Every now and then we’ll come across a movie that has such beautiful scenery that we can’t help but want to visit. Italy is frequently featured as the romantic setting for movies, so here are five of our favourite movies that were filmed there. We also have a comprehensive itinerary for Paris and Italy available for download.
#01 Roman Holiday
A must-watch classic filmed in 1953 starring Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a princess out to see Rome on her own. Shot at major landmarks around the city, the film gives you a glimpse of Rome as it was back then.
#02 The Tourist
An action thriller shot in one of the most romantic locations in Europe – Venice – starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Though The Tourist has been criticised by locals for not having continuity of film sets, Hollywood showed us a pretty stunning side of Venice all the same.
#03 Letters to Juliet
Shot in Verona, Italy, home of the Capulets in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Thousands of letters are regularly addressed to “Juliet” (Giulietta Capuleti) from everywhere in the world, and in the movie, Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried, finds a letter that changes her life forever.
#04 Eat Pray Love
Discover a wonderful secret to Italian living – Il bel far niente, the beauty of doing nothing. This is definitely a luxury and if you’re on your honeymoon, there’s really no better time to declutter your life and waste time on each other.
#05 Under the Tuscan Sun
Most of the film was shot in the countryside of Cortona, Florence, and Siena in the Tuscany region of Italy, widely regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. You’ll surely be blown away by how scenic and picturesque the Tuscan countryside is.