Venice by way of 5 films that have made the history of the Venice Film Festival. An itinerary to the discovery of the secrets of the great filmmakers.

Venice by way of 5 films that have made the history of the Venice Film Festival. An itinerary to the discovery of the secrets of the great filmmakers.

Itineraries and tours
August 29th, 2018 - Venice

There are about 700 films set in Venice and many have been presented over the years at the Venice Film Festival. We have chosen 5 films and we have visited their iconic filming locations following the imaginary journey of the great masters who created them.

Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice) (Visconti, 1971)
75th Venice Film Festival - Candidate for the Venice Classics Prize, Best Restored Film Section.
The Hotel De Bains on the Lido, with its decadent charm and its timeless style, provided the unforgettable setting for the poignant story of the two protagonists.

Casanova (Hallström, 2005)
62nd Venice International Film Festival - Out of competition.
Venice is the location of the film culminating with a balloon flight from San Giorgio to the Rialto markets that closes a final breath-taking glide.

The Merchant of Venice (Radford, 2004)
61st Venice International Film Festival - Out of competition.
The Rialto, and this time the bridge and the part of the Grand Canal surrounding it, is the location chosen for the opening scenes of the film.

Giulietta e Romeo (Castellani, 1954)
15th Venice Film Festival - Winner of the Golden Lion.
Ca' D'Oro with its courtyard and the famous staircase were staged to suit the narrative needs of the film and become the Capuleti house.

Senso (Visconti, 1954)
15th Venice Film Festival - Candidate to the Golden Lion.
Campo del Ghetto Novo is the location for the romantic night walk of Countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) and Austrian Lieutenant Franz Mahler (Farley Granger).

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