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Have you ever watched a movie like Roman Holiday, The Talented Mr. Ripley, or The Bicycle Thief, and wondered where they filmed it? The answer is “Italy,” of course. But where?
In many of these films, Italy has been the silent character that says so much. Only the streets of Rome, Florence, Palermo, and Milan can truly portray the country in a way no movie set ever could.
To showcase her country, Italian singer, Romina Arena, the “Queen of Popera,” is releasing her first book — Where Did They Film That?: Italy — as a way to show movie fans where some of their favorite movies were made, and the must-visit locations in the area, like restaurants, museums, and hotels. The book is set to be released in May 2016.
Travelpro is partnering with Arena to help celebrate her new book with the Where Did They Film That?: Italy sweepstakes. We’re giving away a 2-piece set of Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 bags to the winner — an International Carry-on Spinner and a 29″ Expandable Spinner — with an MSRP value of $1,400.
To enter, just tell your greatest travel story in 100 words or fewer before May 31, 2016, and Linden Publishing (Arena’s publisher) will choose the best one. In addition to the luggage, the winning story will be published on the Where Did They Film That?: Italy website. Although the contest is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents, your greatest adventure could have been anywhere in the world. So sharpen your pencils and share your stories!
(And once you win, you can use your new bags and your book to head over to Italy and see the sights for yourself.)
While you’re at it, check the Where Did They Film That?: Italy book. Billed as a “movie guide for travel lovers,” the book tells readers where to find the exact locations “where many of the most famous movies set in Italy were filmed — plus nearby attractions, museums, restaurants, shops, and must-experience slices of Italian life.”
It’s an easy way for movie lovers to learn about film history and travel destinations, as well as the best in Italian art, dining, and culture.
Finally, based on the book series, Where Did They Film That?™ is also a live touring music concert, music albums, and a soon-to-be-released TV show.
What are some of your favorite movies? Have you ever visited the places where they were filmed? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below, on the Travelpro Facebook page, or in our Twitter stream.