and that of Caesar Augustus…who (like him?) might have been poisoned by his younger wife…
Piazza Pantheon is also at the center of a scene in “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Catherina Zeta-Jones and many others. The shooting of scenes in central Rome took forever and drove Romans crazy!
Nearby, at Piazza di Pietra, with its scenic stone colonnade – once Hadrian’s Temple, is the set of an intense scene in Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Eclipse” (1962), where young Monica Vitti and Alain Delon, who both frequent the nearby Stocking Exchange, start gazing at each other.
Rome cinematic tour heads now to Trevi Fountain
where one of the most iconic scenes of Italian cinema ever was shot by Federico Fellini. If was a cold March night, but Swedish Anita Ekberg had no problems at staying in the cold water for the time necessary. Do you remember the famous phrase: ‘Marcello…come here!’? Marcello Mastroianni (Marcello Rubini in fiction) wore a diving suit under his clothes and drank vodka to stand the cold.
Cost of this tour
- This tour lasts three hours and costs 295 euros up to six people (not per person), only private parties.
- For larger parties send us an email!
Dress Code and advice
- Wear comfortable shoes or sandals and a hat in summer!