Friday, February 13, 2015

Movies Set in Italy

Some are great films, some are just beautiful shots of Italy in mediocre attempts at filmmaking.

Under the Tuscan Sun
Much Ado About Nothing 
Stealing Beauty
Tea with Mussolini (San Gimignano)
English Patient (southern Tuscany)
A Room with a View
Up at the Villa
Life is Beautiful
Quantum of Solace
The Last Victory
The Best of Youth (and elsewhere)
Light in the Piazza
The Affairs of Cellini
Virgin Territory (based on the Decameron)
Letters to Juliet
Portrait of a Lady
Prince of Foxes
Where Angels Fear to Tread
The Triumph of Love
The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Gladiator
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
New Moon

Bread and Tulips 
Dangerous Beauty 
The Italian Job (2003)
It Started in Naples
Casino Royale
The Tourist 
Everyone Says I Love You
From Russia with Love
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Vampire in Venice
Death in Venice
Brideshead Revisited
Don't Look Now

Cinema Paradiso
I Cento Passi
The Godfather Part III
Mighty Aphrodite (opening)
Stanno Tutti Bene (later elsewhere in Italy)

Three Coins in a Fountain
Roman Holiday
La Dolce Vita
Angels and Demons 
The Bicycle Thieves
Caterina in the Big City
The Secret of Santa Vittaria (Anticoli Corrado)
Eat Pray Love

The Beaches or Lakes
Enchanted April (Ligurian coast)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ischia) 
Il Postino (Naples, Bay of Naples, Sicily)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Lake Como)
A Month by the Lake (Como)
Caro Diario (Aeolian Islands and Rome)

Matera (a unique locale)
The Passion of the Christ
Christ Stopped at Eboli

Other or I'm Not Sure Where These Were Shot!
Agata and the Storm
My House in Umbria
The Name of the Rose
Ciao Professore (Naples)
Novecento (Parma)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stolen First Editions by Galileo and Copernicus Headed Back Home

Photo courtesty of

I can't believe they thought they could get away with this!

1,500 books stolen in four months... 

Shame on you Library Director, Marino Massimo De Caro!

Now the 16th and 17th century treasures are headed back to their proper home at Girolamini.  Well done.