What's better than a thermal spa for relaxing and pondering your next film? That's exactly what Guido Anselmi-Marcello Mastroianni did when he ran out of inspiration. In Fellini's celebrated masterpiece, 'Otto e mezzo,' the famed actor made his way to Chianciano. The town of Montecatini also provided the set for 'Oci ciornie,' while the large thermal pool at Bagno a Vignoni was featured in Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia.'
Vaunting over 100 years in cinema, the city of Florence has starred in numerous films: the lush interiors of its ancient palazzos, its monuments, squares and evocative, winding streets are all much-loved movie settings. Florence is a stunning historic city where past and present live side by side. Cinema lovers will recognize many spots around the city made famous by different directors. To learn more about films shot in Florence, check out Florence as movie set.
Florence was used as the set for the 2001 film 'Hannibal’ by Ridley Scott. The murderous star of the film, played by Anthony Hopkins, goes to the famous Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella to choose his perfumes and lives in Palazzo Capponi. Hannibal's Florence takes film enthusiasts to the very places visited by one of cinema's most famous killers.