Cineturismo: the locations where some of the most famous films were shot

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Movies make everyone dream a bit. Who among us at least once has not wished to visit the location of some movie scene? Maybe even to take some pictures and to identify with the protagonists.

Today we want to offer you a "tour" in search of those locations that have made some scenes of the films unforgettable scenes. And your favorite movie is on the list?

The Lord of the Rings - New Zealand

This winning film trilogy has made known to a wide audience the beauties of New Zealand. A destination now besieged by millions of travelers trying to recreate Frodo's mythical journey.



The hills of Matamata served to create the Shire, the home of Bilbo and Frodo. The volcanic region of Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park was chosen to create “Mordor” and “Mount Doom” where the ring is forged.

Harry Potter Hogwarts - England

Various locations in England have been used for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Christ's Cathedral in Oxford, Gloucester Cathedral, Lacock Abbey near Chippenham in Wiltshire, Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

Lost in Translation – Tokyo, Giappone

How can you not fall in love with the city of Tokyo after watching the 2003 classic Lost in Translation, where Bob and Charlotte have a drink at the famous Bar Park Hyatt Hotel with a spectacular view of the city of Tokyo.

The Beach – Phi Phi Leh, Thailandia

The place chosen to shoot the film "The Beach", with Leonardo Di Caprio as the protagonist, was Hat Maya, the main beach on the island of Phi Phi Leh. The film transformed Thailand into one of the favorite destinations for tourists, looking for their own corner of paradise among the various beaches of the island.



Captain Corelli's mandolin - Kefalonia, Greece

Captain Corelli (Nicholas Cage) falls in love with the beautiful Greek girl Pelagia (Penelope Cruz) during World War II. But perhaps the biggest “star” of the film is the splendid Mediterranean setting of the Greek island of Kefalonia.

Apocalypse Now – Luzon, Filippine

The harrowing tale of the Vietnam War was brought to life by Francesco Forte Coppola in 1979. The film was actually shot in Luzon, the northern island of the Philippines, which has recently emerged as one of the best surfing destinations in the region.

Braveheart - Scotland

This epic film about Scottish war hero William Wallace is packed with awe-inspiring landscapes Scottish Highlands. The breathtaking scenery depicted in the film is that of the wild rocky highlands of Loch Leven and Glencoe.

The Shark - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts - USA

Filming for Jaws and Jaws 2 took place near Martha's Vineyard, a small resort off the coast of Massachusetts. Jaws 2 was on the top 25 movies of all at the box office for over two decades, and its repeating and haunting soundtrack is one of the most popular soundtracks of all time.

The Gladiator - Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

It is an intoxicating and emotional, Oscar-winning film, shot in beautiful settings. The African village of Ait Ben Haddou, near Ouarzazate in Morocco it was used for the part where Maximus is sold as a slave.


Forrest Gump - Savannah, Georgia - United States

The 1994 film, Forrest Gump was shot in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Unforgettable is the bench (in Chippewah Square) where Forrest pronounces the phrase “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which one will happen to you ”.



Star Wars - Hotel Sidi Driss, Matamata - Tunisia

The ancient Hotel Sidi Driss, in the Berber village of Matamata in the Tunisian desert, is also known as the Stars Wars hotel because it was where Luke Skywalker grew up with his uncles Lars in Star Wars Episode IV.

The good, the bad and the ugly - Tabernas Desert, Andalusia - Spain

Clint Eastwood "the good", Lee Van Cleef "the ugly" and Eli Wallach "the bad" shot the most unforgettable scenes of the film under the scorching sun in the Tabernas desert in Andalusia, Spain.


The Godfather - Savoca and Forza d'Agrò, Sicily - Italy

The Godfather film (1972) is a violent and complex story. The Corleone family, led by Vito (Marlon Brando), comes from the Sicilian city of Corleone, but due to the overdeveloped aspect of the city, the shots are moved to the characteristic cities of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò, near Taormina.


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