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New Trade Paper
Available August 2014
Where Did They Film That? Italy: Famous Film Scenes and Their Italian Locations (Where Did They Film That?)by Romina Arena
Synopses & Reviews
A charming and personal travel guide that invites readers to explore the beauty and cultural riches of Italy through the universal language of cinema, this book shows readers where to find the exact locations of the most famous movies set in Italy. Guided by celebrated Italian pop opera singer Romina Arena, readers will discover the real Italy as only natives know it through this irresistible combination of film history, travel guide, and the zest and seductiveness of la dolce vita. The beautiful and historic sites immortalized in great films, including Roman Holiday, Eat Pray Love, Letters to Juliet, Life Is Beautiful, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Under the Tuscan Sun, and more, are the readers keys to experiencing the best in Italian travel, art, dining, and living as each detailed location includes information on nearby attractions, museums, restaurants, shops, and must-experience slices of Italian life. Special sections highlight romantic Italian sites that are perfect for scheduling weddings and other special events, and the book includes recipes for dishes from famous films and authentic Italian regional specialties.
“Three Coins in a Fountain.” “Roman Holiday.” “The Bicycle Thief.” In many of the greatest movies ever made, the biggest star was Italy itself. “Where Did They Film That?: Italy” is a unique travel guide that invites the reader to explore the beauty and cultural riches of Italy through the universal language of cinema.
“Where Did They Film That?: Italy” shows readers where to find the exact locations where many of the most famous movies set in Italy were filmed — plus nearby attractions, museums, restaurants, shops, and must-experience slices of Italian life. The beautiful and historic sites immortalized in great films are the readers keys to experiencing the best in Italian travel, art, dining, and living.
“Where Did They Film That?: Italy” gives readers in-depth knowledge of the behind-the-scenes details of great films by placing their locations within the full context of their history and meaning to Italian culture. Written by beloved Italian popera singer and television personality Romina Arena, “Where Did They Film That?: Italy” presents an intelligent and personal appreciation of Italian life and culture from a native Italians viewpoint. “Where Did They Film That?: Italy” is a unique combination of travel guide, film history, and cultural study.
No other book can match the mix of expert travel guidance, movie trivia, cultural knowledge, and charmingly personal idiosyncracy of “Where Did They Film That?: Italy.”
An irresistible combination of film history, travel guide, and the zest and seductiveness of la dolce vita, “Where Did They Film That?: Italy” is a new kind of travel guide that will turn Americans love of movies to a love of travel and new experiences.
About the Author
Romina Arena, celebrated as “the Queen of Popera,” is an award-winning Italian international pop opera recording artist and songwriter who has performed before popes, presidents, and many other world figures. She has sold more than four million records worldwide and has received many major honors, including a Global Citizenship award from the United Nations in recognition of her humanitarian support for the children of Haiti. Her most recent album is “Morricone Uncovered,” made in collaboration with Ennio Morricone, the Academy Award-winning film composer famed for his spaghetti Western soundtracks. Arena lives in Hollywood, California.
Table of Contents
1) Welcome to my country, Italy
2) The top ten things and tips you need to know, before you go to Italy!
3) A broader look into the Italian experience
4) Italy, the Land of Romance
5) Italian iconic figures, movies and impossible loves!
6) The Holidays in Italy!
7) Milan, Lake Como, and Verona
8) Lets explore Northern Italy…and James Bond!
9) Rome, the Mother of Italy and Home of Great Movies
11) Sicily,the Hawaii of Italy
12) The Ancient World of Venice and the extraordinary movies filmed there
12) Tuscany and Umbria, the Heart of Italy
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