For many years now, the concept of movie tourism has become widespread, namely the practice of visiting locations, monuments and areas used as sets for cinema and TV productions. Even Tuscany has often been the setting of internationally-renowned films. Cities of art, hills and the region’s merits are well-recognised in many films that have made the history and fortune of cinema.
For The English Patient, for instance, many of its scenes were filmed in numerous Tuscan locations. The film, shot in 1996 and directed by Anthony Minghella, boasts an exceptional cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Naveen Andrews, only to name a few.
Let’s take a look at the Tuscan film locations of The English Patient: