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Venice on the silver screen

Back in the 80s some film historians found out that Venice had already appeared in more than 380.000 films: feature films, short documentaries, cult and blockbuster movies. Thanks to its special and unique urban landscape, the city is often woven into the thread of the story, being too distinctive to fade into the background. Its canals, alleyways, and unusual architecture make Venice extremely cinematic. This is the reason why several films have cast the city as one of the main characters. Discover the main film locations of one of the world’s most photogenic cities through the eyes of great film directors for a glimpse of Venice's celluloid charisma. Enjoy the atmosphere of some the most iconic movies shot here ("The Tourist", Everyone says I love you", "The talented Mr. Ripley", "Spiderman: far from home", "Indiana Jones and the last Crusade", "Othello", "Casanova", "Moonraker", "The Young Pope", and many others) walk with us to discover the most magnificent movie set in the world.

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  • What's included :
    • Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide
    • Gondola ferry on Canal Grande
    What's excluded :
    • Tip or gratuity
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, Fondamenta Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice Italy

    This railway station is the obvious starting point of several movies, from the dramatic "The Anonymous Venetian" (1970) to the romantic-adventurous "The Tourist (2010)", but particularly unforgettable as the place where the most bizzarre gondolier in the movie history (the italian actor Alberto Sordi) "hooks" foreign tourists in "Venice, the moon and you" (1958).

    Stop At: Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, Campo di, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

    In this large "campo" in the Jewish Ghetto Luchino Visconti sets the beginning of the passion between the countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) and the Austrian lieutenant Franz Mahler (Farley Granger) in "Senso" ( 1954).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di San Stae (Eustachio), Campo di San Stae, 1981 Santa Croce, 30135 Venice Italy

    The funeral boats in the final scenes of "Don't look back now" (1973) moored in front of this church, overlooking the Grand Canal with its imposing Baroque facade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Canal, 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

    In 1896 Alexandre Promio boarded a gondola and made the first rundown in the history of cinema, filming boats and men at work. Since then, the Grand Canal and its over 170 buildings have appeared in dozens of films: from "the talented Mr. Ripley (1999), in which Ripley's Venetian apartment is actually the fusion of two buildings overlooking the canal, to "the merchant of Venice" (2004) starring Al Pacino.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mercati di Rialto, Campo della Pescaria Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice Italy

    The scene of "The Tourist" (2010) in which Johnny Depp launches himself from a terrace onto a stall was shot at the Rialto fish market. On the other side of the canal you will find the location of the palace collapsing in another James Bond movie, "Casino royale" (2006), which of course was just a movie fiction.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Campo Dei Miracoli, 30121 Venice Italy

    This small and beautiful chuch is adorned with polychrome marble and it was chosen by Orson Welles for the wedding of Otello and Desdemona in "Othello" (1952). The flower shop (we will not see it, it was fictional!) where Licia Maglietta works in "Bread and Tulips" (1999) is located in the "campo" just few steps behind the church.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Scuola Grande di San Marco, Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 6777, 30122 Venice Italy

    This one of the location of the series "the new Pope" (2019), directed by Paolo Sorrentino, starring Jude Law.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ca' Rezzonico, Dorsoduro 3136, Venice Italy

    This palace, currently a civic museum is the fictional Drax's office in James Bond movie "Moonraker" (1979).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy

    The movie "Senso" (1954) begins during a performance of "Il Trovatore" staged at "La Fenice", showing this theater in all its splendor before the devastating fire in 1996. The current building was rebuilt (also thanks to this sequence) and reopened in 2003. Ironically the name "the phoenix" (La Fenice) derives from the fact that the theater had already been partially destroyed by a fire in 1836 and then had "risen" again.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Scala Contarini del Bovolo, San Marco, 4303, 30124 Venice Italy

    According to a legend, this is the house of Desdemona. In "Othello" (1952), Orson Welles chooses the palace as the home of Brabanzio (not in Venice, but in Cyprus) and gives it a renewed (and deserved) popularity.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, Venice Italy

    This "campo" has been "destroyed" during the shooting of "Spiderman: far from home" (2019), starring Tom Holland. Do not worry, the devastation was just fictional and we will admire this beatiful corner of Venice in all its original beauty.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Campo San Barnaba, Dorsoduro, Venice Italy

    In the basements of the San Barnaba church, Indiana Jones finds the "X that (never) indicates the place to dig" in "Indiana Jones and the last crusade" (1989). In "Summer Time" (1955), Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is an American tourist on vacation in Venice and wanders around the city with her camera, accidentally falling into the San Barnaba canal . This location was also chosen for the remake of "The Italian Job" (2003).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio 2467, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    After being the Doge Gritti's family palace and the residence of the Vatican ambassadors, this building was transformed into a luxury hotel: among its most famous guests John Ruskin, Ernest Hemingway and Somerset Maugham. More recently Woody Allen chose this hotel for several scenes in "Everyone says I Love You" (1996), starring Julia Roberts.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy

    In this church the "Illuminati" sect gahter in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), although the room that appears is the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, in London. It is also the church that can be seen behind Ripley in his dialogue with Dickie's father in "the Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), a conversation that takes place on the terrace of the Hotel Westin Europa & Regina on the other side of the canal.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Piscina Sant'Agnese, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

    This is the location where Julia Roberts used to jog in Woody Allen's "Everyone says I love you" (1996) and where Katherine Hepburn freshens up during her torrid venetian "Summer Time" (1955)

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

    This very luxurious hotel, in addition to hosting Wolfgang Goethe, Richard Wagner and Honoré de Balzac and being the stage of the tumultuous relationship between George Sand and Alfred de Musset, was used by Vittorio de Sica in his last movie, "The Journey (1974), starring Sophia Loren and Richard Burton; it also appears in "Moonraker" (1979) as it was the hotel of Holly Goodhead) . It is also the hotel where Raniero Cotti Borroni (Carlo Verdone) and Fosca (Veronica Pivetti) spend theirfirst tragicomic wedding night in "Viaggi di Nozze" (1995).

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

    James Bond's gondola-hovercraft in "Moonraker" (1979) is certainly the most unique form of transport that has ever crossed San Marco square. And it is not the only time that James Bond wanders around here. Iin Casino Royale (2006), Bond's hotel has an enviable view right on San Marco square. Orson Welles also chose the side facade south of the basilica for a dramatic dialogue between Brabanzio and Othello (Othello, 1952). On the the final scene of "the Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) takes place at the tables of one of the cafès in the "Piazza". Paolo Sorrentino shot some scenes of the series "the Young Pope", with Jude Law and Diane Keaton in this square, too.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro, 2, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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