I due gondolieri (The Two Gondoliers) is an Italian movie released in 1958, directed by Dino Risi, one of the greatest Italian directors (known for Il sorpasso, Poveri ma belli and many others). The film is also known as Venezia la luna e tu (Venice, the Moon and You).  The…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:12

To Rome with Love

The new film directed by Woody Allen is to be released on April 20th. Starring starring Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin was filmed in Rome during summer 2010.  The opening will be in Rome on 13th April 2012 at the Auditorium at Parco della Musica with a…
Sunday, 26 February 2012 17:48

Italian Oscar Movies

From the golden age of Vittorio De Sica and Federico Fellini to the more recent Roberto Benigni and Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy is the country in the world that won more Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Here is the list of all Italian movies that won from 1947 to…
Sunday, 26 February 2012 17:26

Which Country Won More Oscars ?

 It’s Oscar time! Today the golden statuettes for 2012 will be awarded in Los Angeles, so it’s a good time for some history of this prestigious Hollywood prize. Did you know that Italy is the country in the world that won the greatest number of Academy Awards for Best Foreign…
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:20

Summertime (a.k.a. Summer Madness)

Summertime is a 1955 romantic comedy filmed in Venice. Katharine Hepburn plays the role of a middle-aged secretary from Akron, Ohio, who finally makes it to Venice, for her long-awaited dream vacation where she will meet a fascinating Italian man. The plot does not excel in originality or complexity, but the…
Thursday, 14 April 2011 21:47

Top 10 Italian Movies

  Which are the best Italian movies ? The most beautiful films from Cinema Paradiso to Bycicle Thieves, the most famous actors from Marcello Mastroianni to Sophia Loren, the best directors from Federico Fellini to Nanni Moretti, this is our top ten Italian Movies of all time. At Romaround we love…
Saturday, 19 March 2011 19:02

Sweet Deceptions

Dolci Inganni, Sweet Deceptions, is a 1960 Italian movie directed by Alberto Lattuada.  The film narrates about a 17 year old Roman girl who is starting to experience love and its emotional and physical implications. The character is interpreted by a beautiful Catherine Spaak who’s popularity started with this movie. It…
Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:15

La Dolce Vita

 La dolce vita (The Sweet Life) is one of the most beautiful and famous Italian movies of all times. Directed by Federico Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg was released in 1960.  The story is about a young and handsome Roman journalist (Mastroianni) that would like to become writer…
Sunday, 03 October 2010 09:50

The Best of Youth

The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù) is a beautiful and touching family story that goes through thirty-seven years of Italian history. Two brothers live their lives in the period from 1966 to 2003 when Italy went through the flood of Florence, the students protests of 68, the terrorism of…
Friday, 01 October 2010 23:04

Cinema Paradiso

 A great 1988 Italian movie about love, cinema, youth and aging. It won the Academy award for best foreign language movie and the Grand Prize of Jury at Cannes among many international recognitions.   Set and filmed for the major part in Sicily in the towns of: Bagheria, Castelbuono, Cefalù,…