Private Great Beauty cinema tour in Rome
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The Great Beauty film tour in Rome

Private tour in the Academy Award winning movie's locations

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Ewout's TEAM | about the guide

On this original private tour, relive the beautiful scenes of the critically acclaimed movie "The Great Beauty" (2014). Your knowledgeable guide will show you the city of Rome seen in the film, as well as its most magnificent and unknown spots, revealing its poetic atmosphere; your guide will also relate each sights’ historical and architectural significance while giving you behind-the-scenes details from the film. "The Great Beauty" provides the most beautiful images of the Eternal City from the golden years of Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. The film opens with scenes on the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill which features an imposing statue of the founding father of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi. On the statue’s pedestal is engraved “Rome or death”. This is, in short, the summary of the film. A 65-year-old king of the social scene looks back with nostalgia and melancholy on his past, while continuing to immerse himself in Rome’s superficial party scene. The film’s locations are breathtaking. Scenes were shot in the Roman Forum and the mysterious Palace of the Knights of Malta on the Aventine Hill. The camera captures extravagant parties throughout the Eternal City: on a rooftop along the classy Via Veneto, or in a luxurious apartment with a terrace offering a dazzling view of the Coliseum and where, in a true Fellini touch, a flock of flamingoes has landed. NOTE: this tour starts at 9.30am so you can participate at the daily canon shooting (movie scene).

  • Rome
    Italy
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 5
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Rome, cinema, the great beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, the Roman Forum, Celius Hill, Baths of Caracalla, Aventine, Piazza Navona, Vatican, Janiculum Hill
transport :
Electric golf car
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome from 4 years old
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (fluent), Allemand/German (fluent), Italien/Italian (Middle)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
5

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Guiding service - All transportation on a modern, electric golf car - Hotel pick-up and drop-off

NOT INCLUDED

- Purchases made during the tour

ITINERARY

Meet your guide directly at your hotel and board on a comfortable golf car that will take you around the magical city of Rome for an unforgettable journey. From your seat, discover the local spots that inspired Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award movie The Great Beauty (La Grande Belleza), ode to the decadent life of Rome through eccentric characters and poetic views of the capital, remembering famous cinema director Federico Fellini's style. Among others, you will see the Church of the funeral, the Coliseum (from the outside), the apartment of main character Jep (outside), the Celius Hill, the Baths of Caracalla (outside), the Aventine and ‘key hole’ of the Knights of Malta, the Piazza Navona, the Vatican, the Janiculum Hill and many other places present in the movie. At the end of the tour, your guide will bring you back to your accommodation or to the center of Rome.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your accommodation in Rome
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your accommodation in Rome or elsewhere in the center

about
your guide

Ewout

Rome

languages :
Anglais/English, Allemand/German, Italien/Italian

Originally from Netherlands, I lived most of my life in Italy and traveled a lot in all parts of the world during my student life, and after. My best memories are in Laos where I did my research for my thesis while studying history in Florence. After setting-up in Rome, I became a writer and a journalist expert on Italy, especially Rome. My last book about Rome came out two months ago... Then, passionate by the italian capital, I decided to create my own tour guiding business to show the city from a local's point of view, focusing on details and anecdotes that make a city unique. Today, I see myself more as an expert companion because I believe curious visitors like to have someone they can exchange with and answer all their questions, because now everybody seeks for authenticity and real experiences. I like to focus my tours on contrasts such as Rome between reality and fiction, showing the movie locations connected to the history of Rome. What I enjoy the most is the possibility to show the city spontaneously, when my guests want to see the Coliseum, Trevi, Pantheon and the other highlights; but at the same time, when they are also interested in the hidden gems and the tours off the beaten tracks making me asking permissions in order to enter in some places usually restricted to the public access. PS : my tours could also be guided by Marije.

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