Everyone loves a good film – one that can take them away to a beautiful dream-destination when they’re stuck on the other side of the world. From a variety of genres, here are some must-see films set in the bel paese, Italy.
Starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love is a 2010 romantic comedy-drama based on the trials of a modern woman in search of what she really wants in life. Fresh out of a divorce, Gilbert is at a crossroads and steps out of her comfort zone to embark on a journey of self-discovery around the world.
2. The Tourist
During a spontaneous trip to Europe to soothe a broken heart, Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with the alluring Elise (Angelina Jolie) and they find themselves in an extraordinary situation. The Tourist is a romantic thriller with a preposterous plot that will take you on an adrenaline rush through Paris and Venice.
3. Roman Holiday
A 1953 rom-com featuring the much-loved Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday tells the tale of bored and sheltered European princess Ann’s escape to Rome and the endearing situation she falls into with an American newsman.
Sequel to The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009), Inferno is a mystery thriller in which Harvard University professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital in Florence, Italy, lacking memory of events transpired over the past few days. Together with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), they race against time through Europe to stop the unleashing of a virus that has potential to wipe out half of the world’s population.
5. Il Postino
Il Postino recounts the unlikely story of an uneducated postman, Mario (Massimo Troisi) and a world-renowned poet, Pablo (Philippe Noiret). A firm friendship is formed whereby Mario blossoms beautifully as a student of Pablo and becomes a changed man. Sad and warmly affecting, this film is sure to grab your attention and your heart.