8 Sicily Movies to watch before your Trip
Films to inspire your Sicily Holidays
Sicily – a part of Italy and yet it feels like a different country.
The volcanoes, Mt. Etna and Stromboli, provide beautiful backdrops for these Sicilian films featuring a culture of theatre and Italian delicacies (I am talking about that cannoli) and a rich history including thriving Greek towns and Norman kingdoms. The landscapes range from beaches, volcanoes, forest and deserts.
These Sicilian films feature the unique culture, traditions and customs that define this island off the coast of Italy and will inspire your Sicily holidays.
Cinema Paradiso is the story of a young boy that falls in love with film. Salvatore di Vita (played by numerous actors) returns to his hometown in Sicily after many years of living in Rome. He has received word that a friend, Alfredo, has died. Alfredo was the owner of the local cinema, where Salvatore spent much of his childhood. The two bonded over their love of films and Salvatore eventually becomes a projectionist for the movie house.
Sicily Location: Bagheria, right outside Palermo
In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever… Malèna, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life’s lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined
Sicily locations: Syracuse, Messina, Taormina, Trapani
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