Two cinema enthusiasts particularly keen on movies locations.
Harry Potter, James Bond, Amelie, Midnight in Paris, Roman Holiday, Sex in the City, The Lords of the Rings, Inspector Montalbano… Every year more and more people travel to visit the places where their favourite movies or TV series were filmed.
Hollywood on the Italian Riviera (aka Hollywood Torna in Riviera) is a film tourism project started around Come September (Torna a Settembre). The 1961 romantic comedy, starring Gina Lollobrigida, Rock Hudson, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin and Walter Slezak filmed in Santa Margherita and Portofino.
This project resulted in a first exhibition hosted in London in July 2012. We are now working towards other potential events including one ‘on location’.
Considering that Liguria, the Italian Riviera, is one of the most used region for filming in Italy, our project will now cover other movies shot in Liguria, hence the creation of this blog.
Get on your scooter and see you in Liguria!
I am the ‘pretty face’ writing the posts and appearing on the pictures but, as it is often the case, I am not alone in those movie location adventures. In the projection box, hard at work is a little mouse, helping out with the research, looking for films, getting in touch with people, etc: Sarah Benedetti. She just doesn’t like the spotlights!
Harry Potter, James Bond, Amelie, Midnight in Paris, Vacanze Romane, Sex in the City, Il Signore degli Anelli, Commissario Montalbano, etc. Ogni anno sempre più persone viaggiano per visitare i luoghi dove sono stati girati i loro film o serie televisive preferite.
Quindi prendete uno scooter an visitate la Liguria!
Other film tourism project: Lights, Camera…Islington! on the London borough where I live