If the road leads you to Rome and you are a movie lover as I am, then a stroll to the legendary Cinecitta is required. Get ready to be fascinated by the scenes of ancient Rome and well-known production such as “The gangs of New York” by Martin Scorsese. You can visit it very easily by Metro where it takes you just outside the door! It was amazing and I really loved it. The music of movies that you hear everywhere makes the experience even more wonderful.
Cinecitta is a great cinema studio and was considered the heart of Italian cinema. The studios were built in 1937 during the fascist period by Benito Mussolini with the aim of reviving the Italian cinema industry that was in crisis at the time.
The “City of Cinema” as the Italians call it was internationally known. In her legendary studio, Fellini, Visconti, Scorcese and a bunch of other directors along with Liz Taylor, Sofia Loren and many others, have made here important films of world cinema.
In the 1950 the number of international productions that took place there, led to the nickname “The Hollywood of the Tiber”. The studios were bombed by the Western Allies during the bombing of Rome in the Second World War, and between 1945 and 1947 after the war, the Cinecitta studios were used as a camp for thousands of refugees.
In the 1950 after its reconstruction in the post-war years, the studios were used for several major international film productions including:
Helen of Troy (1956)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
La Traviata (1982)
Ben Hur (1959)
Gangs of New York (2002) by Martin Scorsese
The Passion of the Christ (2004) by Mel Gibson
La Dolce Vita of Fellini and many others.
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