Monday, January 21, 2013

To Rome with Love (2012)

dir. Woody Allen

The traffic cop's monologue – Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy. The Monument of Vittorio Emmanuele II is seen in the background.

Hayley (Alison Pill) meets Michelangelo (Flavio Parenti) – Via del Teatro di Marcello near the cordonata leading to the Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy

Michelangelo takes Hayley to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Italy

Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) and Milly (Alessandra Mastronardi) arrive in Rome – Stazione Termini, Rome, Italy

John Foy (Alec Baldwin) with his wife and friends – Caffè della Pace, Via Della Pace 3-7, Rome, Italy. Located on a picturesque corner near Piazza Navona, this cafe has been a popular meeting place for artists and literary figures, people of fashion, politics and entertainment.

John walking in his old neighborhood – Via Margutta, Rome, Italy. This is Woody Allen’s apparent homage to Roman Holiday (1953) where Gregory Peck’s character lived at Via Margutta 51.

John meets Jack (Jesse Eisenberg) – the corner of Via della Scala and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, Rome, Italy

Leopoldo Pisanello's (Roberto Benigni) apartment building – Via di Villa Belardi 17, Rome, Italy

Leopoldo discussing a movie he’s just seen with his wife and friends – Cinema Farnese, Piazza Campo Dè Fiori 56, Rome, Italy

Milly is lost - Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy.

Jack’s house – Via dei Neofiti 8, Rome, Italy

Giancarlo Santoli's (Fabio Armiliato) funeral parlor – Via Terni 95, Rome, Italy

Milly pondering her predicament – Fontana delle Tartarughe (Turtle Fountain), Piazza Mattei, Rome, Italy

Milly meets her idol Luca Salta (Antonio Albanese) – Piazza Mattei, Rome, Italy

Jack showing Rome to Monica (Ellen Page) – Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy. The equestrian statue of the emperor Marcus Aurelius stands in the middle of the piazza.

The Colosseum as seen from Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy

Jack talking to Monica – Music Auditorium, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 30, Rome, Italy

Leopoldo arrives at a movie premiere with his wife – The Space Cinema Moderno, Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy. The Fountain of the Naiads is seen in the background.

Jack, Monica, Sally and John go to see some Roman ruins – Acquedotto Claudio, Viale Claudio, Parco degli Acquedotti, Rome, Italy. Thanks to Duchesse de Guermantes for the correction.
Villa dei Quintili, Via Appia Nuova 1092, Rome, Italy

Jack regrets having introduced Monica to Leonardo – Porta Settimana, Rome, Italy

Jack discussing Camus and Dostoyevsky with Monica – Bar Gelateria Il Faraone, Piazza della Madonna dei Monti 8, Rome, Italy

Monica and Jack sneaking into Roman ruins at night - Villa Quintili, Via Appia Antica, Rome, Italy

Antonio and Anna (Penelope Cruz) attend a posh party - Villa Quintili, Via Appia Antica 290, Rome, Italy

Paparazzi stalking Leopoldo and his date – Sabatini Restaurant, Vicolo Santa Maria in Trastevere 23, Rome, Italy

Jack and Monica making future plans – Villa Borghese Gardens, Largo Pablo Picasso, Rome, Italy

Leopoldo talking with his driver - Parco del Colle Oppio, Viale del Monte Oppio, Rome, Italy

Paparazzi abandon Leopoldo for a bus driver - Via della Vite 33, Rome, Italy

Monica tells Jack that she’s going back to Los Angeles - La Vecchia Pineta Restaurant in Lido di Ostia, a coastal area outside Rome, Italy. The existing blue umbrellas were replaced with orange ones to match the film’s color palette.

Leopoldo is distressed that nobody pays any attention to him anymore - Via Vittorio Veneto at Via Lombardia, Rome, Italy

The finale - Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti aka the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Italy

See also...


