A Florence movie tour

//A Florence movie tour

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world: it is no surprise that Firenze has been used as a movie set. Take a look at this collection and get inspired for your next trip to Florence!

A movie tour of Florence: the list

A Room With a View (1985): another life in Florence

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Lot of time before the Harry Potter franchise or Downton Abbey,  Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter star in this jewel by James Ivory.

In A Room with a View (originally an E.M. Forster novel), a holiday in Florence is a mind – opener experience for Helena Bonham Carter / Lucy Honeychurch: it is a long long way from the country town of Summer Street, Surrey, to the beauty of Florence and the fascinating, rough passion of the Fiorentini!

And the beauty of Firenze is not just a set, is one of the characters of the movie.

Chianti, you know… Hannibal (2001)

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There is a (in)famous hook about the love of Hannibal Lecter for Chianti in The Silence of the Lambs: so it makes perfectly sense that the cannibal genius hides in Florence – close to the Chianti hills.

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Again, the beauty of the city is something more than just a set. By the way: the fava beans are really quite popular in Tuscany, a perfect match for cheese (the Tuscan pecorino – sheep cheese -, or the “baccellone”, named after the fava beans – baccelli-) or the “spalla” (the pork’s shoulder, a tasty cold cut).

The city of the “Inferno” (2015). Well: sort of

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From Paris to Florence, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is back. Angels and Demons (mostly Demons…) in Florence: didn’t Dante write a lot about them in the Divine Comedy?

And, yes: if you dare you can walk the Hell Street, while in Florence…

By |2018-07-11T10:18:30+00:00January 1st, 2017|Discovering Florence|0 Comments

About the Author:

My passion for languages and travels led me to study languages, particularly English and German, first at the Language High School and the at the Translator and Interpreter School in Florence. I then graduated at the University of Pisa in Languages, with a specialization in History of Art. I have been active in the tourist sector for almost 20 years and since 1997 I have been working as a licensed tourist guide in Florence. I have lots of interests like, for example, travels, wines … and more…

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