Proudly Italy has won the 2014 Oscar as best foreigner film with “La Grande Bellezza” of Paolo Sorrentino. Completely filmed in Rome, this movie offers some of the most incredible views of this extraordinary city.
Most of the locations on the film are actual wedding venues where we do often plan weddings in Rome.
Some really beautiful palaces have been chosen by Sorrentino for some of the most allegorical and intimate moments. Here those we usually suggest to our couples wishing an exclusive Rome wedding:
> The Noble palace near Piazza Navona with the scene with the sad failed princess walking in the night after the dinner with the “Saint” to visit her cradle.
These three palaces are some of the most charming wedding venues in the historical centre of Rome and it is not a case Sorrentino has chosen them for 3 very allegorical and intimate moments.
All the outdoor scenes were also filmed in other historical settings which we often use as perfect background for our weddings: the area of Forum Romani and Colisseum of course was the main background from the terrace in which Gep, the main character, organizes his parties. The actual terrace is a private palace, a very “wow” mansion which cannot be visited. It is possible to get married in a nearby terrace of a charming hotel such as the following link of symbolic weddings in Rome to enjoy the same view.
Other areas included in the film are the heritage park of Terme di Caracalla where you can organize a civil wedding in Rome. The “Colle del Gianicolo” is one of the most breathtaking hills at minutes from Rome where all the initial scenes took place. This is the perfect spot for a nice walk in the morning when the silence is just broken by the fountain and the whispering breeze.
And if you are planning a crazy celebration as Gep’s birthday, check this venue for such a party in Rome.
Rome is an extraordinary setting for an Oscar winning film. Rome is even more extraordinary for a wedding in Italy.