If you cannot travel right now but you dream about the beautiful sights and cities of Italy, or if you just want to take tips about possible spots to visit, this article is for you. These are the best 10 films to see about Italy. From the eternal city and its beautiful architecture to the beautiful spots in Naples. These films enclose a treasure for tourists’ eyes.
1. La dolce vita (1960)
Federico Fellini is a master of the Italian Cinema and this film is a masterpiece. The term “paparazzo” used throughout the 21th century appeared for the first time in this film. If you want to enjoy of beautiful Rome in black and white, this is the right film.
2. A Room with a view (1985)
Directly from the famous Forster’s novel, this film brings you to Florence where the protagonists experience a new way of living, without social boundaries and with more freedom. The splendid shots of Florence will you make fall in love with the city.
3. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
One of the most emotional Italian films. Tornatore recalls the genuine and pure beginning of cinema in Italy. It is full of flashbacks about the protagonist’s childhood, and he recalls when the cinema was, after the war, the only way to escape from reality.
4. Il Postino (1994)
It is set in the Gulf of Naples and it narrates the story of a fisherman who becomes the personal postman of Pablo Neruda, who came to Italy after being exiled from Chile. The friendship with Neruda, offers the postman an opportunity to learn how to pursue the beautiful Beatrice whom he is deeply in love with. This film is the opportunity to enjoy the marvelous southern Italy spots.
5. The talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Jude Law is the anti-hero of this thriller which brings the story to a dramatic end. However, if you want to have a ride through Italian cities, this film is perfect. It was shot in Mongibello, on the Amalfi coast, but also in San Remo and Venice.
6. Roman Holiday (1953)
Another precious masterpiece is Roman Holiday in which the two protagonists Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck created the “Vespa” trend. The famous scene of the couple running away on a Vespa became so famous that everyone in Rome wanted to buy it. The film shows some of the most beautiful parts of the city.
7. The Tourist (2010)
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp are the protagonists of a mysterious and action thriller. The beauty of Venice is perfectly shown in the whole film. Its narrow streets, canals, gondolas, and misty sights make this film even more beautiful.
8. Eat pray love (2010)
Ice cream in Rome and a pizza in Naples. Julia Roberts really enjoys Italy in this film. The Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone, in Piazza Navona, and in general the whole city it’s a perfect scenario for an introspective and thoughtful movie.
9. Stealing Beauty (1996)
Lucy (Liv Tyler) rediscovers her love for her family during the holiday with her relatives in Tuscany in the surroundings of Siena. It is a special place for sight seeing and stunning views, while the indoor scenes were shot in the Chianti region.
10. Malena (2000)
Monica Bellucci is the beautiful Malena whom Renato is deeply in love with. The film is shot in Sicily and the baroque beauties make a perfect background. In particular, the scenes have been shot in Syracuse, in Piazza del Duomo di Ortigia, but also Marina di Noto and Scala dei Turchi.