There’s a new Woody Allen movie out called “To Rome with Love," which, as you might expect, takes place in Rome. The movie is shot in a number of famous locations around the city, including Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. As this article points out, Woody Allen is no stranger to European movie locations, with movies like "Midnight in Paris" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" showcasing those two great cities.
This has me thinking about movie locations abroad. It can be fun to visit a location you remember from a movie, and even more fun to recognize a movie scene as a place you’ve traveled before. I know a lot of people go nuts about seeing Harry Potter locations in London, as well as various James Bond spots around Europe. Here’s a cool site where you can find all kinds of movie locations all over the world.
My own favorite movie location memory is from my time living in Prague. I lived up the street from an ornate old theater in a cool little town square. One day I got off the tram to find the square filled with people straight out of the early 1900s. At first I thought I’d traveled back in time, but then I learned they were filming "The Illusionist" (Edward Norton movie). They shot there for about a week. It was pretty cool. Though I never did see Edward Norton.
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