Did you know that from the balcony of Villa Senaia, you can see the stretch of road where the Oscar-awarded movie "Life is Beautiful" by Roberto Benigni, begins?

More than 200 movies were filmed in the region by early '900 to the present and the territory is increasingly preferred setting the stage for commercials, film and contemporary costume drama.


Tuscany has been a great scenario for famous films, such as:

Sotto il Sole della Toscana - Under The Tuscan Sun,
2003 film, directed by Audrey Wells.

The film was shot mostly in the town of Cortona, using the location of the historic center, which takes place in the Villa Bramasole, an abandoned mansion that has been restored in time for the film.


The English Patient,
by Anthony Minghella, who in 1996 chose Pienza to shoot the scenes in the monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena overlooking the Val d'Orcia.

The Gladiator,
Ridley Scott's award-winning film, where, again in the Val d'Orcia, the final scenes are set. The director has found the perfect setting, with the play of light he sought, with natural and warm sunsets that light up the fields of wheat. So he moved the entire crew from Malta to the countryside of Siena, between Pienza and San Quirico.


Also In various scenes of Stealing Beauty,
by Bertolucci, earthy colors of Chianti are the protagonists of the shots, where natural beauty blends with architectural ones as in the case of the villa owned by the sculptor M. Spender, in which the works of Picasso are added to the aesthetic side of the movie.



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