Your travel guide to Cinecittà
If you are a film lover, the Rome's Cinecittà is a must-visit attraction in Italy. Located roughly nine kilometers away from the city center of Rome Cinecittà was built in 1937 as a movie studio by Mussolini. Over the past 75 years, it has been used as the backdrop for films and shows like La Dolce Vita, Doctor Who, Gangs of New York and Romeo and Juliet. It occupies more than 40 hectares, and visitors can tour the sets as well as the studios.
Attractions Near Cinecittà
Obviously, Cinecittà itself is a major attraction that most people are eager to leave Rome's center in order to see. In the surrounding South Rome neighborhood, however, are a number of interesting attractions. Nearby is the Parco degli Acquedotti, which gives you incredible views from your hotel of the Roman aqueducts without the crowds near the Appian Way. For fabulous shopping just a two-minute walk from Cinecittà in South Rome, head to the shops at Cinecittadue.
Getting Around Cinecittà
To get to Cinecittà, the metro system will take you there directly on Line A. Get off at the Anagnina metro station, which is the terminus in South Rome. If you are coming from the Rome Ciampino Airport, several buses will take you to Anagnina. From this South Rome terminus station, it is just a short walk to the lobby of Cinecittà. Once in the studio, all transport will be done on foot.
Tips for Visiting Cinecittà
Many travelers skip the guided tour of Cinecittà in South Rome because they don't speak Italian. While the tour is only available in Italian, it is still worth the fee in order to see the impressive sets. Plus, guides typically speak English and are happy to answer your questions at the end of the tour in English as well. For tasty food just outside Cinecittà near Anagnina, enjoy a hearty Italian meal near your Cinecitta hotel, most of which are affordable and loved by locals and tourists alike.