Film locations in Sicily: a 7 legs (plus one) thematic itinerary

discover Sicily: the Giardino incantato

Magical, charming, modern and ancient at the same time. In one word, beautiful: this is Sicily. It takes a second to fall in love. All tourists know this. And this is the same for some great film directors. Sicily is a perfect movie set. To discover this part of the island, there is a 7 legs (plus one) itinerary along film locations in Sicily.

  1. Ciminna (Pa). Just the name of the film to evoke one of the greatest masterpieces of all time: a few scenes of Il Gattopardo by Luchino Visconti were filmed in this town in the province of Palermo.
  2. Cinisi (Pa). An extraordinary Luigi Lo Cascio interprets one of the most emblematic page of the fight against the Mafia: I cento passi by Marco Tullio Giordana was filmed here.
  3. Linosa (Ag). The story of a woman escaping from the war and rescued by two fishermen: Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese was filmed in Linosa, one of the Pelagie Islands.
  4. Marzamemi (Sr). Francesca Neri, Silvio Orlando and Antonio Catania enact a desecrating film of social and political criticism: Marzamemi is the location of Sud, directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
  5. Palazzo Adriano (Pa). Another masterpiece of Italian cinema, filmed by one of the great masters of the camera: some scenes of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore were filmed in this palace of Palermo.
  6. Palermo. Wim Wenders, like other directors, fell in love with Palermo: Sicilia capital city was the location of Palermo shooting.
  7. Stromboli – Eolie (Me). Film and location are inextricably linked: of course we are talking about Stromboli Terra di Dio by Roberto Rossellini.

There is another leg in this itinerary to discover the film locations in Sicily: it’s the location of Montalbano, in the province of Ragusa. Even of it’s not a film but a TV series, Ragusa is a place to see.


Image source: «Il gattopardo» de wikipedia – wikipedia. Disponible bajo la licencia Dominio público vía Wikimedia Commons

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