All Roads lead to Rome - 3 Must-see Movies Filmed in Rome

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To Rome with Love

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Angels and Demons

All Roads lead to Rome:
3 Must-see Movies Filmed in Rome

Celebrating the airing of The Marvels of Rome, about a group of Roman women bound to give birth, we have selected three must-see movies that were filmed in Italy’s capital. These productions are a paragon of the city’s beauty and landscapes for filmmaking and great stories!

To Rome with Love

The brainchild of acclaimed American director Woody Allen, To Rome with Love is a 2012 magical realist romantic comedy film written, directed by and starring Allen in his first acting appearance since 2006. Told in separate vignettes, the movie follows the lives of visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

To Rome with Love stars some of the biggest names of modern cinema, including Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, and Ellen Page.

Angels and Demons

Based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, Angels and Demons is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code in which professor Robert Langdon hunts down and solves an Illuminati plot. Although part of the film was re-created in studio, the sets include the Pantheon interior, the Passetto di Borgo (bridge from the Vatican to Castel St. Angelo), Piazza Navona, the Vatican library, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica. Some actual shots from the film feature the exterior of the Pantheon and Castel Saint Angelo, as well as the real Piazza del Popolo.

Rome, Open City

A masterpiece of cinema, this 1945 Italian neorealist drama directed by Roberto Rossellini became a cult movie and one of the greatest productions in history. Filmed just months after the end of World War II, this drama tells the story of the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, who, chased by the Nazis, seeks refuge and a way to escape the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944.

Rome, Open City, won several awards at various film festivals, including the most prestigious Cannes' Grand Prize, and was also nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar at the 19th Academy Awards.

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