Midnight in Paris

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

42 comments:

  1. Very nice! and what is the name of the hotel, where Luca Salta (famous actor) brings Milly? Thx!

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  2. Thz, man. Don't tell noone till todays evening. :)
    i want my iphone. lol

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  3. Yes You are right The Trevi Fountain famous landmark in Rome, Italy. This is the most famous of all the fountains in Rome attracting most first time visitors as a must see.

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  4. thanks for sharing!

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  5. The villa in the posh party scene is Villa Quintili. It's on Appia Antica, directly across the ruins where Monica, Sally and John went. I went there for a wedding reception a few months & i didn't watch this movie until i got home. my mind = blown

    http://www.villaquintili.com/en/events.html

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    1. Thank you for the information. Much appreciated.

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  6. Sharing is much appreciated with attractive photos.
    coach to Rome

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  7. Hello,
    where is this place (and the name) in Roma with all these fountains we see at the start of the movie (I think) ?
    http://files.offi.fr/evenement/45257/images/600/d27d7fa246be9209694426cd991f5237.jpg
    Thx

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    1. It's Le Cento Fontane (The Hundred Fountains), Villa d'Este, Tivoli.

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  8. Brilliant blog - thank you! Do you know the name of the restaurant where Milly & Luca have lunch at the same time as Antonio & Anna?

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    1. Unfortunately, no. Only the interior is shown, and there are no clues where it might be.

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  9. Loved this site. Thanks very much. Bo

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  11. Dear Yuri,

    Thank you so much for this fabulous blog!

    I want to ask you about another few scenes:

    1. Jerry and Phyllis's hotel-room terrace
    2. Leoppoldo talking to his driver
    3. Leopoldo runnig away from photographers and running into the church procession

    Do you know where they were filmed?

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    1. I'll need to research it. There were so many locations used in the film so I only concentrated on what I thought was essential.

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  12. A follow-up: I believe that Jerry and Phyllis's terrace is InterContinental de la Ville, probably their seasonal Terrazza Roma.

    Leopoldo is probably talking to his driver in Parco del Colle Oppio near the Fontana della Maschera (there are two, I think).

    You've almost covered Leopoldo running away from the photographers and running into the church procession.

    However, I wanted to point out that I believe that the first photo above under Villa dei Quintili, with the car near an acqueduct, is not Villa dei Quintili but Viale Appio Claudio at the Parco degli Acquedotti.

    Also, do you know where is the terrace Jack and Sally are looking over the ruins towards the Colosseum? Is it Via del Campidoglio at Via Monte Tarpeo?

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    1. Thanks for the correction on the Parco degli Acquedotti.
      I think you're right about InterContinental de la Ville and Parco del Colle Oppio. Via Monte Tarpeo seems likely but it's hard to say for sure without going there and checking the view.

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    2. Thank you for this beautiful website! You are welcome!

      I have to say that I'm almost completely sure about Parco del Colle Oppio and Via Monte Tarpeo, but I'm beginning to doubt InterContinental de la Ville. Sometimes it seems like some kind of penthouse over there, perhaps an apartment the company rented during filming. I'm not sure if InterContinental de la Ville only has a restaurant terrace or also a suite terrace, which then might be from where the scene is filmed.

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    3. I think, you're right about InterContinental.
      The film: http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/film3.jpg
      The view from InterContinental DE LA VILLE ROMA: http://www.tnetnoc.com/hotelphotos/827/37827/2631759-InterContinental-DE-LA-VILLE-ROMA-Hotel-Exterior-4-DEF.jpg

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  13. Is it Via del Campidoglio at Via Monte Tarpeo?

    They must be higher, at the level of Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina's dome, maybe it's the roof of Palazzo dei Senatori?

    https://understandingrome.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/mail-attachment1.jpeg

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    1. If you use Google Street View and check the scene in the film, to me it seems that the fence they are leaning onto is the same one seen in Via Monte Tarpeo. Furthermore, the scene seems to show the remains of the Temple of the Dioscuri in roughly the same position as it would be seen from there.

      Your file shows a view from the ruins in Via di S. Teodoro towards the Vittoriano.

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    2. Jack and Sally are higher, I'll show what I mean.

