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To Rome With Love Highlights Movies As Travel Muse

Woody Allen & Roberto Benigni [PHOTO: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images]

Woody Allen & Roberto Benigni PHOTO: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

To Rome With Love, Woody Allen’s latest movie, is slated to come out later this year and we’re excited for all sorts of reasons, including the facts that a.) the film is set in Rome and b.) Roberto Benigni is one of the film’s stars.

The title tipped us off that this would be a cinematic valentine to the Eternal City. But now that we’ve watched the trailer, we think the movie is going to be more than a fun flick. We literally think it will inspire multitudes of folks who’ve been contemplating taking a trip to Italy to get cracking. What’s especially exciting about a movie like To Rome With Love, at least judging from the trailer, is it showcases Rome at every level, from its monuments and historic buildings (the Colosseum!) to its private homes.

It’s been awhile since a wide-release U.S. movie was set in Italy. Movies can act as a travel muse of sorts. We know Under the Tuscan Sun certainly seems to have played a role in inspiring folks to take a trip to Italy.

So, here’s an article about To Rome With Love on Huffington Post that includes the official trailer and a slide show of photographs taken during the filming. The cast includes Allen and Benigni as well as Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz (as an Italian prostitute), Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig.

And our favorite star of all, Roma!

What do you think? Do movies inspire you to travel?

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Post By Priscila Siano (323 Posts)

+Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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