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11 Real Rome Locations from Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

If your a fan of Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza, the Oscar winning Italian movie, you may have noticed some of the stunning locations that were used during filming. Why not treat yourself to a stay at one of the terrific hotels near the locations from La Grande Bellezza, Rome and discover the wonderful sights in reality?

The filming of La Grande Bellezza

Follow in the footsteps of writer Jep Gambardella as he discovers all the magical things he had forgotten about Rome. La Grande Belleza means The Great Beauty and a stay at one of the top luxury hotels in Rome provides you with the perfect base for your journey through the city.

Giancolo, Rome’s second highest hill offers the same exceptional views that you can see in the movie as well as the church of San Pietro in Montorio, said to be built on the site of the crucifixion of St. Peter. Look out too for the Acqua Paola Fountain, this massive fountain is a key feature in the film.

La grande Bellezza Sorrentino(photo by: Grogri)

The Aventine hill is the most southerly of Rome’s seven hills and a striking location, complete with the famous Giardino degli Aranci or Orange Garden.

La grande bellezza(photo by: superdealer100)

Villa Medici is an essential stop and the spectacular gardens complete with fountain are as romantic in reality as they are in the film, while Parco degli Acquedotti or Aqueduct Park is sensational. Walk in the same spots as Gambardella in this delightful park that is part of the Appian Way Regional Park.

La grande Bellezza Sorrentino(photo by: iessi)

More scenery in reality

The Piazza Navona is the perfect spot to watch the world go by over a coffee or glass of wine. Follow your coffee break with a visit to the Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Spada, the two magnificent palaces that can be seen in the movie.

La grande Bellezza(photo by: Lafiguradelpadre Congreso)

The ancient Romans left amazing buildings and the Baths of Caracalla which were built between AD212 and 216 were the city’s second biggest. Last but not least, the Colosseum is one of the iconic sights that epitomises Rome and also a major feature in La Grande Bellezza.

La grande Bellezza Sorrentino(foto: Elescir)


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Venere Travel Blog writer anna lia gerardi

I love travelling and writing about my experiences. From my early years I have kept a passion for different cultures and habits and for languages. I speak Italian and Spanish fluently, alongside my native English, and after many years of roaming around I have established myself in beautiful Rome. Google+

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