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5 Movies Filmed in Venice

When Venice Film Festival is on the way, let’s explore movies filmed in Venice! 🎬

Venice stands as a captivating backdrop that has lured filmmakers for decades. Its distinctive charm, historic elegance and watery mystique provide a one-of-a-kind setting. It is almost like breathing life into cinematic tales. As the camera pans through its narrow alleys and across its iconic gondola-laden waters, Venice’s unique atmosphere shapes the narratives in ways only this romantic city can.

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The Tourist

We start the list of movies filmed in Venice with a classic! 

The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The film stars Johnny Depp as Frank Tupelo, an American tourist visiting Venice, and Angelina Jolie as Elise Clifton-Ward, a mysterious woman he meets during his travels. You can see many famous spots of Venice throughout the film such as Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square.


Inferno is just one of the amazing movies filmed in Venice. 

It is a 2016 American mystery thriller film by Ron Howard and based on the novel of the same name by Dan Brown. This is the third installment in the film adaptation series featuring the fictional Harvard professor and symbologist, Robert Langdon, portrayed by Tom Hanks. The film follows Langdon as he tries to unravel a conspiracy while dealing with amnesia. A significant portion of the movie is in Venice, Italy. Venice’s picturesque canals, historic architecture, and unique atmosphere have made it a visually stunning location.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is now in Venice! 🕸

The 2019 movie was directed by Jon Watts. They took the action to the charming rooftops of Venice, bringing in some spectacular special effects. 

Spider-Man finds himself on a school trip with a new challenge awaiting him among the picturesque canals of Venice. The filmmakers captured some amazing scenes in various spots like Campo Santa Maria Formosa and Rio di Sant’Anna in the Castello district. You can also recognize St. Mark’s Square, the Fondamente Nuove, the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, and even the Arsenal Canal. Actually, many movies filmed in Venice include these famous spots.

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Casino Royale

It is the 21st James Bond film and a reboot of the franchise, featuring the dashing Daniel Craig as Agent 007. Just like other action movies filmed in Venice, it takes us on an action-packed adventure that eventually leads us to the beautiful city.

The filmmakers didn’t just stop at showcasing the action; they also captured the essence of Venice’s charm. You can see Bond and his love interest walking across the iconic Rialto Bridge, with the Grand Canal flowing beneath them. It is a cinematic moment that encapsulates the city’s charm and romance. 🎥🍿🚣‍♂️

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning

The film’s shooting process overlapped with the Covid times. That’s why, apparently, Tom Cruise had to experience his first lockdown in Venice while doing Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning.

The film was in two iconic Italian cities, Rome and Venice. In a pivotal moment within it, Vanessa Kirby’s intriguing character playfully extends an invitation to a lavish soirée set in Venice’s opulent Doge’s Palace. This iconic structure of 1340 stands as one of Venice’s most famous and instantly recognizable landmarks. 

If you plan to visit Italy on a summer day, check out our blog post “Summer Destinations in Italy”! ⛵️👙


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