We are happy to announce the launch of a new tour here at ItalyXP, based around the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty.
The film itself is a tour-de-force, having won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language, 4 separate European Film Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Editor and, of course, the 86th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Much of the film centers on the protagonist, Jep Gambardella, and the City he loved so much, Rome. Having spent decades charming his way through the extravagant and lavish nightlife of the city, on the evening of his 65th birthday he gets a shock from the past. This shock causes him to take stock of his life, and take a closer look at both the people around him as well as the City he lives in.
A City that he discovers he still loves very much; a city that possesses a timeless and eternal landscape of sublime beauty.
You'll learn exactly what captivated Jep Gambardella about Rome on this tour; in the words of John Powers on National Public Radio, "Sorrentino offers the most ravishing footage of Rome I've ever seen."
THE GREAT BEAUTY TOUR: Immerse Yourself in the Locations of The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty Tour is extensive and comprehensive, includes a wide variety of both interior and exterior locations of The Great Beauty, and takes place half on foot, the other half in a limousine with driver.
It visits ten distinct locations of The Great Beauty, most of which should be instantly recognizable to fans of the film:
So if you love The Great Beauty and are interested in learning more about the city which lies at the heart of this incredibly powerful and moving film, take this once-in-a-lifetime brought to you by ItalyXP.
by Salvatore Severo