Would you like to visit a movie destination?
There are unique places in the world, reaching the popularity only when they are “used” for something else. natural scenery, but also churches and buildings that become a film location and are no longer themselves, but become …other.
This time we want try to plan a trip to one of these great destinations known thanks to popular films: Let’s go to see together which are the most attractive destinations in the world, become famous thanks to the movies filmed there:
Vicky, Cristina Barcelona – Woody Allen, 2008:
Two young american tourists, Vicky and Cristina, are in Barcelona for the summer.
Woody Allen shows the most romantic, artistic and dynamic part of the Catalan city. Discover it through this magical reconstruction.
Argo – Ben Affleck , 2012
Set in Tehran after the Iranian revolution in 1979, the film focuses on the so-called Canadian Caper, the secret joint operation between the US and Canada to make free six American citizens refugees Canadian embassy in the Iranian capital. A true and gripping story that make us understand the darker side of Teheran.
Tomb Raider – Simon West, 2001
ANGKOR WAT, (Cambogia)
Action, adventure and adrenaline are the ingredients that make up this famous action-movie by Simon West that keeps us glued to the screen, not just to not miss a moment of this dynamic film, but also to admire the beauty of Cambodia and particularly the majestic Angkor Wat , a Khmer temple in the archaeological site of Angkor, the main location used for this movie.
Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain – Jean Pierre Jeaunet, 2001
Ahh Paris! scent of romantic love in the alleys of the Ville Lumiere. Jeaunet tells this magical capital through the eyes of a dreamer : Amelie Poulain, the embodiment of joy and naivety, romance and dream. The film shows the most romantic side of Paris, lived intimately through dreams and love. Must see.
The Beach – Danny Boyle, 2000
KOH PHI PHI LEH, (Thailand)
The beach that inspired “The Beach”, Denny Boyle’s masterpiece that makes you think about the sense of discovery and the pursuit of happy dimension on earth.
Koh Phi Phi Leh is considered today one of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet : an uninhabited island that lies 1.5km off the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don.
Stunning vertical cliffs capped with green foliage give way to small sandy beaches and tropical coral seas in a triumph of colors that will leave the visitor spellbound.
Lord of the Rings – Peter Jackson, 2001
NORTH ISLAND, (New Zealand)
New Zealand is known for the beauty of its nature, the blue pristine waters of rivers, lakes and impressive mountains.
It not by chance, in fact, this majestic and pristine land has been chosen as a major location for the filming of the movie “The Lord of the Rings”. Since when this trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien was adapted and became a movie, tourism in New Zealand recorded an increase of 40% according to statistics.
All those who have always wanted to see up close Middle-earth and other places where it was filmed the movie now can do.
Moreover, excursions to literary themes like these, now have their name: “Tourism Tolkien.”
Thelma & Louise – Ridley Scott, 1991
MONUMENT VALLEY, (Utah, USA)
The park is located in a desert plateau and isolated in the middle of the Navajo territory and is famous throughout the world for having been the backdrop for many western movies and many other films. The charm of the place is particularly due to the reddish rock formations high up to 300/400 which are butt calls (when they are taller than wide) or mesa (when they are wider than tall).
It did not take long to identify the natural stage that was the backdrop to one of the most exciting moments recounted by the seventh art: the leap into the void (Louise) and Susan Sarandon Thelma (Geena Davis). Leaning out from the balcony of the Dead Horse Point State Park, you can try to locate the point of the legendary final.
La Dolce Vita – Federico Fellini, 1960
La Dolce Vita features a period, a lifestyle of the Rome of the ’50s, made famous in the world thanks to Federico Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita” in fact, a masterpiece of Italian cinema.
The term “Dolce Vita” is indicative today of a historic Italian period, between the ’50s and’ 60s, when the paparazzi trying to capture the stars of the Italian and world cinema that used to walk along Via Veneto, the most visited Roman road of that period.
Actresses and internationally renowned actors used to spend their evenings here, maybe after shows and shooting. It was not difficult to meet movie stars like Sophia Loren, who were walking in Via dei Condotti, where even at that time were the most luxurious shops of Rome.
Indiana Jones and the last crusade – Steven Spielberg, 1989
Many movie fans have found Petra watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the Nabataean city hidden between the gorges of the desert of Jordan. Discovered in 1812 by the Swiss traveler, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Petra is a city of stone remained in the shadows for centuries. Since the discovery of Burckhardt, Petra has become one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. For the colors of the rocks and the rock architectures. Among all, the symbol of Petra is the ancient tomb of the Nabataean king Aretas III decorated with divine and mythological figures. “The most beautiful place on earth, not for the ruins, but the colors of the rocks,” said Lawrence of Arabia.
And it is the color the protagonists of the charm of this city, to be admired at different times of the day.