      Google, Via del Campidoglio at Via Monte Tarpeo: http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/Monte_Tarpeo.jpg
      The film: http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/film1.jpg
      I marked the level of Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina's dome and Curia Iulia.

      Google, Via del Campidoglio at Via Monte Tarpeo toward the Temple of the Dioscuri:
      http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/Monte_Tarpeo2.jpg

      The film, the position of the camera is higher again: http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/fiilm2.jpg

      The old link - I wanted to show this scene from other side to compare the heights of the ruins and buildings.




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    3. What is the arrow pointing towards?

      Perhaps the metal fence they are leaning onto is the fence above the door at 42 Via Monte Tarpeo.

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    4. The arrow is between Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina's dome and Curia Iulia.

      But what is it in the red circle? I seems to me like a fragment of the roof:
      http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/roof.jpg

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  14. My own photo from Via del Campidoglio at Via Monte Tarpeo:
    http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/roma3.jpg

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    1. You are watching in the wrong direction. The camera s directed northeast, towards Tempio di Saturno and Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina, whereas you should be looking southeast, towards Tempio dei Dioscuri and the Colosseum.

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    2. My photo has no connection with To Rome with Love, I just wanted to show the height of a hand camera from this street.

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    3. I see. After checking the scene again, I think you are right. I wonder if one can climb onto that terrace as a visitor of the museum or if it was something specially permitted to the cast and crew of the film.

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    4. Lois, I think you’re right: they seem to be on top of the Palazzo dei Senatori.

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  15. Lois, have you been able to photograph the spot where Leopoldo is talking to his driver?

    Have you been able to establish where is the scene where Milly gets lost in a crowded street full of passers-by where she is talking to a man who is giving her directions?

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  16. I didn't try to do it, I didn't cover the locations of this film, I took a few photos only.

    Have you been able to establish where is the scene where Milly...

    I found it for you, it's via dei Greci at via del Corso.
    http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/n/o/nomen_n/greci.jpg

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  17. Thank you, Lois! I really appreciate all your efforts!

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  18. Hopefully, Yuri won't mind. I was just wondering where is that scene with Hayley and Michelangelo around 3:28. They are kissing on a pathway between the topiary and there is either a fountain or a sprinkler jet visible in the frame. It is either Villa d'Este again or Villa Farnese di Caprarola. Or maybe something else entirely.

    Then immediately after that scene there is a scene where Hayley is talking on her mobile phone while walking down some steps and turns left in a narrow street.

    If anyone can pin this down, it is Lois.

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    1. I found where they shot the scene of Hayley walking down the steps and then turning into a narrow street. Is was shot at the intersection of Via degli Ibernesi and Via Baccina.

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  19. There are two other scenes that Lois might pin down. One is the scene where Jack is buying the newspapers while talking to Sally and the scene where Jack, Sally, Monica, and John are returning from the airport. Since there is a visible traffic sign saying Ostia in the shot, it must be one of the roads leading to Fiumicino or Ostia. Or maybe Via Cristoforo Colombo.

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  20. Yuri,

    the scene you say was shot at the Baths of Caracalla was probably shot at the Villa of the Quintilii, too.

    Check this out:

    roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2011/08/31/foto/il_set_di_woody_allen_a_villa_dei_quintili-21095807/1/

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    1. Indeed. Thank you for the correction.

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    2. No problem. Just remove the 'baths' thing, too.

      By the way, I believe that the scene where Milly and Luca Salta are at the restaurant at the same time as Antonio and Anna was filmed at Ristorante Alfredo alla Scrofa in Via della Scrofa. Perhaps you can add that, too, now, together with the Villa d'Este, via dei Greci at via del Corso scene, and all the others we talked about. If that's not too much to ask. When you find the time.

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  21. Great comments. I found another. A small scene where Milly is lost, crosses a road near a tram (just before Penelope Crz enters the film. She's on Largo Arenula, near where it meets Via Florida.

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  22. Love what you have done with famous movie scene comparisons.

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