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Most famous movies set in Tuscany

Most famous movies set in TuscanyTuscany has always been one of the favorite sets for many films. Such locations as UNESCO World Heritage sites Florence and Val d‘Orcia, then Arezzo, Mediterranean sea coast and Apuan Alps became filming sites of the most famous movies. Here is our list of Most famous movies set in Tuscany from 1996.

Week’s Place: Pinocchio And the Fairy Tale Village of Collodi

Pinocchio-1940-posterProbably there are only a few who know that in February 1940, an animated film ‘Pinocchio’ appeared, produced by Walt Disney and based on the story ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ by Carlo Collodi. This animated 88 min. long film won two Oscars. So would like to share with you a short story about Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio and a small Tuscan village of Collodi.

In 1881 Carlo Collodi (his real name was Lorenzini) wrote a children’s book ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino’, which became a world-famous best-seller, the inspiration of films, comics and music. However it was issued only after two more yaers.

Films set in Tuscany

Tuscany, with its fascinating remarkable nature and small villages spread all around, long since has attracted the most famous Italian and international film directors. So this time, here is a list of films, shot in Tuscany, by world-renowned directors:

the english patientThe English Patient (1996, dir. Anthony Minghella)

The majority of scenes of ‘The English Patient’ were filmed in the beautiful Val d’Orcia in southern Tuscany. For the episodes, where Juliet Binoche took care of Ralph Fiennes, the director chose the monastery of Sant’Anna in Camprena, which you can visit or even make a stop in it.